Born to Chinese parents, SiuSue Mark grew up in New York City’s Chinatown, back when hipsters hadn’t moved into the neighborhood yet. After receiving her Masters of International Affairs from Columbia University 10 years ago, she embarked on a career in international development. Having worked in Myanmar for nearly five years, she has developed broad understanding of development dynamics in Myanmar. Currently with a governance initiative, she is managing research in a number of new initiatives, among them land tenure security, industrial development, and local governance initiatives in ethnic states. And she teaches yoga in her spare time. To facilitate her communication across cultures, Sue speaks English, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Spanish. She is also conversational in Burmese.