Annie Woldman received her B.A. in Sociology and East Asian Studies from Mount Holyoke College in 2017. After graduating, she worked as a Coordinator for International Relations at Tokushima City Hall as part of the JET Programme. She returned to the U.S. to attend the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, where she received her Master’s in Global Policy Studies in 2020. Prior to attending Yale, she worked at the Japan Foundation, New York as an Associate Program Officer in the Japanese Studies department.