Caitlin Hopping was a 2014 Open Society Presidential Fellow.
Hopping received a master of international affairs degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) with a focus on East Asia and gender and public policy. She holds two BA degrees from the University of Maryland, in government and Chinese language, and she attended the Beijing Language and Culture University in 2005–06. She was awarded a Fulbright Grant to South Korea in 2008–09. At Columbia she served on the board of SIPA’s Gender Policy Working Group, where she advocated the formal development of a gender specialization track.
In 2013, Hopping interned at UN Women, where she researched and helped draft a chapter for an International IDEA publication on the gender implications of political finance legislation. From 2009 to 2012 she worked as senior program associate at the China Institute, teaching courses and workshops on Chinese politics, environmental policy, and ethnic minority issues, and conducting study tours in China for American teachers. She previously worked as an intern for Congressman Rush Holt (D-NJ 12), as an Asian political economy intern at the Stimson Center in Washington, D.C., and as a project assistant in women’s political participation at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs.