Kristy’s research interest lies in examining the short and long-term risks of AI to society and geopolitics. As a result, she has oriented her studies and professional activities around understanding AI risks and the dynamics of technological innovation in the context of China-US relations. Kristy received a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Warwick in 2017, and subsequently began working in analytical roles in the fields of corporate finance and business risk consulting. She then returned to academia, receiving a Master’s degree in International Affairs from the University of Hong Kong in 2020. During her master’s studies, Kristy spent an exchange semester at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where she helped launch an early-stage venture that is working to secure the AI development lifecycle and studied the ethical implications of the use of AI systems in criminal justice and healthcare.