DIRECTORY OF ALL SCHOLARS

Chosen for one of the most selective postgraduate programs in the world, Scholars will receive a fully funded scholarship to study at the new Schwarzman College at the prestigious Tsinghua University in Beijing. Schwarzman Scholars is designed to prepare its graduates to build stronger relationships between China and a rapidly changing world and to address the most pressing challenges of the 21st Century.

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Abdullah Almiqasbii (2018)

Libya

University of Nottingham

Foreign Policy,Government,Public/Social Policy

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Born in Benghazi, Libya, Abdullah opened his first business in solar energy with no capital at the age of 19. As the civil war broke in 2011, he was determined to contribute to the re-birth of his country. This decision brought him to the University of Nottingham Ningbo, China, to study business with Communication Studies. At UNNC, he became the first foreign president of the student union, where he is currently running Integration, a university funded project aiming to foster an inclusive campus life for both domestic and international students. Almiqasbi is now seeking a career in international affairs and diplomacy. He is 22 years old and from Libya.

Adam Tyndall (2018)

United Kingdom

University of Oxford

Communications,Public/Social Policy

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Adam Tyndall read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Hertford College, Oxford where he specialised in the political history of the United Kingdom and China. As an undergraduate he co-founded the China-Britain Youth Association to develop understanding and engagement between young people in those two countries. He has worked in communications and policy roles for the Shadow Infrastructure Minister and for major transport projects – latterly the campaign to expand Heathrow Airport. As a Schwarzman Scholar, he hopes to develop his ability to shape public policy debates. Adam is 27 years old and from the United Kingdom.

Alexander Kremer (2018)

Germany

Berlin School of Economics and Law

Entrepreneurship,Finance,Technology

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Alexander Kremer graduated from Berlin School of Economics and Law with a Bachelor's degree in International Business, while employed with IBM in Germany and China. Currently he is a junior project manager with McKinsey & Company in their Business Technology Office. Prior to attending university, he used to be a semi-professional console video game player. While at university, he supported the university’s cross-cultural mentoring program, helping students to connect through an online platform. In the future, he hopes to start his own business in the space of social/technology. Alexander is 26 years old and from Hamburg, Germany.

Alistair Kitchen (2018)

Australia

University of Sydney

Foreign Policy,Government,Media

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Alistair graduated from the University of Sydney with a Master of Arts in Philosophy and a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in English Literature. He helped author Out On the Fields, a ground-breaking report into homophobia in the sporting environment, and launched the Good Lad Initiative - a program that delivers workshops on masculinity and consent - in Australia. Before that, he led initiatives that increased access to university to students from underrepresented backgrounds. He hopes to use these experiences in social ventures to find new ways of making societies more equitable and compassionate. Alistair is 25 years old and from Australia.

Alix de Monts (2018)

United States of America

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Economics/Economic Policy,Energy,Technology

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Alix de Monts is a Masters student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she also received a B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering. Passionate about addressing the pressing geopolitical and technical challenges of the energy sector, Alix has had a range of international energy experiences: She’s built and raced the MIT Solar Car across Australia, interned with ExxonMobil in Texas, ENGIE in France, and Tesla in California. Her research, developing techno-economic models of the electricity grid to advise governments on policy decisions and market design, has brought her to Saudi Arabia and China. Through Schwarzman Scholars, she hopes to build partnerships and policies for driving global energy transitions. Alix is 25 years old and from the United States and France.

Aly Madhavji (2018)

Canada

INSEAD,University of Toronto

Business,Consulting,Finance

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Aly Madhavji is an MBA candidate at INSEAD and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto. He is an internationally acclaimed author, publishing three books as part of the "Your Guide to" Series. Aly continues to energize and develop tens of thousands of generation Z and millennials through motivational speaking and mentorship globally. Aly served as a Governor of the University of Toronto where he was a member of the Executive Committee and Academic Board of the institution. He's been featured in The Medium and The Varsity newspapers, the Ismaili Magazine, Mississauga Magazine, and University of Toronto Press. Aly is 26 years old and from Canada.

Amos Wittenberg (2018)

United Kingdom

University of Cambridge

Finance,Media

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Mossy studied English Literature at the University of Cambridge, where he helped set up and run the Cambridge Globalist, a student-led current affairs magazine. After graduating he spent four months as a British Council scholar in Beijing studying Chinese language, and now works as a financial journalist. He hopes that developing an understanding of China—its history, language, culture and politics—will inform a career in journalism. Mossy is 23 years old and from the United Kingdom.

Anatol Klass (2018)

United States of America

Harvard University

Foreign Policy,Public/Social Policy

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Anatol Klass is a senior at Harvard University pursuing a joint concentration in History and East Asian Studies. He has conducted research in archives from Cambridge to Shanghai to Beijing to Taipei, publishing several articles and presenting research at graduate student conferences. In addition to his academic pursuits, he is an active member of the Ultimate Frisbee team at Harvard, as well as the hiking community and the International Relations Council. Anatol is 21 years old, grew up in New York City and is from the United States.

Andrew Ertl (2018)

United States of America

Columbia University

Foreign Policy,Government,Law

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Andrew Ertl will graduate from Columbia University in May 2017 with a degree in History and a specialization in Modern Military Studies. In January 2008, he joined the United States Marine Corps. After deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan, Andrew was selected for the elite Marine embassy program and spent his last three years in Tbilisi, Beijing, and Budapest. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Andrew looks forward to researching the intersection of public opinion and military deployments abroad as well as the interaction between civilians and military personnel. Andrew is 28 years old, was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin and is from the United States.

Anita Liu (2018)

Canada

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Health,Law,Public/Social Policy

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Anita Liu majored in Computer Science and Engineering and Brain and Cognitive Sciences with a minor in Political Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She dreams of a world in which children are cared for and guided to achieve their full potential. She has participated in multiple policy internships in child care, and she is the Executive Director of a non-profit dedicated to dual athletic-academic mentorship for under resourced Boston high schoolers. Through Schwarzman Scholars, Anita hopes to develop both leadership skills and a refined understanding of policy. Anita is 18 years old and from the United States.

Anne Gavin (2018)

United States of America

Macalester College

Business,Consulting,Environment/Climate

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Anne Gavin graduated from Macalester College with a Bachelor's degree in Anthropology, minor in Political Science and concentrations in Human Rights & Humanitarianism and Community & Global Health. While in college, she co-founded MacHOPE: Helping Open Peaceful Exchange to personalize the peace process between American and Iraqi students. In 2013, she conducted comparative research on participatory development models in six countries and in 2014, published research on Dutch refugee law. Anne spent ten months traveling along the EU portions of the Balkan Route, responding to the European refugee crisis and researching innovative avenues to improve humanitarian responses. She is 23 years old and from the United States.

Anushka Prasad (2018)

United States of America

New York University

Consulting,Government,Public/Social Policy

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Anushka Prasad graduated from New York University with Honors in Economics. After working in strategy consulting at a Swiss financial services company in New York, she moved to New Delhi to help build India's first Liberal Arts University, Ashoka University. At Ashoka, Anushka works with the Chairman of the Board of Trustees on strategic initiatives building Ashoka's governance structures, government relations, university policy, research capabilities, women's leadership and India's first archive focusing on contemporary India. At Schwarzman College, she hopes to learn from China's major reforms in education to eventually lead education and research institution-building across Asia. Anushka is 26 years old and from the United States.

Ashlie Koehn (2018)

United States of America

University of Kansas

Economics/Economic Policy,Environment/Climate,Foreign Policy

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Ashlie is a University of Kansas Economics and International Studies graduate with a minor in Environmental Studies. Prior to and throughout her undergraduate career, Ashlie served as a staff sergeant and intelligence analyst in the Kansas Air National Guard. A Truman, Udall, Boren, and Gilman scholar, she studied abroad three times, including a year studying Russian and economics in the Kyrgyz Republic. Ashlie is passionate about the intersection of climate change and international trade and finance, fueling her aspirations to be an environmental economist. She currently works as an Economist at the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. Ashlie is 26 years old and is from the United States.

Ben Lyons (2018)

United Kingdom

University of Oxford

Communications

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Ben Lyons graduated from Oxford University with a Bachelor's degree in History. He worked as Senior Communications Manager at Virgin Media and an Associate Director at FleishmanHillard Fishburn. He founded a not-for-profit for fair internships, helping to double the proportion of interns that are paid in the United Kingdom. He developed a global project with The Guardian on millennials. He also researched political engagement in the United States, and interned at the Center for American Progress. He has been recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Global Shaper, a PRWeek 30 under 30, and is a Churchill Fellow. Ben is 27 years old and from the United Kingdom.

Benjamin Dowdle (2018)

New Zealand

University of Auckland

Entrepreneurship,Environment/Climate

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Ben will graduate in 2017 with a Bachelor's degree of Commerce and Arts at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. Ben is a social and environmental entrepreneur, founding and leading a campaign for the mandatory labelling of palm oil across Australia and New Zealand called 'Unmask Palm Oil'. He has been named a semi-finalist for Young New Zealander of the Year and the Regeneration Trust Young Change maker of the Year. Through the Schwarzman Scholars program, Ben hopes to build his understanding of China and the public policy challenges that we face. Ben is 22 years old and from Auckland, New Zealand.

Bethany Russell (2018)

United States of America

United States Military Academy at West Point

Foreign Policy

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Bethany Russell is a recently graduated from the United States Military Academy with a double major in International Relations and Chinese. She intends to serve as a military liaison between the United States and China, pursuing increased understanding and improved relations between the two countries. Bethany studied abroad at Peking University while at the Academy. She also worked with the Institute for Defense Analyses to find better ways to increase and utilize the cultural understanding of soldiers and led efforts at the Academy to increase cross-cultural competence. Bethany is 21 years old and from the United States.

Bo Seo (2018)

Australia

Harvard University

Government,Public/Social Policy

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Bo Seo will graduate from Harvard University in 2017. Elected to Phi Beta Kappa as a junior, his studies focus on political theory and literature. He has held positions with the Australian Human Rights Commission, with a former Australian Prime Minister and a former Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. He won both the World Universities and the World Schools Debating Championships and is currently National Coach for Australia. He edited an anthology of diasporic writings on North Korea and has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. He hopes to pursue a career in Australian politics. Bo is 22 years old and from Australia.

Bob Wu (2018)

Australia

Harvard University

Economics/Economic Policy

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Bob Wu graduated from Harvard College where he majored in Economics. He is a founding member of the Behavioral Economics Team of Australia (BETA), where he set up a government unit dedicated to advising policy makers based on the insights from psychology and economics. While at Harvard, Bob was a Class Marshal and led the World Model United Nations Conference, the largest and most diverse international collegiate conference of its kind. He also served as a liaison and research assistant to the Hon. Kevin Rudd, former Prime Minister of Australia. He aspires to apply the insights from behavioral economics to global economic policy, especially to address the challenges of retirement savings and the social protection of labor. Bob is 23 years old and from Australia.

Brian Drout (2018)

United States of America

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Business,Government

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Brian graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. At Wisconsin, he led a service learning trip to the Dominican Republic and worked summers as a canoe guide in northern Minnesota. He has been published for both creative writing and academic research. Brian has most recently worked as a consultant for New Oriental Overseas, the largest education firm in China. He speaks Spanish and Mandarin and is an avid marathoner. Brian is 24 years old and from the United States.

Brian Young (2018)

China

National Tsing Hua University

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Brian studied Quantitative Finance at National Tsing Hua University. He worked at EdSurge (an EdTech startup in Silicon Valley) and IBM Taiwan. Most recently, Brian founded an education technology startup called The Future of Learning (FoL) to promote coding education in Taiwan. In the future, he hopes to use education technology to provide high-quality education for everyone at an affordable cost. Brian is 27 years old and from Taiwan, China.

Caiwei HUANG (2018)

China

Emory University

Public/Social Policy

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Caiwei HUANG will graduate Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Political Science from Emory University in May 2017. She has developed her broad interest in the political economy in China through research fellowships at the Carter Center China Program, and Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy. Caiwei is passionate about China’s low-carbon development in the energy sector and has led the Emory delegation to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris and Marrakesh. At Schwarzman College, she is eager to explore national and local solutions to low-carbon energy system transition. Caiwei is 23 years old, from China.

Chang ZHAO (2018)

China

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Public/Social Policy

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Chang ZHAO graduated with honors from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, and currently works as a Global Academic Fellow at NYU Shanghai where she conducts research and teaches undergraduate students. An aspiring anthropologist who wants to combine ethnographic research and policymaking, Chang has carried out fieldwork on urban renewal projects and cultural heritage preservation, and has presented her results at multiple academic conferences in the United States. During her time at UNC, Chang was a member of the Order of the Grail-Valkyrie, and also held the Joint Senate Critic position of the Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies, the UNC literary and debate society, as the first-ever Chinese student. Chang is 25 years old and from China.

Charles Vitry (2018)

France

University of Cambridge

Business,Consulting,Finance

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Charles graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2016 with a Double First degree in Manufacturing Engineering, and has attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on exchange. He aspires to unlock opportunities in industry through transformational programs, has recently implemented a 30% supplier lead time reduction model at Amazon Spain and launched a factory production control system in Apple's Soft Goods factories in China. As a Schwarzman scholar, he hopes to develop a deep contextual understanding of China’s situation and outlook, to best take part in the next generation of Chinese industry. Charles is 21 years old, speaks Business Chinese & Fluent Spanish, and is from France.

Chien SHENG (2018)

Taiwan, China

Tsinghua University

Business

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Chien SHENG holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an international MBA degree from the Tsinghua-MIT program. He has worked in several fields including engineering, fund management and marketing. In 2014, he started his own 3D printing business. His passion and enthusiasm for business operations has motivated him to learn and understand the global market and he hopes to continue to expand his knowledge at Schwarzman College. Chien is 26 years old and from Taiwan, China.

Chrystal Thomas (2018)

United States of America

Carnegie Mellon University

Health,Public/Social Policy

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Chrystal Thomas is a recent graduate from Carnegie Mellon University, where she majored in biological sciences. She is both an Andrew Carnegie Society Scholar and a Gates Millennium Scholar. Chrystal is the founder of Colors@CMU, an organization that promotes open and honest racial dialogue amongst the Carnegie Mellon community. In the long-term, she hopes to bridge underserved communities and governmental representatives in the realm of public health on both a domestic and international scale. Chrystal is 21 years old and from the United States.

Clayton Garner (2018)

United States of America

Stanford University

Foreign Policy,Media,Technology

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Clay Garner is a senior at Stanford University studying East Asian Studies. His honors thesis will investigate the ideological relationship between Cyber Maoism and the Chinese New Left. In 2014, Clay was awarded a Stanford Taiwan Democracy Project fellowship to research the Taiwanese media environment and shadow journalists at FTV News in Taipei. Clay’s interests include China-Hollywood relations and United States-China cooperation on digital media challenges worldwide. As a Mandarin pop singer-songwriter and TV personality, he has performed on networks in China and Taiwan such as CCTV and Formosa Television and has also appeared as a cast member on the Beijing TV program “Beijingke”. Clay is 22 years old and from the United States.

Collin Parker (2018)

United States of America

United States Military Academy at West Point

Business,Finance

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Collin Parker will graduate from the United States Military at West Point with a Bachelor's degree in Management and concentration in Systems Engineering. He has spent time at the Korea Military Academy (ROK) and the Gordon Institute of Business Science in Johannesburg. At West Point, Collin leads Air Assault School, Special Olympics Committee, and Student Conference on United States Affairs. Along with flying helicopters for the Army, Collin seeks to spend a career in organizational leadership, particularly in global non-profits. Collin is 22 years old and from the United States.

Daniel Concha Zegarra (2018)

Peru

Universidad del Pacifico

Business,Government,Technology

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Daniel Alejandro Concha Zegarra ranks first among all Business Administration students enrolled at the Universidad del Pacifico. He works for the Government of Peru as the Supervisor of the Market Conduct Regulation and Financial Inclusion Office in the Superintendence of Banks, Insurance Companies and Pension Funds. He has held leadership positions in organizations ranging from micro-entrepreneurs' advisory, to university governmental affairs. One of his most rewarding challenges was assisting in laying the groundwork for financial technology policy. After the completion of Schwarzman Scholars, Daniel plans to join a top consulting firm before returning to Peru to continue expanding Financial Inclusion. Daniel is 23 years old and from Peru.

Danielle Neighbour (2018)

United States of America

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Environment/Climate,Public/Social Policy

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Danielle Neighbour is a civil engineering major and Spanish minor at the University of Arkansas. A Truman Scholar, Danielle is passionate about increasing global access to clean water. She has developed water systems in Ecuador's indigenous villages, evaluated rainwater catchment techniques in Vietnam, and researched water purification methods for disaster relief in developing urban areas. Her interest in fluid dynamics also includes research on the viscosity of liquids on icy moons. Danielle holds leadership positions with Arkansas’ chapters of the American Society of Civil Engineers and Chi Epsilon. Danielle is 22 years old and from the United States.

David Harris (2018)

United States of America

Northwestern University

Economics/Economic Policy,Energy,Public/Social Policy

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David Harris is a graduate of the Northwestern University McCormick School of Engineering where he studied industrial engineering and management science. Previously, he worked at the Department of Energy in the United States Embassy of Beijing and sang on several China Central Television shows. Currently, David is a consultant with Mckinsey & Company in the Energy Insights group. Based in Malaysia, he focuses on solving challenging problems for energy companies in Southeast Asia. David plans to leverage the teachings at Schwarzman Scholars to drive change in the energy industry. David is 26 years old and from the United States.

David Robertson (2018)

United States of America

Duke University

Foreign Policy,Government,Law

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David Robertson is a graduate of Duke University with a degree in public policy studies. At university, he was involved in student government and helping coordinate the off-campus diversity retreat. David is interested in learning how to build better cities, which has led him around the world to work in India studying road design, Brazil working in favelas, and Kenya at the United Nations Habitat program. David’s vision for the Schwarzman scholars program is to build a community of leaders ready to reshape the world’s urban future. He is 23 years old and from the United States.

Don Stanley Dalisay (2018)

Philippines

United States Military Academy at West Point

Economics/Economic Policy

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Don Stanley Dalisay is studying Economics, Operations Research, and Grand Strategy at the United States Military Academy.He is also a licensed medical technologist and holds a degree in Public Health from the University of the Philippines Manila where he captained its debate team. DS developed a passion for government while leading youth development projects as a municipal legislator in Tingloy, Batangas. This passion, combined with his eclectic interests, inspired him to enter the Philippine Military Academy- becoming president and top of his class. He is currently an adjunct research consultant at the World Bank and hopes to join the Philippine Scout Rangers after the Schwarzman program. Don Stanley is 25 years old and from the Philippines.

Edison Huynh (2018)

United Kingdom

University College London,University of Oxford

Education,Government,Public/Social Policy

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Edison graduated from the University of Oxford with first class honors and a Geography degree. He taught as a science teacher before being elected as Teach First President representing thousands of teachers working in challenging schools across the United Kingdom. Edison wants to establish a network of Sino-British ties in education in order to improve social mobility and give students from disadvantaged backgrounds the ‘best of both worlds’. He is a Jeanne Sauvé Scholar and also a Winston Churchill Fellow. Edison is 28 years old and from the United Kingdom.

Eleanor Freund (2018)

United States of America

University of California, Berkeley

Foreign Policy,Government

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Eleanor Freund earned a Bachelor's degree in Political Science, with highest honors, from the University of California, Berkeley in 2013. She studied Chinese at the Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing and was a Junior Fellow in China Studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C. Since 2015 she has been a research assistant at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, working on United States foreign policy and security issues, particularly United States-China relations. In 2015, China Hands magazine named her one of “25 Under 25: Rising Stars in U.S.-China Relations.” Eleanor is 25 years old and from the United States.

Emery Real Bird (2018)

United States of America

Princeton University

Public/Social Policy

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Emery Ted Real Bird is currently a Senior at Princeton University in the politics department, and is also pursuing a certificate in East Asian studies. He is half N'dee (Apache) and half Apsáalooke (Crow) from Arizona and Montana, respectively. As a child of two nations, Emery maintains a strong identification with his heritage. He is the President and Founder of Natives at Princeton--the only undergraduate American Indian organization focused on fostering dialogue and action on Native and Indigenous issues at Princeton. He hopes to help study and craft American Indian and ethnic minority public policy and governance capacity building around financial capacity, economic development, and water resource stewardship while respecting cultural boundaries. Emery is 22 years old and from the United States.

Erick Castiglioni Coser (2018)

Brazil

Fundação Getulio Vargas, São Paulo

Business,Entrepreneurship,Technology

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Erick Coser is an entrepreneur and a founding member of three companies in Brazil and the Philippines. He has a degree in Business Administration from Fundação Getulio Vargas, São Paulo. A voracious and omnivorous reader, his interests revolve around technology, politics, economics, the cosmos and a way to use all of these to get practical results. He has lived in three different countries and visited 21. Erick is 24 years old and from Brazil.

Filippos Lekkas (2018)

Greece

Yale University

Foreign Policy,Government

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Fil Lekkas studied politics and economics at Yale University, where he competed with the Debate Association and led the Yale European Undergraduates. After working across Europe for BCG and the European Commission, he founded syn+praxis, a “21st century think tank" that activates the latent intellectual capital of the globally-dispersed Greek academic and professional community to produce actionable and accessible public policy research. Through Schwarzman Scholars he hopes to better lead European public and private institutions in developing strategies to manage China’s daunting internal complexity. Fil is 24 years old and from Germany and Greece.

Frederick Sutton (2018)

United States of America

United States Naval Academy

Economics/Economic Policy,Foreign Policy

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Erik is a proud Minnesotan who will graduate with a Bachelor's degree in quantitative economics from the United States Naval Academy. He is interested in learning more about China and its economic relationship with the United States, and hopes to improve his language and cultural skills while in Beijing. Following his time at Tsinghua, Erik will serve the United States Navy as a submarine officer. At the Naval Academy, he is a squad leader, and is involved with the STEM Center and Midshipmen Action Group organizations and participates in intramural athletics. Erik is 23 years old and from the United States.

Greer Roberts (2018)

United States of America

Howard University

Business,Consulting

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Greer Roberts will graduate in May 2017 from Howard University with a Bachelor’s degree of Business Administration in International Business and a concentration in Management. During her time at Howard University, Greer studied abroad in Beijing where she began teaching English to Chinese students, participating in International Business Negotiation Competition, and volunteering at an orphanage for children with incarcerated parents. Upon completion of Schwarzman Scholars, Greer hopes to leverage her degree and new network to provide support and solutions on a global scale for those who are underrepresented and overlooked. Greer is 20 years old and from the United States.

Halimo Hassen (2018)

United States of America

Dartmouth College

Business,Law,Public/Social Policy

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Halimo Hassen will graduate from Dartmouth College in 2017. She possesses a passion for education that has led her to spearhead multiple community initiatives and serve as a community organizer. Using her social science background, Halimo aims to ameliorate the possible conflicts that foreign officials face when there are differences in ideology, background and world views. In the future, Halimo hopes to further engage in education, foreign policy and international development through a career in policy. Halimo is 21 years old and from the United States.

Hannah Elten (2018)

Germany

Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, Campus de Nancy,University of Sydney

Consulting,Economics/Economic Policy,Environment/Climate

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Hannah graduated cum laude from a Dual Degree Program in International Relations, Political Economy and Asian Studies between Sciences Po Paris and the University of Sydney. She is interested in Chinese Foreign Relations and Public Policy and has worked with a Consulting Company on Corporate Social Responsibility in Hanover, the German Trade Office in Taiwan and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Tunisia. Hoping to become a diplomat, she is spending the current year at the German Mission to the United Nations as well as the European Union Delegation to Cambodia. She is a former Youth Ambassador for Oxfam Australia, and currently a Regional Director for South and East Asia at the "Young Initiative on Foreign Affairs and International Relations", a German Think Tank for students and Young Professionals. Hannah is 23 years old and from Germany.

Hongyi CAO (2018)

China

Renmin University of China

Economics/Economic Policy

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Hongyi CAO received her Bachelor’s degree in Economics at Renmin University of China, majoring in Taxation and minoring in Finance. She has studied at Cornell University and Taiwan Chengchi University and has done research in financial inclusion related to rural housing loans in Southern China. Hongyi is 22 years old and from China.

Hoon Ik Chang (2018)

South Korea

Brown University,Seoul National University

Entrepreneurship,Foreign Policy,Technology

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Hoonik Chang is a graduate of Brown University. At Brown, he pursued a dual concentration in computer science and visual arts. As an officer in the Republic of Korea Air Force, he served the nation's top military leadership as an interpreting officer. Most recently, he worked at the Office of the Minister, serving the Korean Minister of National Defense. In this capacity, he spearheaded the ministry's diplomatic efforts in engaging with defense ministers around the world to curb North Korean aggression. In the process, Hoonik has witnessed how leadership is channeled to promote multilateral cooperation and hopes to develop the global perspective and core leadership skills necessary to navigate through some of the most complex issues of the 21st century through the Schwarzman Scholars. Hoonik is 27 years old and from the Republic of Korea.

Iris Blom (2018)

Netherlands

Universiteit van Amsterdam

Energy,Environment/Climate,Foreign Policy

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Iris Blom will graduate in July 2017 from The University of Amsterdam with a Bachelor of Science in Medicine. After organizing international exchanges for two years locally, Iris was elected to become a national exchange coordinator this year. Within this function she will cooperate with 122 countries to exchange students, with the ultimate goal of improving global health. Iris plans to take on a role in the global governing of healthcare in the future, connecting China’s fast developments with the rest of the world. Iris is 21 years old and from the Netherlands.

Jack Huebner (2018)

Canada

University of Southern California

Health,Media,Public/Social Policy

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Jack Huebner is a Presidential Scholar at the University of Southern California, pursuing a Bachelor of Science in human biology with a minor in French. He works as a student researcher at BC Children’s Hospital, where he was part of a five-member team that conducted epidemiology studies on burn incidence and care in Uganda on behalf of the hospital. At USC, he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, assistant captained the USC Ice Hockey team and volunteered at Cedars Sinai Hospital through the Trojan Health Volunteers program. Through Schwarzman Scholars, Jack hopes to improve access to quality primary care in Africa as a physician. Jack is 21 years old and from Canada.

Jacko Walz (2018)

United States of America

New York University

Foreign Policy

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Jacko Walz is a senior and member of the Inaugural Class at New York University Shanghai, the first Sino-American university. Jacko has spent three years in China, where he founded an American football team, worked at a tech startup, and conquered intensive Mandarin study at Princeton in Beijing. Experiences like these, buttressed by semesters spent in Florence and London have informed his profound interest in international relations and understanding distinct societies and cultures. After Schwarzman Scholars, Jacko hopes to leverage his global education by pursuing a career in political risk consulting. Jacko is 20 and from the United States.

Jacob Cannon (2018)

United States of America

Princeton University

Public/Social Policy

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Jacob Cannon studied public and international affairs as well as Chinese language and culture at Princeton University. He is pursuing a career in public service, and aspires to serve as an ambassador to China, strengthening dialogues and relationships between the East and West. At Princeton, he has been actively involved in undergraduate student government and other service initiatives. He has worked as an intern in the White House and has spent summers in both China and Israel, respectively studying Mandarin and working at PayPal. Jacob is 22 years old and from the United States.

Janet Eom (2018)

United States of America

Harvard University

Economics/Economic Policy,Foreign Policy,Government

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Janet Eom graduated from Harvard College with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Studies. She is currently the Research Manager at the China-Africa Research Initiative at Johns Hopkins SAIS. At Harvard, Janet was Chief of Copy Board of the Harvard International Review, recruiting heads of state, policymakers, and academics to write on international affairs. Previously, Janet worked in the Office of the President in Rwanda. She aspires to cultivate the United States-China-Africa relationship to create new opportunities for economic development. Janet is 25 years old and from the United States.

JeeSoo Lee (2018)

South Korea

The University of Hong Kong

Business

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JeeSoo Lee studied at the University of Hong Kong, with concentrations in Psychology and Business Design and Innovation. Passionate for social justice and public speaking, she has debated competitively in English since 2008. She was the champion of numerous international tournaments including the 2015 Canton Intervarsity Tournament and 2015 Macau Asian Parliamentary Debate Open. Through her work with Eureka Consulting Group, she provided pro bono consulting services to start ups and non-profit organizations in Hong Kong. She was awarded Best Consultant and now serves as the co-managing director. JeeSoo is 22 years old from South Korea.

Jialing JIANG (2018)

China

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Economics/Economic Policy

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Jialing JIANG studied Economics and Philosophy at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She founded the UNC International Ambassadors program and the first Chinese Cultural Month on campus. She also researched Africa-China relations at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. Besides promoting multicultural awareness, Jialing is also passionate about social entrepreneurship. She has conducted site visits and provided improvement coaching for 16 nonprofits in 8 cities. Eventually, Jialing hopes to be an agent for intercultural relations and international development by starting a social venture. Jialing is 22 years old and from China.

Jing SU (2018)

China

China Agricultural University,Purdue University

Finance

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Jing SU graduated with distinction from Purdue University and China Agricultural University with a joint Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a concentration in Finance. Jing served as a Resident Assistant at Purdue, supporting both domestic and international students, and served as Vice President of Alpha Kappa Psi. She currently works in the Risk Assurance practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Chicago. At Schwarzman College, she aspires to amplify her leadership and business skills as both a humanitarian and an entrepreneur to improve and empower the education of youth in developing regions. Jing is 24 years old and from China.

Jingwen SUN (2018)

China

National University of Singapore

Business

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Jingwen SUN will graduate in May 2017 from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor’s degree in Computing and Business. She is passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship. She has worked with venture capital funds in Israel and China and also worked with Accenture and Analysys Mason as an analyst intern. Jingwen is excited to join the Schwarzman Scholars program to learn more about leadership within a global context. Jingwen is 23 years old and from China.

Joey Wilson (2018)

United States of America

Clemson University

Entrepreneurship,Foreign Policy,Health

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Joey Wilson earned a Bachelor's degree in Bioengineering with a minor in Global Politics from Clemson University in 2017, graduating with honors. He was Clemson’s Student Body President, served on the It’s On Us National Student Advisory Board, and was named an Astronaut Scholar. Joey has conducted bioengineering research in Clemson and Singapore – publishing papers and filing a patent for a cancer treatment device. He hopes to work at the intersect of bioengineering and politics through a career in scientific development and policymaking. Joey is 21 years old and from the United States.

Jonathan Padilla (2018)

United States of America

Harvard University,University of Oxford

Government

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Jonathan Padilla is a graduate of Harvard College where he received a degree in Government. He is currently pursuing a Master's degree of Public Policy at the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government. Prior to his time at Oxford, Jonathan worked in local, state, and national politics including in the White House and for former California Controller Steve Westly. Outside of work, he is passionate about his involvement with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation and its mission to train the next generation of Latino leaders. He hopes to pursue elected office in the not so distant future. Jonathan is 27 years old and from the United States.

Jordan Kronen (2018)

United States of America

Pacific University

Education,Government,Public/Social Policy

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Jordan Kronen graduated summa cum laude from Pacific University with a Bachelor's degree in Politics and Government and co-founded the College Democrats of Oregon. He interned in Washington, D.C. with the Democratic National Committee and for United States Senator Jeff Merkley. In Thailand, he externed for Bridges Across Borders Southeast Asia Community Legal Education Initiative. He performed in numerous theatre productions as an international thespian and played American football on Pacific's inaugural team. As a Fulbright Scholar, he taught English in Malaysia and aspires to reform education policy pertaining to the United States and China while strengthening intercultural understanding and exchange. Jordan is 24 years old and from the United States.

