BioGrace Perkins is a Research Assistant with AidData and a member of the Tracking Underreported Financial Flows team. She has quantified and recorded Chinese foreign aid to Africa since the beginning of the project. Grace studied abroad in Cameroon during the fall of 2012 and conducted field research on Cameroonians’ perceptions of Chinese and U.S. development projects. Her research interests include the intersection of development and security efforts. As a senior International Relations major, Grace aspires to return to Africa after graduation.