Hi there. I’m Hai /haːj/

I am a postgraduate student studying business diplomacy & finance at Georgetown University‘s School of Foreign Service, where I previously earned my undergraduate degree in international economics. I am editing the economics and business section for my university’s flagship academic journal, the GJIA, and also served as a Centennial Fellow with the Foreign Service Master’s Program and a Doyle Global Dialogue Fellow with the Berkley Center. I was also recently named a United Nations Association Graduate Fellow for the National Capital Area of Washington, D.C.

My academic interests lie in sustainable development and economic diplomacy. My experience and apprenticeship include stints at Brookings, McKinsey, PwC, and the World Bank. I also co-founded and chaired the Global Association of Economics Education (GAEE), an NGO working to make economics literacy more accessible among students in the Global South. My work has appeared in The Diplomat, USA Today, and Newsweek, among others.

My amateur interests are classical & contemporary classical music, which you can listen to on Spotify (at your own risk!). I am also a hobbyist software developer and would release some erratic projects from time to time. On the other side of the internet, you might find me writing alternative history fiction or translating articles on Wikipedia (anonymously, of course).

Quang Ngai, a small coastal town in Central Vietnam, is where I call home. I’ve lived, worked and studied across Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and the U.S.

Please connect on LinkedIn or write to me at [email protected] if you have any opportunities or just want to get to know me! If you are in the DC area, do call me up for a bite at one of the Tatte’s, a walk around any of the capital’s museums (how many are there?), or to watch something together at the Kennedy Center 🙂