2003 Intern Spotlight: Leigh Aldrich

Leigh Aldrich

Name: Leigh Aldrich
Home Institution: Denison University
Major: Political Science and East Asian Studies with a minor in Chinese

“My job description includes updating the China Profiles database with relation to the IAEA, NPT, and China’s space program. I am also involved in an independent research project regarding China’s space program, specifically its manned program, Shenzhou, the applications for this program politically and militarily and also how this program will affect international issues, such as cooperation in space. My internship while requiring lots of reading and writing is well worth it and makes it exciting to come to work each day. The people who I work with are extremely nice and helpful. This is my first time in California, and I am loving it. Everyday after work I am able to hike in the many parks surrounding Monterey Bay, such as Big Sur and Moss Landing. I also enjoy taking full advantage of the bike trail and being near the Pacific Ocean.”