Diana Stanescu is a PhD candidate in the Department of Politics at Princeton University, and a pre-doctoral exchange scholar in the Department of Government at Harvard University. At Princeton, she holds a Center for International Security Studies and a Bradley Research Program Fellowship, and is a student associate of the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance. She studies international trade, regulation, and lobbying with a focus on Japan using formal and quantitative methods. Her research addresses the overarching question of how the structure of foreign policy decision-making shapes international cooperation. Previously she worked in international development, designing methodologies to evaluate programs on public policy, labor market discrimination, and gender equity.