Mina Sumaadii is a PhD student at the Graduate School of Global Politics since October 2015. She received her MA in Political Science from Central European University in Hungary and BA in Political Science from Dickinson State University in the US. Her major research interests are Chinese and Russian foreign policies and their implications for land-locked neighboring countries. Mina is a consultant at the Sant Maral Foundation, a public opinion research organization in Mongolia. Before joining the graduate school, she worked on numerous national and cross-cultural research projects, such as Mongolian Politbarometer surveys, corruption benchmark surveys for the Asia Foundation, general population surveys for the World Justice Project, and the World Poll for Gallup. She also worked as OSCE/ODHIR Senior Political Analyst Assistant during the Presidential Election Observation Mission in Mongolia and a Short-Term Observer of the Presidential Election Observation Mission in Georgia.