Though American by birth, Logan Ma spent his childhood summers in southwestern China, where his passion for working in US-China relations took root. As an intern for the US Consulate in Chengdu, Ma spearheaded a public diplomacy project that opened a window to US-China cooperation during the Second World War. His past experiences include stints at the American Institute in Taiwan, the Freeman Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the State Department’s Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, and the World Resources Institute’s Beijing Office. Ma is a recent graduate of the University of California, San Diego, where he earned a degree in International Studies and led the Prospect Journal of International Affairs. He is now conducting advanced studies in Mandarin at Tsinghua University’s Inter-University Program and intends to enroll in graduate school next fall to continue pursuing his desire to strengthen US-China relations.