Cheryl Yu is a senior researcher in China studies and human rights at the Common Sense Society where she conducts research and analysis for its China projects. She was formerly the China programs and research manager at the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. She was also a research and outreach consultant for Freedom House’s China analysis team and the China Media Bulletin project. She has an M.A. in public administration from the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, where she produced an independent research project on the impact of Chinese Communist Party’s surveillance on Chinese students in the United States. She also holds a B.A. in education from Taiwan’s National Chengchi University.