Jordan Metoyer (2018)

United States of America

University of Texas at Austin

Economics/Economic Policy,Government,Technology

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Jordan Metoyer graduated Phi Beta Kappa from The University of Texas at Austin where she double majored in Economics and Urban Studies. A Truman Scholar, Jordan most recently served in the Obama Administration as Assistant to the Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget and as a Staff Assistant in the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs as a liaison to local elected officials. Previously, she served in the Office of the Secretary at the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. In college, Jordan founded her university's City Relations Task Force, and filmed a documentary on suburban poverty. Jordan is 24 years old and from the United States.

Julian Keeley (2018)

United States of America

Duke University

Business,Consulting,Finance

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Julian Keeley studies Economics with a Philosophy, Politics and Economics concentration at Duke University. On campus, Julian is a leading voice on political and economic issues, serving as Chair of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Executive Council. He worked as an intern in the House Budget Committee for Chairman Paul Ryan and as an Economic Policy intern at AEI. Julian also founded Cambodian Collegium, a program dedicated to ensuring Khmer students receive the necessary financial and community support to pursue university studies. After Schwarzman Scholars, he plans to complete a PhD in Economics and work for a multilateral organization that promotes inclusive, sustainable global growth. Julian is 21 years old and from the United States.

Junyan CHEN (2018)

China

London School of Economics and Political Science,Tsinghua University

Foreign Policy

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Chen Junyan holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Politics from Tsinghua University and a Master’s degree in European Studies from the London School of Economics. As a representative of China in the Y20 Summit in 2015, Junyan advocated the significance of education in spreading ideas of peace and inclusiveness. During her study at LSE, she focused on migrants, minorities and marginalized groups in Europe. In the future, Junyan aspires to research policy innovation in security management, and China-EU cooperation on counter-terrorism and migration problems. Junyan is 24 years old and from China.

Justin Bryant (2018)

United States of America

Duke University

Government,Public/Social Policy,Technology

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Justin Bryant studied Public Policy and Information Science at Duke University. He has held internships in Legal and Government Affairs at Microsoft in Beijing, and the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union in Cape Town. In the fall of 2015, Justin attended Duke Kunshan University, where he chaired the Kunshan Student Ambassador Council, and founded Shockwave Acappella. At Duke, Justin was a Reginaldo Howard Memorial Scholar, Marching Band Vice President, and a Teacher's Assistant in the Information Science department. He aspires to be a global leader in technology policy, and eventually a United States Senator. Justin is 21, and from the United States.

Kayla Chen (2018)

United States of America

Harvard University

Foreign Policy,Law,Public/Social Policy

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Kayla Chen graduated from Harvard University in 2016 with a Bachelor's degree in Government. There she directed a leadership program for high school students and taught in an inner city community in Boston. She is interested in learning more about China's perceptions of civil society and human rights. She aspires to link resources and conversations between East and West on human rights, international law and civil society to combat global issues of inequality. Kayla is 22 years old and is from the United States.

Kevin Bassney (2018)

United States of America

Cornell University

Consulting,Foreign Policy,Government

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Kevin Bassney graduated from Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, in January 2013. A Fulbright Scholar, he graduated from University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law in 2014, with a degree in European Integration. A graduate of United States Army Ranger School, Kevin has served as an Infantry Officer in the US Army since 2013 and has held a variety of leadership positions. He is pursuing a Schwarzman Scholarship in order to better understand the role of China in the 21st century. He is 27 years old and grew up in Reno, Nevada.

Kevin Wong (2018)

Canada

Princeton University

Public/Social Policy

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Kevin Wong is a Davis Scholar at Princeton University, where his work centers on the intersection of moral philosophy and public policy. In the past, Kevin has worked for the publishing company Atlantic Media, a UK think-tank called the Global Priorities Project, and a New York based financial services firm. At Princeton, Kevin founded a non-profit that develops and delivers humanities curricula in New Jersey’s state prisons. Through the Schwarzman Scholarship, Kevin hopes to develop the policy skills that will allow him to advance social change in Canada. Kevin is 22 years old and from Toronto, Canada.

Khishigjargal Enkhbayar (2018)

Mongolia

National University of Mongolia

Entrepreneurship,Media,Public/Social Policy

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Khishigjargal Enkhbayar graduated from the National University of Mongolia in 2015, majoring in International Journalism. She has been deeply involved in volunteer youth organizations, such as the United Nations Youth Advisory Panel and Rotaract, initiating and implementing over one hundred small and large scale projects on youth participation, developing local economies, and improving international relations. She is interested in public diplomacy and hopes to improve Mongolia's public relations to increase international investment to Mongolia. Khishigjargal is 22 years old and from Mongolia.

Kim Chang (2018)

United States of America

Stanford University,University of California, Berkeley

Business,Consulting,Economics/Economic Policy

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Kim Chang is a graduate of both the University of California, Berkeley (Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering) and Stanford University (Master's degree in Management Science & Engineering). She currently works in Global Supply Management at Nest Labs where she establishes and manages relationships between American technical teams and Asia based mechanical suppliers. Kim has previously worked at Apple, Boeing, and GE. While in graduate school, Kim was a DFJ Entrepreneurial Leadership Fellow and served as the inaugural lead TA for Hacking for Defense, a class applying entrepreneurial problem solving to government challenges. Kim is 27 years old and from the United States.

Kofi Gunu (2018)

Ghana

Augustana University

Economics/Economic Policy,Environment/Climate,Foreign Policy

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Kofi Gunu is a senior at Augustana University where he was the founding president of the Augustana Peace Club. He combined the study of political science and economics with internships at the Council on Foreign Relations and the United States Senate. He looks forward to developing a more nuanced understanding of Sino-American relations in the 21st century and its impact on international stability and prosperity. Kofi is 20 years old and from Ghana.

Kwok Wai Christopher NG (2018)

Hong Kong SAR, China

London School of Economics and Political Science

Foreign Policy

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Chris studied International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science graduating with honors. He interned at the Delegation of European Union to China and organized volunteer projects in Burkina Faso, India and mainland China. These experiences drove him to explore innovative strategies to increase the effectiveness of development work. Chris is 24 years old and from Hong Kong, China.

Lara Connaughton (2018)

Ireland

Trinity College Dublin

Business,Economics/Economic Policy

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Lara Connaughton holds a first class honors degree in Economics and Business from Trinity College Dublin. At Trinity she was Auditor of the Business and Economics society and founder of the Undergraduate Chamber of Commerce. Lara has interned for the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council, and is currently working as a Management Consulting Analyst at Accenture. She also has experience working for Ernst & Young's tax service line. Lara has toured with the internationally renowned Druid theatre company and is interested in economic policy and strategic communications. Lara is 22 and from Ireland.

Lisa Ho (2018)

United States of America

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Economics/Economic Policy,Public/Social Policy,Technology

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Lisa Ho is a senior at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a major in computer science and mathematical economics. She plans to develop an international network of researchers dedicated to improving education, using economics and machine learning together to devise intelligent policy. Lisa has taught students in Oklahoma City and Boston, ran MIT’s Educational Studies Program (which annually teaches over 3000 students), developed engineering education software for Google, and examined principal management practices as a researcher for the Harvard Economics Department. Lisa is 21 years old and from the United Kingdom, Singapore and the United States.

Lorem Aminathia (2018)

South Sudan

Yale University

Business,Entrepreneurship

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Lorem graduated from Yale University in 2015 with a Bachelor's degree in Economics. Upon graduation, he launched an agri-business startup in Kenya, which seeks to integrate small-scale farmers into the regional agricultural value chains through contract farming. In June 2016, he moved to South Sudan where he took up a job with a local radio station to teach financial literacy on a radio show. Lorem plans to return to South Sudan to contribute to development. He is 26 years old and from South Sudan.

Lukas Schmelter (2018)

Germany

London School of Economics and Political Science,University of Cambridge

Foreign Policy,Government

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Lukas Paul Schmelter grew up in the Middle East and South Asia before returning to Europe for his university studies. He graduated from the London School of Economics (LSE) with a Bachelor's degree in Government and History, and is currently completing a Master's degree in Modern European History at the University of Cambridge. Parallel to his studies, he led large-scale student conferences, worked for a political think-tank focused on European integration, and completed internships in the German Bundestag, the German Foreign Ministry and the European Parliament. He hopes to use the Schwarzman Scholars program as an opportunity to build his leadership potential and prepare him for a career in public service. Lukas is 22 years old and from Germany.

Madeline Bauer (2018)

United States of America

Yale University

Economics/Economic Policy,Foreign Policy,Law

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Maddie Bauer is studying History and East Asian Studies at Yale University. Outside of the classroom, she served as Vice President of the Yale College Council, is a violinist in the Yale Symphony Orchestra, and is an editor of the student publication, China Hands. Maddie is 21 years old and from the United States.

Madeline Seibert (2018)

United States of America

Northeastern University, Boston

Energy,Environment/Climate,Health

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Madeline Seibert is a December 2016 graduate of Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Sciences in Environmental Science and a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs. Madeline has led several community projects focused on engaging communities around pressing environmental issues. She has conducted research at the Natural Resources Defense Council in Beijing and at the United Nations on international energy policies, food supply systems, and the environmental impacts of global disarmament. As a Schwarzman Scholar, she is excited to continue her development as an interdisciplinary environmental leader addressing global resource challenges. Madeline is 22 years old and from the United States.

Marc Chen (2018)

United States of America

Vanderbilt University

Consulting,Economics/Economic Policy,Environment/Climate

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Marc Chen is a student at Vanderbilt University, concentrating in economics and mathematics. He is currently working on an honors thesis in economics comparing public transit accessibility and its effect on employment in mid-size United States cities. Marc is an active leader in the Vanderbilt Asian American Students Association, having organized large-scale cultural performances to promote inter-cultural understanding. He has interned with a national education non-profit and was a Mount Vernon Leadership Fellow. As a Schwarzman Scholar, he wants to gain insight into urban policy in China. Marc is 21 years old and from the United States.

Mark McGinnis (2018)

United States of America

United States Military Academy at West Point

Environment/Climate

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Mark McGinnis is a Management major with an Environmental Engineering track from the United States Military Academy. He is interested in global public health issues and ultimately hopes to become the United States Secretary of State applying his new understanding of China while shaping polices with many other nations in the Pacific. With experience working for the United States House of Representatives, United States Senate, and United States Supreme Court, he plans on reflecting on those experiences in order to make a difference in the executive branch. Mark is 22 years old and from the United States.

Matthew Prusak (2018)

United States of America

University of Southern California

Business,Consulting,Economics/Economic Policy

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Matthew Prusak graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern California in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations. While at university, he served as editor-in-chief of both the Southern California International Review and the Social Justice Review. He currently works as a management consultant with Bain & Company's Southeast Asia office, where he focuses on finance, technology, and social impact projects. After Schwarzman Scholars, Matthew plans to complete an MBA at Stanford's Graduate School of Business before pursuing a career in international trade. Matthew is 23 years old and from the United States.

Matthew Rojas (2018)

United States of America

University of Delaware

Business,Economics/Economic Policy,Foreign Policy

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Matt Rojas will graduate from the University of Delaware as a double major in Economics and Public Policy, with minors in Political Science and Religious Studies. At UD, Matt founded a nonprofit that helps people experiencing homelessness find jobs, which has now expanded to several universities across the United States. Matt also serves as Student Body President and once ran 2,000 miles across the United States to raise $20,000 for veterans. He hopes to pursue a career as a United States Marine Corps officer and create strong United States China military cooperation. Matt is 21 years old and from the United States.

Max Goldberg (2018)

United States of America

Yale University

Economics/Economic Policy,Environment/Climate,Law

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Max Goldberg will graduate Phi Beta Kappa from Yale University in 2017 with a Bachelor's degree in Ethics, Politics, and Economics. At Yale, Max founded the Financial Literacy and Justice Task Force, a non-profit campus organization that teaches financial decision-making and raises awareness of predatory lending in New Haven public schools. As a Liman Fellow of Yale Law School, Max worked in San Francisco and Hong Kong to promote legal reform dialogue between the United States and China. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Max seeks to build relationships that will further his work to foster China-United States cooperation on matters of law. Max is 21 years old, grew up in San Francisco and is from the United States.

Melody Liu (2018)

United States of America

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Entrepreneurship,Public/Social Policy,Technology

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Melody studied mechanical engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her vision is to innovate in the space of manufacturing robotics within industry, working with international companies. Throughout her undergraduate career, Melody has done research in robotics, developing a gel robotic fingertip and building an instrumentation robot for people with prosthetics. She has been an active tinkerer, building her own electric scooter, and setting up a makerspace for her dormitory. For Melody, Schwarzman Scholars is an opportunity to build connections with Chinese businesses and to enhance her leadership and business skills, in order to lead a research division. Melody is 22 years old and from the United States.

Micah Petersen (2018)

United States of America

University of Delaware

Business,Entrepreneurship,Foreign Policy

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Micah Petersen will graduate in May 2017 from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor's degree in International Relations and Mandarin, and a Master's degree in Geography. He ranks in the top 10 percent of Army ROTC Cadets nationally and will commission as an Infantry Officer. Petersen is the founder of Reviresco, Inc., a non-profit which works to bridge the civilian-military divide. He is also the founder of an online bowtie company, has run across the United States 3 times, and is completing his Master’s thesis on Sino-African race relations. Micah is 23 years old and from the United States.

Miranda Gottlieb (2018)

United States of America

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Health,Law,Public/Social Policy

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Miranda graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor's degree in political science and Hispanic studies. President of Pi Sigma Alpha, she promoted civic education on campus. Her research in the Howard Baker Center for Public Policy focused on drug policy reform and led her to research opportunities in South America. Miranda has interned with the Drug Policy Alliance, both the United States Senate and House of Representatives to prevent drug overdose and racial disparities in the criminal justice system. She hopes to work for the United Nations on drug policy reform to promote health and human rights. Miranda is 22 years old and from the United States.

Mohammed Omar (2018)

South Africa

New York University

Business,Consulting,Energy

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Mohammed Omar graduated with a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from New York University in 2015. He was also part of NYU Abu Dhabi’s first cohort, double-majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics. Mohammed was elected student body president twice and was appointed co-president of NYUAD’s Engineering Honors Society. He has published research and has been issued one patent by the USPTO with three more filed. Over the last two years, he has worked at a high growth company where he played a role in shaping their Middle Eastern operations. Mohammed is 24 years old and from South Africa.

Mollie Saltskog (2018)

Sweden

Yale-NUS College

Entrepreneurship,Foreign Policy,Government

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Mollie Saltskog graduated as part of the inaugural class of Yale-NUS College, majoring in Global Affairs. While at school, Mollie actively contributed to building a new learning community- she founded three student organizations and developed the freshmen counselor role. Mollie's specific interests in counterterrorism and geopolitics have led her to pursue a career in International Security and she recently interned at The Soufan Group. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Mollie aims to develop the knowledge and leadership skills necessary to lead change in international counterterrorism efforts. Mollie is 23 years old and from Sweden.

Molly Reiner (2018)

United States of America

Princeton University

Foreign Policy

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Molly Reiner studied international development and Chinese language at Princeton, and has been studying Mandarin for ten years. She is particularly interested in the intersection of diplomacy and business in China, a topic she explored as a reporter for the American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei and an intern at The Harbour Group, a PR firm that represents Chinese firms acquiring American companies. At Princeton, Molly was the editor-in-chief of American Foreign Policy Magazine, Princeton's student-run foreign affairs publication. She hopes to use her Chinese language skills and international experience to work in the private and public sectors. Molly is 21 years old and from the United States.

Naina Qayyum (2018)

Pakistan

Middlebury College

Consulting,Entrepreneurship,Health

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Naina Qayyum graduated in May 2015 from Middlebury College with a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Global Health. She is also a United World College scholar. During her time at college, Naina was the co-president of the Muslim Student Association and organized a program on diversity in Muslim identity, for which she received an innovation award. After college, Naina returned to Pakistan to work in the development sector. She worked for a local NGO, a private local consulting firm, and is currently working at an international consulting firm on a countrywide monitoring and evaluation project. Naina is interested in policy research and has already published a paper with a professor and her senior thesis on polio eradication in Pakistan. She runs design thinking workshops for youth in Pakistan under her organization, Design Soch Pakistan. Naina is 23 years old and is from Chitral and Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.

Naishad Kai-ren I (2018)

Singapore

Brown University

Economics/Economic Policy,Foreign Policy,Government

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I Naishad Kai-ren is a senior studying History and Middle East Studies. At Brown University, Naishad serves as Student Director of the Writing Fellows program and President of the History Departmental Undergraduate Group. He has experience working in an internet start-up, Singapore’s embassy in Jakarta and Microsoft. Through the Schwarzman Scholars program, Naishad hopes to cultivate a better understanding of China and foster lasting ties across countries and cultures. He will commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Singapore Armed Forces and is a President’s Scholar. Naishad is 22 years old and from Singapore.

Nikhil Siddharth Raghava (2018)

India

India Institute of Science

Energy,Entrepreneurship,Environment/Climate

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Nikhil Siddharth will graduate in June 2017 from India's highest ranked research institute, The Indian Institute Of Science, with a Bachelor's degree in Materials Science. He is very passionate about the water scarcity and sustainability problem in developing countries, and has worked on multiple research projects in order to come up with new water purification technologies. Through the Schwarzman Scholars Program, he hopes to gain deep insights about China that will help him realize his goal of solving the pressing challenges of the 21st Century. Nikhil Siddharth is 21 years old and from India.

Oladotun Opasina (2018)

Nigeria

John Hopkins University,Morgan State University

Entrepreneurship,Public/Social Policy,Technology

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Oladotun is a 2013 summa cum laude graduate from Morgan State University in Electrical Engineering and recently received a Master's degree in Engineering Management from Johns Hopkins University. At Hopkins, He served as the Co-Chair of the JHU Graduate Representative Organization. He is passionate about Technology and the role it plays in every day life and works at Goldman Sachs as a Technology Analyst. As a Schwarzman Scholar, he aims to study the role that technology plays in China and find parallels that can be utilized in his home country. Dotun is 24 years old and from Nigeria.

Ophelia Cai (2018)

United Kingdom

University of Oxford

Business,Finance,Media

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Ophelia Cai graduated from the University of Oxford with a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Management. Since graduation she has acquired professional experience in Finance, Financial Technology and Journalism, through her roles at Hentsū, BlackRock and Nouvelles d’Europe. She is also engaged in the promotion of Japanese culture and sake, through organizing collaborations between Sake brewers and Western institutions including the Saatchi Gallery, London Design Festival and the Red Cross. She is passionate about the building of cross-cultural bridges, particularly through cultural and educational exchange. Ophelia is 23 years old, and from the United Kingdom.

Paul Wasserman (2018)

United States of America

Yale University

Business,Foreign Policy,Law

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Paul Wasserman graduated from Yale in 2014 with a Bachelor's degree in History and a focus on Russian and East European studies. He is the Research Associate for Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Through his work, Paul has become interested in the shifting power dynamics between the United States, Russia, and China and its impact on the global order. Previously, he lived in Samara, Russia for one year as the recipient of a Fulbright fellowship. Paul is 24 years old and from the United States.

Paul Weissend (2018)

United States of America

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Finance

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Grey studied Finance at Virginia Tech, graduating as an Honors Global Scholar. He founded two successful businesses before college. In his undergraduate career, he was CIO for one of the nation’s largest, student-run, investment funds and held influential roles in the Business Leadership Center and the Corps of Cadets, a senior military academy. He also traveled to Europe and Africa, conducting research and publishing an essay on entrepreneurship within refugee communities. He plans to utilize financial tech to empower developing classes in emerging markets. Grey is 21 years old and from the United States.

Paula Martinez Gutierrez (2018)

Mexico

Brown University

Government,Public/Social Policy

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Paula Martinez Gutierrez is a senior at Brown University, majoring in International Relations and History. Paula has worked as a columnist for the Brown Political Review, works as a research assistant for the Watson Institute, is a Latin American Undergraduate Fellow, and recently interned at the Washington Office on Latin America. Her primary interest is drug policy in China and Latin America. After earning her Master's degree in Public Policy, Paula hopes to enter the international public service, and promote alternative drug policies at an international level. Paula is 22 years old, spent her last years of high school in Hong Kong, and is from Mexico.

Peng ZHOU (2018)

China

Peking University

Economics/Economic Policy

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Peng ZHOU is ranked amongst the top in his class at Peking University School of Economics. He has focused on researching rural reform of China, and has participated in over 5 field surveys in over 10 villages in 4 provinces, interviewing over 600 people. He was appointed Academic Organizer of the China Youth Economic Forum, and also served as the President of the Student Union of the School of Economics and the Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Students’ Congress. Zhou Peng is 22 years old and from China.

Preston Lim (2018)

Canada

Princeton University

Foreign Policy,Government,Law

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Preston will graduate in June 2017 from Princeton University with a major in Near Eastern Studies and a minor in History and the Practice of Diplomacy. He has a passion for languages and travel; he speaks Turkish, French, and Chinese and has studied and worked around the world, from Istanbul to Hong Kong. At Princeton, Preston served as President of the Princeton University Orchestra, as Editor-in-Chief of the Princeton Historical Review, and as Chargé D’Affaires of the Princeton Model United Nations Conference. He hopes to examine China’s One Belt One Road Policy, focusing on Chinese investment in Central Asia. Preston is 21 years old and from Canada.

Quynh-Nhu Le (2018)

United States of America

Harvard University

Public/Social Policy

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Quynh-Nhu Le will graduate in 2017 from Harvard University, where she studies gender and development as a Social Studies concentrator. She was Director of a student-run afterschool program for immigrant children, Staff Writer on gender and sexuality for the Harvard Crimson, and President of the Harvard Vietnamese Association. She also interned at Fulbright Economic Teaching Program in Vietnam and in 2016 founded a nonprofit summer camp for Vietnamese youth. She intends to pursue a career in academia studying social change in the Asia-Pacific. Quynh-Nhu is 22 years old, was born in Vietnam and is from the United States.

Rachel Walker (2018)

United States of America

University of Cincinnati

Arts and Culture,Entrepreneurship

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Rachel C. Walker will graduate in 2016 from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She is a composer and an arts administrator. As the Co-Founder of Cincinnati Soundbox, she advocates for contemporary composers from across the United States and engages new audiences with classical music. She plans to use the Schwarzman Scholars program to better understand public policy in order to implement greater cultural dialogue between China and the United States. Rachel is 22 years old and from the United States.

Ran NIU (2018)

China

Fordham University,George Mason University

Finance

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Ran NIU graduated from Fordham University with a Master’s degree Global Finance. She was responsible for following a number of intergovernmental processes and deliberations in the United Nations Headquarters. Currently in her 5th year of serving Harvard College Association for United States-China Relation (HAUSCR), Ran has been leading the core content design of the flagship programs that promote transitional dialogue between young leaders of China and the United States. As She interned at the United Nations Regional Commissions New York Office (RCNYO), under the Economic and Social Council. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Ran hopes to build business incubators that enhance business and cultural exchanges between countries. Ran is 26 years old and from China.

Rhea Malik (2018)

United States of America

Harvard University

Public/Social Policy

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Rhea Malik studies Regenerative Biology and Education Policy at Harvard College. She has established a system of virtual classrooms in rural India and directs Harvard College Alzheimer’s Buddies, leading her to found a national non-profit for Alzheimer’s care. Rhea served on the Executive Board of Harvard’s Political Polling Project and has worked at the United States Department of Education. An aspiring physician-economist, she works at Harvard’s Stem Cell Institute, developing analytical tools for Schizophrenia research. Rhea is 21 years old and from the United States.

Riley Shearer (2018)

United States of America

Montana State University

Economics/Economic Policy,Health,Public/Social Policy

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Riley Shearer will graduate from Montana State University in May 2017 with Bachelor of Science degrees in economics, chemical engineering, and biochemistry. He began college interested in biomedical engineering to improve health. After helping to develop a novel MRI contrast agent, he realized that through health economics research he could have a greater impact by addressing health inequalities around the world. As a Schwarzman Scholar he is excited to engage with fellow students and communities in China. Eventually he would like to work in international health policy. Riley is 23 years old and from the United States.

Robert McComb (2018)

United States of America

Virginia Wesleyan College

Environment/Climate,Foreign Policy,Public/Social Policy

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Robert Alexander McComb graduated from Virginia Wesleyan College with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. During his undergraduate studies, Robert held numerous leadership positions in student organizations and founded a local service and social organization. Additionally, he has interned with a NATO partner non-profit. Robert has cultivated a diverse interdisciplinary perspective and understands the importance of international partnerships. He would like to work to facilitate the exposure of United States students to world cultures in order to cultivate the human capital needed to forge new global partnerships for the future. Robert is 21 years old and from the United States.

Ross Gilchriest (2018)

United States of America

United States Naval Academy

Business,Economics/Economic Policy,Government

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Ross Weldon Gilchriest will be graduating from the United States Naval Academy in May 2017 with a degree in History. He is a four-year member of the varsity Sprint Football team, and also participates in the Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference, the Jewish Midshipman Club, and The Profession--a student-run publication. Upon graduation, he plans to commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps, intent on serving as an Infantry Officer. Ross is 21 years old, proudly claims the small town of Silsbee, Texas as his home and is from the United States.

Roxanne Roman (2018)

United States of America

New York University

Consulting,Foreign Policy,Law

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Roxanne is a first generation Filipino-American from a military family. She is earning her degree at New York University Shanghai as part of the university's inaugural class. She studies Social Science with a Political Science focus. Roxanne served as a founding member of student government as well as Student Body President. She also studied in Abu Dhabi and Washington D.C., where she interned at the White House. Roxanne is passionate about student leadership, empowering women, and the performing arts. Roxanne is 22 years old and from the United States.

Ruby Holmes (2018)

United Kingdom

University of Cambridge

Foreign Policy,Government

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Ruby Holmes graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2016 with a double first class Bachelor's degree in politics and international studies. She is an internationally recognized debater and public speaking coach and organized a women’s public speaking association while at Cambridge. In the future, she hopes to use these skills to pursue a career in foreign policy in government or at a think tank. Ruby Holmes is 21 and from the United Kingdom.

Samuel Maron (2018)

United States of America

Princeton University

Entrepreneurship,Health,Technology

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Sam Maron studies neuroscience at Princeton University and is writing a thesis on the business and regulatory environments for neurostimulation technology. His international education began with a year in the Middle East before beginning college. Accepted to attend medical school as a sophomore, he has spent time in healthcare and entrepreneurship on three continents. On campus, Sam co-founded a camp for children affected by cancer. Through Schwarzman Scholars, he looks forward to delving into the unique opportunities and challenges of Chinese healthcare and business. Sam is 22 years old and from the United States.

Sin-Yun LI (2018)

Taiwan, China

National Tsing Hua University

Economics/Economic Policy

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Sin Yun LI received her Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Master’s degree in Technology Management from National Tsing Hua University and was awarded the 2014 Excellent Youth Award. With rich academic and internship experience in innovation and entrepreneurship, Sin Yun aims to pursue a concentration in Economics and Business at Schwarzman College to help her become a top professional consultant. Sin Yun is 23 years old and from Taiwan, China.

Sophia Lugo (2018)

United States of America

Harvard University

Business,Consulting,Law

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Sophia Lugo will graduate from Harvard University in May 2017 with a degree in History and Science, minoring in Global Health and Health Policy. Serving as the president of the world's largest Model OAS conference, former chief strategist for Harvard's largest student-run organization (International Relations Council), and co-founder of the Harvard College International Negotiation Project, Sophia has a passion for intercultural negotiation and policy. Interested in how nations use science to wield bio power under different political systems, Sophia is excited to explore how business and politics interact with the production of knowledge in China, a world power in scientific research funding. Sophia is 22 years old and from the United States and Mexico.

Stacey-Ann Pearson (2018)

Jamaica

Lafayette College

Consulting,Economics/Economic Policy,Entrepreneurship

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Stacey-Ann Pearson graduated Sigma Xi from Lafayette College with a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, and an Economics minor. At Lafayette, she conducted research in renewable energy, cofounded an LGBT safe haven, won several social activism awards, and was a liaison to the Board of Trustees. A Richard B. Fisher Scholar and Risk Analyst at Morgan Stanley, she serves as Board Director and Development Chair of a youth development non-profit, Life Coach at Ali Forney Homeless Center, and Mentor at Big Brother Big Sister. As a Schwarzman Scholar, she will develop an understanding of Chinese business and national culture, to become a leader in China-Jamaica investment relations. Stacey-Ann is 25 years old and from Jamaica.

Stephanie Jackson (2018)

United Kingdom

University of Oxford

Consulting,Education,Foreign Policy

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Stephanie Jackson graduated from the University of Oxford with a Bachelors degree in Experimental Psychology, specializing in cognitive neurobiology, and has published research in the European Journal of Neuroscience. She is currently the Director for the Beijing Women’s Network, where she oversees a community of 3000+ women, providing events and resources to support their professional development. In her previous work for the British Council in Beijing, Stephanie founded the Generation UK: China Network. This Network aims to connect 20,000 British nationals with experience in China by 2020 to support student skills development and employability. During the Schwarzman Scholarship, Stephanie plans to focus on international education policy and implementation, building on her experience in China, Nicaragua and Myanmar in this field. Stephanie is 24 years old, speaks five languages, and is from the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.

Susan Webster (2018)

United States of America

University of Florida

Business,Foreign Policy,Law

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Susan Webster graduated from the University of Florida with a Master in Science and Business Management and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies with a focus on Chinese language and literature. As Student Body President, Susan represented 52,000 students, managed a $21 million dollar budget and served as a voting member of the highest governing body of the University of Florida, the UF Board of Trustees. Susan is 22 years old and from the United States.

Teng WANG (2018)

China

Peking University

Law

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Teng WANG received his Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Xiamen University in 2011. He spent his senior year studying political science at American University in Washington D.C. as an exchange student, and is expected to receive his J.D. and Juris Master from Peking University School of Transnational Law in 2017. He served as editor-in-chief of the Peking University Transnational Law Review, received the National Scholarship for graduate students, and interned at King & Wood Mallesons Beijing office. He is interested in reforming the judicial system and improving social justice in China. Teng is 28 years old and from China.

Timothy McLaughlin (2018)

United States of America

United States Military Academy at West Point

Government

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Timothy McLaughlin is a recent graduate of the United States Military Academy, with a major in American Politics and a minor in Grand Strategy. He is the Cadet-in-Charge of the Academy's Sandhurst Military Competition, which brings together approximately fifty Academy and International teams to test physical fitness and military skills. Tim served as a fellow at the Center for Study of Presidency and Congress, was a student leader at the Student Conference for United States Affairs, and served as an intern at the White House National Security Council. Tim is 22 years old and from the United States of America.

Tonatiuh Lievano Beltran (2018)

Mexico

Harvard University,Yale University

Economics/Economic Policy,Entrepreneurship,Law

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Tonatiuh Lievano studied Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Economics at Harvard College, where he developed medical devices, was a student government representative, and worked on water sanitation and antipoverty policy. Following graduation, Tonatiuh spent a year as a Michael C. Rockefeller fellow in Brazil and Mozambique, delving into Public Health, Education, and Advocacy. He speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French and hopes to study Chinese cities and the ways in which the public and private sectors are working to address their policy and livability challenges. Tonatiuh is 25 years old and from the United States and Mexico.

Wilfried Buiron (2018)

France

University of Warwick

Consulting,Entrepreneurship,Foreign Policy

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Wilfried Buiron will graduate from the University of Warwick in June 2017 with a Bachelor's degree in International Management. Passionate about entrepreneurship, he has experience working in startups from Paris to Beijing and speaks fluent French, English and Mandarin. Part of Freshminds recruitment company's UK top 100 graduates, Wilfried has the ambition to become a future global role model in entrepreneurship. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Wilfried plans to further his knowledge of China with a view to connecting China to the rest of the world through business. Wilfried is 21 years old and from France.

