Kate Clayton is a Research Officer at La Trobe Asia. Her research areas include Australia, China, the Pacific Islands and the United States. Her focus is on security, geopolitics and climate change. Kate is also Chief Operations Officer at Young Australians in International Affairs. Twitter: @kateclaytn. She has completed her Masters of International Relations (International Security) at the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of International Relations (Asian Studies) at La Trobe University. In 2019 Kate was an intern with the Australian Institute of International Affairs Victoria. Twitter: @kateclaytn.