"After graduating from Harvard College in 1988, Audrey Choi went to West Germany on a Fulbright scholarship to study literature. But with the Soviet empire tottering, she found herself drawn to the sea changes taking place around her and the willingness of people, particularly the East Germans, to risk everything to try to escape to freedom. “That experience,” she recalls, “made me passionate about the effects political and economic policy decisions have on individuals’ rights and opportunities.”
"Choi worked as a Wall Street Journal correspondent in a reunified Germany from 1991 to 1995, including two years as Bonn bureau chief. Seeking a better understanding of policymaking, she applied to the White House Fellows program in 1996 and was chosen to be special assistant to the FCC chairman. Choi subsequently served as domestic policy adviser to Vice President Gore, and as chief of staff for the Council of Economic Advisers in the White House."