Meet Us: Paloma Carrillo-Gallegos

Paloma Carrillo-Gallegos

Paloma Carrillo-Gallegos is a master’s student in the Contemporary Chinese Studies program at the University of Oxford, class of 2021. She obtained her undergraduate degree in International Studies at the University of California, Irvine, where she also completed a minor in Chinese Language and Literature. Paloma is interested in exploring how history continuously shapes diplomacy and is passionate about learning languages. The focus of her studies has primarily been on East Asia and how its states interact with others on the global stage; however, she enjoys learning about world history more broadly as well. Her previous experience includes being a volunteer editor for university-level newspapers and magazines, and she has also published newsletter articles on information communications technology (ICT) through the Barun ICT Research Center based at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea. In the future, Paloma hopes to work for a non-governmental organization and further her studies with a PhD in International Relations.


University of Oxford, M.Sc in Contemporary Chinese Studies, 2021

Yonsei University, undergraduate semester abroad as part of the University of California Education Abroad Program (UCEAP), 2019

Shaanxi Normal University, undergraduate semester abroad as part of the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) Program, 2018

University of California, Irvine, B.A. in International Studies (Honors) with a minor in Chinese Language and Literature, 2020

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    September 2021 – Present