Bridge Award Fellow
The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR)
Jessica Drun is a Bridge Award Fellow at NBR.
As a Bridge Award Fellow with the Political and Security Affairs group, Ms. Drun provides research and administrative support for the People’s Liberation Army Conference, the Strategic Asia Program, and U.S.-China Relations in Strategic Domains Project.
Ms. Drun holds an MA in Asian Studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and an AB in International Affairs from the University of Georgia. Prior to working at NBR, she was a Boren Fellow in Taiwan, where she studied Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese and conducted research on Taiwan’s local elections. She has also interned at the National Defense University and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Her research focus includes cross-strait relations, Taiwan’s domestic politics, and U.S.-China relations.