Cathleen Cimino has been a research analyst at the Peterson Institute since August 2012. She works with Senior Fellows Gary Clyde Hufbauer and Jeffrey J. Schott on economic issues relating to international trade policy, free trade agreement negotiations, and the future of the World Trade Organization. She obtained her master’s degree in international affairs with a focus on international economics from the School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS) at the University of California, San Diego. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in East Asian studies and political science from Columbia University. Her research background is on the East Asian region. Cimino previously worked on international development and economic security issues at The Hunger Project and Asia Society, with internship experience at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). She is fluent in Japanese.