Dylan Welch is the China technology analyst at the Alliance for Securing Democracy (ASD) at GMF. As a member of ASD’s technology and geopolitics team, he works on exposing and contesting China’s global technology influence, including in AI and digital infrastructure competition.

Previously, Welch worked at the Albright Stonebridge Group (ASG), where he interned with its China practice and focused on critical and emerging technologies. Prior to ASG, he completed his master’s in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, where he wrote his thesis on US-China technology competition in space in consultation with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Earlier in his career, Welch developed teaching curricula in Wuhan, China, and served as a budget analyst for the New York City Office of Management and Budget. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from New York University and is a recipient of the State Department’s Critical Language Scholarship in advanced Chinese.