Aric graduated from UC Berkeley in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, concentrating in international relations and Asian Studies, concentrating in China. His Political Science Honors Thesis studied opportunities for the U.S. and China to develop more communicative military-to-military relations to decrease the chance of armed conflict in the South China Sea. In the summer before his junior year, Aric studied abroad in London, United Kingdom, where he took courses in international politics.
At school, Aric was the Head Delegate (or coach) of the UC Berkeley Model United Nations team; he would lead his team in debate conferences hosted by universities around the country. Aric was also Editor-in-Chief of the Berkeley Student Journal of Asian Studies, a student-run interdisciplinary journal that features student research on Asian Studies. In the summer following his freshman year, Aric interned for the Community and Government Relations Department of the Sacramento District Attorney’s Office. In the summer following his junior year, Aric interned for the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Office of Chinese and Mongolian Affairs.
Aric is considering law school in the future.
- B.A., University of California, Berkley, 2018