Han Zhao is a fellow with the Monitor's EqualEd section. Han graduated from Missouri State University with a graduate degree in International Politics. Han studied broadcast journalism for her undergraduate degree, but later found that the typical two-minute TV segments didn’t allow for an in-depth look at issues or solutions. Thus, she turned her focus to long-form journalism. Han reported for KSMU, the local NPR station in Springfield, Mo.
Born in China, Han is fluent in Mandarin. She also continues to develop a passion for Swahili and African politics, which piqued her interest since China's emerging presence in Africa.