Merry Lin serves as the Senior Advisor for International Economic Affairs on the National Economic Council (NEC) at the White House. In this capacity, she advises senior leadership on foreign economic policy with a focus on Asia, including strategies for working with like-minded partners to advance shared interests. Merry also develops and coordinates the Administration’s economic policies on China, ranging from bilateral trade and investment issues to China’s role in the global economy, and has served as the lead NEC/NSC coordinator of the U.S.-Japan Economic Dialogue. She most recently served as the Director for Global and Asia Economics on the National Security Council (NSC), where she formulated and coordinated U.S. economic policies on China, Japan, and South Korea.
Prior to joining the White House, Merry advised senior officials on China market access and currency issues at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. She studied at Northwestern University and The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Merry holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a certified Financial Risk Manager.