Keegan Sparks is an intern for the Asia & Latin America program at the Dialogue for the summer of 2022. He is currently a student at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, focusing on development, climate, and sustainability. Prior to starting at Johns Hopkins, Keegan earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas in East Asian Languages & Cultures, with a focus in Chinese Language and Literature. During his undergraduate career, he spent substantial time studying China on the ground, spending a combined total of 13 months in China. He spent time in Beijing, Tianjin, and Hong Kong. He is looking forward to connecting his knowledge of Chinese government and politics to Latin America.