The University of Pennsylvania
Majors: International Relations, Economics
Languages: Spanish (fluent), French (fluent), Chinese (proficient), Italian (fluent)
Computer Skills: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Java, R
Justin Melnick is a sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in International Relations and Economics. His interests include international political economy, models of international trade, and foreign language, with a focus on China and the development of the Chinese economy and foreign policy. He was selected to participate in Penn Abroad’s Spring 2018 Penn Global Seminar: Chinese Technology and Business in Society, which takes a trip to China during spring break.
Justin has primarily used his linguistic skills to pursue opportunities in business, teaching, and court interpretation. Justin spent the summer of 2016 working in Guangzhou, China for Party City Holdings, Co. as a liaison between factories producing Halloween costumes and international wholesale offices. He spent the summer of 2014 teaching English in Kunming, China, and worked as an interpreter for the State of New Jersey during the summer of 2017.
Outside of the classroom, Justin is a research intern for Dr. James McGann’s Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program, an advocate for mental health awareness as part of Active Minds, and is an associate editor of Penn’s literary magazine, The Penn Review. He is also an associate editor for the Sigma Iota Rho’s academic journal, the Journal of International Relations, and is a student writer for Trade Finance Global, a trade and debt financing company that runs an international trade blog.
Available for Internships May 2018
Available for Full-Time Employment May 2020
To speak with Justin please contact Dr. McGann.