Alexander Davenport, native of Seattle, Washington, has always been fascinated by Asia and made his first trip to the continent at age 12. Since then, he has spent a combined total of 2 years of his 23 living, working, and/or studying in China. This May, Alex graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service as a International Politics major. During his time in DC, Alex worked at a number of China related institutions including the United States-China Policy Foundation, the International Republican Institute's Asia Desk, the Congressional Executive Commission on China, and the United States China Security and Economic Review Commission. Additionally, Alex also represented Georgetown at US-China conferences sponsored by Stanford and Harvard University. Currently, he is a J. William Fulbright Research Scholar for 2008-2009 based in Shanghai, China researching the role of public education in the lives of the children of migrant workers. He enjoys traveling, catching up on political news, jogging, reading, and learning new languages. He speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese and hopes to attend law school someday.