Xing MA (2018)

China

Renmin University of China

Media

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Xing MA is a recent graduate from the School of Journalism and Communication at Renmin University of China. He is currently working at The Emirates Literature Foundation in Dubai. While at university, he supervised volunteers for the Youth Ambassador Program for Minorities, organized more than ten cultural preservation camps in Western China, and co-founded a social enterprise startup aiming to preserve the heritage and traditions of Chinese minority groups. Xing has been recognized as a United States-China Dialogue Young Scholar of Asia Society, and a Young Change Maker by the British Council. Ma Xing is 23 years old and from China.

Xinghan WANG (2018)

China

Tsinghua University

Technology

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Xinghan WANG received his Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering at Tsinghua University in 2016, where he ranked amongst the top in his class. His area of focus has been the sustainable development of China’s industry, and he wants to promote more reform and cooperation in the future. He has also been a member of Tsinghua’s Red Cross Society. Xinghan is 23 years old and from Mainland China.

Xinrong LU (2018)

China

Cornell University

Public/Social Policy

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Xinrong LU received her Bachelor's degree from Cornell University in May 2016, majoring in Industrial and Labor Relations and minoring in Business and East Asian Studies. Xinrong is passionate about education equality and has spent her time at Cornell exploring means of elevating low-income workers' working and living conditions. She has previously interned at the International Labor Organization in Geneva, Switzerland and is currently working at a global investment bank in Hong Kong. Through the Schwarzman Scholars Program, Xinrong hopes to combine her experiences in business and international development, and work as a social entrepreneur to further explore ways of engaging the private sector in education and vocational training provision. Xinrong is 24 years old and from China.

Xizi JIA (2018)

China

Fudan University

Business

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JIA Xizi is a Ph.D. candidate at Fudan University, majoring in organization behavior. She developed her passion for youth development through her various international activities. Standing out of over 3,000 contestants, she was selected as the youth delegate representing China in the 2015 Philippines APEC meeting. In 2014, she was awarded the Most Valuable Participant in China-United States Youth Leadership Symposium, the highest honor during the event. During her studies at Fudan, she served as the Student Union President in the Management School as well as the Postgraduate Students Association. Xizi is 27 years old and from Beijing, China.

Yamini Bhandari (2018)

United States of America

Cornell University

Finance,Government,Law

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Yamini Bhandari received her undergraduate degree at Cornell University, majoring in Industrial & Labor Relations and minoring in Business, Law & Society and Inequality Studies. As the undergraduate student-elected trustee on Cornell's Board of Trustees, Yamini has spearheaded a campaign to establish an academic diversity requirement. She also worked at J.P. Morgan as an Energy Investment Banking Summer Analyst. Yamini is passionate about international labor relations and hopes the Schwarzman Scholars program can serve as a platform to launch a career at the World Bank. Yamini is 21 years old and from the United States of America.

Yaoqing NI (2018)

China

Harbin Institute of Technology

Technology

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Yaoqing NI holds a Master’s degree in Communication and Information Engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT). He received the National Scholarship and holds several patents. Yaoqing served as the vice president of Student Union at HIT, and President of the Student Union of Electronics and Information at the Engineering School. Overthe past few years, Yaoqing has traveled to several rural areas of China for volunteer teaching activities, and won the second prize of the National Social Practice for his work. Yaoqing is 23 years old and from Mainland China.

Ye YUAN (2018)

China

Northwestern University

Economics/Economic Policy

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YE YUAN graduated in 2011 from Northwestern University with a double major in Economics and Mathematics. At Northwestern, Richard also received the Kellogg Certificate for Undergraduate Students. Richard works at BlackRock as a portfolio manager in fixed income where he focuses on credit and Macro investing. Upon completion of Schwarzman Scholars, Richard hopes to pursue a career in the pension industry in China and improve the pension landscape amid the challenge of an aging population in the country. Richard is 28 from China.

Yiwei XU (2018)

China

University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign

Environment/Climate

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Yiwei XU will graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering and Construction Management from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in December 2016. After witnessing severe environmental issues in China, he found himself dedicated to the renewable energy sector, aiming to improve energy efficiency and to build a quality living environment for China. He is excited to enhance his social and leadership skills as a Schwarzman Scholar. Upon graduation, he hopes to pursue a career in the sustainability field. Yiwei is 24 years old and from China.

Yuanchen YANG (2018)

China

Tsinghua University

Economics/Economic Policy,Finance

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Yuanchen YANG graduated from Tsinghua University with a double degree in English and Economics. In 2014, she won Tsinghua’s Top Scholarship which is awarded annually to only 10 undergraduates. She is now a young economist with the China Finance 40 Forum. In the future, she hopes to work towards designing financial regulatory policies to advance international financial cooperation. She has learned several languages and traveled to over 40 countries. Yuanchen is 25 years old and from China.

Yue WU (2018)

China

National University of Singapore

Business

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Yue WU holds an honors degree in Real Estate from the National University of Singapore. While at NUS, she served as a student ambassador, led the peer advisory committee of the International Relations Office, received the Dean’s Honor List award and participated in an exchange scholarship. Through Schwarzman Scholars, Yue hopes to cultivate her leadership potential and build lasting partnerships. Wu Yue is 26 years old and from China.

Zahra Baitie (2018)

Ghana

Yale University

Public/Social Policy

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Zahra Baitie was born in the United Kingdom, brought up in Ghana, rooted in her Arab Heritage, and educated in South Africa, the United States and China. She considers herself a globally minded citizen with a pan-African spirit. She studied Global Affairs at Yale University with a focus on East Asia and African Studies and is passionate about the development of emerging countries. Determined to catalyze transformative growth on the African continent and fluent in Mandarin, she hopes to positively shape Sino-Africa affairs. She is currently an Associate Consultant at Dalberg Global Development Advisors and hopes the Schwarzman Scholars Program can help her further realize her career aspirations. Zahra is 23 years old and from Ghana.

Zheng GUO (2018)

China

Tsinghua University,University of Cambridge

Technology

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Zheng GUO is a Ph.D. candidate in Power Engineering at Tsinghua University. He received his Master’s degree in Nuclear Energy from the University of Cambridge and Bachelor’s degree in Energy and Power Systems from Tsinghua University. His research focuses on energy systems modelling, and the development of sustainable and clean energy. Zheng has published several original research papers in international journals and is a student counselor at Tsinghua University. He interned with local government in a state-level poverty-stricken county in China and volunteered in Kenya as a teacher. Zheng is 27 years old and from China.

Zihao ZHANG (2018)

China

Emory University

Economics/Economic Policy,Finance

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Zihao ZHANG graduated with the highest honor from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University. He double majored in Finance and Mathematics & Economics. He is a recipient of the Atlanta Society of Financial Analysts’ Award and a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, Omicron Delta Kappa and Omicron Delta Epsilon. Zihao founded the first bilingual student newspaper in Atlanta and served as the president of the Emory Media Council, a university-wide governing body of 15 media organizations. Zihao is now working as a consulting analyst in human capital and benefits at Willis Towers Watson in Atlanta. He aspires to contribute to the strategic growth of small business in China. Zihao is 22 years old and from China.

Zijian JIA (2018)

China

Fudan University

Consulting,Finance

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Zijian JIA graduated from Fudan University majoring in financial management. He received the National Scholarship, the most competitive award for undergraduate students in China, and the China 100 Youth Elite award for most potential. He is a member of the Association of Information Systems and has participated in national academic research projects focusing on P2P lending. Through Schwarzman Scholars, Zijian hopes to gain a better understanding of information systems in public sectors. He is 22 years old and from China.

Ziye WANG (2018)

China

Tsinghua University

Technology

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Ziye WANG is a PhD candidate in the Department of Engineering Physics at Tsinghua University. She is dedicated to enhancing global security with research focusing on millimeter wave imaging for human security inspection and filed two patents related to human security inspection systems. Ziye serves as the director of the Volunteer Service and Guidance Center of the Communist Youth League at Tsinghua University. Ziye is 25 years old and from China.

Aaron Goldstein (2017)

United States of America

University of Pennsylvania

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Aaron Goldstein is joining Blackstone as an Analyst in their Real Estate Group. While at Schwarzman College, Aaron’s concentration was Economics and Business. He was a member of the Schwarzman Scholars’ Basketball team. During his time in Beijing, he explored the city’s entrepreneurial scene, making connections with local tech founders. Aaron previously graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School with a Bachelor of Science in Economics with concentrations in Risk Management and Finance.

Addison McLamb (2017)

United States of America

Wake Forest University

Government

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Addison McLamb will be working near Austin, Texas as a staff officer for a U.S. Army reconnaissance unit. At Schwarzman College, he helped with the Christmas party and always returned cups to the dining hall. Please ask Addison about coffee shops or his custom Schwarzman koozies. He is thankful for the friends he’s made, a steady supply of fresh watermelon, and, in all seriousness, Steve Schwarzman’s incredible gift for this opportunity to live and learn in China.

Akshay Shah (2017)

India

Columbia University

Consulting,Economics/Economic Policy,Government

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Akshay Shah graduated summa cum laude from Columbia University with a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering and is currently a senior business analyst at McKinsey & Company. At Columbia, Akshay headed the student affairs committee of the university senate, and was class president for two years. He was a research assistant to the current head of the government of India’s policy planning body, and has worked on improving financial inclusion through the government’s Unique ID Program. Akshay is is from Bangalore, India.

Alex Parra (2017)

United States of America

United States Military Academy at West Point

Technology

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Alex Parra is a recent graduate majoring in Chemical Engineering from the United States Military Academy. He was president of Tau Beta Pi, an honor engineering society, where he led tutoring and STEM-outreach events for younger students. Alex also conducted independent research and spent time at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and Los Alamos National Laboratory. He is interested in reforming high school education, particularly within the realm of science and engineering. He hopes to study Education Public Policy and generate a dialogue between China and the United States to produce more informed, better-taught high school students and future leaders. Alex is 22 years old and from the United States of America.

Alexander Ho Young Chan (2017)

Hong Kong SAR, China

The University of Hong Kong

Consulting,Finance,Public/Social Policy

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Alexander Ho Young Chan has a fond interest in social mobility and in the role of investments in driving socioeconomic development. He previously worked for Bain & Company and Hillhouse Capital focusing on private equity investments in China and has also worked for the UK Cabinet Office focusing on social impact investments. While at Schwarzman College, he was part of the Schwarzman Journal Editorial team and is also a regular contributor to news outlets including SCMP, HKFP and Stand News. Alexander graduated from Oxford University (MPP) and University of Hong Kong (BEng). At Oxford, he served as the Oxford Strategy Group’s Managing Director and the Oxford Student Hub’s Vice-president.

Alexander Springer (2017)

United States of America

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Entrepreneurship,Health,Technology

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Alex Springer is an inaugural member of the Schwarzman Scholars and graduated in 2017 with a concentration in International Studies. While at Schwarzman College, Alex co-founded the outdoors club and participated in races around China in trail running, triathlon and adventure racing. He has extensive experience creating healthcare technologies for the developing world. After Schwarzman College, he will work at Delta Air Lines for two years in a rotational role to gain corporate and management experience. Alex graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2016 with a major in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Management.

Alibek Nurkesh (2017)

Kazakhstan

Nazarbayev University

Economics/Economic Policy,Energy

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Alibek is joining the Lenovo Future Leaders Program at Lenovo as one of 25 globally-selected fellows of the first batch. His initial assignment will be in Beijing. While at Schwarzman College, Alibek co-organized the first Global Solution Festival, a social innovation competition that gave Schwarzman Scholars and other students a chance to explore a solution to a problem that faces our world. Being the only Schwarzman Scholar from Central Asia, he also initiated the Silk Road Discussion Group of the Global Affairs Club. Alibek graduated with BA in Economics from Nazarbayev University, a new institution in Kazakhstan designed to prepare the next generation of intellectual elite of the country.

Alina Luk (2017)

United States of America

Stanford University

Technology

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Alina Luk is joining Facebook as a Product Manager. Alina's concentration was Business and Economics in Schwarzman College. Alina hosted the first Schwarzman Career Panel. The panel she hosted was on Entrepreneurship, with panelists who were venture capitalists, angel investors, and entrepreneurs. Alina was invited to be an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at ZhenFund (the world's largest angel fund). At Schwarzman, she co-founded her fourth venture INKA (American Style Beef Jerky for the Chinese market) with another scholar Tomas. Alina competed in the rock climbing team and placed 2nd in the university. Alina graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Science in Science, Technology and Society.

Anastasya Lloyd-Damnjanovic (2017)

United States of America

Princeton University

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Anastasya Lloyd-Damnjanovic graduated from Princeton University in 2014 with a major in Politics. At Princeton, Anastasya served as News Editor of The Daily Princetonian and as a head fellow at the Writing Center. A recipient of the Daniel M. Sachs '60 Graduating Scholarship, Anastasya pursued a Masters degree in Philosophy in International Relations at the University of Oxford with a focus on Russian-Iranian relations. She has spent her summers interning for the federal government, including the Department of State. She is passionate about international politics and hopes to become a diplomat. Anastasya is 24 years old and from the United States of America.

Andrew Schoen (2017)

United States of America

Cornell University

Business,Economics/Economic Policy,Finance

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Andrew Schoen is a Principal at NEA, the largest venture capital firm in the US, and is a co-founder of the firms’ NYC office. Andrew is a Board Director of CCP Games, Qadium, and IONQ, and is involved in NEA’s investments in Code42, Curalate, Duolingo, Pocket, ThreatQuotient, and TrackMaven. Prior to NEA, Andrew was an Analyst at Blackstone in New York. In addition, Andrew co-founded Flicstart, a digital media company that was acquired in 2015. Andrew received his MS from Tsinghua as a Schwarzman Scholar and his BA from Cornell University. Andrew serves on the Advisory Board for Entrepreneurship at Cornell, and is a Board Member of the National Udall Scholarship Association focusing on issues related to environmental sustainability.

Angela Chen (2017)

United States of America

University of Pennsylvania

Economics/Economic Policy,Health

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Angela Chen recently graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania studying economics with a concentration in Health Care Management. Elected to Beta Gamma Sigma, an academic honor society, and a Joseph Wharton Scholar, Angela has jointly led the creation of a public health initiative in West Philadelphia while also conducting research on hospital charity care. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Angela looks forward to studying healthcare challenges within China from medical and economic perspectives. Eventually, equipped with knowledge acquired through graduate medical and business studies, Angela hopes to tackle health inequity on a global scale. Angela is 22 years old and from the United States of America.

Annabeth Gellman (2017)

United States of America

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Technology

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Annabeth Gellman completed the Schwarzman Scholars Program in 2017 and is now studying for her MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. While at Schwarzman College, Annabeth was a student life representative on the Schwarzman College Student Government, planned the Schwarzman College Ball and fenced for the Tsinghua University Fencing Team. She also enjoyed playing on the Schwarzman College soccer and basketball teams. Prior to participating in the program, Annabeth worked as a technology consultant in London and New York and graduated from MIT with a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.

Anurag Chandran (2017)

India

University of Missouri-Columbia

Economics/Economic Policy,Foreign Policy,Public/Social Policy

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Anurag Ram Chandran is joining Pangoal Institution 盘古智库 as a Research Fellow. His research portfolio will include China's Belt and Road initiative (BRI), and Chinese foreign policy in general. While at Schwarzman College, Anurag's concentration was international studies. He is a co-founder and Managing Editor of Xinmin Pinglun, the journal of Schwarzman College. Anurag also organized Schwarzman College's first TEDx conference on the theme "Pushing Boundaries" in October 2016. Anurag graduated from the University of Missouri in 2016 with dual degrees in Economics and Political Science.

Arthur Yi Chieh Kao (2017)

Taiwan, China

Shanghai Jiaotong University

Technology

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Arthur Kao is an Industrial Engineering major from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Arthur aspires to promote the transformation of manufacturing industries through LEAN Thinking. He has optimized several production lines of major corporations, and as the President of the Technological Innovation & Entrepreneurship Association at his university, he hosted the Mechanical Innovative Contest and Competition for Engineering Challenges. Arthur is 21 years old and from Taiwan.

Atticus DeProspo (2017)

United States of America

Cornell University

Government,Law,Public/Social Policy

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Atticus DeProspo received his B.S. degree in Industrial & Labor Relations from Cornell University in 2015, graduating with honors. He was a member of the Cornell varsity men’s soccer team for four years, helping them win an Ivy League title in 2012. Previously, he worked in Florida and Washington D.C. for Senator Marco Rubio. Atticus also interned for Justice Sotomayor at the United States Supreme Court in 2015. He was awarded a Bill Gates-Cambridge Scholarship and will pursue graduate studies at the University of Cambridge during the 2017-2018 term. Atticus is 24 years old and from the United States of America.

Belinda McEniery (2017)

Australia

University of Queensland

Economics/Economic Policy,Government,Public/Social Policy

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Belinda McEniery completed a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) in 2014 at the University of Queensland, where she researched healthcare expenditure. Following graduation, Belinda worked at Queensland Treasury, focusing on public health policy and commercial infrastructure. As a Schwarzman Scholar, she studied public policy and was the Treasurer of the Student Government. After the program, Belinda will return to Australia to work on healthcare economics for Johnson & Johnson.

Benjamin Harris (2017)

United States of America

University of Virginia

Environment/Climate,Foreign Policy,Government

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Benjamin Harris graduated in May 2016 from the University of Virginia, double-majoring in Physics and Political & Social Thought with a focus on international. Reared in Appalachia, Ben became a Jefferson Scholar, Raven Society member, and President of the Washington Literary Society and Debating Union. Elected to Phi Beta Kappa as a third-year, he has researched casualty sensitivity, the nuclear taboo, and violence’s effect on social norms. He hopes to pursue a career in diplomacy or academia, perhaps both. As a Schwarzman Scholar, he anticipates gaining insight into China’s perspective on the intersection between military and diplomatic policy. Benjamin is 22 years old and from the United States of America.

Blaise Buma (2017)

Cameroon

Washington and Lee University

Economics/Economic Policy,Entrepreneurship,Finance

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Blaise Buma is from Cameroon. He is a member of the inaugural class of Schwarzman Scholars. Prior to Schwarzman Scholars, Blaise attended Washington and Lee University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and worked for Goldman Sachs. He currently works as an investment professional for CrossBoundary LLC.

Bonnie Lei (2017)

United States of America

Harvard University

Entrepreneurship,Environment/Climate,Health

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Bonnie Lei is a program manager working with Microsoft’s sustainability team to leverage technology for environmental conservation. She is excited to apply her experiences leading conservation projects in Myanmar, South Africa, and Uganda to this role. While at Schwarzman College, Bonnie concentrated in Economics & Business, conducted a practical training project with Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Initiative, and wrote her thesis on corporate sustainability strategies in China. She also co-founded the environment group (aka the “Schwarzman Treehuggers”!) and sang in Schwarzman Choir. Previously, Bonnie graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with an A.B. in Organismic & Evolutionary Biology.

Cameron Hickert (2017)

United States of America

University of Denver

Energy,Foreign Policy,Government

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Cameron Hickert studied physics and international studies at the University of Denver before concentrating in international affairs at Schwarzman College. He now works as a China-focused researcher for Dr. Graham Allison at Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, alongside fellow 2017 scholar Jesse Caemmerer. While in Beijing, Cameron co-managed the College’s 新民评论 academic journal alongside Kyle Hutzler and Anurag Chandran. His favorite common room in the building was that in the southwest corner of the 4th floor, and a top memory from the year was playing on the Schwarzman intramural soccer team.

Carlos Gonzalez Sierra (2017)

Dominican Republic

Amherst College

Business,Consulting,Law

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Originally from the Dominican Republic, Carlos Adolfo Gonzalez is passionate about social justice. After graduating from Amherst College, Gonzalez mobilized voters in Illinois before drafting policy at the U.S. House of Representatives and resettling refugees at Church World Service. He led advocacy efforts for the Pennsylvania DREAM Act, in addition to writing in the New York Times, The Conversation, Mitú and others on immigration and Latino affairs. He earned graduate degrees from the University of Cambridge and Tsinghua University as a Gates Scholar and Schwarzman Scholar, respectively. Presently, he is the Statewide Capacity Building Coordinator at the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition.

Chardaye Bueckert (2017)

Canada

Simon Fraser University

Consulting,Economics/Economic Policy,Environment/Climate

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Chardaye Bueckert is joining Deloitte’s Public Sector Transformation Team in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She will remain involved in the non-profit sector advocating for democratic reform in Canada. While at Schwarzman College, Chardaye concentrated in Public Policy and researched the relationship between food waste and food security in China. She was involved in the Political Professionals Association and helped edit the weekly newsletter to Mr. Schwarzman. Chardaye has experience in government, student leadership, political advocacy, and debate. She completed her undergraduate degree at Simon Fraser University in 2015, studying political science and law.

Cheng Huang (2017)

China

Tsinghua University

Finance,Law

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Huang Cheng graduated from Tsinghua University with a major in Accounting and minor in Law. She was awarded the Principal Scholarship given to only the top-10 undergraduates each year. Being selected as valedictorian, she delivered the farewell statement at the 2014 Graduation Ceremony of Tsinghua University on behalf of her class. Interested in education, she spent a year at a rural high school in Qinghai Province, northwestern China as a volunteer teacher. After graduating from Schwarzman College, she will continue her PhD education in organizational behavior in School of Economic and Management at Tsinghua University.

Chi Zhang (2017)

China

Peking University

Economics/Economic Policy,Finance,Law

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David Chi ZHANG will continue to pursue his PhD in Finance at Tsinghua University. He is likely to keep in touch with subsequent Schwarzman Scholars through Teaching Assistant Programs. David joined the field of Public Policy during his study at Schwarzman College. He was the organizer and lecturer of the Seminar Series on Chinese Communist Party and Chinese Politics. He is expected to get his PhD degree by 2020. David graduated from Peking University as Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Science in 2015.

Christian Føhrby (2017)

Denmark

Harvard University

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Christian Føhrby is interested in performing arts, cosmopolitan education, and Chinese-Western relations. He has written, directed, and performed in many music and theater projects, and believes art and pop culture can help create the global civic consciousness needed for a green and peaceful 21st century. Before studying at Schwarzman College, Christian received an A.B. degree in Government from Harvard University and a Master of Science degree in Global Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has previously worked in climate change policy, primary and secondary school teaching, public sector management consulting, and business journalism. Christian currently lives in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Chuang Zhao (2017)

China

Jilin University

Business,Economics/Economic Policy,Finance,Law

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Chuang Zhao is a graduate of the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University. He is deeply interested in innovation and entrepreneurial economy, social organization and youth diplomacy. He previously led many community projects in Jilin province. Representing China, Chuang has attended various international student leadership summits including the Y20 summit, Student Leadership Innovation Experience camp and the Asia Europe Foundation Young Leaders summit. He also served as the President of Student Union of Jilin University and was President of the China Alliance of Campus International Societies. He aspires to advance social progress through the power of innovation and institutional changes. Chuang is 24 years old and from Mainland China.

Claus Kao-Chu Soong (2017)

Taiwan, China

National Cheng-Chi University

Consulting,Foreign Policy,Law

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Soong Kao-Chu holds an LL.B. from National Chengchi University, Taipei, and has studied at the School of Oriental and Asian Studies (SOAS), University of London, and Johns Hopkins University. He served as a research assistant in government research projects, and is interested in international relations, public international law, and political theories. He has volunteered with immigrants around the world and closely observed the influence of international systems on local community and individuals. Kao-Chu is 24 years old and from Taiwan.

Corey Meyer (2017)

United States of America

New York University

Economics/Economic Policy,Foreign Policy,Law

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Corey Meyer is continuing his legal studies at Yale Law School where he hopes to remain engaged with the pressing issues of our global age. He graduated in 2015 from New York University Abu Dhabi, where he was a two-time Vice President of Student Government, among other things. He remains ever grateful for the remarkable Schwarzman Scholars experience and looks forward to a career in law before pursuing a role in government.

Cristopher-Teodor Uglea (2017)

Romania

Universitatea Bucuresti

Foreign Policy,Government,Public/Social Policy

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Cristopher-Teodor Uglea studied history at the University of Bucharest. He is mostly interested in international relations in Eastern Europe, historically a contact area between Europe and Asia. He was awarded a Telekom Scholarship and was been selected as a Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Fellow. After a year in China as a Schwarzman Scholar, he hopes to continue his studies in international affairs to lead him towards a position in diplomatic service. Cristopher is 21 years old and from Romania.

Danai Mavunga (2017)

Zimbabwe

University of Zimbabwe

Education,Environment/Climate,Public/Social Policy

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Danai Mavunga holds an undergraduate degree in Environmental Science from the University of Zimbabwe and will graduate this year with an MBA from Wits Business School. Danai co-authored a book, The Next Big Level, which is used as part of the training and development program for a youth organization in Zimbabwe. Her long term goal is to lead and coordinate a social enterprise focusing on youth unemployment, entrepreneurship and national skills strategy. Through this she hopes to contribute to the socioeconomic growth of the African continent. Danai is 28 years old and from Zimbabwe.

Daniel Glenn (2017)

United States of America

United States Naval Academy

Foreign Policy,Government

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Daniel Glenn served in the United States military for 10 years, studying international relations at the United States Naval Academy before earning a Master degree in Government from the University of Maryland. As a Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (Special Operations) Officer, Daniel deployed twice in two major campaigns, leading teams called upon to defuse IEDs, dive in search of underwater explosives, and dismantle chemical weapons. Daniel founded two philanthropic efforts in his spare time, and once broke a Guinness World Record for running a mile in an 80-lb bomb suit in 8 minutes and 30 seconds. Following Schwarzman Scholars, he intends to move into the private sector before pursuing his desire to serve as an honest broker in the Senate. Daniel is 28 years old and from the United States of America.

Daniel Goldstern (2017)

United States of America

University of Pennsylvania

Business,Economics/Economic Policy,Finance

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At Schwarzman College, Dan Goldstern concentrated in Economics & Business and tried unavailingly to improve his Chinese. In his scant spare time, helped found a Schwarzman Scholar-run school in Nepal, haphazardly planned the Class of 2017 Time Capsule, and organized several ski trips around Beijing and to Kazakhstan. Prior to the year in Beijing, Dan worked on large-scale real estate investment and development projects around the world, while employed at Silverstein Properties in NYC. He began his career in investment banking at Citi. Dan once studied political science and economics at the University of Pennsylvania and he originally hails from Brooklyn, New York.

David Benger (2017)

United States of America

Brandeis University

Foreign Policy,Government,Law

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David Benger graduated from Brandeis University summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 2014, and is currently an Investigative Analyst at the NY District Attorney's Office. David's background as the son of Soviet refugees to the United States has fostered a strong commitment to the international rule of law. David studied abroad in The Hague, and worked at the International Criminal Court, prompting his honors thesis on the United States’ relationship with the International Criminal Court. While at Brandeis, he served as a peer academic advisor and leader of the ice hockey team. Following his year as a Schwarzman Scholar, David plans to return to the States for a law degree and pursue a career as an advocate for international legal institutions by promoting common interests shared by sovereign governments and international courts. David is 24 years old and from the United States of America.

Ella Cheng (2017)

United States of America

Princeton University

Consulting,Foreign Policy,Public/Social Policy

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Ella Cheng hails from New York and is and currently a Business Analyst at McKinsey’s New Jersey Office. While at Schwarzman College, Ella concentrated in Public Policy and served as a Student Government representative, drafting the constitution and establishing the dining committee, a Mission & Values Task Force member, a Schwarzman tennis team player, and an organizer of miscellaneous activities—starting the toastmasters club, connecting with volunteer opportunities, and collaborating with Tsinghua students for a social innovation competition. Prior to Schwarzman, Ella graduated from Princeton where she majored in Public & International Affairs and served as the Student Government President.

Emma Campbell-Mohn (2017)

United States of America

Duke University

Foreign Policy,Government,Public/Social Policy

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Emma Campbell-Mohn is a recent graduate who studied political science as well as Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Duke University. She previously served as the Defense Intern for the Subcommittee Chair of the House Armed Services Committee and was a summer intern at the American Enterprise Institute. At Duke, Emma was Co-Chair of the American Grand Strategy Program and President of the Duke Alexander Hamilton Society. She is an avid writer, contributing to The Diplomat, Princeton Journal of East Asian Studies, and Columbia Journal of Politics & Society, and hopes to pursue a career in Asia-Pacific security policy. Emma is 21 years old and from the United States of America.

Enkhmend Gereltogtokh (2017)

Mongolia

University of Chicago

Economics/Economic Policy

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Enkhmend Gereltogtokh is an incoming Consultant at Oliver Wyman in New York. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Chicago, majoring in Economics and Environmental Studies. He has been heavily involved with entrepreneurial efforts, working on textbook rental service and an annual start-up showcase while in college. In the long-run, he aims to help Mongolian firms better access international markets, especially the Chinese market. During his year at Schwarzman College, Enkhmend enjoyed traveling around China.

Hayden Rodenkirchen (2017)

Canada

University of Toronto

Foreign Policy

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Hayden Rodenkirchen was a Loran Scholar at Trinity College in the University of Toronto studying international relations. He led the Salterrae newspaper and the Undergraduate Journal of Political Science. Hayden has worked for Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs in Vietnam, in Toronto’s financial services sector, and at Grand Challenges Canada – a not-for-profit organization, where he helped build partnerships between international funders of development innovation. Through Schwarzman Scholars, Hayden hopes to develop the perspective and leadership skills necessary to contribute to policy on evolving issues in international relations, from trade and climate governance to development innovation. Hayden is 21 years old and from Canada.

Henry Pit Kai Keung (2017)

Hong Kong SAR, China

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Business,Consulting,Government

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Henry Keung pursued a double major in Global Business and China Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong on full scholarship from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, and graduated with first class honors. He is now a fourth-year administrative officer at the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. He was selected from over 15,000 applicants and works across distinct policy areas to develop collaboration with various departments and external stakeholders. Henry has previous experience working at Bain & Company, JP Morgan and the Central Policy Unit of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government. Henry actively engages in youth development through Enactus, as its Regional Program Manager in charge of scouting and mentorship programs. Henry is 26 years old and from Hong Kong.

Hongyu Zhao (2017)

China

Tsinghua University

Technology

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Zhao Hongyu, is a PhD Candidate in Biology Engineering at Tsinghua University. He is dedicated to using technology to protect the environment. As CEO of BluePHA, the world's first multi-type biological plastic company, he uses an innovative technology to reduce the cost of biodegradable plastic. He has worked with Alon incubator in Israel, Globe Venture Capital in London and LG in Korea and has been recognized by China’s top leadership for his environmental responsibility. Hongyu is 26 years old and from Mainland China.

Isabel Scher (2017)

United States of America

Rice University

Business

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Isabel Scher recently graduated from Rice University where she studied political science. After graduating from the Schwarzman Scholars program, she will work with McKinsey & Company as a business analyst. Her experience as a Schwarzman Scholar will enhance her understanding of China’s political and business environment to effectively consult with multinational companies in today’s interconnected global economy. Currently, Isabel is working with Enable, a virtual community foundation, to design and execute a model for evaluating 3D printed prosthetic hands for recipients with upper limb differences. Isabel is 22 years old and from the United States of America.

Italo Ribeiro Alves (2017)

Brazil

Quinnipiac University

Business,Government,Public/Social Policy

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Italo Alves is the Co-Founder at TODXS, a social startup that promotes LGBT+ inclusion in Brazil through innovation, education and business. He currently is dedicating himself to running for political office in his home state of Ceará, Brazil. He is one of the national leaders of the Acredito movement – an initiative for the renovation of political leadership in the country. Italo is also a Global Shaper from the World Economic Forum. Prior to attending Schwarzman College, Italo worked at Deloitte, Ashoka and the Lemann Foundation. He also studied international business and finance at Quinnipiac University.

Jacob Gaba (2017)

United States of America

Dartmouth College

Entrepreneurship,Media,Technology

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Jacob Gaba is currently a WPP Fellow working at Grey London as a strategic planner. Jake loved his time at Schwarzman College. Please reach out to Jake if you have any questions about marketing/advertising/PR, photography, videography, or entrepreneurship. Jake would be happy to help.

