Gavin Cook is the CWP Undergraduate Student Representative and a sophomore from Los Angeles, CA interested in policy, East Asia, and the environment. He is concentrating in the Woodrow Wilson School with a certificate in East Asian Studies. Fluent in Mandarin, he spent his junior year of high school in Beijing and recently worked at the Beijing office of the National Resource Defense Council. While at the NRDC, he worked analyzing Chinese-language government documents, prepared grant proposals, and attended a UN conference in Bangkok to act as a translator and cultivate Chinese government and industry contacts. Additionally, he works as a Chinese-English translator and has acted in a Chinese-language play.