Senior Digital Communications Associate

Savannah Billman joined the National Committee as a Digital Communications Associate in 2023.

Before joining the National Committee, she worked in communications, content creation, and marketing as a Fellow at Digital Asia Hub, an Asia-based think tank covering internet and society in Asia, and as Content Manager for China Admissions, a Beijing-based ed-tech startup marketing top Chinese universities to international students.

Savannah graduated in 2021 with a MA in China Studies from the Yenching Academy of Peking University, where she researched the evolution of policy in Gansu province during the Republican period, and served as Director of Public Relations for the Yenching Global Symposium. She graduated from NYU Shanghai in 2019 with a BA in Global China Studies and Chinese language, where she researched the mythology of the Silk Road dating back to the Han dynasty. During her six years living between Shanghai and Beijing, she was an active organizer of multiple student-let initiatives promoting better understanding of China.

Inspired by her experience living in and studying China, Savannah has written for multiple news organizations such as The Jamestown Foundation’s China Brief, The World of Chinese, TechNode, SupChina, and Sixth Tone. When she’s not writing copy about China, Savannah enjoys running and art museums.

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