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Kayla T. Orta is the Program Associate of the Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy at the Wilson Center. Her research focuses on Inter-Korean relations, history of nuclear diplomacy with North Korea, South Korean domestic politics, as well as U.S. foreign policy engagement in Northeast Asia. Formerly, she served as the program assistant in the History and Public Policy Program at the Wilson Center (2016-2018), working closely with the North Korea International Documentation Project (NKIDP). Recently, she graduated top of her class from Seoul National University’s Graduate School of International Studies, receiving her M.A. in International Studies (Korean Studies). Her M.A. thesis (in Korean) centered on historical and linguistic analysis of U.S. and South Korean archival documents from the 1994 North Korean Nuclear Crisis.