James Rizzo (2017)

United States of America

University of California, Davis

Business,Consulting,Law

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James Rizzo graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Davis with a B.A. in Political Science. He is particularly interested in the ways in which new technologies impact trends in public policy and governance. At Intuit Inc., he led a $2.5 million project in support of a payments technology migration initiative. He aims to begin his career in the public sector practice of a global consultancy with the ultimate goal of becoming a White House policy advisor. He is also an instrument rated private pilot and an avid mountain biker. James is 22 years old and from the United States of America.

Jasmin Stadler (2017)

Switzerland

University College London

Economics/Economic Policy,Entrepreneurship,Foreign Policy

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Jasmin Stadler is a member of the inaugural class of Schwarzman Scholars. Previously, she studied Mandarin at Tsinghua University for two semesters, whereupon she read for an undergraduate degree in politics, economics and data science at the University College London and Sciences Po, Paris. While at Schwarzman College, she took on chasing after forwards in the THU interdepartmental basketball competition, and is now working on student experience for the Kiran School in Nepal alongside her brilliant fellow '17 scholars. For the next two years, Jasmin will pursue a masters in comparative government at Oxford University, where she will focus on digital government and quantitative social science techniques.

Jason Heo (2017)

United States of America

Swarthmore College

Entrepreneurship,Public/Social Policy,Technology

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Jason Heo graduated from Swarthmore College in 2015 with a B.A. in Economics and Political Science. While at Schwarzman College, Jason’s concentration was in economics and business, and he wrote his thesis on Chinese land acquisitions in Africa. He has strong interests in food security, social innovation, and politics. Jason is now based in San Francisco, California.

Jesse Caemmerer (2017)

United States of America

Santa Clara University

Consulting,Foreign Policy,Government

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Jesse Caemmerer graduated with a Bachelor degree in Politics and International Relations from Santa Clara University. He won a Rotary Global Scholarship to complete a Master degree in Strategic Studies from Nanyang Technological University, graduating top of his class. As a Schwarzman Scholar, he will study China’s foreign policy process to prepare for an academic career in Sino-United States military-security relations. Jesse works as a Research Analyst at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, focusing on irregular warfare and Asia-Pacific security. He co-founded the Dili Education Club in Timor-Leste, and is a member of the Center for Strategic and International Studies Young Leaders Program. Jesse is 22 years old and from the United States of America.

Jessica Hocken (2017)

United States of America

Arizona State University

Public/Social Policy

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Jessica Hocken will start her accounting career as a consultant with Deloitte in New York. She will be working in their Accounting & Reporting Transformations practice where she will conduct accounting research for M&A transactions. As a newbie to New York City, she is excited to engage in the Schwarzman Alumni Network and help build a strong NYC community. If you are ever visiting Arizona (her home state), she has plenty of advice and tips for you!

Jie Deng (2017)

China

Nankai University

Public/Social Policy

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Deng Jie received dual degrees in Chemistry and Applied Psychology from Nankai University and has studied at the University of California Berkeley. She has demonstrated a passion for social governance within a transitional society, cross-cultural cooperation, and the application of big-data modeling to public policy making. Her research focuses on subjective wellbeing, and has been presented and published in several psychology conferences and journals. Jie has assisted in the inclusive education of special needs children and served as the coordinator for the disabled children art festival and the baseball team at a high school in Sichuan Province. Jie is 23 years old and from China.

Jintian Li (2017)

China

University of Rochester

Business

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Prior to joining the inaugural cohort of Schwarzman Scholars, Jintian "Jay" Li worked for the HQ of the National Basketball Association in New York for 4 years, focusing on international business development and investor relations. Jay is also a part-time consultant for Hony Capital's sports & media investment team. After Schwarzman Scholars, he will join the Chinese Basketball Association as the President's Special Assistant.

John Randolph Thornton (2017)

United States of America

Harvard University

Foreign Policy,Government,Media

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J.R. Thornton graduated from Harvard University in 2014. His first novel, Beautiful Country, loosely inspired by time he spent in Beijing as a teenager, was a best-seller on its release in China and is due to be published worldwide by Harper Collins in April 2016. J.R. was an internationally-ranked junior tennis player, later competing for the Harvard team and on the men’s professional tour. In the long run J.R. plans to enter public service and hopes to become a leader in the development of a positive US-China relationship. Born in London and a current resident of Florida, J.R. is 26 years old and from the United States.

Jonathan Jeffrey (2017)

United States of America

Harvard University

Communications,Foreign Policy,Media,Public/Social Policy

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An economics and business concentrator, Jonathan Jeffrey received his master’s degree in the management of global affairs from Tsinghua University in 2017. Alongside his academic program, he worked for the National Basketball Association, developing the League’s strategy to increase the presence of basketball in Chinese schools. Prior to his year as a Schwarzman Scholar, Jonathan graduated from Harvard College, with a degree in history. He has worked for the former U.S. Ambassador to NATO Nicholas Burns, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, and Teach For America. Jonathan grew up in Sonoma County, California.

Jordan Shapiro (2017)

United States of America

Stanford University

Entrepreneurship,Health,Technology

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Jordan Shapiro is joining New Enterprise Associates (NEA) as the east coast investment analyst. At Schwarzman College, he studied Economics and Business and, as the first administrative chair for the SCSG, helped to draft the College’s first Constitution and bylaws. Before joining Schwarzman Scholars, he was a product manager in Silicon Valley and graduated from Stanford University, where he earned his master’s degree in Management Science & Engineering. Jordan holds a Bachelor degree from Stanford in Bioengineering and a minor in Modern Languages (with fluency in Mandarin, Spanish, and Hebrew).

Jordyn Turner (2017)

United States of America

Dartmouth College

Government

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Jordyn Turner graduated in 2016 from Dartmouth College where she studied Government and Asian & Middle Eastern Studies. She has travelled extensively during her college career, studying Portuguese and Chinese in Brazil and China respectively, as well as volunteering at a non-profit youth education program in South Africa. Her ultimate career goal is to work in international diplomacy, focusing specifically on issues of global poverty and education. Jordyn hopes to take her diverse experiences as a former Division 1 basketball player, a classical pianist of 13 years, and a leader of the Dartmouth Greek system to facilitate the broader conversation of finding common ground amongst people of different backgrounds, and to be an agent for positive change and intercultural relations. Jordyn is 21 years old and is from the United States of America.

Jose Miguel Luna (2017)

Mexico

Georgetown University

Economics/Economic Policy

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José Miguel Luna graduated from Georgetown University with a major in International Economics and Development. At Georgetown he was the founder of the Mexican Student Association and the general manager of an on-campus student-run business. Before Schwarzman, Jose worked as a product developer at Locus Analytics, a data analytics start up. As a Schwarzman Scholar, José focused on Chinese participation in the development of Mexico’s special economic zones, a partnership which he proposed and is currently coordinating. He now works at Delta Airlines as a Global Strategy Associate, helping the airline expand in the Latin American and East Asian markets.

Joseph Broderick (2017)

United States of America

United States Military Academy at West Point

Health,Public/Social Policy

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Joseph Broderick graduated from the United States Military Academy. He captained West Point’s national championship boxing team and lead Cadets Against Sexual Harassment and Assault, an organization working to eliminate harassment and assault in the military. He forged a commitment to global health issues through work with the developmentally disabled in Mongolia and with world leaders in global medicine at the WHO Western Pacific Regional Conference in Guam. This commitment is highlighted by his novel research on bacterial antibiotic resistance, and Joe hopes to continue to serve the world’s people through a career in global public health. Joseph is 21 years old and from the United States of America.

Joseph Dinkel (2017)

United States of America

United States Naval Academy

Law

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Joseph Adam Dinkel graduated from the United States Naval Academy in May 2016; he is currently ranked in the top of his class. On military orders in China, Joseph currently spends his mornings honing his Mandarin and his nights working at Capital Associates Law Firm. Joseph has led at the brigade, platoon and boat-crew level; still, he remains most humbled by the Navy’s selection to send him to the Basic Underwater Demolition SEALs. Following his studies as a Schwarzman Scholar, Joseph hopes to serve alongside the Navy’s most elite Special Warfare sailors—SEALs. Joseph is 22 years old, was born in Cambridge, England and grew up on foreign shores before his family settled down in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Julian Busch (2017)

Germany

WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management

Business,Economics/Economic Policy,Finance

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Julian Busch graduated from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management with a Bachelor´s degree in Business Administration. He has already gained professional experience in several countries and industries. Before relocating to Beijing, Julian worked for J.P. Morgan in London, which he will rejoin after his studies. In the future, Julian wants to work in a leadership position at the interface between Chinese and Western financial markets. Julian also has strong interest in politics, enjoys travelling and is a passionate chef. Julian is 23 years old and from Germany.

Juliana Batista (2017)

United States of America

Cornell University

Business,Economics/Economic Policy,Law

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Juliana Batista received her undergraduate degree at Cornell University, majoring in Industrial & Labor Relations and minoring in Economics and Business. As the elected Student Assembly President, Juliana actively advocated to reform sexual assault and financial aid policies. Juliana spearheaded the annual International AIDS Awareness Week at Cornell. She has interned with Deutsche Bank Asset & Wealth Management serving global clients. Schwarzman Scholars will provide a transformative platform for her to launch into international investing for female economic empowerment. Juliana aspires to serve at the World Bank and engage in development endeavors. In her spare time she is an avid kitesurfer, cyclist, and contemporary dancer. Juliana is 21 years old and from the United States of America.

Kaidi Zhang (2017)

China

Nankai University

Economics/Economic Policy

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Zhang Kaidi received a double Bachelor degree in Arts and Economics from Nankai University in 2015. He was the Chairman of Tianjin Students’ Federation and Executive Chairman of Nankai Students’ Union. As a gold medal winner of China College Students’ Entrepreneurship Competition and Tianjin Challenge Cup Competition, Kaidi is passionate about the role startups can play in improving society leading him to found two startups in technology. Kaidi is 22 years old and from Mainland China.

Kay Teo (2017)

Japan

Yale University

Entrepreneurship

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Kay Teo is a consultant at McKinsey & Company, based out of New York City. While at Schwarzman College, Kay studied Economics and Business and organized several initiatives such as the Peer-to-Peer Master Class series for scholars to learn from each other’s unique prior experiences and diverse interests, and social events like the SchwarzBall and Pal-entine’s Day. Prior to her year in Beijing, Kay lived in New Haven, CT, where she studied Neuroscience at Yale University and ran a pop-up restaurant incubator, which launched seven restaurants on campus. Before university, she grew up in Tokyo, Japan.

Kelsey Jamieson (2017)

United States of America

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Energy,Environment/Climate,Technology

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Kelsey Jamieson is a chemical engineer from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology interested in energy policy and the role of US-China relations in the sector. She ultimately hopes to be U.S. Secretary of Energy, acting as a bridge between science and policy. With research experience involving nano-scale heat transfer, thin-film fabrication, and high-efficiency catalysis, Kelsey has published work in four scientific journals with labs at MIT and in France. A key member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Kelsey led the 2015 AIChE Northeast Regional Conference for over 300 students. Kelsey was a teaching assistant for MIT’s Transport Processes and president of her dormitory house. She is a cross-country runner, professional harpist, and avid swing-dancer. Kelsey is 21 years old and from the United States of America.

Kes Rittenberg (2017)

United States of America

New York University

Economics/Economic Policy

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Kes Rittenberg graduated from New York University in 2016, where he studied Economics and Chinese. He is passionate about US-China relations and investing.

Kumiko Mita (2017)

Japan

Keio University

Foreign Policy,Government

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Kumiko Mita studied Political Science and minored in Chinese Security at Keio University. She spent a year studying abroad at Brown University on scholarship, where she studied international security. She has previously worked in the newsroom of Bloomberg, and interned at the Japan Institute of International Affairs as a researcher. She aspires to become a researcher at an influential think tank, and hopes to shape future foreign policy and contribute to regional confidence building measures. For her, Schwarzman Scholars is an opportunity to cultivate personal relationships and deepen her understanding of China. Kumiko is 22 years old and from Japan.

Kyle Hutzler (2017)

United States of America

Yale University

Economics/Economic Policy

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Kyle Hutzler graduated from Yale in 2014 with a BA in Economics and was managing editor of China Hands magazine. He is a senior associate at McKinsey & Company, based in its Washington office where he focuses primarily on transformational public sector and healthcare work. Kyle has been passionate about the Unites States-China relationship since interning at the United States International Trade Commission in high school. He is delighted to return to China as a Schwarzman Scholar and aspires to a career in public service. Kyle is 23 years old and is from the United States of America.

Larry Han (2017)

United States of America

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Economics/Economic Policy,Energy,Health

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Larry Han will be pursuing an MPhil in Operations Research at Cambridge on a Gates Cambridge scholarship before beginning a PhD in Biostatistics at Harvard. During his year at Tsinghua, Larry co-founded Xinmin Pinglun, the journal of Schwarzman College, commissioned the inaugural ping-pong tournament, and participated as a spot-up three-point shooter on the men’s basketball team. He served as the voice-over for Xinhua Net’s explanatory video of the “Two Sessions” conference and translated hundreds of pieces of work for Tsinghua University Art Museum. Larry graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a native of Raleigh, NC.

Lejon Chua (2017)

Singapore

Imperial College London

Business,Consulting,Entrepreneurship

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Lejon is a manager with Enterprise Singapore, grooming deep technology companies for global expansion. He co-organised the inaugural China-Singapore Digital Economy Forum, gathering 250 leading enterprises like Alibaba and Xiaomi for cross-border collaboration. He was also the youngest panellist invited by ICBC to present to over 200 trade specialists and entrepreneurs on Singapore’s experiences in trade and global integration.

At Schwarzman Scholars, Lejon was elected Tsinghua Representative. He led the first choir to an award-winning performance in front of a 2500-strong audience, and organised a professional learning trip to Singapore for scholars to interact with 27 senior leaders in business and politics. Finally, leveraging his experience with China’s largest M&A fund-of-funds, he constructed a methodology that can more precisely value IP within M&A, winning the outstanding master’s thesis award and multiple endorsements for publishing in Chinese and American journals.

Lejon’s long-term aspiration is to help Singapore’s economic steering committee shape policies and elevate her relationships with all trading partners to the next pinnacle.

Leyla Sudbury (2017)

United Kingdom

University of Cambridge

Business,Consulting,Economics/Economic Policy

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Leyla Sudbury graduated with a Master degree in Manufacturing Engineering from the University of Cambridge in June 2015, and is currently living in Tokyo. Her proudest achievement to date is leading the student union at Queens' College. She also co-designed a solar-powered oven that was named by the Huffington Post as one of 11 “simple inventions that could change the world." This program will allow her to combine technical ability with a deeper understanding of leadership in a globalizing world. In the future, she hopes to contribute tangibly to solving sustainability problems. Leyla is 22 years old and from the United Kingdom.

Lucas Briger (2017)

United States of America

Princeton University

Business,Economics/Economic Policy

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Lucas Briger graduated from Princeton University with a degree in History, focusing on economic development and international relations. Lucas works in sustainable energy across power project and technology development. He has a leadership role in hydroelectric and biomass projects in West-Central Africa and commercialization efforts for new nuclear and marine technologies. His goal is to broaden clean energy availability and affordability in helping to alleviate global poverty and climate change. In the future, Lucas wants to join the U.S. public sector and dedicate himself to government service. Lucas is 26 years old and from the United States of America.

Luis Checa (2017)

Peru

Universidad de Piura

Business

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Luis Checa holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from University of Piura. He aims to unify traditional business models, social businesses and technology in one comprehensive development model which creates a virtuous cycle of economic and social value. As a volunteer in Techo, he implemented a microcredit program, business lectures, entrepreneurship contests and a free consulting service that benefited twenty women from “El Mirador de Los Humedales,” a favela in Lima. Luis is 24 years old and from Peru.

Marguerite Wedeman (2017)

United States of America

George Washington University

Foreign Policy,Public/Social Policy

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Marguerite Wedeman graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from George Washington University in May 2016, where she majored in International Affairs and Chinese language. A US Department of State Critical Language Scholar, Marguerite’s senior thesis examined Chinese discourse on non-traditional security and illuminated challenges to and areas for Sino-American collaboration on such issues. After graduating from Schwarzman Scholars, Marguerite will join the National Committee on US – China Relations. Outside of academics, Marguerite enjoys discussing American politics and foreign policy, and was a Nebraska delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Marguerite is 23 and from the United States.

Max Song (2017)

United States of America

Brown University

Business,Economics/Economic Policy,Environment/Climate

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Max Song studied machine learning and diplomacy at Brown University. He is interested in expanding intercultural empathy through the latest technological tools. In his free time, he’s co-published a book on data science, used data science to save a big company, started the One Salon—an intellectual, emotional and experiential gathering devoted to human awakening in fourteen cities around the world. He is excited to return to Beijing, and continue his interest in global economics and politics at Tsinghua as a Schwarzman Scholar. Max is 24 years old and grew up in Beijing, Shanghai and Chicago.

Maximillian Seunik (2017)

Canada

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Foreign Policy,Public/Social Policy

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Max Seunik studied Public Health and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Morehead-Cain Scholar. Currently based in Kampala, he is leading a national study on political accountability across Uganda with Yale-based Innovations for Poverty Action. Through his work in Y20, he has negotiated on behalf of Canada at the G20, presented research at the United Nations, and advised the Rwandan Minister of Health. Looking ahead, he is eager to build a stronger global consensus on unified approaches to development policy. Max is 23 years old and from Canada.

Mingyuan Hu (2017)

China

Nankai University

Public/Social Policy

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Hu Mingyuan graduated with a Bachelor degree from the sociology department of Nankai University. He focuses on the study of the development model of new rural urbanization, and has conducted investigative research on the topic in various Chinese provinces. His experience working as an intern in county government helped him develop an in-depth understanding of social transformation taking place in China’s rural communities. Mingyuan was the president of the Student Union of Nankai University, and is currently working in Southwestern China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region as a volunteer teacher. Mingyuan is 23 years old and from Mainland China.

Mostafa Allam (2017)

Egypt

University of Virginia

Consulting,Economics/Economic Policy,Entrepreneurship

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Mostafa Allam graduated from the University of Virginia with a triple major in Systems Engineering, Economics, and Middle Eastern Studies before completing his Master degree at London Business School. He then joined Strategy& where he worked on strategy projects for multinational corporations and government institutions. After three years in consulting, Mostafa completed his MBA at INSEAD in Singapore. While doing his MBA, he participated in the launch of Circles.Life, Singapore’s fourth telecom operator. Mostafa is also a writer and has authored two novels. He returned to Strategy& in 2017 after the Schwarzman Scholars Program. Mostafa is 27 years old and from Egypt.

Natasha Rachman (2017)

United Kingdom

University of Oxford

Economics/Economic Policy

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Natasha Rachman is a graduate of the University of Oxford where she studied politics, philosophy and economics receiving the Gibbs Prize for Politics, and graduating second in a class of 249. She has debated for the English national team and was a finalist at both the World and European Universities Debating Championships. After graduating she worked as a researcher for members of the UK’s House of Lords. She is particularly interested in what determines the success of international regimes, and hopes to eventually work on related problems in a professional context. Natasha is 22 years old and from the United Kingdom.

Nina Russell (2017)

United States of America

Yale University

Consulting,Economics/Economic Policy,Health

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Nina Russell was a member of the inaugural class of Schwarzman Scholars, graduating from Tsinghua University in 2017 with a Masters degree in Global Affairs. While at Schwarzman College, Nina's concentration was Economics and Business. Nina was a member of the Schwarzman College women's soccer team and of Schwarzman Women. Before moving to Beijing for the program, she worked in strategy and operations at Deloitte's federal consulting practice in Washington, DC. Nina graduated cum laude from Yale University in 2015 with a Bachelor degree in Ethics, Politics, and Economics.

Noah Elbot (2017)

United States of America

Brown University

Energy,Environment/Climate,Finance

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Noah Elbot graduated from Brown University in 2014, where he double majored in East Asian Studies and Economics. During college, he conducted research on rainforest ecosystems in Yunnan Province with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and studied abroad at the Chinese University of Hong Kong researching comparative East Asian growth models for his economics capstone. Following graduation, Noah volunteered at a vocational high school in northwest China before starting his current work developing green financial products for XacBank in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. He seeks to create private sector solutions towards resource and energy sustainability in Asia's emerging markets. Noah is 24 years old and from the United States of America.

Oi Lam Tam (2017)

Macau SAR, China

Renmin University of China

Business,Economics/Economic Policy

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Tam Oi Lam received her Bachelor degree in Journalism from Renmin University where she was the national nominee of the 2011 China College Student of the Year Award. In 2015, she won the international Student Advancement Award to study with Semester at Sea which allowed her to travel to twelve countries on four continents, studying various cultures and local education for women. She currently works for the Macau government. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Oi Lam will study public policy with a focus on policy-making and innovation in industry development. Oi Lam is 25 years old and from Macau.

Pauline Kastermans (2017)

Netherlands

Amsterdam University College

Public/Social Policy

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Pauline Kastermans (The Netherlands) graduated with an MSc in Business Administration from Rotterdam School of Management in 2016, and ran for European Parliament as one of the youngest candidates in 2014. She spent a semester as an MBA exchange student at PKU before arriving at the Schwarzman College. At the College her concentration was International Studies. She was involved with several initiatives encouraging young people to become politically active.

Rahim Mawji (2017)

Kenya

Harvard University

Economics/Economic Policy

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Rahim Mawji graduated from Harvard College where he majored in Applied Mathematics and minored in Sociology. He is currently working with education and energy initiatives in West and East Africa. While at Harvard, he served as president of the African Students Association, interned in financial services in New York, studied with mystics in Indonesia, researched at a leadership academy in South Africa, worked with an energy developer in Ghana, and taught in China. He aspires to help develop and deploy talent and capacity in Africa, and to build educational and economic bridges between Africa, the East, and the West. Rahim is 23 years old and from Kenya and Tanzania.

Regina Parker (2017)

United States of America

United States Military Academy at West Point

Foreign Policy,Government,Health

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Regina Parker graduated from the United States Military Academy with a double-major in Mechanical Engineering and American Politics before earning a Master of Management Science in Global Affairs as a Schwarzman Scholar at Tsinghua University. Regina is an active Young Leader with the Center for Strategic and International Studies and enjoys writing; she has published five editorials and one book chapter during her year in China. In the fall of 2017, Regina will enroll at Harvard Medical School before serving as a US Army physician. Her broader career goals are to enhance US-China relations through medical diplomacy and defense policy.

Richard Altieri (2017)

United States of America

Amherst College

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Richard Altieri recently graduated from Amherst College and is currently pursuing a Watson Fellowship in cross-cultural humor. His fellowship involves performing and studying stand-up comedy in English, Spanish, and Chinese. In college, by teaching English abroad in China and researching policy, Richard developed a passion for education. Looking forward, Richard intends to explore how education policy can facilitate deeper cultural understanding between the United States, Latin America, and China. In the long term, he aspires to start a consultancy that develops education policy at the broadest levels, promoting artistic, social, and historical understanding between nations. Richard is 23 years old and from the United States of America.

Ross Tan (2017)

Australia

Australian National University

Business

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Ross Tan received a Bachelor of Asian Studies with First-Class Honors from Australia National University, for which he received the 2014 Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Award, and is now also completing Honors in his Law degree. He is passionate about sustainable consumerism, international education and cultural exchange. Ross is the co-founder of Australian Natural, China’s first specialist importer of Australian organic wines and fine foods, and recently founded a new non-profit, Orient Abroad, offering on-the-ground support to Australians students in Asia. Ross is 25 years old and from Australia.

Rosy Yung Yung Yang (2017)

Hong Kong SAR, China

Princeton University

Public/Social Policy

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Rosy Yang graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. She was among the top Princeton students elected to Phi Beta Kappa, won the Woodrow Wilson School’s R. W. van de Velde Award, attained a perfect score in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination, and was named one of Hong Kong’s Ten Outstanding Teens. She currently conducts policy research in the Chief Executive’s Office of the Hong Kong Government. A long-time public affairs enthusiast, Rosy was a member of the Hong Kong International Debate Team and the Princeton Debate Panel. She served as Director of News and Culture at Princeton’s radio station WPRB, interned in government offices and NGOs, and volunteered with the Asia Society Hong Kong Center. Rosy is 24 years old and from Hong Kong.

Rugsit Kanan (2017)

Thailand

Harvard University

Business,Entrepreneurship,Finance

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Rugsit Kanan studied sociology and economics at Harvard College where he is one of nine Thai students. On campus, Rugsit was President of the Harvard Association for US-China Relations (HAUSCR) promoting transnational dialogue between young leaders of China and the United States through three annual conferences. Following Schwarzman Scholars, Rugsit will join Lazard Asset Management in New York. Long-term, Rugsit hopes to connect Thai businesses and scholars with opportunities in both the United States and China. In his free time, Rugsit composes poetry in English, Thai, and Mandarin and plays chess for the Thailand national team. Rugsit is 22 years old and from Thailand.

Ruobing Zhou (2017)

China

Tsinghua University

Business,Entrepreneurship,Technology

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Zhou Ruobing (Robin) graduated from Tsinghua University in 2010 with a major in Mechanical Engineering. Before Schwarzman Program, he worked as a research and development project leader at Robert Bosch GmbH. With six years’ experience, Ruobing was the youngest manager in his business unit. Ruobing won a unique Global Vision Award in 1st Innovation Competition at Bosch China for his keen sense of business and technology innovation. Robin also holds a Project Management Professional (PMP®) certificate from Project Management Institute (PMI). Longer-term, he aspires to be a business leader in manufacturing industry and envisions contributing to China's manufacturing transformation.

Ryan Marschang (2017)

United States of America

University of Pennsylvania

Business,Economics/Economic Policy,Finance

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Ryan Marschang is joining Blackstone Energy Partners after graduating from Schwarzman Scholars in 2017. Prior to Schwarzman Scholars, he worked as a reservoir engineer at ExxonMobil on one of the world’s largest energy developments to date in Kazakhstan. Ryan Marschang graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2014 with dual degrees in Chemical Engineering and Economics as a member of the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology. Ryan has prior experience working in early stage venture capital through helping found the Dorm Room Fund in 2012. He also co-founded a building integrated photovoltaic company in 2011. Ryan was born in Colorado, USA and grew up in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Rza Aliyev (2017)

Azerbaijan

The Academy of Public Administration Under the President of Azerbaijan

Business,Energy,Finance

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Rza Aliyev holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration and Master’s degree in Diplomacy from the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy. He is currently finishing a Ph.D. in Economics. Starting in diplomacy, he worked at the Azerbaijani Embassy in Washington, D.C., the Atlantic Council, and was a United Nations Youth Ambassador. In 2012 he became a private banker in Andorra. He is a Deputy Secretary General of Nizami Ganjavi International Center, an organization of more than eighty heads of state. He speaks English, Azerbaijani, Russian, Spanish, Turkish and learning Mandarin. Rza is 28 years old, from Baku, Azerbaijan and lives in Andorra.

Samuel Hsiao (2017)

Taiwan, China

National Cheng-Chi University

Entrepreneurship,Foreign Policy,Media

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Samuel Hsiao was originally from Taiwan. His interest focuses on financial inclusion issues using payment technology to reduce unequal accessibility in financial services. He worked for the Gates Foundation as his personal training project, and helped connect local entrepreneurs in social innovation and impact investing between Beijing and Taipei. While at the Schwarzman College, Samuel promoted the gratitude among fellow scholars including he co-hosted an appreciation dinner to all college staffs. Samuel holds a bachelor degree in diplomacy from National Chengchi University, and had worked in the Development Bank of Singapore (DBS) for two years before the Schwarzman Scholars Program.

Sara Sudetic (2017)

United States of America

King's College London

Media,Public/Social Policy

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Sara Sudetic is a Lantos Fellow at the United States Congress and a freelance writer whose work has been published in Le Monde (Paris), The Heptagon Post (London) and Tehelka (New Delhi). She earned a Master degree in Nationalism Studies at Central European University and a Bachelor degree in War Studies at King’s College London. Having lived on three continents, she has cemented her ambition to work in international affairs. Her focus on Asia developed while studying at Renmin University, leading a filmmaking project in Kashmir, and conducting anthropological fieldwork in Western India. As a Schwarzman Scholar, she aspires to develop the knowledge and professional skills necessary to contribute to rapprochement between Asia and the West. Sara is 24 years old and holds dual American and Serbian citizenship.

Savitri Restrepo Alvarez (2017)

Colombia

Wellesley College

Business,Foreign Policy,Public/Social Policy

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Savitri Restrepo is joining Esquel Group, a Hong Kong-based global textile and apparel manufacturer with a vertically-integrated supply chain. While at Schwarzman College, Savitri’s concentration was Public Policy. She helped create the Schwarzman Latino Association and was part of the women’s soccer and basketball teams. During her time as a Scholar, Savitri was awarded Mckinsey’s Next Generation Women Leaders Award 2017 offered to outstanding female leaders globally. She plans to use the award to grow a community-based social enterprise she co-founded in Colombia. Savitri graduated from Wellesley College in 2016, where she majored in International Relations-Political Science with a minor in Chinese Language and Literature.

Servet Bayimli (2017)

United States of America

Amherst College

Government,Law,Media

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Servet N. Bayimli studied law, jurisprudence and social thought at Amherst College. He seeks to reform child welfare practices worldwide by producing more equitable practices for foster children and devising innovative methods that offer equal educational opportunity for all children. He directed the Sonia and Celina Sotomayor Judicial Internship Program in its inaugural year and has presented at the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in Leiden, Netherlands. He aspires to leverage his cross-cultural experiences and education to discover culturally sensitive solutions and improve outcomes for children. Servet is 21 years old, Turkish American and from the United States of America.

Shan Quan Chande (2017)

Tanzania

London School of Economics and Political Science

Business,Entrepreneurship,Finance

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Shan Quan Chande attained a Bachelor of Science Management degree from London School of Economics before interning at Barclays Global Corporates and working as a Management Consultant at KPMG in London. Shan founded an agricultural company in Tanzania with a view to working with rural Tanzanians in farming. By partnering with leading corporations, and working in the Venture Capital and Private Equity space, Shan hopes to make a real impact in cross border trade and investments from China and elsewhere, into Africa. He speaks fluent English, Mandarin, Russian and Swahili. Shan is 23 years old, is from Tanzania, and is of Chinese and Indian descent.

Shijun Li (2017)

China

Xi'an Jiaotong University

Economics/Economic Policy

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Li Shijun earned a Ph.D. from Tsinghua University and served as the vice chairman of the Tsinghua Graduate student association. He previously organized multiple projects focused on economic development and ecological protection in the countryside of China. He is also determined to serve the local community of China, and has proposed a lot of creative and constructive steps to improve the life of the local people. Shijun is 28 years old and from Mainland China.

Shoumo Zhang (2017)

China

Jilin University

Business,Entrepreneurship,Technology

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Zhang Shoumo is a Ph.D. candidate at Tsinghua University. He worked with Tsinghua University’s high tech transfer platform at the XIN center and was the General Secretary of the Graduate League Association at Tsinghua University’s School of Aerospace. As the co-founder and CEO of Dynamics Memory Co. Ltd., he led his team from China and Israel to apply superlubricity technology into data storage, which will potentially increase the capacity of current hard disk drives by ten to fifteen times. He also started SpectroPhon China to explore personal health and sports applications of wearable chemical sensors in the nation. Shoumo is 26 years old and is from China.

