Ying Ma writes about China, international affairs and the free market, and her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal Asia, the International Herald Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, The Weekly Standard, and National Review Online. She is the author of Chinese Girl in the Ghetto, a personal account of her experiences as an immigrant.

In 1998, Ms. Ma served on the staff of an American religious leaders delegation appointed by former President Bill Clinton and invited by former Chinese President Jiang Zemin to visit China and discuss religious freedom. She traveled with the delegation throughout China and co-drafted the report that the delegation subsequently presented to the U.S. Congress and President Clinton.

In 1996, Ms. Ma worked as the Bay Area Outreach Coordinator for Proposition 209, a ballot initiative that ended public racial and gender preferences in California.

Ms. Ma received a B.A. in Government, magna cum laude, from Cornell University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School. In college, she served as the President of The Cornell Review, a bi-weekly conservative newspaper. In law school, she served as the President of the Stanford Chapter of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies, an organization dedicated to conservative and libertarian legal principles.

Ms. Ma has practiced law at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, a leading global law firm headquartered in New York; managed corporate communications at Sina.com, the first Mainland China-based Internet company to list on the NASDAQ Stock Market; and served on the first professional staff of the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission, a congressional commission established to examine the security implications of America’s economic relationship with China.