Sierra Janik

Research Assistant, Security and Foreign Affairs

Sierra Janik is a Research Assistant on the Security and Foreign Affairs team at the Commission, where she researches China’s foreign policy and defense issues. She previously worked as a research assistant at the China-Africa Research Initiative and interned with the Project 2049 Institute and the East-West Center in Washington. Sierra earned a Master of Arts degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies with concentrations in China Studies and International Economics. She also holds a graduate certificate from the Hopkins-Nanjing Center and a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University. Sierra is proficient in Mandarin Chinese.