Sydney Yi graduated summa cum laude from Wellesley College in 2023, double majoring in Economics and East Asian Languages & Culture, Korean Concentration. At Wellesley, her research primarily focused on geopolitics and the economics of globalization in Northeastern Asia.
Over the course of her undergraduate career, Sydney has interned with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars to research post-pandemic structural changes in government investment and model geoeconomic projections of international trade policy. She also studied abroad with Seoul National University’s Economics Department in South Korea for a year.
During that time, she worked in the Shinhan Bank Global Business Department to investigate and present on South Korea’s industry developments in ESG planning. She is proficient in Korean.
Sydney’s current academic interests include international trade and business law, as well as
immigration and tax law. Outside of academics, she enjoys curling up in bed with a good movie, practicing cooking (at which she is quite awful), or spending time with her dear friends.