Stephanie Burrell (2017)

United Kingdom

University of Oxford

Environment/Climate,Public/Social Policy

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Stephanie Burrell graduated from the University of Oxford with first class honors and a Biological Sciences degree. She has experience working at Accenture and the Cabinet Office of the United Kingdom Government and is interested in new technologies, public policy, and global affairs. Stephanie’s key accomplishment as a leader was the delivery of new e-commerce functionality for a United Kingdom retailer. For the implementation, she focused on maintaining a close working relationship between international colleagues to ensure the success of the project. Her goal is to shape effective public policy that will guarantee technological advances that benefit the global population. Stephanie is 24 years old and from the United Kingdom.

Surya Karki (2017)

Nepal

College of the Atlantic

Business,Consulting,Economics/Economic Policy

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Surya Karki is currently leading a team of 12 people with the United World Schools Nepal as its Founder Country Director. He recently finished constructing 12 schools and is in Nepal working to get to 35 schools by 2020. In addition, Surya is working on starting another venture in Nepal. Surya has been recognized by the Prince of Wales in 2014 as one of 7 youngest sustainable living entrepreneur and was recently listed as one of 2017 Forbes 30 under 30 Social Entrepreneurs. He is a partner at Rouhana and Karki LLC and has a Masters Degree from Tsinghua University as a Schwarzman Scholar.

Tara Subba (2017)

Indonesia

Durham University

Public/Social Policy

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Tara Subba recently graduated from Durham University, where she read Politics and Philosophy. Tara worked closely with Durham Amnesty International and founded the St. Mary’s College Freedom Association. Her involvement in promoting infrastructural reconstruction and initiating cross-border humanitarian relief efforts in Nepal has become a catalyst for sustainable development in emerging countries and in their integration into the global community. Tara aims to hold a ministerial position in the Indonesian government or to work with the United Nations. Tara is 20 years old and from Indonesia.

Theodore Cohan (2017)

United States of America

Williams College

Environment/Climate,Law,Public/Social Policy

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Teddy Cohan graduated from Williams College in May 2016. His singular accomplishment as a student leader at Williams was as a founder of Kinetic, an action-oriented think tank that strives to understand pressing community problems through comprehensive research and outreach, and then to implement holistic solutions. At Schwarzman College, Teddy contributed to the mission and values task force, created a pub quiz, and played on the basketball team. Teddy is currently attending Columbia Law School and hopes to work in government afterwards. Teddy is 23 years old and from the United States of America.

Tomas Fuentes Benitez (2017)

Argentina

Universidad de San Andres

Economics/Economic Policy,Public/Social Policy

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Tomas Fuentes Benitez is a lawyer immersed in international trade and a Partner at Fuentes Benitez & Spinelli. He serves as an External Advisor to the Board of one of Argentina’s most important ports and is Co-Founder of the Chamber of Professionals of the Port. Tomas studied at San Andres University, was selected for an exchange program at New York University, and was elected President of Student Government. Passionate about Chinese language, culture, politics and economics, he was awarded a scholarship by the Chinese Government to study Chinese in northern China. His ambition is to leverage his Schwarzman Scholars experience to promote impactful connections between China and Latin America. Tomas is 26 years old and from Argentina.

Torre Lavelle (2017)

United States of America

University of Georgia

Environment/Climate,Public/Social Policy

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Torre Lavelle is studying Biodiversity, Conservation and Management at the University of Oxford. While at Schwarzman College, Torre’s concentration was Public Policy. She helped lead the Schwarzman-Rhodes Symposium, a weeklong program designed to foster collaboration between the two programs and further each program’s respective missions. Torre was also a member of the basketball team and served on the ball committee. She graduated with a degree in ecology from the University of Georgia.

Tyler Ross (2017)

United States of America

University of Chicago

Economics/Economic Policy,Law,Public/Social Policy

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Tyler Ross graduated in 2016 from the University of Chicago with degrees in Economics and Public Policy. He is excited to return to Beijing where he spent the summer of 2014 researching environmental public policy. At the University of Chicago, he founded the Moot Court Team and helped to develop and launch the Chicago Peace Corps. Tyler plans to study China's economic and political models for lessons about fighting poverty in the United States. He intends to seek a position in government or at a national nonprofit with a focus on anti-poverty or labor policy. Tyler is 21 years old and from the United States of America.

Tyler Rudolph (2017)

United States of America

Princeton University

Business,Consulting,Economics/Economic Policy

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Tyler Rudolph studied Operations Research and Financial Engineering at Princeton University. His education began in India, where he spent 10 months participating in the Princeton Bridge Year Program. Since returning to the United States, he has thrown himself into a curriculum centered on technology and emerging markets. This background has vaulted him into opportunities from leading an NGO in Sierra Leone, to working at a global investment bank. He is very interested in Asian innovation and plans to delve deeply into Chinese entrepreneurship while a Schwarzman Scholar. Tyler is 22 years old and from the United States of America.

Wei Chi Wang (2017)

Taiwan, China

National Tsing Hua University

Economics/Economic Policy,Finance

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Wei Chi Wang studied economics at National Tsinghua University, Taiwan. She is interested in achieving financial inclusion by leveraging technology, such as blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Being in leadership positions in the International Association of Students in Economic and Commercial Sciences and TEDx at her university has given her valuable experiences in project management and conflict resolution. Wei Chi was awarded a one-year scholarship as an exchange student at Leiden University in the Netherlands. A licensed and experienced scuba diver, she is also concerned about environmental conservation and ecology. Wei Chi is 22 years old and from Taiwan.

Weijie Tan (2017)

China

Peking University

Economics/Economic Policy

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Weijie Tan studied Government and Economics at Peking University where he was the Vice Minister and Deputy Secretary-General for student government and the Communist Youth League Committee. He has served as the Chinese student delegate for several international conferences in the United States, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Beijing, and was a member of the Global Youth Leadership Program. He has worked on a number of volunteer projects in Cambodia, Singapore, Beijing and Sichuan, and is also a national athlete in Orienteering. Weijie wants to work in the public sector. Weijie is 22 years old and from JIangyou, China.

Zachary Kay (2017)

United States of America

Georgetown University

Foreign Policy,Public/Social Policy

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Zachary Kay graduated in May 2016 from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service with a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service in International Political Economy. Throughout his time at Georgetown, Zachary worked on coauthoring a database on government intervention in financial crises alongside economists at the Federal Reserve Board. As a Schwarzman Scholar, he hopes to learn about China’s growing role in global financial markets and the possibilities for the increased integration of the Chinese and American economies. Zachary is 21 years old and from the United States of America.

Zhe Wang (2017)

China

Tsinghua University

Technology

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Walter Z. Wang is a Schwarzman Scholar from Class 2016. He will do a post doc in UC Berkeley after graduation from Schwarzman College, with the goal to deliver solid research in green building and sustainable city. While at Schwarzman College, Walter’s concentration was Public Policy. He helped coordinate the participation of Schwarzman Scholars in Tsinghua Sports League/Tournament and organized a deep dive to Chongqing, Walter’s hometown. Walter graduated from the University of Cambridge with a master degree in Energy Technologies, and a Ph.D. degree from Tsinghua University in Building Science.

Zhong Chu (2017)

China

Tsinghua University

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Chu Zhong is now a PhD candidate in Finance, and she also holds a Bachelor in Management Information Science as well as a Second Degree in Law from Tsinghua University. She served as Vice President of the Student Union of Tsinghua University and President of the PBC School of Finance. Having participated in several national academic research projects on household finance and “Fin-tech,” she acquired deep insight into the frontier of Chinese financial market studies.

Aaron Goldstein (2017)

United States of America

University of Pennsylvania

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Aaron Goldstein is joining Blackstone as an Analyst in their Real Estate Group. While at Schwarzman College, Aaron’s concentration was Economics and Business. He was a member of the Schwarzman Scholars’ Basketball team. During his time in Beijing, he explored the city’s entrepreneurial scene, making connections with local tech founders. Aaron previously graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School with a Bachelor of Science in Economics with concentrations in Risk Management and Finance.

Abdullah Almiqasbii (2018)

Libya

University of Nottingham

Foreign Policy,Government,Public/Social Policy

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Born in Benghazi, Libya, Abdullah opened his first business in solar energy with no capital at the age of 19. As the civil war broke in 2011, he was determined to contribute to the re-birth of his country. This decision brought him to the University of Nottingham Ningbo, China, to study business with Communication Studies. At UNNC, he became the first foreign president of the student union, where he is currently running Integration, a university funded project aiming to foster an inclusive campus life for both domestic and international students. Almiqasbi is now seeking a career in international affairs and diplomacy. He is 22 years old and from Libya.

Adam Tyndall (2018)

United Kingdom

University of Oxford

Communications,Public/Social Policy

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Adam Tyndall read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Hertford College, Oxford where he specialised in the political history of the United Kingdom and China. As an undergraduate he co-founded the China-Britain Youth Association to develop understanding and engagement between young people in those two countries. He has worked in communications and policy roles for the Shadow Infrastructure Minister and for major transport projects – latterly the campaign to expand Heathrow Airport. As a Schwarzman Scholar, he hopes to develop his ability to shape public policy debates. Adam is 27 years old and from the United Kingdom.

Addison McLamb (2017)

United States of America

Wake Forest University

Government

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Addison McLamb will be working near Austin, Texas as a staff officer for a U.S. Army reconnaissance unit. At Schwarzman College, he helped with the Christmas party and always returned cups to the dining hall. Please ask Addison about coffee shops or his custom Schwarzman koozies. He is thankful for the friends he’s made, a steady supply of fresh watermelon, and, in all seriousness, Steve Schwarzman’s incredible gift for this opportunity to live and learn in China.

Akshay Shah (2017)

India

Columbia University

Consulting,Economics/Economic Policy,Government

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Akshay Shah graduated summa cum laude from Columbia University with a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering and is currently a senior business analyst at McKinsey & Company. At Columbia, Akshay headed the student affairs committee of the university senate, and was class president for two years. He was a research assistant to the current head of the government of India’s policy planning body, and has worked on improving financial inclusion through the government’s Unique ID Program. Akshay is is from Bangalore, India.

Alex Parra (2017)

United States of America

United States Military Academy at West Point

Technology

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Alex Parra is a recent graduate majoring in Chemical Engineering from the United States Military Academy. He was president of Tau Beta Pi, an honor engineering society, where he led tutoring and STEM-outreach events for younger students. Alex also conducted independent research and spent time at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and Los Alamos National Laboratory. He is interested in reforming high school education, particularly within the realm of science and engineering. He hopes to study Education Public Policy and generate a dialogue between China and the United States to produce more informed, better-taught high school students and future leaders. Alex is 22 years old and from the United States of America.

Alexander Ho Young Chan (2017)

Hong Kong SAR, China

The University of Hong Kong

Consulting,Finance,Public/Social Policy

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Alexander Ho Young Chan has a fond interest in social mobility and in the role of investments in driving socioeconomic development. He previously worked for Bain & Company and Hillhouse Capital focusing on private equity investments in China and has also worked for the UK Cabinet Office focusing on social impact investments. While at Schwarzman College, he was part of the Schwarzman Journal Editorial team and is also a regular contributor to news outlets including SCMP, HKFP and Stand News. Alexander graduated from Oxford University (MPP) and University of Hong Kong (BEng). At Oxford, he served as the Oxford Strategy Group’s Managing Director and the Oxford Student Hub’s Vice-president.

Alexander Kremer (2018)

Germany

Berlin School of Economics and Law

Entrepreneurship,Finance,Technology

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Alexander Kremer graduated from Berlin School of Economics and Law with a Bachelor's degree in International Business, while employed with IBM in Germany and China. Currently he is a junior project manager with McKinsey & Company in their Business Technology Office. Prior to attending university, he used to be a semi-professional console video game player. While at university, he supported the university’s cross-cultural mentoring program, helping students to connect through an online platform. In the future, he hopes to start his own business in the space of social/technology. Alexander is 26 years old and from Hamburg, Germany.

Alexander Springer (2017)

United States of America

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Entrepreneurship,Health,Technology

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Alex Springer is an inaugural member of the Schwarzman Scholars and graduated in 2017 with a concentration in International Studies. While at Schwarzman College, Alex co-founded the outdoors club and participated in races around China in trail running, triathlon and adventure racing. He has extensive experience creating healthcare technologies for the developing world. After Schwarzman College, he will work at Delta Air Lines for two years in a rotational role to gain corporate and management experience. Alex graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2016 with a major in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Management.

Alibek Nurkesh (2017)

Kazakhstan

Nazarbayev University

Economics/Economic Policy,Energy

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Alibek is joining the Lenovo Future Leaders Program at Lenovo as one of 25 globally-selected fellows of the first batch. His initial assignment will be in Beijing. While at Schwarzman College, Alibek co-organized the first Global Solution Festival, a social innovation competition that gave Schwarzman Scholars and other students a chance to explore a solution to a problem that faces our world. Being the only Schwarzman Scholar from Central Asia, he also initiated the Silk Road Discussion Group of the Global Affairs Club. Alibek graduated with BA in Economics from Nazarbayev University, a new institution in Kazakhstan designed to prepare the next generation of intellectual elite of the country.

Alina Luk (2017)

United States of America

Stanford University

Technology

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Alina Luk is joining Facebook as a Product Manager. Alina's concentration was Business and Economics in Schwarzman College. Alina hosted the first Schwarzman Career Panel. The panel she hosted was on Entrepreneurship, with panelists who were venture capitalists, angel investors, and entrepreneurs. Alina was invited to be an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at ZhenFund (the world's largest angel fund). At Schwarzman, she co-founded her fourth venture INKA (American Style Beef Jerky for the Chinese market) with another scholar Tomas. Alina competed in the rock climbing team and placed 2nd in the university. Alina graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Science in Science, Technology and Society.

Alistair Kitchen (2018)

Australia

University of Sydney

Foreign Policy,Government,Media

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Alistair graduated from the University of Sydney with a Master of Arts in Philosophy and a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in English Literature. He helped author Out On the Fields, a ground-breaking report into homophobia in the sporting environment, and launched the Good Lad Initiative - a program that delivers workshops on masculinity and consent - in Australia. Before that, he led initiatives that increased access to university to students from underrepresented backgrounds. He hopes to use these experiences in social ventures to find new ways of making societies more equitable and compassionate. Alistair is 25 years old and from Australia.

Alix de Monts (2018)

United States of America

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Economics/Economic Policy,Energy,Technology

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Alix de Monts is a Masters student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she also received a B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering. Passionate about addressing the pressing geopolitical and technical challenges of the energy sector, Alix has had a range of international energy experiences: She’s built and raced the MIT Solar Car across Australia, interned with ExxonMobil in Texas, ENGIE in France, and Tesla in California. Her research, developing techno-economic models of the electricity grid to advise governments on policy decisions and market design, has brought her to Saudi Arabia and China. Through Schwarzman Scholars, she hopes to build partnerships and policies for driving global energy transitions. Alix is 25 years old and from the United States and France.

Aly Madhavji (2018)

Canada

INSEAD,University of Toronto

Business,Consulting,Finance

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Aly Madhavji is an MBA candidate at INSEAD and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto. He is an internationally acclaimed author, publishing three books as part of the "Your Guide to" Series. Aly continues to energize and develop tens of thousands of generation Z and millennials through motivational speaking and mentorship globally. Aly served as a Governor of the University of Toronto where he was a member of the Executive Committee and Academic Board of the institution. He's been featured in The Medium and The Varsity newspapers, the Ismaili Magazine, Mississauga Magazine, and University of Toronto Press. Aly is 26 years old and from Canada.

Amos Wittenberg (2018)

United Kingdom

University of Cambridge

Finance,Media

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Mossy studied English Literature at the University of Cambridge, where he helped set up and run the Cambridge Globalist, a student-led current affairs magazine. After graduating he spent four months as a British Council scholar in Beijing studying Chinese language, and now works as a financial journalist. He hopes that developing an understanding of China—its history, language, culture and politics—will inform a career in journalism. Mossy is 23 years old and from the United Kingdom.

Anastasya Lloyd-Damnjanovic (2017)

United States of America

Princeton University

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Anastasya Lloyd-Damnjanovic graduated from Princeton University in 2014 with a major in Politics. At Princeton, Anastasya served as News Editor of The Daily Princetonian and as a head fellow at the Writing Center. A recipient of the Daniel M. Sachs '60 Graduating Scholarship, Anastasya pursued a Masters degree in Philosophy in International Relations at the University of Oxford with a focus on Russian-Iranian relations. She has spent her summers interning for the federal government, including the Department of State. She is passionate about international politics and hopes to become a diplomat. Anastasya is 24 years old and from the United States of America.

Anatol Klass (2018)

United States of America

Harvard University

Foreign Policy,Public/Social Policy

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Anatol Klass is a senior at Harvard University pursuing a joint concentration in History and East Asian Studies. He has conducted research in archives from Cambridge to Shanghai to Beijing to Taipei, publishing several articles and presenting research at graduate student conferences. In addition to his academic pursuits, he is an active member of the Ultimate Frisbee team at Harvard, as well as the hiking community and the International Relations Council. Anatol is 21 years old, grew up in New York City and is from the United States.

Andrew Ertl (2018)

United States of America

Columbia University

Foreign Policy,Government,Law

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Andrew Ertl will graduate from Columbia University in May 2017 with a degree in History and a specialization in Modern Military Studies. In January 2008, he joined the United States Marine Corps. After deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan, Andrew was selected for the elite Marine embassy program and spent his last three years in Tbilisi, Beijing, and Budapest. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Andrew looks forward to researching the intersection of public opinion and military deployments abroad as well as the interaction between civilians and military personnel. Andrew is 28 years old, was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin and is from the United States.

Andrew Schoen (2017)

United States of America

Cornell University

Business,Economics/Economic Policy,Finance

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Andrew Schoen is a Principal at NEA, the largest venture capital firm in the US, and is a co-founder of the firms’ NYC office. Andrew is a Board Director of CCP Games, Qadium, and IONQ, and is involved in NEA’s investments in Code42, Curalate, Duolingo, Pocket, ThreatQuotient, and TrackMaven. Prior to NEA, Andrew was an Analyst at Blackstone in New York. In addition, Andrew co-founded Flicstart, a digital media company that was acquired in 2015. Andrew received his MS from Tsinghua as a Schwarzman Scholar and his BA from Cornell University. Andrew serves on the Advisory Board for Entrepreneurship at Cornell, and is a Board Member of the National Udall Scholarship Association focusing on issues related to environmental sustainability.

Angela Chen (2017)

United States of America

University of Pennsylvania

Economics/Economic Policy,Health

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Angela Chen recently graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania studying economics with a concentration in Health Care Management. Elected to Beta Gamma Sigma, an academic honor society, and a Joseph Wharton Scholar, Angela has jointly led the creation of a public health initiative in West Philadelphia while also conducting research on hospital charity care. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Angela looks forward to studying healthcare challenges within China from medical and economic perspectives. Eventually, equipped with knowledge acquired through graduate medical and business studies, Angela hopes to tackle health inequity on a global scale. Angela is 22 years old and from the United States of America.

Anita Liu (2018)

Canada

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Health,Law,Public/Social Policy

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Anita Liu majored in Computer Science and Engineering and Brain and Cognitive Sciences with a minor in Political Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She dreams of a world in which children are cared for and guided to achieve their full potential. She has participated in multiple policy internships in child care, and she is the Executive Director of a non-profit dedicated to dual athletic-academic mentorship for under resourced Boston high schoolers. Through Schwarzman Scholars, Anita hopes to develop both leadership skills and a refined understanding of policy. Anita is 18 years old and from the United States.

Annabeth Gellman (2017)

United States of America

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Technology

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Annabeth Gellman completed the Schwarzman Scholars Program in 2017 and is now studying for her MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. While at Schwarzman College, Annabeth was a student life representative on the Schwarzman College Student Government, planned the Schwarzman College Ball and fenced for the Tsinghua University Fencing Team. She also enjoyed playing on the Schwarzman College soccer and basketball teams. Prior to participating in the program, Annabeth worked as a technology consultant in London and New York and graduated from MIT with a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.

Anne Gavin (2018)

United States of America

Macalester College

Business,Consulting,Environment/Climate

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Anne Gavin graduated from Macalester College with a Bachelor's degree in Anthropology, minor in Political Science and concentrations in Human Rights & Humanitarianism and Community & Global Health. While in college, she co-founded MacHOPE: Helping Open Peaceful Exchange to personalize the peace process between American and Iraqi students. In 2013, she conducted comparative research on participatory development models in six countries and in 2014, published research on Dutch refugee law. Anne spent ten months traveling along the EU portions of the Balkan Route, responding to the European refugee crisis and researching innovative avenues to improve humanitarian responses. She is 23 years old and from the United States.

Anurag Chandran (2017)

India

University of Missouri-Columbia

Economics/Economic Policy,Foreign Policy,Public/Social Policy

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Anurag Ram Chandran is joining Pangoal Institution 盘古智库 as a Research Fellow. His research portfolio will include China's Belt and Road initiative (BRI), and Chinese foreign policy in general. While at Schwarzman College, Anurag's concentration was international studies. He is a co-founder and Managing Editor of Xinmin Pinglun, the journal of Schwarzman College. Anurag also organized Schwarzman College's first TEDx conference on the theme "Pushing Boundaries" in October 2016. Anurag graduated from the University of Missouri in 2016 with dual degrees in Economics and Political Science.

Anushka Prasad (2018)

United States of America

New York University

Consulting,Government,Public/Social Policy

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Anushka Prasad graduated from New York University with Honors in Economics. After working in strategy consulting at a Swiss financial services company in New York, she moved to New Delhi to help build India's first Liberal Arts University, Ashoka University. At Ashoka, Anushka works with the Chairman of the Board of Trustees on strategic initiatives building Ashoka's governance structures, government relations, university policy, research capabilities, women's leadership and India's first archive focusing on contemporary India. At Schwarzman College, she hopes to learn from China's major reforms in education to eventually lead education and research institution-building across Asia. Anushka is 26 years old and from the United States.

Arthur Yi Chieh Kao (2017)

Taiwan, China

Shanghai Jiaotong University

Technology

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Arthur Kao is an Industrial Engineering major from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Arthur aspires to promote the transformation of manufacturing industries through LEAN Thinking. He has optimized several production lines of major corporations, and as the President of the Technological Innovation & Entrepreneurship Association at his university, he hosted the Mechanical Innovative Contest and Competition for Engineering Challenges. Arthur is 21 years old and from Taiwan.

Ashlie Koehn (2018)

United States of America

University of Kansas

Economics/Economic Policy,Environment/Climate,Foreign Policy

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Ashlie is a University of Kansas Economics and International Studies graduate with a minor in Environmental Studies. Prior to and throughout her undergraduate career, Ashlie served as a staff sergeant and intelligence analyst in the Kansas Air National Guard. A Truman, Udall, Boren, and Gilman scholar, she studied abroad three times, including a year studying Russian and economics in the Kyrgyz Republic. Ashlie is passionate about the intersection of climate change and international trade and finance, fueling her aspirations to be an environmental economist. She currently works as an Economist at the Bureau of Labor and Statistics. Ashlie is 26 years old and is from the United States.

Atticus DeProspo (2017)

United States of America

Cornell University

Government,Law,Public/Social Policy

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Atticus DeProspo received his B.S. degree in Industrial & Labor Relations from Cornell University in 2015, graduating with honors. He was a member of the Cornell varsity men’s soccer team for four years, helping them win an Ivy League title in 2012. Previously, he worked in Florida and Washington D.C. for Senator Marco Rubio. Atticus also interned for Justice Sotomayor at the United States Supreme Court in 2015. He was awarded a Bill Gates-Cambridge Scholarship and will pursue graduate studies at the University of Cambridge during the 2017-2018 term. Atticus is 24 years old and from the United States of America.

Belinda McEniery (2017)

Australia

University of Queensland

Economics/Economic Policy,Government,Public/Social Policy

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Belinda McEniery completed a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) in 2014 at the University of Queensland, where she researched healthcare expenditure. Following graduation, Belinda worked at Queensland Treasury, focusing on public health policy and commercial infrastructure. As a Schwarzman Scholar, she studied public policy and was the Treasurer of the Student Government. After the program, Belinda will return to Australia to work on healthcare economics for Johnson & Johnson.

Ben Lyons (2018)

United Kingdom

University of Oxford

Communications

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Ben Lyons graduated from Oxford University with a Bachelor's degree in History. He worked as Senior Communications Manager at Virgin Media and an Associate Director at FleishmanHillard Fishburn. He founded a not-for-profit for fair internships, helping to double the proportion of interns that are paid in the United Kingdom. He developed a global project with The Guardian on millennials. He also researched political engagement in the United States, and interned at the Center for American Progress. He has been recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Global Shaper, a PRWeek 30 under 30, and is a Churchill Fellow. Ben is 27 years old and from the United Kingdom.

Benjamin Dowdle (2018)

New Zealand

University of Auckland

Entrepreneurship,Environment/Climate

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Ben will graduate in 2017 with a Bachelor's degree of Commerce and Arts at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. Ben is a social and environmental entrepreneur, founding and leading a campaign for the mandatory labelling of palm oil across Australia and New Zealand called 'Unmask Palm Oil'. He has been named a semi-finalist for Young New Zealander of the Year and the Regeneration Trust Young Change maker of the Year. Through the Schwarzman Scholars program, Ben hopes to build his understanding of China and the public policy challenges that we face. Ben is 22 years old and from Auckland, New Zealand.

Benjamin Harris (2017)

United States of America

University of Virginia

Environment/Climate,Foreign Policy,Government

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Benjamin Harris graduated in May 2016 from the University of Virginia, double-majoring in Physics and Political & Social Thought with a focus on international. Reared in Appalachia, Ben became a Jefferson Scholar, Raven Society member, and President of the Washington Literary Society and Debating Union. Elected to Phi Beta Kappa as a third-year, he has researched casualty sensitivity, the nuclear taboo, and violence’s effect on social norms. He hopes to pursue a career in diplomacy or academia, perhaps both. As a Schwarzman Scholar, he anticipates gaining insight into China’s perspective on the intersection between military and diplomatic policy. Benjamin is 22 years old and from the United States of America.

Bethany Russell (2018)

United States of America

United States Military Academy at West Point

Foreign Policy

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Bethany Russell is a recently graduated from the United States Military Academy with a double major in International Relations and Chinese. She intends to serve as a military liaison between the United States and China, pursuing increased understanding and improved relations between the two countries. Bethany studied abroad at Peking University while at the Academy. She also worked with the Institute for Defense Analyses to find better ways to increase and utilize the cultural understanding of soldiers and led efforts at the Academy to increase cross-cultural competence. Bethany is 21 years old and from the United States.

Blaise Buma (2017)

Cameroon

Washington and Lee University

Economics/Economic Policy,Entrepreneurship,Finance

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Blaise Buma is from Cameroon. He is a member of the inaugural class of Schwarzman Scholars. Prior to Schwarzman Scholars, Blaise attended Washington and Lee University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and worked for Goldman Sachs. He currently works as an investment professional for CrossBoundary LLC.

Bo Seo (2018)

Australia

Harvard University

Government,Public/Social Policy

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Bo Seo will graduate from Harvard University in 2017. Elected to Phi Beta Kappa as a junior, his studies focus on political theory and literature. He has held positions with the Australian Human Rights Commission, with a former Australian Prime Minister and a former Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. He won both the World Universities and the World Schools Debating Championships and is currently National Coach for Australia. He edited an anthology of diasporic writings on North Korea and has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. He hopes to pursue a career in Australian politics. Bo is 22 years old and from Australia.

Bob Wu (2018)

Australia

Harvard University

Economics/Economic Policy

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Bob Wu graduated from Harvard College where he majored in Economics. He is a founding member of the Behavioral Economics Team of Australia (BETA), where he set up a government unit dedicated to advising policy makers based on the insights from psychology and economics. While at Harvard, Bob was a Class Marshal and led the World Model United Nations Conference, the largest and most diverse international collegiate conference of its kind. He also served as a liaison and research assistant to the Hon. Kevin Rudd, former Prime Minister of Australia. He aspires to apply the insights from behavioral economics to global economic policy, especially to address the challenges of retirement savings and the social protection of labor. Bob is 23 years old and from Australia.

Bonnie Lei (2017)

United States of America

Harvard University

Entrepreneurship,Environment/Climate,Health

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Bonnie Lei is a program manager working with Microsoft’s sustainability team to leverage technology for environmental conservation. She is excited to apply her experiences leading conservation projects in Myanmar, South Africa, and Uganda to this role. While at Schwarzman College, Bonnie concentrated in Economics & Business, conducted a practical training project with Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Initiative, and wrote her thesis on corporate sustainability strategies in China. She also co-founded the environment group (aka the “Schwarzman Treehuggers”!) and sang in Schwarzman Choir. Previously, Bonnie graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with an A.B. in Organismic & Evolutionary Biology.

Brian Drout (2018)

United States of America

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Business,Government

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Brian graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. At Wisconsin, he led a service learning trip to the Dominican Republic and worked summers as a canoe guide in northern Minnesota. He has been published for both creative writing and academic research. Brian has most recently worked as a consultant for New Oriental Overseas, the largest education firm in China. He speaks Spanish and Mandarin and is an avid marathoner. Brian is 24 years old and from the United States.

Brian Young (2018)

China

National Tsing Hua University

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Brian studied Quantitative Finance at National Tsing Hua University. He worked at EdSurge (an EdTech startup in Silicon Valley) and IBM Taiwan. Most recently, Brian founded an education technology startup called The Future of Learning (FoL) to promote coding education in Taiwan. In the future, he hopes to use education technology to provide high-quality education for everyone at an affordable cost. Brian is 27 years old and from Taiwan, China.

Caiwei HUANG (2018)

China

Emory University

Public/Social Policy

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Caiwei HUANG will graduate Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Political Science from Emory University in May 2017. She has developed her broad interest in the political economy in China through research fellowships at the Carter Center China Program, and Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy. Caiwei is passionate about China’s low-carbon development in the energy sector and has led the Emory delegation to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris and Marrakesh. At Schwarzman College, she is eager to explore national and local solutions to low-carbon energy system transition. Caiwei is 23 years old, from China.

Cameron Hickert (2017)

United States of America

University of Denver

Energy,Foreign Policy,Government

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Cameron Hickert studied physics and international studies at the University of Denver before concentrating in international affairs at Schwarzman College. He now works as a China-focused researcher for Dr. Graham Allison at Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, alongside fellow 2017 scholar Jesse Caemmerer. While in Beijing, Cameron co-managed the College’s 新民评论 academic journal alongside Kyle Hutzler and Anurag Chandran. His favorite common room in the building was that in the southwest corner of the 4th floor, and a top memory from the year was playing on the Schwarzman intramural soccer team.

Carlos Gonzalez Sierra (2017)

Dominican Republic

Amherst College

Business,Consulting,Law

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Originally from the Dominican Republic, Carlos Adolfo Gonzalez is passionate about social justice. After graduating from Amherst College, Gonzalez mobilized voters in Illinois before drafting policy at the U.S. House of Representatives and resettling refugees at Church World Service. He led advocacy efforts for the Pennsylvania DREAM Act, in addition to writing in the New York Times, The Conversation, Mitú and others on immigration and Latino affairs. He earned graduate degrees from the University of Cambridge and Tsinghua University as a Gates Scholar and Schwarzman Scholar, respectively. Presently, he is the Statewide Capacity Building Coordinator at the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition.

Chang ZHAO (2018)

China

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Public/Social Policy

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Chang ZHAO graduated with honors from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, and currently works as a Global Academic Fellow at NYU Shanghai where she conducts research and teaches undergraduate students. An aspiring anthropologist who wants to combine ethnographic research and policymaking, Chang has carried out fieldwork on urban renewal projects and cultural heritage preservation, and has presented her results at multiple academic conferences in the United States. During her time at UNC, Chang was a member of the Order of the Grail-Valkyrie, and also held the Joint Senate Critic position of the Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies, the UNC literary and debate society, as the first-ever Chinese student. Chang is 25 years old and from China.

