Jennifer Choo is the Associate Director, China Program, at Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University. Prior to taking this position, she served as the Director of Programs at Asia Society Northern California in San Francisco.
Choo graduated with a doctorate from U.C. Berkeley’s Sociology Department where her dissertation focused on the emergence of the real estate sector in post-1978 reform China. She also holds a Juris Doctor from Stanford Law School.
Prior to beginning her doctorate, she worked at The China Law Center (now the Paul Tsai China Center) of Yale Law School helping to collaborate on rule of law issues with various Chinese institutions, legal practitioners and scholars from such varied institutions as the National People’s Congress, the Supreme People’s Court, various Chinese law schools and NGOs. She also received a Ford Foundation individual grant to work on various rule of law initiatives. Prior to this, she worked for a brief stint as an attorney in the corporate department of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in its Hong Kong office and in its New York headquarters.
Choo is the recipient of the National Science Foundation Fellowship and the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University.