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Katherine Hurley is the program associate for the China Fellowship of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. In this capacity, Katherine is responsible for the planning and coordination of China Fellowship seminars, communications with current and graduated fellows, and candidate research. She previously worked with the DC branch of the Cathay Future Center, a Tianjin-based educational enrichment company, to provide Chinese expatriate children with extracurricular educational opportunities. Formerly, she also assisted the Smithsonian Freer | Sackler Galleries of Asian Art Education Department while conducting research on the 17th century Chinese calligrapher, Bada Shanren. Katherine studied abroad at Peking University's China Studies Program during the spring of 2016 and traveled throughout the Greater China Region studying religious heritage sites. Katherine holds a bachelor's in Asian Studies from American University in addition to her minors in education studies and international business. She received the award for "Outstanding Student" of the Asian Studies program.