Country Manager, East Asia
Susan Chan Shifflett is Country Manager for East Asia (China, Mongolia) and Europe & Eurasia at the U.S. Trade and Development Agency. From 2012-2015, she was the China Environment Forum program associate at the Woodrow Wilson Center, where she managed programs forging U.S.-China cooperation on energy, environment, and agriculture. From 2009-2010, Susan worked as a research assistant at China’s Center of Disease Control and Prevention, researching high-risk HIV/AIDS populations near the border of China and Vietnam. Previously, she has worked or interned at Cummins Inc. (China), the U.S. Department of State, and The Asia Foundation.
She holds a M.A. International Economics from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a B.S. Biology from Yale University. She has been featured in news outlets such as BBC News, CCTV America, Al Jazeera, and The Guardian. Susan is professionally proficient in Mandarin.