Chardaye Bueckert (2017)

Canada

Simon Fraser University

Consulting,Economics/Economic Policy,Environment/Climate

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Chardaye Bueckert is joining Deloitte’s Public Sector Transformation Team in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She will remain involved in the non-profit sector advocating for democratic reform in Canada. While at Schwarzman College, Chardaye concentrated in Public Policy and researched the relationship between food waste and food security in China. She was involved in the Political Professionals Association and helped edit the weekly newsletter to Mr. Schwarzman. Chardaye has experience in government, student leadership, political advocacy, and debate. She completed her undergraduate degree at Simon Fraser University in 2015, studying political science and law.

Charles Vitry (2018)

France

University of Cambridge

Business,Consulting,Finance

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Charles graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2016 with a Double First degree in Manufacturing Engineering, and has attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on exchange. He aspires to unlock opportunities in industry through transformational programs, has recently implemented a 30% supplier lead time reduction model at Amazon Spain and launched a factory production control system in Apple's Soft Goods factories in China. As a Schwarzman scholar, he hopes to develop a deep contextual understanding of China’s situation and outlook, to best take part in the next generation of Chinese industry. Charles is 21 years old, speaks Business Chinese & Fluent Spanish, and is from France.

Cheng Huang (2017)

China

Tsinghua University

Finance,Law

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Huang Cheng graduated from Tsinghua University with a major in Accounting and minor in Law. She was awarded the Principal Scholarship given to only the top-10 undergraduates each year. Being selected as valedictorian, she delivered the farewell statement at the 2014 Graduation Ceremony of Tsinghua University on behalf of her class. Interested in education, she spent a year at a rural high school in Qinghai Province, northwestern China as a volunteer teacher. After graduating from Schwarzman College, she will continue her PhD education in organizational behavior in School of Economic and Management at Tsinghua University.

Chi Zhang (2017)

China

Peking University

Economics/Economic Policy,Finance,Law

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David Chi ZHANG will continue to pursue his PhD in Finance at Tsinghua University. He is likely to keep in touch with subsequent Schwarzman Scholars through Teaching Assistant Programs. David joined the field of Public Policy during his study at Schwarzman College. He was the organizer and lecturer of the Seminar Series on Chinese Communist Party and Chinese Politics. He is expected to get his PhD degree by 2020. David graduated from Peking University as Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Science in 2015.

Chien SHENG (2018)

Taiwan, China

Tsinghua University

Business

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Chien SHENG holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an international MBA degree from the Tsinghua-MIT program. He has worked in several fields including engineering, fund management and marketing. In 2014, he started his own 3D printing business. His passion and enthusiasm for business operations has motivated him to learn and understand the global market and he hopes to continue to expand his knowledge at Schwarzman College. Chien is 26 years old and from Taiwan, China.

Christian Føhrby (2017)

Denmark

Harvard University

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Christian Føhrby is interested in performing arts, cosmopolitan education, and Chinese-Western relations. He has written, directed, and performed in many music and theater projects, and believes art and pop culture can help create the global civic consciousness needed for a green and peaceful 21st century. Before studying at Schwarzman College, Christian received an A.B. degree in Government from Harvard University and a Master of Science degree in Global Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has previously worked in climate change policy, primary and secondary school teaching, public sector management consulting, and business journalism. Christian currently lives in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Chrystal Thomas (2018)

United States of America

Carnegie Mellon University

Health,Public/Social Policy

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Chrystal Thomas is a recent graduate from Carnegie Mellon University, where she majored in biological sciences. She is both an Andrew Carnegie Society Scholar and a Gates Millennium Scholar. Chrystal is the founder of Colors@CMU, an organization that promotes open and honest racial dialogue amongst the Carnegie Mellon community. In the long-term, she hopes to bridge underserved communities and governmental representatives in the realm of public health on both a domestic and international scale. Chrystal is 21 years old and from the United States.

Chuang Zhao (2017)

China

Jilin University

Business,Economics/Economic Policy,Finance,Law

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Chuang Zhao is a graduate of the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University. He is deeply interested in innovation and entrepreneurial economy, social organization and youth diplomacy. He previously led many community projects in Jilin province. Representing China, Chuang has attended various international student leadership summits including the Y20 summit, Student Leadership Innovation Experience camp and the Asia Europe Foundation Young Leaders summit. He also served as the President of Student Union of Jilin University and was President of the China Alliance of Campus International Societies. He aspires to advance social progress through the power of innovation and institutional changes. Chuang is 24 years old and from Mainland China.

Claus Kao-Chu Soong (2017)

Taiwan, China

National Cheng-Chi University

Consulting,Foreign Policy,Law

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Soong Kao-Chu holds an LL.B. from National Chengchi University, Taipei, and has studied at the School of Oriental and Asian Studies (SOAS), University of London, and Johns Hopkins University. He served as a research assistant in government research projects, and is interested in international relations, public international law, and political theories. He has volunteered with immigrants around the world and closely observed the influence of international systems on local community and individuals. Kao-Chu is 24 years old and from Taiwan.

Clayton Garner (2018)

United States of America

Stanford University

Foreign Policy,Media,Technology

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Clay Garner is a senior at Stanford University studying East Asian Studies. His honors thesis will investigate the ideological relationship between Cyber Maoism and the Chinese New Left. In 2014, Clay was awarded a Stanford Taiwan Democracy Project fellowship to research the Taiwanese media environment and shadow journalists at FTV News in Taipei. Clay’s interests include China-Hollywood relations and United States-China cooperation on digital media challenges worldwide. As a Mandarin pop singer-songwriter and TV personality, he has performed on networks in China and Taiwan such as CCTV and Formosa Television and has also appeared as a cast member on the Beijing TV program “Beijingke”. Clay is 22 years old and from the United States.

Collin Parker (2018)

United States of America

United States Military Academy at West Point

Business,Finance

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Collin Parker will graduate from the United States Military at West Point with a Bachelor's degree in Management and concentration in Systems Engineering. He has spent time at the Korea Military Academy (ROK) and the Gordon Institute of Business Science in Johannesburg. At West Point, Collin leads Air Assault School, Special Olympics Committee, and Student Conference on United States Affairs. Along with flying helicopters for the Army, Collin seeks to spend a career in organizational leadership, particularly in global non-profits. Collin is 22 years old and from the United States.

Corey Meyer (2017)

United States of America

New York University

Economics/Economic Policy,Foreign Policy,Law

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Corey Meyer is continuing his legal studies at Yale Law School where he hopes to remain engaged with the pressing issues of our global age. He graduated in 2015 from New York University Abu Dhabi, where he was a two-time Vice President of Student Government, among other things. He remains ever grateful for the remarkable Schwarzman Scholars experience and looks forward to a career in law before pursuing a role in government.

Cristopher-Teodor Uglea (2017)

Romania

Universitatea Bucuresti

Foreign Policy,Government,Public/Social Policy

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Cristopher-Teodor Uglea studied history at the University of Bucharest. He is mostly interested in international relations in Eastern Europe, historically a contact area between Europe and Asia. He was awarded a Telekom Scholarship and was been selected as a Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Fellow. After a year in China as a Schwarzman Scholar, he hopes to continue his studies in international affairs to lead him towards a position in diplomatic service. Cristopher is 21 years old and from Romania.

Danai Mavunga (2017)

Zimbabwe

University of Zimbabwe

Education,Environment/Climate,Public/Social Policy

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Danai Mavunga holds an undergraduate degree in Environmental Science from the University of Zimbabwe and will graduate this year with an MBA from Wits Business School. Danai co-authored a book, The Next Big Level, which is used as part of the training and development program for a youth organization in Zimbabwe. Her long term goal is to lead and coordinate a social enterprise focusing on youth unemployment, entrepreneurship and national skills strategy. Through this she hopes to contribute to the socioeconomic growth of the African continent. Danai is 28 years old and from Zimbabwe.

Daniel Concha Zegarra (2018)

Peru

Universidad del Pacifico

Business,Government,Technology

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Daniel Alejandro Concha Zegarra ranks first among all Business Administration students enrolled at the Universidad del Pacifico. He works for the Government of Peru as the Supervisor of the Market Conduct Regulation and Financial Inclusion Office in the Superintendence of Banks, Insurance Companies and Pension Funds. He has held leadership positions in organizations ranging from micro-entrepreneurs' advisory, to university governmental affairs. One of his most rewarding challenges was assisting in laying the groundwork for financial technology policy. After the completion of Schwarzman Scholars, Daniel plans to join a top consulting firm before returning to Peru to continue expanding Financial Inclusion. Daniel is 23 years old and from Peru.

Daniel Glenn (2017)

United States of America

United States Naval Academy

Foreign Policy,Government

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Daniel Glenn served in the United States military for 10 years, studying international relations at the United States Naval Academy before earning a Master degree in Government from the University of Maryland. As a Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (Special Operations) Officer, Daniel deployed twice in two major campaigns, leading teams called upon to defuse IEDs, dive in search of underwater explosives, and dismantle chemical weapons. Daniel founded two philanthropic efforts in his spare time, and once broke a Guinness World Record for running a mile in an 80-lb bomb suit in 8 minutes and 30 seconds. Following Schwarzman Scholars, he intends to move into the private sector before pursuing his desire to serve as an honest broker in the Senate. Daniel is 28 years old and from the United States of America.

Daniel Goldstern (2017)

United States of America

University of Pennsylvania

Business,Economics/Economic Policy,Finance

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At Schwarzman College, Dan Goldstern concentrated in Economics & Business and tried unavailingly to improve his Chinese. In his scant spare time, helped found a Schwarzman Scholar-run school in Nepal, haphazardly planned the Class of 2017 Time Capsule, and organized several ski trips around Beijing and to Kazakhstan. Prior to the year in Beijing, Dan worked on large-scale real estate investment and development projects around the world, while employed at Silverstein Properties in NYC. He began his career in investment banking at Citi. Dan once studied political science and economics at the University of Pennsylvania and he originally hails from Brooklyn, New York.

Danielle Neighbour (2018)

United States of America

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Environment/Climate,Public/Social Policy

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Danielle Neighbour is a civil engineering major and Spanish minor at the University of Arkansas. A Truman Scholar, Danielle is passionate about increasing global access to clean water. She has developed water systems in Ecuador's indigenous villages, evaluated rainwater catchment techniques in Vietnam, and researched water purification methods for disaster relief in developing urban areas. Her interest in fluid dynamics also includes research on the viscosity of liquids on icy moons. Danielle holds leadership positions with Arkansas’ chapters of the American Society of Civil Engineers and Chi Epsilon. Danielle is 22 years old and from the United States.

David Benger (2017)

United States of America

Brandeis University

Foreign Policy,Government,Law

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David Benger graduated from Brandeis University summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 2014, and is currently an Investigative Analyst at the NY District Attorney's Office. David's background as the son of Soviet refugees to the United States has fostered a strong commitment to the international rule of law. David studied abroad in The Hague, and worked at the International Criminal Court, prompting his honors thesis on the United States’ relationship with the International Criminal Court. While at Brandeis, he served as a peer academic advisor and leader of the ice hockey team. Following his year as a Schwarzman Scholar, David plans to return to the States for a law degree and pursue a career as an advocate for international legal institutions by promoting common interests shared by sovereign governments and international courts. David is 24 years old and from the United States of America.

David Harris (2018)

United States of America

Northwestern University

Economics/Economic Policy,Energy,Public/Social Policy

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David Harris is a graduate of the Northwestern University McCormick School of Engineering where he studied industrial engineering and management science. Previously, he worked at the Department of Energy in the United States Embassy of Beijing and sang on several China Central Television shows. Currently, David is a consultant with Mckinsey & Company in the Energy Insights group. Based in Malaysia, he focuses on solving challenging problems for energy companies in Southeast Asia. David plans to leverage the teachings at Schwarzman Scholars to drive change in the energy industry. David is 26 years old and from the United States.

David Robertson (2018)

United States of America

Duke University

Foreign Policy,Government,Law

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David Robertson is a graduate of Duke University with a degree in public policy studies. At university, he was involved in student government and helping coordinate the off-campus diversity retreat. David is interested in learning how to build better cities, which has led him around the world to work in India studying road design, Brazil working in favelas, and Kenya at the United Nations Habitat program. David’s vision for the Schwarzman scholars program is to build a community of leaders ready to reshape the world’s urban future. He is 23 years old and from the United States.

Don Stanley Dalisay (2018)

Philippines

United States Military Academy at West Point

Economics/Economic Policy

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Don Stanley Dalisay is studying Economics, Operations Research, and Grand Strategy at the United States Military Academy.He is also a licensed medical technologist and holds a degree in Public Health from the University of the Philippines Manila where he captained its debate team. DS developed a passion for government while leading youth development projects as a municipal legislator in Tingloy, Batangas. This passion, combined with his eclectic interests, inspired him to enter the Philippine Military Academy- becoming president and top of his class. He is currently an adjunct research consultant at the World Bank and hopes to join the Philippine Scout Rangers after the Schwarzman program. Don Stanley is 25 years old and from the Philippines.

Edison Huynh (2018)

United Kingdom

University College London,University of Oxford

Education,Government,Public/Social Policy

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Edison graduated from the University of Oxford with first class honors and a Geography degree. He taught as a science teacher before being elected as Teach First President representing thousands of teachers working in challenging schools across the United Kingdom. Edison wants to establish a network of Sino-British ties in education in order to improve social mobility and give students from disadvantaged backgrounds the ‘best of both worlds’. He is a Jeanne Sauvé Scholar and also a Winston Churchill Fellow. Edison is 28 years old and from the United Kingdom.

Eleanor Freund (2018)

United States of America

University of California, Berkeley

Foreign Policy,Government

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Eleanor Freund earned a Bachelor's degree in Political Science, with highest honors, from the University of California, Berkeley in 2013. She studied Chinese at the Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing and was a Junior Fellow in China Studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C. Since 2015 she has been a research assistant at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, working on United States foreign policy and security issues, particularly United States-China relations. In 2015, China Hands magazine named her one of “25 Under 25: Rising Stars in U.S.-China Relations.” Eleanor is 25 years old and from the United States.

Ella Cheng (2017)

United States of America

Princeton University

Consulting,Foreign Policy,Public/Social Policy

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Ella Cheng hails from New York and is and currently a Business Analyst at McKinsey’s New Jersey Office. While at Schwarzman College, Ella concentrated in Public Policy and served as a Student Government representative, drafting the constitution and establishing the dining committee, a Mission & Values Task Force member, a Schwarzman tennis team player, and an organizer of miscellaneous activities—starting the toastmasters club, connecting with volunteer opportunities, and collaborating with Tsinghua students for a social innovation competition. Prior to Schwarzman, Ella graduated from Princeton where she majored in Public & International Affairs and served as the Student Government President.

Emery Real Bird (2018)

United States of America

Princeton University

Public/Social Policy

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Emery Ted Real Bird is currently a Senior at Princeton University in the politics department, and is also pursuing a certificate in East Asian studies. He is half N'dee (Apache) and half Apsáalooke (Crow) from Arizona and Montana, respectively. As a child of two nations, Emery maintains a strong identification with his heritage. He is the President and Founder of Natives at Princeton--the only undergraduate American Indian organization focused on fostering dialogue and action on Native and Indigenous issues at Princeton. He hopes to help study and craft American Indian and ethnic minority public policy and governance capacity building around financial capacity, economic development, and water resource stewardship while respecting cultural boundaries. Emery is 22 years old and from the United States.

Emma Campbell-Mohn (2017)

United States of America

Duke University

Foreign Policy,Government,Public/Social Policy

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Emma Campbell-Mohn is a recent graduate who studied political science as well as Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Duke University. She previously served as the Defense Intern for the Subcommittee Chair of the House Armed Services Committee and was a summer intern at the American Enterprise Institute. At Duke, Emma was Co-Chair of the American Grand Strategy Program and President of the Duke Alexander Hamilton Society. She is an avid writer, contributing to The Diplomat, Princeton Journal of East Asian Studies, and Columbia Journal of Politics & Society, and hopes to pursue a career in Asia-Pacific security policy. Emma is 21 years old and from the United States of America.

Enkhmend Gereltogtokh (2017)

Mongolia

University of Chicago

Economics/Economic Policy

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Enkhmend Gereltogtokh is an incoming Consultant at Oliver Wyman in New York. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Chicago, majoring in Economics and Environmental Studies. He has been heavily involved with entrepreneurial efforts, working on textbook rental service and an annual start-up showcase while in college. In the long-run, he aims to help Mongolian firms better access international markets, especially the Chinese market. During his year at Schwarzman College, Enkhmend enjoyed traveling around China.

Erick Castiglioni Coser (2018)

Brazil

Fundação Getulio Vargas, São Paulo

Business,Entrepreneurship,Technology

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Erick Coser is an entrepreneur and a founding member of three companies in Brazil and the Philippines. He has a degree in Business Administration from Fundação Getulio Vargas, São Paulo. A voracious and omnivorous reader, his interests revolve around technology, politics, economics, the cosmos and a way to use all of these to get practical results. He has lived in three different countries and visited 21. Erick is 24 years old and from Brazil.

Filippos Lekkas (2018)

Greece

Yale University

Foreign Policy,Government

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Fil Lekkas studied politics and economics at Yale University, where he competed with the Debate Association and led the Yale European Undergraduates. After working across Europe for BCG and the European Commission, he founded syn+praxis, a “21st century think tank" that activates the latent intellectual capital of the globally-dispersed Greek academic and professional community to produce actionable and accessible public policy research. Through Schwarzman Scholars he hopes to better lead European public and private institutions in developing strategies to manage China’s daunting internal complexity. Fil is 24 years old and from Germany and Greece.

Frederick Sutton (2018)

United States of America

United States Naval Academy

Economics/Economic Policy,Foreign Policy

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Erik is a proud Minnesotan who will graduate with a Bachelor's degree in quantitative economics from the United States Naval Academy. He is interested in learning more about China and its economic relationship with the United States, and hopes to improve his language and cultural skills while in Beijing. Following his time at Tsinghua, Erik will serve the United States Navy as a submarine officer. At the Naval Academy, he is a squad leader, and is involved with the STEM Center and Midshipmen Action Group organizations and participates in intramural athletics. Erik is 23 years old and from the United States.

Greer Roberts (2018)

United States of America

Howard University

Business,Consulting

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Greer Roberts will graduate in May 2017 from Howard University with a Bachelor’s degree of Business Administration in International Business and a concentration in Management. During her time at Howard University, Greer studied abroad in Beijing where she began teaching English to Chinese students, participating in International Business Negotiation Competition, and volunteering at an orphanage for children with incarcerated parents. Upon completion of Schwarzman Scholars, Greer hopes to leverage her degree and new network to provide support and solutions on a global scale for those who are underrepresented and overlooked. Greer is 20 years old and from the United States.

Halimo Hassen (2018)

United States of America

Dartmouth College

Business,Law,Public/Social Policy

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Halimo Hassen will graduate from Dartmouth College in 2017. She possesses a passion for education that has led her to spearhead multiple community initiatives and serve as a community organizer. Using her social science background, Halimo aims to ameliorate the possible conflicts that foreign officials face when there are differences in ideology, background and world views. In the future, Halimo hopes to further engage in education, foreign policy and international development through a career in policy. Halimo is 21 years old and from the United States.

Hannah Elten (2018)

Germany

Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, Campus de Nancy,University of Sydney

Consulting,Economics/Economic Policy,Environment/Climate

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Hannah graduated cum laude from a Dual Degree Program in International Relations, Political Economy and Asian Studies between Sciences Po Paris and the University of Sydney. She is interested in Chinese Foreign Relations and Public Policy and has worked with a Consulting Company on Corporate Social Responsibility in Hanover, the German Trade Office in Taiwan and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Tunisia. Hoping to become a diplomat, she is spending the current year at the German Mission to the United Nations as well as the European Union Delegation to Cambodia. She is a former Youth Ambassador for Oxfam Australia, and currently a Regional Director for South and East Asia at the "Young Initiative on Foreign Affairs and International Relations", a German Think Tank for students and Young Professionals. Hannah is 23 years old and from Germany.

Hayden Rodenkirchen (2017)

Canada

University of Toronto

Foreign Policy

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Hayden Rodenkirchen was a Loran Scholar at Trinity College in the University of Toronto studying international relations. He led the Salterrae newspaper and the Undergraduate Journal of Political Science. Hayden has worked for Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs in Vietnam, in Toronto’s financial services sector, and at Grand Challenges Canada – a not-for-profit organization, where he helped build partnerships between international funders of development innovation. Through Schwarzman Scholars, Hayden hopes to develop the perspective and leadership skills necessary to contribute to policy on evolving issues in international relations, from trade and climate governance to development innovation. Hayden is 21 years old and from Canada.

Henry Pit Kai Keung (2017)

Hong Kong SAR, China

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Business,Consulting,Government

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Henry Keung pursued a double major in Global Business and China Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong on full scholarship from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, and graduated with first class honors. He is now a fourth-year administrative officer at the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. He was selected from over 15,000 applicants and works across distinct policy areas to develop collaboration with various departments and external stakeholders. Henry has previous experience working at Bain & Company, JP Morgan and the Central Policy Unit of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government. Henry actively engages in youth development through Enactus, as its Regional Program Manager in charge of scouting and mentorship programs. Henry is 26 years old and from Hong Kong.

Hongyi CAO (2018)

China

Renmin University of China

Economics/Economic Policy

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Hongyi CAO received her Bachelor’s degree in Economics at Renmin University of China, majoring in Taxation and minoring in Finance. She has studied at Cornell University and Taiwan Chengchi University and has done research in financial inclusion related to rural housing loans in Southern China. Hongyi is 22 years old and from China.

Hongyu Zhao (2017)

China

Tsinghua University

Technology

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Zhao Hongyu, is a PhD Candidate in Biology Engineering at Tsinghua University. He is dedicated to using technology to protect the environment. As CEO of BluePHA, the world's first multi-type biological plastic company, he uses an innovative technology to reduce the cost of biodegradable plastic. He has worked with Alon incubator in Israel, Globe Venture Capital in London and LG in Korea and has been recognized by China’s top leadership for his environmental responsibility. Hongyu is 26 years old and from Mainland China.

Hoon Ik Chang (2018)

South Korea

Brown University,Seoul National University

Entrepreneurship,Foreign Policy,Technology

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Hoonik Chang is a graduate of Brown University. At Brown, he pursued a dual concentration in computer science and visual arts. As an officer in the Republic of Korea Air Force, he served the nation's top military leadership as an interpreting officer. Most recently, he worked at the Office of the Minister, serving the Korean Minister of National Defense. In this capacity, he spearheaded the ministry's diplomatic efforts in engaging with defense ministers around the world to curb North Korean aggression. In the process, Hoonik has witnessed how leadership is channeled to promote multilateral cooperation and hopes to develop the global perspective and core leadership skills necessary to navigate through some of the most complex issues of the 21st century through the Schwarzman Scholars. Hoonik is 27 years old and from the Republic of Korea.

Iris Blom (2018)

Netherlands

Universiteit van Amsterdam

Energy,Environment/Climate,Foreign Policy

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Iris Blom will graduate in July 2017 from The University of Amsterdam with a Bachelor of Science in Medicine. After organizing international exchanges for two years locally, Iris was elected to become a national exchange coordinator this year. Within this function she will cooperate with 122 countries to exchange students, with the ultimate goal of improving global health. Iris plans to take on a role in the global governing of healthcare in the future, connecting China’s fast developments with the rest of the world. Iris is 21 years old and from the Netherlands.

Isabel Scher (2017)

United States of America

Rice University

Business

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Isabel Scher recently graduated from Rice University where she studied political science. After graduating from the Schwarzman Scholars program, she will work with McKinsey & Company as a business analyst. Her experience as a Schwarzman Scholar will enhance her understanding of China’s political and business environment to effectively consult with multinational companies in today’s interconnected global economy. Currently, Isabel is working with Enable, a virtual community foundation, to design and execute a model for evaluating 3D printed prosthetic hands for recipients with upper limb differences. Isabel is 22 years old and from the United States of America.

Italo Ribeiro Alves (2017)

Brazil

Quinnipiac University

Business,Government,Public/Social Policy

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Italo Alves is the Co-Founder at TODXS, a social startup that promotes LGBT+ inclusion in Brazil through innovation, education and business. He currently is dedicating himself to running for political office in his home state of Ceará, Brazil. He is one of the national leaders of the Acredito movement – an initiative for the renovation of political leadership in the country. Italo is also a Global Shaper from the World Economic Forum. Prior to attending Schwarzman College, Italo worked at Deloitte, Ashoka and the Lemann Foundation. He also studied international business and finance at Quinnipiac University.

Jack Huebner (2018)

Canada

University of Southern California

Health,Media,Public/Social Policy

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Jack Huebner is a Presidential Scholar at the University of Southern California, pursuing a Bachelor of Science in human biology with a minor in French. He works as a student researcher at BC Children’s Hospital, where he was part of a five-member team that conducted epidemiology studies on burn incidence and care in Uganda on behalf of the hospital. At USC, he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, assistant captained the USC Ice Hockey team and volunteered at Cedars Sinai Hospital through the Trojan Health Volunteers program. Through Schwarzman Scholars, Jack hopes to improve access to quality primary care in Africa as a physician. Jack is 21 years old and from Canada.

Jacko Walz (2018)

United States of America

New York University

Foreign Policy

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Jacko Walz is a senior and member of the Inaugural Class at New York University Shanghai, the first Sino-American university. Jacko has spent three years in China, where he founded an American football team, worked at a tech startup, and conquered intensive Mandarin study at Princeton in Beijing. Experiences like these, buttressed by semesters spent in Florence and London have informed his profound interest in international relations and understanding distinct societies and cultures. After Schwarzman Scholars, Jacko hopes to leverage his global education by pursuing a career in political risk consulting. Jacko is 20 and from the United States.

Jacob Cannon (2018)

United States of America

Princeton University

Public/Social Policy

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Jacob Cannon studied public and international affairs as well as Chinese language and culture at Princeton University. He is pursuing a career in public service, and aspires to serve as an ambassador to China, strengthening dialogues and relationships between the East and West. At Princeton, he has been actively involved in undergraduate student government and other service initiatives. He has worked as an intern in the White House and has spent summers in both China and Israel, respectively studying Mandarin and working at PayPal. Jacob is 22 years old and from the United States.

Jacob Gaba (2017)

United States of America

Dartmouth College

Entrepreneurship,Media,Technology

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Jacob Gaba is currently a WPP Fellow working at Grey London as a strategic planner. Jake loved his time at Schwarzman College. Please reach out to Jake if you have any questions about marketing/advertising/PR, photography, videography, or entrepreneurship. Jake would be happy to help.

James Rizzo (2017)

United States of America

University of California, Davis

Business,Consulting,Law

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James Rizzo graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Davis with a B.A. in Political Science. He is particularly interested in the ways in which new technologies impact trends in public policy and governance. At Intuit Inc., he led a $2.5 million project in support of a payments technology migration initiative. He aims to begin his career in the public sector practice of a global consultancy with the ultimate goal of becoming a White House policy advisor. He is also an instrument rated private pilot and an avid mountain biker. James is 22 years old and from the United States of America.

Janet Eom (2018)

United States of America

Harvard University

Economics/Economic Policy,Foreign Policy,Government

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Janet Eom graduated from Harvard College with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Studies. She is currently the Research Manager at the China-Africa Research Initiative at Johns Hopkins SAIS. At Harvard, Janet was Chief of Copy Board of the Harvard International Review, recruiting heads of state, policymakers, and academics to write on international affairs. Previously, Janet worked in the Office of the President in Rwanda. She aspires to cultivate the United States-China-Africa relationship to create new opportunities for economic development. Janet is 25 years old and from the United States.

Jasmin Stadler (2017)

Switzerland

University College London

Economics/Economic Policy,Entrepreneurship,Foreign Policy

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Jasmin Stadler is a member of the inaugural class of Schwarzman Scholars. Previously, she studied Mandarin at Tsinghua University for two semesters, whereupon she read for an undergraduate degree in politics, economics and data science at the University College London and Sciences Po, Paris. While at Schwarzman College, she took on chasing after forwards in the THU interdepartmental basketball competition, and is now working on student experience for the Kiran School in Nepal alongside her brilliant fellow '17 scholars. For the next two years, Jasmin will pursue a masters in comparative government at Oxford University, where she will focus on digital government and quantitative social science techniques.

Jason Heo (2017)

United States of America

Swarthmore College

Entrepreneurship,Public/Social Policy,Technology

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Jason Heo graduated from Swarthmore College in 2015 with a B.A. in Economics and Political Science. While at Schwarzman College, Jason’s concentration was in economics and business, and he wrote his thesis on Chinese land acquisitions in Africa. He has strong interests in food security, social innovation, and politics. Jason is now based in San Francisco, California.

JeeSoo Lee (2018)

South Korea

The University of Hong Kong

Business

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JeeSoo Lee studied at the University of Hong Kong, with concentrations in Psychology and Business Design and Innovation. Passionate for social justice and public speaking, she has debated competitively in English since 2008. She was the champion of numerous international tournaments including the 2015 Canton Intervarsity Tournament and 2015 Macau Asian Parliamentary Debate Open. Through her work with Eureka Consulting Group, she provided pro bono consulting services to start ups and non-profit organizations in Hong Kong. She was awarded Best Consultant and now serves as the co-managing director. JeeSoo is 22 years old from South Korea.

Jesse Caemmerer (2017)

United States of America

Santa Clara University

Consulting,Foreign Policy,Government

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Jesse Caemmerer graduated with a Bachelor degree in Politics and International Relations from Santa Clara University. He won a Rotary Global Scholarship to complete a Master degree in Strategic Studies from Nanyang Technological University, graduating top of his class. As a Schwarzman Scholar, he will study China’s foreign policy process to prepare for an academic career in Sino-United States military-security relations. Jesse works as a Research Analyst at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, focusing on irregular warfare and Asia-Pacific security. He co-founded the Dili Education Club in Timor-Leste, and is a member of the Center for Strategic and International Studies Young Leaders Program. Jesse is 22 years old and from the United States of America.

Jessica Hocken (2017)

United States of America

Arizona State University

Public/Social Policy

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Jessica Hocken will start her accounting career as a consultant with Deloitte in New York. She will be working in their Accounting & Reporting Transformations practice where she will conduct accounting research for M&A transactions. As a newbie to New York City, she is excited to engage in the Schwarzman Alumni Network and help build a strong NYC community. If you are ever visiting Arizona (her home state), she has plenty of advice and tips for you!

Jialing JIANG (2018)

China

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Economics/Economic Policy

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Jialing JIANG studied Economics and Philosophy at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She founded the UNC International Ambassadors program and the first Chinese Cultural Month on campus. She also researched Africa-China relations at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. Besides promoting multicultural awareness, Jialing is also passionate about social entrepreneurship. She has conducted site visits and provided improvement coaching for 16 nonprofits in 8 cities. Eventually, Jialing hopes to be an agent for intercultural relations and international development by starting a social venture. Jialing is 22 years old and from China.

Jie Deng (2017)

China

Nankai University

Public/Social Policy

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Deng Jie received dual degrees in Chemistry and Applied Psychology from Nankai University and has studied at the University of California Berkeley. She has demonstrated a passion for social governance within a transitional society, cross-cultural cooperation, and the application of big-data modeling to public policy making. Her research focuses on subjective wellbeing, and has been presented and published in several psychology conferences and journals. Jie has assisted in the inclusive education of special needs children and served as the coordinator for the disabled children art festival and the baseball team at a high school in Sichuan Province. Jie is 23 years old and from China.

Jing SU (2018)

China

China Agricultural University,Purdue University

Finance

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Jing SU graduated with distinction from Purdue University and China Agricultural University with a joint Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a concentration in Finance. Jing served as a Resident Assistant at Purdue, supporting both domestic and international students, and served as Vice President of Alpha Kappa Psi. She currently works in the Risk Assurance practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Chicago. At Schwarzman College, she aspires to amplify her leadership and business skills as both a humanitarian and an entrepreneur to improve and empower the education of youth in developing regions. Jing is 24 years old and from China.

