Senior Program Officer

Aaron Nicholson joined the National Committee in July 2022 as a senior program officer. He focuses on the National Committee’s Government Engagement programs, Subnational Initiatives, and Next Generation leadership programs. Mr. Nicholson first worked with the National Committee as an intern in the summer of 2012 before returning to join the staff more than a decade later.

Mr. Nicholson previously spent eight years at China Institute, where he was the acting director of programming. During his tenure, he headed a team that designed and executed a diverse slate of China-related public programs, led language-intensive student trips to Beijing, and helped develop the Institute’s Next-Gen Leaders Circle.

Mr. Nicholson has a B.A. in East Asian studies from Johns Hopkins University. In his spare time, he is an avid reader of Chinese fiction in translation, and enjoys traveling as well as cooking at home in Brooklyn.

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