Kevin Covarrubias is a candidate for the M.A. in political science at Columbia University, focused on the international relations and comparative politics subfields. His research interests include China’s global image, China’s economic relations with the developing world (especially Latin America and Africa), public opinion, social movements, language planning and policy, and formal theory. He received his B.A. in government from Claremont McKenna College and his M.A. in Chinese linguistics and literature from San Francisco State University.
Before joining Columbia University's M.A. program, Mr. Covarrubias studied at the Shanghai Jiaotong University through Columbia University’s Business Chinese summer program. He also interned at Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s district office, worked at a Y-Combinator startup called Superbloom in Shanghai, and trained as a fellow in San Francisco State University’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fellowship Program. Mr. Covarrubias is interested in a professional position in political consulting, management consulting, or think tank research.