Jingwen SUN (2018)

China

National University of Singapore

Business

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Jingwen SUN will graduate in May 2017 from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor’s degree in Computing and Business. She is passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship. She has worked with venture capital funds in Israel and China and also worked with Accenture and Analysys Mason as an analyst intern. Jingwen is excited to join the Schwarzman Scholars program to learn more about leadership within a global context. Jingwen is 23 years old and from China.

Jintian Li (2017)

China

University of Rochester

Business

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Prior to joining the inaugural cohort of Schwarzman Scholars, Jintian "Jay" Li worked for the HQ of the National Basketball Association in New York for 4 years, focusing on international business development and investor relations. Jay is also a part-time consultant for Hony Capital's sports & media investment team. After Schwarzman Scholars, he will join the Chinese Basketball Association as the President's Special Assistant.

Joey Wilson (2018)

United States of America

Clemson University

Entrepreneurship,Foreign Policy,Health

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Joey Wilson earned a Bachelor's degree in Bioengineering with a minor in Global Politics from Clemson University in 2017, graduating with honors. He was Clemson’s Student Body President, served on the It’s On Us National Student Advisory Board, and was named an Astronaut Scholar. Joey has conducted bioengineering research in Clemson and Singapore – publishing papers and filing a patent for a cancer treatment device. He hopes to work at the intersect of bioengineering and politics through a career in scientific development and policymaking. Joey is 21 years old and from the United States.

John Randolph Thornton (2017)

United States of America

Harvard University

Foreign Policy,Government,Media

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J.R. Thornton graduated from Harvard University in 2014. His first novel, Beautiful Country, loosely inspired by time he spent in Beijing as a teenager, was a best-seller on its release in China and is due to be published worldwide by Harper Collins in April 2016. J.R. was an internationally-ranked junior tennis player, later competing for the Harvard team and on the men’s professional tour. In the long run J.R. plans to enter public service and hopes to become a leader in the development of a positive US-China relationship. Born in London and a current resident of Florida, J.R. is 26 years old and from the United States.

Jonathan Jeffrey (2017)

United States of America

Harvard University

Communications,Foreign Policy,Media,Public/Social Policy

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An economics and business concentrator, Jonathan Jeffrey received his master’s degree in the management of global affairs from Tsinghua University in 2017. Alongside his academic program, he worked for the National Basketball Association, developing the League’s strategy to increase the presence of basketball in Chinese schools. Prior to his year as a Schwarzman Scholar, Jonathan graduated from Harvard College, with a degree in history. He has worked for the former U.S. Ambassador to NATO Nicholas Burns, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, and Teach For America. Jonathan grew up in Sonoma County, California.

Jonathan Padilla (2018)

United States of America

Harvard University,University of Oxford

Government

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Jonathan Padilla is a graduate of Harvard College where he received a degree in Government. He is currently pursuing a Master's degree of Public Policy at the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government. Prior to his time at Oxford, Jonathan worked in local, state, and national politics including in the White House and for former California Controller Steve Westly. Outside of work, he is passionate about his involvement with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation and its mission to train the next generation of Latino leaders. He hopes to pursue elected office in the not so distant future. Jonathan is 27 years old and from the United States.

Jordan Kronen (2018)

United States of America

Pacific University

Education,Government,Public/Social Policy

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Jordan Kronen graduated summa cum laude from Pacific University with a Bachelor's degree in Politics and Government and co-founded the College Democrats of Oregon. He interned in Washington, D.C. with the Democratic National Committee and for United States Senator Jeff Merkley. In Thailand, he externed for Bridges Across Borders Southeast Asia Community Legal Education Initiative. He performed in numerous theatre productions as an international thespian and played American football on Pacific's inaugural team. As a Fulbright Scholar, he taught English in Malaysia and aspires to reform education policy pertaining to the United States and China while strengthening intercultural understanding and exchange. Jordan is 24 years old and from the United States.

Jordan Metoyer (2018)

United States of America

University of Texas at Austin

Economics/Economic Policy,Government,Technology

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Jordan Metoyer graduated Phi Beta Kappa from The University of Texas at Austin where she double majored in Economics and Urban Studies. A Truman Scholar, Jordan most recently served in the Obama Administration as Assistant to the Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget and as a Staff Assistant in the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs as a liaison to local elected officials. Previously, she served in the Office of the Secretary at the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. In college, Jordan founded her university's City Relations Task Force, and filmed a documentary on suburban poverty. Jordan is 24 years old and from the United States.

Jordan Shapiro (2017)

United States of America

Stanford University

Entrepreneurship,Health,Technology

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Jordan Shapiro is joining New Enterprise Associates (NEA) as the east coast investment analyst. At Schwarzman College, he studied Economics and Business and, as the first administrative chair for the SCSG, helped to draft the College’s first Constitution and bylaws. Before joining Schwarzman Scholars, he was a product manager in Silicon Valley and graduated from Stanford University, where he earned his master’s degree in Management Science & Engineering. Jordan holds a Bachelor degree from Stanford in Bioengineering and a minor in Modern Languages (with fluency in Mandarin, Spanish, and Hebrew).

Jordyn Turner (2017)

United States of America

Dartmouth College

Government

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Jordyn Turner graduated in 2016 from Dartmouth College where she studied Government and Asian & Middle Eastern Studies. She has travelled extensively during her college career, studying Portuguese and Chinese in Brazil and China respectively, as well as volunteering at a non-profit youth education program in South Africa. Her ultimate career goal is to work in international diplomacy, focusing specifically on issues of global poverty and education. Jordyn hopes to take her diverse experiences as a former Division 1 basketball player, a classical pianist of 13 years, and a leader of the Dartmouth Greek system to facilitate the broader conversation of finding common ground amongst people of different backgrounds, and to be an agent for positive change and intercultural relations. Jordyn is 21 years old and is from the United States of America.

Jose Miguel Luna (2017)

Mexico

Georgetown University

Economics/Economic Policy

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José Miguel Luna graduated from Georgetown University with a major in International Economics and Development. At Georgetown he was the founder of the Mexican Student Association and the general manager of an on-campus student-run business. Before Schwarzman, Jose worked as a product developer at Locus Analytics, a data analytics start up. As a Schwarzman Scholar, José focused on Chinese participation in the development of Mexico’s special economic zones, a partnership which he proposed and is currently coordinating. He now works at Delta Airlines as a Global Strategy Associate, helping the airline expand in the Latin American and East Asian markets.

Joseph Broderick (2017)

United States of America

United States Military Academy at West Point

Health,Public/Social Policy

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Joseph Broderick graduated from the United States Military Academy. He captained West Point’s national championship boxing team and lead Cadets Against Sexual Harassment and Assault, an organization working to eliminate harassment and assault in the military. He forged a commitment to global health issues through work with the developmentally disabled in Mongolia and with world leaders in global medicine at the WHO Western Pacific Regional Conference in Guam. This commitment is highlighted by his novel research on bacterial antibiotic resistance, and Joe hopes to continue to serve the world’s people through a career in global public health. Joseph is 21 years old and from the United States of America.

Joseph Dinkel (2017)

United States of America

United States Naval Academy

Law

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Joseph Adam Dinkel graduated from the United States Naval Academy in May 2016; he is currently ranked in the top of his class. On military orders in China, Joseph currently spends his mornings honing his Mandarin and his nights working at Capital Associates Law Firm. Joseph has led at the brigade, platoon and boat-crew level; still, he remains most humbled by the Navy’s selection to send him to the Basic Underwater Demolition SEALs. Following his studies as a Schwarzman Scholar, Joseph hopes to serve alongside the Navy’s most elite Special Warfare sailors—SEALs. Joseph is 22 years old, was born in Cambridge, England and grew up on foreign shores before his family settled down in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Julian Busch (2017)

Germany

WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management

Business,Economics/Economic Policy,Finance

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Julian Busch graduated from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management with a Bachelor´s degree in Business Administration. He has already gained professional experience in several countries and industries. Before relocating to Beijing, Julian worked for J.P. Morgan in London, which he will rejoin after his studies. In the future, Julian wants to work in a leadership position at the interface between Chinese and Western financial markets. Julian also has strong interest in politics, enjoys travelling and is a passionate chef. Julian is 23 years old and from Germany.

Julian Keeley (2018)

United States of America

Duke University

Business,Consulting,Finance

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Julian Keeley studies Economics with a Philosophy, Politics and Economics concentration at Duke University. On campus, Julian is a leading voice on political and economic issues, serving as Chair of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Executive Council. He worked as an intern in the House Budget Committee for Chairman Paul Ryan and as an Economic Policy intern at AEI. Julian also founded Cambodian Collegium, a program dedicated to ensuring Khmer students receive the necessary financial and community support to pursue university studies. After Schwarzman Scholars, he plans to complete a PhD in Economics and work for a multilateral organization that promotes inclusive, sustainable global growth. Julian is 21 years old and from the United States.

Juliana Batista (2017)

United States of America

Cornell University

Business,Economics/Economic Policy,Law

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Juliana Batista received her undergraduate degree at Cornell University, majoring in Industrial & Labor Relations and minoring in Economics and Business. As the elected Student Assembly President, Juliana actively advocated to reform sexual assault and financial aid policies. Juliana spearheaded the annual International AIDS Awareness Week at Cornell. She has interned with Deutsche Bank Asset & Wealth Management serving global clients. Schwarzman Scholars will provide a transformative platform for her to launch into international investing for female economic empowerment. Juliana aspires to serve at the World Bank and engage in development endeavors. In her spare time she is an avid kitesurfer, cyclist, and contemporary dancer. Juliana is 21 years old and from the United States of America.

Junyan CHEN (2018)

China

London School of Economics and Political Science,Tsinghua University

Foreign Policy

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Chen Junyan holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Politics from Tsinghua University and a Master’s degree in European Studies from the London School of Economics. As a representative of China in the Y20 Summit in 2015, Junyan advocated the significance of education in spreading ideas of peace and inclusiveness. During her study at LSE, she focused on migrants, minorities and marginalized groups in Europe. In the future, Junyan aspires to research policy innovation in security management, and China-EU cooperation on counter-terrorism and migration problems. Junyan is 24 years old and from China.

Justin Bryant (2018)

United States of America

Duke University

Government,Public/Social Policy,Technology

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Justin Bryant studied Public Policy and Information Science at Duke University. He has held internships in Legal and Government Affairs at Microsoft in Beijing, and the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union in Cape Town. In the fall of 2015, Justin attended Duke Kunshan University, where he chaired the Kunshan Student Ambassador Council, and founded Shockwave Acappella. At Duke, Justin was a Reginaldo Howard Memorial Scholar, Marching Band Vice President, and a Teacher's Assistant in the Information Science department. He aspires to be a global leader in technology policy, and eventually a United States Senator. Justin is 21, and from the United States.

Kaidi Zhang (2017)

China

Nankai University

Economics/Economic Policy

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Zhang Kaidi received a double Bachelor degree in Arts and Economics from Nankai University in 2015. He was the Chairman of Tianjin Students’ Federation and Executive Chairman of Nankai Students’ Union. As a gold medal winner of China College Students’ Entrepreneurship Competition and Tianjin Challenge Cup Competition, Kaidi is passionate about the role startups can play in improving society leading him to found two startups in technology. Kaidi is 22 years old and from Mainland China.

Kay Teo (2017)

Japan

Yale University

Entrepreneurship

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Kay Teo is a consultant at McKinsey & Company, based out of New York City. While at Schwarzman College, Kay studied Economics and Business and organized several initiatives such as the Peer-to-Peer Master Class series for scholars to learn from each other’s unique prior experiences and diverse interests, and social events like the SchwarzBall and Pal-entine’s Day. Prior to her year in Beijing, Kay lived in New Haven, CT, where she studied Neuroscience at Yale University and ran a pop-up restaurant incubator, which launched seven restaurants on campus. Before university, she grew up in Tokyo, Japan.

Kayla Chen (2018)

United States of America

Harvard University

Foreign Policy,Law,Public/Social Policy

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Kayla Chen graduated from Harvard University in 2016 with a Bachelor's degree in Government. There she directed a leadership program for high school students and taught in an inner city community in Boston. She is interested in learning more about China's perceptions of civil society and human rights. She aspires to link resources and conversations between East and West on human rights, international law and civil society to combat global issues of inequality. Kayla is 22 years old and is from the United States.

Kelsey Jamieson (2017)

United States of America

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Energy,Environment/Climate,Technology

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Kelsey Jamieson is a chemical engineer from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology interested in energy policy and the role of US-China relations in the sector. She ultimately hopes to be U.S. Secretary of Energy, acting as a bridge between science and policy. With research experience involving nano-scale heat transfer, thin-film fabrication, and high-efficiency catalysis, Kelsey has published work in four scientific journals with labs at MIT and in France. A key member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Kelsey led the 2015 AIChE Northeast Regional Conference for over 300 students. Kelsey was a teaching assistant for MIT’s Transport Processes and president of her dormitory house. She is a cross-country runner, professional harpist, and avid swing-dancer. Kelsey is 21 years old and from the United States of America.

Kes Rittenberg (2017)

United States of America

New York University

Economics/Economic Policy

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Kes Rittenberg graduated from New York University in 2016, where he studied Economics and Chinese. He is passionate about US-China relations and investing.

Kevin Bassney (2018)

United States of America

Cornell University

Consulting,Foreign Policy,Government

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Kevin Bassney graduated from Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, in January 2013. A Fulbright Scholar, he graduated from University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law in 2014, with a degree in European Integration. A graduate of United States Army Ranger School, Kevin has served as an Infantry Officer in the US Army since 2013 and has held a variety of leadership positions. He is pursuing a Schwarzman Scholarship in order to better understand the role of China in the 21st century. He is 27 years old and grew up in Reno, Nevada.

Kevin Wong (2018)

Canada

Princeton University

Public/Social Policy

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Kevin Wong is a Davis Scholar at Princeton University, where his work centers on the intersection of moral philosophy and public policy. In the past, Kevin has worked for the publishing company Atlantic Media, a UK think-tank called the Global Priorities Project, and a New York based financial services firm. At Princeton, Kevin founded a non-profit that develops and delivers humanities curricula in New Jersey’s state prisons. Through the Schwarzman Scholarship, Kevin hopes to develop the policy skills that will allow him to advance social change in Canada. Kevin is 22 years old and from Toronto, Canada.

Khishigjargal Enkhbayar (2018)

Mongolia

National University of Mongolia

Entrepreneurship,Media,Public/Social Policy

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Khishigjargal Enkhbayar graduated from the National University of Mongolia in 2015, majoring in International Journalism. She has been deeply involved in volunteer youth organizations, such as the United Nations Youth Advisory Panel and Rotaract, initiating and implementing over one hundred small and large scale projects on youth participation, developing local economies, and improving international relations. She is interested in public diplomacy and hopes to improve Mongolia's public relations to increase international investment to Mongolia. Khishigjargal is 22 years old and from Mongolia.

Kim Chang (2018)

United States of America

Stanford University,University of California, Berkeley

Business,Consulting,Economics/Economic Policy

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Kim Chang is a graduate of both the University of California, Berkeley (Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering) and Stanford University (Master's degree in Management Science & Engineering). She currently works in Global Supply Management at Nest Labs where she establishes and manages relationships between American technical teams and Asia based mechanical suppliers. Kim has previously worked at Apple, Boeing, and GE. While in graduate school, Kim was a DFJ Entrepreneurial Leadership Fellow and served as the inaugural lead TA for Hacking for Defense, a class applying entrepreneurial problem solving to government challenges. Kim is 27 years old and from the United States.

Kofi Gunu (2018)

Ghana

Augustana University

Economics/Economic Policy,Environment/Climate,Foreign Policy

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Kofi Gunu is a senior at Augustana University where he was the founding president of the Augustana Peace Club. He combined the study of political science and economics with internships at the Council on Foreign Relations and the United States Senate. He looks forward to developing a more nuanced understanding of Sino-American relations in the 21st century and its impact on international stability and prosperity. Kofi is 20 years old and from Ghana.

Kumiko Mita (2017)

Japan

Keio University

Foreign Policy,Government

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Kumiko Mita studied Political Science and minored in Chinese Security at Keio University. She spent a year studying abroad at Brown University on scholarship, where she studied international security. She has previously worked in the newsroom of Bloomberg, and interned at the Japan Institute of International Affairs as a researcher. She aspires to become a researcher at an influential think tank, and hopes to shape future foreign policy and contribute to regional confidence building measures. For her, Schwarzman Scholars is an opportunity to cultivate personal relationships and deepen her understanding of China. Kumiko is 22 years old and from Japan.

Kwok Wai Christopher NG (2018)

Hong Kong SAR, China

London School of Economics and Political Science

Foreign Policy

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Chris studied International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science graduating with honors. He interned at the Delegation of European Union to China and organized volunteer projects in Burkina Faso, India and mainland China. These experiences drove him to explore innovative strategies to increase the effectiveness of development work. Chris is 24 years old and from Hong Kong, China.

Kyle Hutzler (2017)

United States of America

Yale University

Economics/Economic Policy

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Kyle Hutzler graduated from Yale in 2014 with a BA in Economics and was managing editor of China Hands magazine. He is a senior associate at McKinsey & Company, based in its Washington office where he focuses primarily on transformational public sector and healthcare work. Kyle has been passionate about the Unites States-China relationship since interning at the United States International Trade Commission in high school. He is delighted to return to China as a Schwarzman Scholar and aspires to a career in public service. Kyle is 23 years old and is from the United States of America.

Lara Connaughton (2018)

Ireland

Trinity College Dublin

Business,Economics/Economic Policy

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Lara Connaughton holds a first class honors degree in Economics and Business from Trinity College Dublin. At Trinity she was Auditor of the Business and Economics society and founder of the Undergraduate Chamber of Commerce. Lara has interned for the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council, and is currently working as a Management Consulting Analyst at Accenture. She also has experience working for Ernst & Young's tax service line. Lara has toured with the internationally renowned Druid theatre company and is interested in economic policy and strategic communications. Lara is 22 and from Ireland.

Larry Han (2017)

United States of America

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Economics/Economic Policy,Energy,Health

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Larry Han will be pursuing an MPhil in Operations Research at Cambridge on a Gates Cambridge scholarship before beginning a PhD in Biostatistics at Harvard. During his year at Tsinghua, Larry co-founded Xinmin Pinglun, the journal of Schwarzman College, commissioned the inaugural ping-pong tournament, and participated as a spot-up three-point shooter on the men’s basketball team. He served as the voice-over for Xinhua Net’s explanatory video of the “Two Sessions” conference and translated hundreds of pieces of work for Tsinghua University Art Museum. Larry graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a native of Raleigh, NC.

Lejon Chua (2017)

Singapore

Imperial College London

Business,Consulting,Entrepreneurship

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Lejon is a manager with Enterprise Singapore, grooming deep technology companies for global expansion. He co-organised the inaugural China-Singapore Digital Economy Forum, gathering 250 leading enterprises like Alibaba and Xiaomi for cross-border collaboration. He was also the youngest panellist invited by ICBC to present to over 200 trade specialists and entrepreneurs on Singapore’s experiences in trade and global integration.

At Schwarzman Scholars, Lejon was elected Tsinghua Representative. He led the first choir to an award-winning performance in front of a 2500-strong audience, and organised a professional learning trip to Singapore for scholars to interact with 27 senior leaders in business and politics. Finally, leveraging his experience with China’s largest M&A fund-of-funds, he constructed a methodology that can more precisely value IP within M&A, winning the outstanding master’s thesis award and multiple endorsements for publishing in Chinese and American journals.

Lejon’s long-term aspiration is to help Singapore’s economic steering committee shape policies and elevate her relationships with all trading partners to the next pinnacle.

Leyla Sudbury (2017)

United Kingdom

University of Cambridge

Business,Consulting,Economics/Economic Policy

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Leyla Sudbury graduated with a Master degree in Manufacturing Engineering from the University of Cambridge in June 2015, and is currently living in Tokyo. Her proudest achievement to date is leading the student union at Queens' College. She also co-designed a solar-powered oven that was named by the Huffington Post as one of 11 “simple inventions that could change the world." This program will allow her to combine technical ability with a deeper understanding of leadership in a globalizing world. In the future, she hopes to contribute tangibly to solving sustainability problems. Leyla is 22 years old and from the United Kingdom.

Lisa Ho (2018)

United States of America

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Economics/Economic Policy,Public/Social Policy,Technology

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Lisa Ho is a senior at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a major in computer science and mathematical economics. She plans to develop an international network of researchers dedicated to improving education, using economics and machine learning together to devise intelligent policy. Lisa has taught students in Oklahoma City and Boston, ran MIT’s Educational Studies Program (which annually teaches over 3000 students), developed engineering education software for Google, and examined principal management practices as a researcher for the Harvard Economics Department. Lisa is 21 years old and from the United Kingdom, Singapore and the United States.

Lorem Aminathia (2018)

South Sudan

Yale University

Business,Entrepreneurship

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Lorem graduated from Yale University in 2015 with a Bachelor's degree in Economics. Upon graduation, he launched an agri-business startup in Kenya, which seeks to integrate small-scale farmers into the regional agricultural value chains through contract farming. In June 2016, he moved to South Sudan where he took up a job with a local radio station to teach financial literacy on a radio show. Lorem plans to return to South Sudan to contribute to development. He is 26 years old and from South Sudan.

Lucas Briger (2017)

United States of America

Princeton University

Business,Economics/Economic Policy

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Lucas Briger graduated from Princeton University with a degree in History, focusing on economic development and international relations. Lucas works in sustainable energy across power project and technology development. He has a leadership role in hydroelectric and biomass projects in West-Central Africa and commercialization efforts for new nuclear and marine technologies. His goal is to broaden clean energy availability and affordability in helping to alleviate global poverty and climate change. In the future, Lucas wants to join the U.S. public sector and dedicate himself to government service. Lucas is 26 years old and from the United States of America.

Luis Checa (2017)

Peru

Universidad de Piura

Business

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Luis Checa holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from University of Piura. He aims to unify traditional business models, social businesses and technology in one comprehensive development model which creates a virtuous cycle of economic and social value. As a volunteer in Techo, he implemented a microcredit program, business lectures, entrepreneurship contests and a free consulting service that benefited twenty women from “El Mirador de Los Humedales,” a favela in Lima. Luis is 24 years old and from Peru.

Lukas Schmelter (2018)

Germany

London School of Economics and Political Science,University of Cambridge

Foreign Policy,Government

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Lukas Paul Schmelter grew up in the Middle East and South Asia before returning to Europe for his university studies. He graduated from the London School of Economics (LSE) with a Bachelor's degree in Government and History, and is currently completing a Master's degree in Modern European History at the University of Cambridge. Parallel to his studies, he led large-scale student conferences, worked for a political think-tank focused on European integration, and completed internships in the German Bundestag, the German Foreign Ministry and the European Parliament. He hopes to use the Schwarzman Scholars program as an opportunity to build his leadership potential and prepare him for a career in public service. Lukas is 22 years old and from Germany.

Madeline Bauer (2018)

United States of America

Yale University

Economics/Economic Policy,Foreign Policy,Law

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Maddie Bauer is studying History and East Asian Studies at Yale University. Outside of the classroom, she served as Vice President of the Yale College Council, is a violinist in the Yale Symphony Orchestra, and is an editor of the student publication, China Hands. Maddie is 21 years old and from the United States.

Madeline Seibert (2018)

United States of America

Northeastern University, Boston

Energy,Environment/Climate,Health

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Madeline Seibert is a December 2016 graduate of Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Sciences in Environmental Science and a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs. Madeline has led several community projects focused on engaging communities around pressing environmental issues. She has conducted research at the Natural Resources Defense Council in Beijing and at the United Nations on international energy policies, food supply systems, and the environmental impacts of global disarmament. As a Schwarzman Scholar, she is excited to continue her development as an interdisciplinary environmental leader addressing global resource challenges. Madeline is 22 years old and from the United States.

Marc Chen (2018)

United States of America

Vanderbilt University

Consulting,Economics/Economic Policy,Environment/Climate

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Marc Chen is a student at Vanderbilt University, concentrating in economics and mathematics. He is currently working on an honors thesis in economics comparing public transit accessibility and its effect on employment in mid-size United States cities. Marc is an active leader in the Vanderbilt Asian American Students Association, having organized large-scale cultural performances to promote inter-cultural understanding. He has interned with a national education non-profit and was a Mount Vernon Leadership Fellow. As a Schwarzman Scholar, he wants to gain insight into urban policy in China. Marc is 21 years old and from the United States.

Marguerite Wedeman (2017)

United States of America

George Washington University

Foreign Policy,Public/Social Policy

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Marguerite Wedeman graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from George Washington University in May 2016, where she majored in International Affairs and Chinese language. A US Department of State Critical Language Scholar, Marguerite’s senior thesis examined Chinese discourse on non-traditional security and illuminated challenges to and areas for Sino-American collaboration on such issues. After graduating from Schwarzman Scholars, Marguerite will join the National Committee on US – China Relations. Outside of academics, Marguerite enjoys discussing American politics and foreign policy, and was a Nebraska delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Marguerite is 23 and from the United States.

Mark McGinnis (2018)

United States of America

United States Military Academy at West Point

Environment/Climate

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Mark McGinnis is a Management major with an Environmental Engineering track from the United States Military Academy. He is interested in global public health issues and ultimately hopes to become the United States Secretary of State applying his new understanding of China while shaping polices with many other nations in the Pacific. With experience working for the United States House of Representatives, United States Senate, and United States Supreme Court, he plans on reflecting on those experiences in order to make a difference in the executive branch. Mark is 22 years old and from the United States.

Matthew Prusak (2018)

United States of America

University of Southern California

Business,Consulting,Economics/Economic Policy

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Matthew Prusak graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern California in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations. While at university, he served as editor-in-chief of both the Southern California International Review and the Social Justice Review. He currently works as a management consultant with Bain & Company's Southeast Asia office, where he focuses on finance, technology, and social impact projects. After Schwarzman Scholars, Matthew plans to complete an MBA at Stanford's Graduate School of Business before pursuing a career in international trade. Matthew is 23 years old and from the United States.

Matthew Rojas (2018)

United States of America

University of Delaware

Business,Economics/Economic Policy,Foreign Policy

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Matt Rojas will graduate from the University of Delaware as a double major in Economics and Public Policy, with minors in Political Science and Religious Studies. At UD, Matt founded a nonprofit that helps people experiencing homelessness find jobs, which has now expanded to several universities across the United States. Matt also serves as Student Body President and once ran 2,000 miles across the United States to raise $20,000 for veterans. He hopes to pursue a career as a United States Marine Corps officer and create strong United States China military cooperation. Matt is 21 years old and from the United States.

Max Song (2017)

United States of America

Brown University

Business,Economics/Economic Policy,Environment/Climate

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Max Song studied machine learning and diplomacy at Brown University. He is interested in expanding intercultural empathy through the latest technological tools. In his free time, he’s co-published a book on data science, used data science to save a big company, started the One Salon—an intellectual, emotional and experiential gathering devoted to human awakening in fourteen cities around the world. He is excited to return to Beijing, and continue his interest in global economics and politics at Tsinghua as a Schwarzman Scholar. Max is 24 years old and grew up in Beijing, Shanghai and Chicago.

Max Goldberg (2018)

United States of America

Yale University

Economics/Economic Policy,Environment/Climate,Law

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Max Goldberg will graduate Phi Beta Kappa from Yale University in 2017 with a Bachelor's degree in Ethics, Politics, and Economics. At Yale, Max founded the Financial Literacy and Justice Task Force, a non-profit campus organization that teaches financial decision-making and raises awareness of predatory lending in New Haven public schools. As a Liman Fellow of Yale Law School, Max worked in San Francisco and Hong Kong to promote legal reform dialogue between the United States and China. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Max seeks to build relationships that will further his work to foster China-United States cooperation on matters of law. Max is 21 years old, grew up in San Francisco and is from the United States.

Maximillian Seunik (2017)

Canada

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Foreign Policy,Public/Social Policy

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Max Seunik studied Public Health and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Morehead-Cain Scholar. Currently based in Kampala, he is leading a national study on political accountability across Uganda with Yale-based Innovations for Poverty Action. Through his work in Y20, he has negotiated on behalf of Canada at the G20, presented research at the United Nations, and advised the Rwandan Minister of Health. Looking ahead, he is eager to build a stronger global consensus on unified approaches to development policy. Max is 23 years old and from Canada.

Melody Liu (2018)

United States of America

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Entrepreneurship,Public/Social Policy,Technology

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Melody studied mechanical engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her vision is to innovate in the space of manufacturing robotics within industry, working with international companies. Throughout her undergraduate career, Melody has done research in robotics, developing a gel robotic fingertip and building an instrumentation robot for people with prosthetics. She has been an active tinkerer, building her own electric scooter, and setting up a makerspace for her dormitory. For Melody, Schwarzman Scholars is an opportunity to build connections with Chinese businesses and to enhance her leadership and business skills, in order to lead a research division. Melody is 22 years old and from the United States.

Micah Petersen (2018)

United States of America

University of Delaware

Business,Entrepreneurship,Foreign Policy

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Micah Petersen will graduate in May 2017 from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor's degree in International Relations and Mandarin, and a Master's degree in Geography. He ranks in the top 10 percent of Army ROTC Cadets nationally and will commission as an Infantry Officer. Petersen is the founder of Reviresco, Inc., a non-profit which works to bridge the civilian-military divide. He is also the founder of an online bowtie company, has run across the United States 3 times, and is completing his Master’s thesis on Sino-African race relations. Micah is 23 years old and from the United States.

Mingyuan Hu (2017)

China

Nankai University

Public/Social Policy

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Hu Mingyuan graduated with a Bachelor degree from the sociology department of Nankai University. He focuses on the study of the development model of new rural urbanization, and has conducted investigative research on the topic in various Chinese provinces. His experience working as an intern in county government helped him develop an in-depth understanding of social transformation taking place in China’s rural communities. Mingyuan was the president of the Student Union of Nankai University, and is currently working in Southwestern China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region as a volunteer teacher. Mingyuan is 23 years old and from Mainland China.

Miranda Gottlieb (2018)

United States of America

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Health,Law,Public/Social Policy

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Miranda graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor's degree in political science and Hispanic studies. President of Pi Sigma Alpha, she promoted civic education on campus. Her research in the Howard Baker Center for Public Policy focused on drug policy reform and led her to research opportunities in South America. Miranda has interned with the Drug Policy Alliance, both the United States Senate and House of Representatives to prevent drug overdose and racial disparities in the criminal justice system. She hopes to work for the United Nations on drug policy reform to promote health and human rights. Miranda is 22 years old and from the United States.

Mohammed Omar (2018)

South Africa

New York University

Business,Consulting,Energy

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Mohammed Omar graduated with a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from New York University in 2015. He was also part of NYU Abu Dhabi’s first cohort, double-majoring in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics. Mohammed was elected student body president twice and was appointed co-president of NYUAD’s Engineering Honors Society. He has published research and has been issued one patent by the USPTO with three more filed. Over the last two years, he has worked at a high growth company where he played a role in shaping their Middle Eastern operations. Mohammed is 24 years old and from South Africa.

Mollie Saltskog (2018)

Sweden

Yale-NUS College

Entrepreneurship,Foreign Policy,Government

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Mollie Saltskog graduated as part of the inaugural class of Yale-NUS College, majoring in Global Affairs. While at school, Mollie actively contributed to building a new learning community- she founded three student organizations and developed the freshmen counselor role. Mollie's specific interests in counterterrorism and geopolitics have led her to pursue a career in International Security and she recently interned at The Soufan Group. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Mollie aims to develop the knowledge and leadership skills necessary to lead change in international counterterrorism efforts. Mollie is 23 years old and from Sweden.

