Lauren Kyger joined the National Committee as digital content manager in January 2020. She is responsible for overseeing the Committee’s presence on its website, social media platforms, and more.

Previously, Ms. Kyger was associate editor for TradeVistas, an online educational trade magazine sponsored by the Hinrich Foundation. In this role, she wrote, edited, and published articles and graphics on current trade issues. She also managed the project’s web and social content. Prior to joining TradeVistas, she was a research associate at the Hinrich Foundation focused on international trade issues.

Ms. Kyger received her Master’s degree in global business journalism from Tsinghua University in Beijing in 2016. Her Master’s thesis on international media coverage of China’s growing outbound foreign direct investment was awarded the best thesis in her program. She was named an honorary graduate of Tsinghua University for her academic achievements.

Ms. Kyger graduated summa cum laude from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University in 2013, where she studied journalism and Mandarin Chinese. She has a background in investigative journalism, winning a George Polk Award for Business Reporting while interning with the Center for Public Integrity in Washington, DC in 2013.

Her interest in China first began thanks to a Chinese 101 class at her high school in Holliston, Massachusetts. In her free time, Lauren enjoys eating soup dumplings, traveling, and going to the movies.

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