Sowon Park is a Ph.D. candidate in the Politics Department at the University of Virginia, where she is also a graduate fellow at the National Security Policy Center for the 2022-23 academic year. Before joining the NSPC, she was a graduate fellow at the Democracy Initiative’s Statecraft Lab from 2020 to 2022. Her research interests include international security, foreign policy, and public opinion. Her dissertation project focuses on the intersection of domestic politics and interstate signaling. In her work, she explores the impacts of contentious domestic debate in the US legislature on the dynamics of interstate bargaining.