The World Affairs Council of St. Louis is happy to welcome our new summer intern, Christine dePenaloza. Christine is a rising senior at Indiana University, Bloomington pursuing double majors in International Studies and East Asian Languages and Cultures in the Hamilton-Lugar School of Global and International Studies. She studies diplomacy, security, and governance and is interested in US-China relations. Christine has been taking Mandarin Chinese classes since high school and has already been to China three times in pursuit of language fluency. She most recently spent the summer of 2018 in Beijing studying with an intensive language program. As a St. Louis native, she is excited to work with the council this summer to further its goal of connecting St. Louis to the international community.