Professor Fink is a trained cultural anthropologist who has combined teaching, research, and development work throughout her career. She also serves on the International Advisory Board of Thabyay Education Foundation. She received her B.A. in International Relations from Stanford University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Social/Cultural Anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley.
Students in the CLASS program were able to ask a number of questions ranging from the influence of China in the Myanmar peace process and drug issue along the Sino-Myanmar border to the United States' interest in Southeast Asia as a region and Myanmar.