Merry Lin serves as Senior Advisor on the National Economic Council (NEC) at the White House. In this capacity, she develops and coordinates the Administration’s economic policies on China, ranging from bilateral trade and investment priorities to China’s role in the global economy; served as the lead NEC/NSC coordinator of the U.S.-Japan Economic Dialogue, which led to initial trade agreements with Japan; and supported negotiations that resulted in significant improvements to the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement. 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 is a member of the Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors, and she holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a certified Financial Risk Manager.