Janice Michelle Rodriguez-Perez is the Spring 2020 China-Taiwan Cross Strait Fellow for the Office of Global Perspectives and International Initiatives. Rodriguez-Perez is a Junior at the University of Central Florida pursuing an undergraduate degree in International and Global Studies, with minors in National Security & Intelligence and East Asian Studies. She is an intern for the United Nations Association Orlando Chapter and a member of the UCF Humanity First Organization. Her research interests include politics of developing areas and East Asian economic policies. Upon graduation, she plans on pursuing a career in the Department of State. A student of Chinese and Portuguese, Rodriguez has traveled to Mexico, the Caribbean, and throughout the United States.