Amelia Newcomb is a senior editor with The Christian Science Monitor's EqualEd section. She also serves as The Monitor's international news editor, overseeing four bureaus and numerous contributors from around the globe. Prior to that, she held positions as the editor of The Monitor's award-winning former education section and its Ideas section, and wrote on a wide variety of education issues. She has also reported periodically from China and Japan. Before joining The Monitor 20 years ago, Newcomb worked for Japan's Yomiuri Shimbun in Washington for two years. She was a 2008 recipient of an International Report Fellowship for in-depth reporting on Japan, and was also a 2013 Sulzberger Fellow at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. A graduate of Harvard University in East Asian Studies, she also holds a master's degree in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.