Policy Analyst, Security and Foreign Affairs
Sierra Janik is a Policy Analyst on the Security and Foreign Affairs team at the Commission, where she researches China’s foreign policy, politics, and defense issues. Before joining the Commission staff in 2020, she 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.