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Sonja Eiseman


Sonja Eiseman graduated from Barnard College of Columbia University with a B.A. in Political Science and Human Rights. Originally from the United States, she has lived in Chiayi City as a Fulbright Scholar, and New Taipei City, Taiwan, as a National Security Language Initiative Scholar. Eiseman began studying Mandarin at the Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion School, where she graduated as valedictorian. During university, she researched environmental justice and migrant farmworkers’ rights for the Lakota People’s Law Project and for the Pioneer Valley Workers’ Center. She has since focused on conflict resolution work surrounding the Taiwan Strait, U.S.-China relations, and the Korean Peninsula. She is currently a Yenching Scholar at Peking University studying community mediation in people’s courts. Eiseman plans to build a career in conflict resolution and human rights.

Updated May 2024