Jessica Bissett joined the National Committee in September 2011 after receiving her M.S. in Global Affairs from New York University. As a senior program officer, Jessica leads Congressional Staff Delegations to China and runs the Student Leaders Exchange to China, the U.S. Foreign Policy Colloquium, and CHINA Town Hall, the Committee's largest annual public education program. She also co-leads the Committee's Young China Professionals initiatives.

While at NYU, Jessica was a research associate on a team of students that developed future scenarios focusing on what China, Russia, Turkey, and Ukraine might look like in 2020, based on their current political, economic, social, and demographic trends. Prior to beginning graduate studies, she spent the summer of 2008 at Middlebury College's prestigious Chinese Language School studying Mandarin as a recipient of the Kathryn Davis Fellowship for Peace scholarship.

Jessica originally began studying Chinese language and history at Bucknell University, as a part of her double major in International Relations and East Asian Studies. She graduated summa cum laude in 2005 and received the Bucknell Prize for Women and the Bucknell Prize in East Asian Studies. Jessica is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

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