About - Staff Member - Michaela Wong
Michaela Wong serves as the Senior Manager for Asia on the Policy team. She comes to ITI from the US-ASEAN Business Council, where she led the council’s work on financial services, customs and trade facilitation, and managed multi-industry initiatives in Indonesia. During her time at US-ABC, she also played a key role in bringing delegations of US companies to Thailand, Laos, and Indonesia for meetings with government officials and industry stakeholders.
She previously worked in government relations consulting, advising clients from a broad range of sectors, including ICT, cybersecurity, and telecommunications. She brings experience in government from her role at the Australian Embassy in Washington, DC as part of the executive support team for the ambassador, as well as from her work with the U.S. Embassy in Beijing.
Michaela holds an MA from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in International Economics and Southeast Asia Studies, and a BA from the University of Richmond in International Relations. She is proficient in Bahasa Indonesian.
Blog Posts by Michaela Wong
The U.S. Must Prioritize Digital Trade in the Indo-Pacific
(January 10, 2022)
As the Biden-Harris Administration focuses on restoring ties with partners in the Indo-Pacific, the U.S. must take concrete action in an area that defines how all international commerce is conducted today ...
A Reflection on AAPI Heritage Month and How to Promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for AAPI Community Members
(May 27, 2021)
May is dedicated to celebrating people of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) heritage and their contributions throughout U.S. history. Particularly, this year it is also an important opportunity to ...