Molly Reiner (2018)

United States of America

Princeton University

Foreign Policy

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Molly Reiner studied international development and Chinese language at Princeton, and has been studying Mandarin for ten years. She is particularly interested in the intersection of diplomacy and business in China, a topic she explored as a reporter for the American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei and an intern at The Harbour Group, a PR firm that represents Chinese firms acquiring American companies. At Princeton, Molly was the editor-in-chief of American Foreign Policy Magazine, Princeton's student-run foreign affairs publication. She hopes to use her Chinese language skills and international experience to work in the private and public sectors. Molly is 21 years old and from the United States.

Mostafa Allam (2017)

Egypt

University of Virginia

Consulting,Economics/Economic Policy,Entrepreneurship

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Mostafa Allam graduated from the University of Virginia with a triple major in Systems Engineering, Economics, and Middle Eastern Studies before completing his Master degree at London Business School. He then joined Strategy& where he worked on strategy projects for multinational corporations and government institutions. After three years in consulting, Mostafa completed his MBA at INSEAD in Singapore. While doing his MBA, he participated in the launch of Circles.Life, Singapore’s fourth telecom operator. Mostafa is also a writer and has authored two novels. He returned to Strategy& in 2017 after the Schwarzman Scholars Program. Mostafa is 27 years old and from Egypt.

Naina Qayyum (2018)

Pakistan

Middlebury College

Consulting,Entrepreneurship,Health

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Naina Qayyum graduated in May 2015 from Middlebury College with a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Global Health. She is also a United World College scholar. During her time at college, Naina was the co-president of the Muslim Student Association and organized a program on diversity in Muslim identity, for which she received an innovation award. After college, Naina returned to Pakistan to work in the development sector. She worked for a local NGO, a private local consulting firm, and is currently working at an international consulting firm on a countrywide monitoring and evaluation project. Naina is interested in policy research and has already published a paper with a professor and her senior thesis on polio eradication in Pakistan. She runs design thinking workshops for youth in Pakistan under her organization, Design Soch Pakistan. Naina is 23 years old and is from Chitral and Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.

Naishad Kai-ren I (2018)

Singapore

Brown University

Economics/Economic Policy,Foreign Policy,Government

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I Naishad Kai-ren is a senior studying History and Middle East Studies. At Brown University, Naishad serves as Student Director of the Writing Fellows program and President of the History Departmental Undergraduate Group. He has experience working in an internet start-up, Singapore’s embassy in Jakarta and Microsoft. Through the Schwarzman Scholars program, Naishad hopes to cultivate a better understanding of China and foster lasting ties across countries and cultures. He will commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Singapore Armed Forces and is a President’s Scholar. Naishad is 22 years old and from Singapore.

Natasha Rachman (2017)

United Kingdom

University of Oxford

Economics/Economic Policy

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Natasha Rachman is a graduate of the University of Oxford where she studied politics, philosophy and economics receiving the Gibbs Prize for Politics, and graduating second in a class of 249. She has debated for the English national team and was a finalist at both the World and European Universities Debating Championships. After graduating she worked as a researcher for members of the UK’s House of Lords. She is particularly interested in what determines the success of international regimes, and hopes to eventually work on related problems in a professional context. Natasha is 22 years old and from the United Kingdom.

Nikhil Siddharth Raghava (2018)

India

India Institute of Science

Energy,Entrepreneurship,Environment/Climate

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Nikhil Siddharth will graduate in June 2017 from India's highest ranked research institute, The Indian Institute Of Science, with a Bachelor's degree in Materials Science. He is very passionate about the water scarcity and sustainability problem in developing countries, and has worked on multiple research projects in order to come up with new water purification technologies. Through the Schwarzman Scholars Program, he hopes to gain deep insights about China that will help him realize his goal of solving the pressing challenges of the 21st Century. Nikhil Siddharth is 21 years old and from India.

Nina Russell (2017)

United States of America

Yale University

Consulting,Economics/Economic Policy,Health

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Nina Russell was a member of the inaugural class of Schwarzman Scholars, graduating from Tsinghua University in 2017 with a Masters degree in Global Affairs. While at Schwarzman College, Nina's concentration was Economics and Business. Nina was a member of the Schwarzman College women's soccer team and of Schwarzman Women. Before moving to Beijing for the program, she worked in strategy and operations at Deloitte's federal consulting practice in Washington, DC. Nina graduated cum laude from Yale University in 2015 with a Bachelor degree in Ethics, Politics, and Economics.

Noah Elbot (2017)

United States of America

Brown University

Energy,Environment/Climate,Finance

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Noah Elbot graduated from Brown University in 2014, where he double majored in East Asian Studies and Economics. During college, he conducted research on rainforest ecosystems in Yunnan Province with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and studied abroad at the Chinese University of Hong Kong researching comparative East Asian growth models for his economics capstone. Following graduation, Noah volunteered at a vocational high school in northwest China before starting his current work developing green financial products for XacBank in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. He seeks to create private sector solutions towards resource and energy sustainability in Asia's emerging markets. Noah is 24 years old and from the United States of America.

Oi Lam Tam (2017)

Macau SAR, China

Renmin University of China

Business,Economics/Economic Policy

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Tam Oi Lam received her Bachelor degree in Journalism from Renmin University where she was the national nominee of the 2011 China College Student of the Year Award. In 2015, she won the international Student Advancement Award to study with Semester at Sea which allowed her to travel to twelve countries on four continents, studying various cultures and local education for women. She currently works for the Macau government. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Oi Lam will study public policy with a focus on policy-making and innovation in industry development. Oi Lam is 25 years old and from Macau.

Oladotun Opasina (2018)

Nigeria

John Hopkins University,Morgan State University

Entrepreneurship,Public/Social Policy,Technology

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Oladotun is a 2013 summa cum laude graduate from Morgan State University in Electrical Engineering and recently received a Master's degree in Engineering Management from Johns Hopkins University. At Hopkins, He served as the Co-Chair of the JHU Graduate Representative Organization. He is passionate about Technology and the role it plays in every day life and works at Goldman Sachs as a Technology Analyst. As a Schwarzman Scholar, he aims to study the role that technology plays in China and find parallels that can be utilized in his home country. Dotun is 24 years old and from Nigeria.

Ophelia Cai (2018)

United Kingdom

University of Oxford

Business,Finance,Media

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Ophelia Cai graduated from the University of Oxford with a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Management. Since graduation she has acquired professional experience in Finance, Financial Technology and Journalism, through her roles at Hentsū, BlackRock and Nouvelles d’Europe. She is also engaged in the promotion of Japanese culture and sake, through organizing collaborations between Sake brewers and Western institutions including the Saatchi Gallery, London Design Festival and the Red Cross. She is passionate about the building of cross-cultural bridges, particularly through cultural and educational exchange. Ophelia is 23 years old, and from the United Kingdom.

Paul Wasserman (2018)

United States of America

Yale University

Business,Foreign Policy,Law

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Paul Wasserman graduated from Yale in 2014 with a Bachelor's degree in History and a focus on Russian and East European studies. He is the Research Associate for Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Through his work, Paul has become interested in the shifting power dynamics between the United States, Russia, and China and its impact on the global order. Previously, he lived in Samara, Russia for one year as the recipient of a Fulbright fellowship. Paul is 24 years old and from the United States.

Paul Weissend (2018)

United States of America

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Finance

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Grey studied Finance at Virginia Tech, graduating as an Honors Global Scholar. He founded two successful businesses before college. In his undergraduate career, he was CIO for one of the nation’s largest, student-run, investment funds and held influential roles in the Business Leadership Center and the Corps of Cadets, a senior military academy. He also traveled to Europe and Africa, conducting research and publishing an essay on entrepreneurship within refugee communities. He plans to utilize financial tech to empower developing classes in emerging markets. Grey is 21 years old and from the United States.

Paula Martinez Gutierrez (2018)

Mexico

Brown University

Government,Public/Social Policy

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Paula Martinez Gutierrez is a senior at Brown University, majoring in International Relations and History. Paula has worked as a columnist for the Brown Political Review, works as a research assistant for the Watson Institute, is a Latin American Undergraduate Fellow, and recently interned at the Washington Office on Latin America. Her primary interest is drug policy in China and Latin America. After earning her Master's degree in Public Policy, Paula hopes to enter the international public service, and promote alternative drug policies at an international level. Paula is 22 years old, spent her last years of high school in Hong Kong, and is from Mexico.

Pauline Kastermans (2017)

Netherlands

Amsterdam University College

Public/Social Policy

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Pauline Kastermans (The Netherlands) graduated with an MSc in Business Administration from Rotterdam School of Management in 2016, and ran for European Parliament as one of the youngest candidates in 2014. She spent a semester as an MBA exchange student at PKU before arriving at the Schwarzman College. At the College her concentration was International Studies. She was involved with several initiatives encouraging young people to become politically active.

Peng ZHOU (2018)

China

Peking University

Economics/Economic Policy

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Peng ZHOU is ranked amongst the top in his class at Peking University School of Economics. He has focused on researching rural reform of China, and has participated in over 5 field surveys in over 10 villages in 4 provinces, interviewing over 600 people. He was appointed Academic Organizer of the China Youth Economic Forum, and also served as the President of the Student Union of the School of Economics and the Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Students’ Congress. Zhou Peng is 22 years old and from China.

Preston Lim (2018)

Canada

Princeton University

Foreign Policy,Government,Law

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Preston will graduate in June 2017 from Princeton University with a major in Near Eastern Studies and a minor in History and the Practice of Diplomacy. He has a passion for languages and travel; he speaks Turkish, French, and Chinese and has studied and worked around the world, from Istanbul to Hong Kong. At Princeton, Preston served as President of the Princeton University Orchestra, as Editor-in-Chief of the Princeton Historical Review, and as Chargé D’Affaires of the Princeton Model United Nations Conference. He hopes to examine China’s One Belt One Road Policy, focusing on Chinese investment in Central Asia. Preston is 21 years old and from Canada.

Quynh-Nhu Le (2018)

United States of America

Harvard University

Public/Social Policy

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Quynh-Nhu Le will graduate in 2017 from Harvard University, where she studies gender and development as a Social Studies concentrator. She was Director of a student-run afterschool program for immigrant children, Staff Writer on gender and sexuality for the Harvard Crimson, and President of the Harvard Vietnamese Association. She also interned at Fulbright Economic Teaching Program in Vietnam and in 2016 founded a nonprofit summer camp for Vietnamese youth. She intends to pursue a career in academia studying social change in the Asia-Pacific. Quynh-Nhu is 22 years old, was born in Vietnam and is from the United States.

Rachel Walker (2018)

United States of America

University of Cincinnati

Arts and Culture,Entrepreneurship

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Rachel C. Walker will graduate in 2016 from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She is a composer and an arts administrator. As the Co-Founder of Cincinnati Soundbox, she advocates for contemporary composers from across the United States and engages new audiences with classical music. She plans to use the Schwarzman Scholars program to better understand public policy in order to implement greater cultural dialogue between China and the United States. Rachel is 22 years old and from the United States.

Rahim Mawji (2017)

Kenya

Harvard University

Economics/Economic Policy

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Rahim Mawji graduated from Harvard College where he majored in Applied Mathematics and minored in Sociology. He is currently working with education and energy initiatives in West and East Africa. While at Harvard, he served as president of the African Students Association, interned in financial services in New York, studied with mystics in Indonesia, researched at a leadership academy in South Africa, worked with an energy developer in Ghana, and taught in China. He aspires to help develop and deploy talent and capacity in Africa, and to build educational and economic bridges between Africa, the East, and the West. Rahim is 23 years old and from Kenya and Tanzania.

Ran NIU (2018)

China

Fordham University,George Mason University

Finance

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Ran NIU graduated from Fordham University with a Master’s degree Global Finance. She was responsible for following a number of intergovernmental processes and deliberations in the United Nations Headquarters. Currently in her 5th year of serving Harvard College Association for United States-China Relation (HAUSCR), Ran has been leading the core content design of the flagship programs that promote transitional dialogue between young leaders of China and the United States. As She interned at the United Nations Regional Commissions New York Office (RCNYO), under the Economic and Social Council. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Ran hopes to build business incubators that enhance business and cultural exchanges between countries. Ran is 26 years old and from China.

Regina Parker (2017)

United States of America

United States Military Academy at West Point

Foreign Policy,Government,Health

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Regina Parker graduated from the United States Military Academy with a double-major in Mechanical Engineering and American Politics before earning a Master of Management Science in Global Affairs as a Schwarzman Scholar at Tsinghua University. Regina is an active Young Leader with the Center for Strategic and International Studies and enjoys writing; she has published five editorials and one book chapter during her year in China. In the fall of 2017, Regina will enroll at Harvard Medical School before serving as a US Army physician. Her broader career goals are to enhance US-China relations through medical diplomacy and defense policy.

Rhea Malik (2018)

United States of America

Harvard University

Public/Social Policy

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Rhea Malik studies Regenerative Biology and Education Policy at Harvard College. She has established a system of virtual classrooms in rural India and directs Harvard College Alzheimer’s Buddies, leading her to found a national non-profit for Alzheimer’s care. Rhea served on the Executive Board of Harvard’s Political Polling Project and has worked at the United States Department of Education. An aspiring physician-economist, she works at Harvard’s Stem Cell Institute, developing analytical tools for Schizophrenia research. Rhea is 21 years old and from the United States.

Richard Altieri (2017)

United States of America

Amherst College

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Richard Altieri recently graduated from Amherst College and is currently pursuing a Watson Fellowship in cross-cultural humor. His fellowship involves performing and studying stand-up comedy in English, Spanish, and Chinese. In college, by teaching English abroad in China and researching policy, Richard developed a passion for education. Looking forward, Richard intends to explore how education policy can facilitate deeper cultural understanding between the United States, Latin America, and China. In the long term, he aspires to start a consultancy that develops education policy at the broadest levels, promoting artistic, social, and historical understanding between nations. Richard is 23 years old and from the United States of America.

Riley Shearer (2018)

United States of America

Montana State University

Economics/Economic Policy,Health,Public/Social Policy

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Riley Shearer will graduate from Montana State University in May 2017 with Bachelor of Science degrees in economics, chemical engineering, and biochemistry. He began college interested in biomedical engineering to improve health. After helping to develop a novel MRI contrast agent, he realized that through health economics research he could have a greater impact by addressing health inequalities around the world. As a Schwarzman Scholar he is excited to engage with fellow students and communities in China. Eventually he would like to work in international health policy. Riley is 23 years old and from the United States.

Robert McComb (2018)

United States of America

Virginia Wesleyan College

Environment/Climate,Foreign Policy,Public/Social Policy

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Robert Alexander McComb graduated from Virginia Wesleyan College with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. During his undergraduate studies, Robert held numerous leadership positions in student organizations and founded a local service and social organization. Additionally, he has interned with a NATO partner non-profit. Robert has cultivated a diverse interdisciplinary perspective and understands the importance of international partnerships. He would like to work to facilitate the exposure of United States students to world cultures in order to cultivate the human capital needed to forge new global partnerships for the future. Robert is 21 years old and from the United States.

Ross Gilchriest (2018)

United States of America

United States Naval Academy

Business,Economics/Economic Policy,Government

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Ross Weldon Gilchriest will be graduating from the United States Naval Academy in May 2017 with a degree in History. He is a four-year member of the varsity Sprint Football team, and also participates in the Naval Academy Foreign Affairs Conference, the Jewish Midshipman Club, and The Profession--a student-run publication. Upon graduation, he plans to commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps, intent on serving as an Infantry Officer. Ross is 21 years old, proudly claims the small town of Silsbee, Texas as his home and is from the United States.

Ross Tan (2017)

Australia

Australian National University

Business

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Ross Tan received a Bachelor of Asian Studies with First-Class Honors from Australia National University, for which he received the 2014 Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Award, and is now also completing Honors in his Law degree. He is passionate about sustainable consumerism, international education and cultural exchange. Ross is the co-founder of Australian Natural, China’s first specialist importer of Australian organic wines and fine foods, and recently founded a new non-profit, Orient Abroad, offering on-the-ground support to Australians students in Asia. Ross is 25 years old and from Australia.

Rosy Yung Yung Yang (2017)

Hong Kong SAR, China

Princeton University

Public/Social Policy

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Rosy Yang graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. She was among the top Princeton students elected to Phi Beta Kappa, won the Woodrow Wilson School’s R. W. van de Velde Award, attained a perfect score in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination, and was named one of Hong Kong’s Ten Outstanding Teens. She currently conducts policy research in the Chief Executive’s Office of the Hong Kong Government. A long-time public affairs enthusiast, Rosy was a member of the Hong Kong International Debate Team and the Princeton Debate Panel. She served as Director of News and Culture at Princeton’s radio station WPRB, interned in government offices and NGOs, and volunteered with the Asia Society Hong Kong Center. Rosy is 24 years old and from Hong Kong.

Roxanne Roman (2018)

United States of America

New York University

Consulting,Foreign Policy,Law

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Roxanne is a first generation Filipino-American from a military family. She is earning her degree at New York University Shanghai as part of the university's inaugural class. She studies Social Science with a Political Science focus. Roxanne served as a founding member of student government as well as Student Body President. She also studied in Abu Dhabi and Washington D.C., where she interned at the White House. Roxanne is passionate about student leadership, empowering women, and the performing arts. Roxanne is 22 years old and from the United States.

Ruby Holmes (2018)

United Kingdom

University of Cambridge

Foreign Policy,Government

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Ruby Holmes graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2016 with a double first class Bachelor's degree in politics and international studies. She is an internationally recognized debater and public speaking coach and organized a women’s public speaking association while at Cambridge. In the future, she hopes to use these skills to pursue a career in foreign policy in government or at a think tank. Ruby Holmes is 21 and from the United Kingdom.

Rugsit Kanan (2017)

Thailand

Harvard University

Business,Entrepreneurship,Finance

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Rugsit Kanan studied sociology and economics at Harvard College where he is one of nine Thai students. On campus, Rugsit was President of the Harvard Association for US-China Relations (HAUSCR) promoting transnational dialogue between young leaders of China and the United States through three annual conferences. Following Schwarzman Scholars, Rugsit will join Lazard Asset Management in New York. Long-term, Rugsit hopes to connect Thai businesses and scholars with opportunities in both the United States and China. In his free time, Rugsit composes poetry in English, Thai, and Mandarin and plays chess for the Thailand national team. Rugsit is 22 years old and from Thailand.

Ruobing Zhou (2017)

China

Tsinghua University

Business,Entrepreneurship,Technology

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Zhou Ruobing (Robin) graduated from Tsinghua University in 2010 with a major in Mechanical Engineering. Before Schwarzman Program, he worked as a research and development project leader at Robert Bosch GmbH. With six years’ experience, Ruobing was the youngest manager in his business unit. Ruobing won a unique Global Vision Award in 1st Innovation Competition at Bosch China for his keen sense of business and technology innovation. Robin also holds a Project Management Professional (PMP®) certificate from Project Management Institute (PMI). Longer-term, he aspires to be a business leader in manufacturing industry and envisions contributing to China's manufacturing transformation.

Ryan Marschang (2017)

United States of America

University of Pennsylvania

Business,Economics/Economic Policy,Finance

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Ryan Marschang is joining Blackstone Energy Partners after graduating from Schwarzman Scholars in 2017. Prior to Schwarzman Scholars, he worked as a reservoir engineer at ExxonMobil on one of the world’s largest energy developments to date in Kazakhstan. Ryan Marschang graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2014 with dual degrees in Chemical Engineering and Economics as a member of the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology. Ryan has prior experience working in early stage venture capital through helping found the Dorm Room Fund in 2012. He also co-founded a building integrated photovoltaic company in 2011. Ryan was born in Colorado, USA and grew up in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Rza Aliyev (2017)

Azerbaijan

The Academy of Public Administration Under the President of Azerbaijan

Business,Energy,Finance

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Rza Aliyev holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration and Master’s degree in Diplomacy from the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy. He is currently finishing a Ph.D. in Economics. Starting in diplomacy, he worked at the Azerbaijani Embassy in Washington, D.C., the Atlantic Council, and was a United Nations Youth Ambassador. In 2012 he became a private banker in Andorra. He is a Deputy Secretary General of Nizami Ganjavi International Center, an organization of more than eighty heads of state. He speaks English, Azerbaijani, Russian, Spanish, Turkish and learning Mandarin. Rza is 28 years old, from Baku, Azerbaijan and lives in Andorra.

Samuel Hsiao (2017)

Taiwan, China

National Cheng-Chi University

Entrepreneurship,Foreign Policy,Media

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Samuel Hsiao was originally from Taiwan. His interest focuses on financial inclusion issues using payment technology to reduce unequal accessibility in financial services. He worked for the Gates Foundation as his personal training project, and helped connect local entrepreneurs in social innovation and impact investing between Beijing and Taipei. While at the Schwarzman College, Samuel promoted the gratitude among fellow scholars including he co-hosted an appreciation dinner to all college staffs. Samuel holds a bachelor degree in diplomacy from National Chengchi University, and had worked in the Development Bank of Singapore (DBS) for two years before the Schwarzman Scholars Program.

Samuel Maron (2018)

United States of America

Princeton University

Entrepreneurship,Health,Technology

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Sam Maron studies neuroscience at Princeton University and is writing a thesis on the business and regulatory environments for neurostimulation technology. His international education began with a year in the Middle East before beginning college. Accepted to attend medical school as a sophomore, he has spent time in healthcare and entrepreneurship on three continents. On campus, Sam co-founded a camp for children affected by cancer. Through Schwarzman Scholars, he looks forward to delving into the unique opportunities and challenges of Chinese healthcare and business. Sam is 22 years old and from the United States.

Sara Sudetic (2017)

United States of America

King's College London

Media,Public/Social Policy

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Sara Sudetic is a Lantos Fellow at the United States Congress and a freelance writer whose work has been published in Le Monde (Paris), The Heptagon Post (London) and Tehelka (New Delhi). She earned a Master degree in Nationalism Studies at Central European University and a Bachelor degree in War Studies at King’s College London. Having lived on three continents, she has cemented her ambition to work in international affairs. Her focus on Asia developed while studying at Renmin University, leading a filmmaking project in Kashmir, and conducting anthropological fieldwork in Western India. As a Schwarzman Scholar, she aspires to develop the knowledge and professional skills necessary to contribute to rapprochement between Asia and the West. Sara is 24 years old and holds dual American and Serbian citizenship.

Savitri Restrepo Alvarez (2017)

Colombia

Wellesley College

Business,Foreign Policy,Public/Social Policy

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Savitri Restrepo is joining Esquel Group, a Hong Kong-based global textile and apparel manufacturer with a vertically-integrated supply chain. While at Schwarzman College, Savitri’s concentration was Public Policy. She helped create the Schwarzman Latino Association and was part of the women’s soccer and basketball teams. During her time as a Scholar, Savitri was awarded Mckinsey’s Next Generation Women Leaders Award 2017 offered to outstanding female leaders globally. She plans to use the award to grow a community-based social enterprise she co-founded in Colombia. Savitri graduated from Wellesley College in 2016, where she majored in International Relations-Political Science with a minor in Chinese Language and Literature.

Servet Bayimli (2017)

United States of America

Amherst College

Government,Law,Media

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Servet N. Bayimli studied law, jurisprudence and social thought at Amherst College. He seeks to reform child welfare practices worldwide by producing more equitable practices for foster children and devising innovative methods that offer equal educational opportunity for all children. He directed the Sonia and Celina Sotomayor Judicial Internship Program in its inaugural year and has presented at the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in Leiden, Netherlands. He aspires to leverage his cross-cultural experiences and education to discover culturally sensitive solutions and improve outcomes for children. Servet is 21 years old, Turkish American and from the United States of America.

Shan Quan Chande (2017)

Tanzania

London School of Economics and Political Science

Business,Entrepreneurship,Finance

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Shan Quan Chande attained a Bachelor of Science Management degree from London School of Economics before interning at Barclays Global Corporates and working as a Management Consultant at KPMG in London. Shan founded an agricultural company in Tanzania with a view to working with rural Tanzanians in farming. By partnering with leading corporations, and working in the Venture Capital and Private Equity space, Shan hopes to make a real impact in cross border trade and investments from China and elsewhere, into Africa. He speaks fluent English, Mandarin, Russian and Swahili. Shan is 23 years old, is from Tanzania, and is of Chinese and Indian descent.

Shijun Li (2017)

China

Xi'an Jiaotong University

Economics/Economic Policy

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Li Shijun earned a Ph.D. from Tsinghua University and served as the vice chairman of the Tsinghua Graduate student association. He previously organized multiple projects focused on economic development and ecological protection in the countryside of China. He is also determined to serve the local community of China, and has proposed a lot of creative and constructive steps to improve the life of the local people. Shijun is 28 years old and from Mainland China.

Shoumo Zhang (2017)

China

Jilin University

Business,Entrepreneurship,Technology

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Zhang Shoumo is a Ph.D. candidate at Tsinghua University. He worked with Tsinghua University’s high tech transfer platform at the XIN center and was the General Secretary of the Graduate League Association at Tsinghua University’s School of Aerospace. As the co-founder and CEO of Dynamics Memory Co. Ltd., he led his team from China and Israel to apply superlubricity technology into data storage, which will potentially increase the capacity of current hard disk drives by ten to fifteen times. He also started SpectroPhon China to explore personal health and sports applications of wearable chemical sensors in the nation. Shoumo is 26 years old and is from China.

Sin-Yun LI (2018)

Taiwan, China

National Tsing Hua University

Economics/Economic Policy

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Sin Yun LI received her Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Master’s degree in Technology Management from National Tsing Hua University and was awarded the 2014 Excellent Youth Award. With rich academic and internship experience in innovation and entrepreneurship, Sin Yun aims to pursue a concentration in Economics and Business at Schwarzman College to help her become a top professional consultant. Sin Yun is 23 years old and from Taiwan, China.

Sophia Lugo (2018)

United States of America

Harvard University

Business,Consulting,Law

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Sophia Lugo will graduate from Harvard University in May 2017 with a degree in History and Science, minoring in Global Health and Health Policy. Serving as the president of the world's largest Model OAS conference, former chief strategist for Harvard's largest student-run organization (International Relations Council), and co-founder of the Harvard College International Negotiation Project, Sophia has a passion for intercultural negotiation and policy. Interested in how nations use science to wield bio power under different political systems, Sophia is excited to explore how business and politics interact with the production of knowledge in China, a world power in scientific research funding. Sophia is 22 years old and from the United States and Mexico.

Stacey-Ann Pearson (2018)

Jamaica

Lafayette College

Consulting,Economics/Economic Policy,Entrepreneurship

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Stacey-Ann Pearson graduated Sigma Xi from Lafayette College with a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, and an Economics minor. At Lafayette, she conducted research in renewable energy, cofounded an LGBT safe haven, won several social activism awards, and was a liaison to the Board of Trustees. A Richard B. Fisher Scholar and Risk Analyst at Morgan Stanley, she serves as Board Director and Development Chair of a youth development non-profit, Life Coach at Ali Forney Homeless Center, and Mentor at Big Brother Big Sister. As a Schwarzman Scholar, she will develop an understanding of Chinese business and national culture, to become a leader in China-Jamaica investment relations. Stacey-Ann is 25 years old and from Jamaica.

Stephanie Burrell (2017)

United Kingdom

University of Oxford

Environment/Climate,Public/Social Policy

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Stephanie Burrell graduated from the University of Oxford with first class honors and a Biological Sciences degree. She has experience working at Accenture and the Cabinet Office of the United Kingdom Government and is interested in new technologies, public policy, and global affairs. Stephanie’s key accomplishment as a leader was the delivery of new e-commerce functionality for a United Kingdom retailer. For the implementation, she focused on maintaining a close working relationship between international colleagues to ensure the success of the project. Her goal is to shape effective public policy that will guarantee technological advances that benefit the global population. Stephanie is 24 years old and from the United Kingdom.

Stephanie Jackson (2018)

United Kingdom

University of Oxford

Consulting,Education,Foreign Policy

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Stephanie Jackson graduated from the University of Oxford with a Bachelors degree in Experimental Psychology, specializing in cognitive neurobiology, and has published research in the European Journal of Neuroscience. She is currently the Director for the Beijing Women’s Network, where she oversees a community of 3000+ women, providing events and resources to support their professional development. In her previous work for the British Council in Beijing, Stephanie founded the Generation UK: China Network. This Network aims to connect 20,000 British nationals with experience in China by 2020 to support student skills development and employability. During the Schwarzman Scholarship, Stephanie plans to focus on international education policy and implementation, building on her experience in China, Nicaragua and Myanmar in this field. Stephanie is 24 years old, speaks five languages, and is from the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.

Surya Karki (2017)

Nepal

College of the Atlantic

Business,Consulting,Economics/Economic Policy

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Surya Karki is currently leading a team of 12 people with the United World Schools Nepal as its Founder Country Director. He recently finished constructing 12 schools and is in Nepal working to get to 35 schools by 2020. In addition, Surya is working on starting another venture in Nepal. Surya has been recognized by the Prince of Wales in 2014 as one of 7 youngest sustainable living entrepreneur and was recently listed as one of 2017 Forbes 30 under 30 Social Entrepreneurs. He is a partner at Rouhana and Karki LLC and has a Masters Degree from Tsinghua University as a Schwarzman Scholar.

Susan Webster (2018)

United States of America

University of Florida

Business,Foreign Policy,Law

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Susan Webster graduated from the University of Florida with a Master in Science and Business Management and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies with a focus on Chinese language and literature. As Student Body President, Susan represented 52,000 students, managed a $21 million dollar budget and served as a voting member of the highest governing body of the University of Florida, the UF Board of Trustees. Susan is 22 years old and from the United States.

Tara Subba (2017)

Indonesia

Durham University

Public/Social Policy

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Tara Subba recently graduated from Durham University, where she read Politics and Philosophy. Tara worked closely with Durham Amnesty International and founded the St. Mary’s College Freedom Association. Her involvement in promoting infrastructural reconstruction and initiating cross-border humanitarian relief efforts in Nepal has become a catalyst for sustainable development in emerging countries and in their integration into the global community. Tara aims to hold a ministerial position in the Indonesian government or to work with the United Nations. Tara is 20 years old and from Indonesia.

Teng WANG (2018)

China

Peking University

Law

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Teng WANG received his Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Xiamen University in 2011. He spent his senior year studying political science at American University in Washington D.C. as an exchange student, and is expected to receive his J.D. and Juris Master from Peking University School of Transnational Law in 2017. He served as editor-in-chief of the Peking University Transnational Law Review, received the National Scholarship for graduate students, and interned at King & Wood Mallesons Beijing office. He is interested in reforming the judicial system and improving social justice in China. Teng is 28 years old and from China.

Theodore Cohan (2017)

United States of America

Williams College

Environment/Climate,Law,Public/Social Policy

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Teddy Cohan graduated from Williams College in May 2016. His singular accomplishment as a student leader at Williams was as a founder of Kinetic, an action-oriented think tank that strives to understand pressing community problems through comprehensive research and outreach, and then to implement holistic solutions. At Schwarzman College, Teddy contributed to the mission and values task force, created a pub quiz, and played on the basketball team. Teddy is currently attending Columbia Law School and hopes to work in government afterwards. Teddy is 23 years old and from the United States of America.

Timothy McLaughlin (2018)

United States of America

United States Military Academy at West Point

Government

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Timothy McLaughlin is a recent graduate of the United States Military Academy, with a major in American Politics and a minor in Grand Strategy. He is the Cadet-in-Charge of the Academy's Sandhurst Military Competition, which brings together approximately fifty Academy and International teams to test physical fitness and military skills. Tim served as a fellow at the Center for Study of Presidency and Congress, was a student leader at the Student Conference for United States Affairs, and served as an intern at the White House National Security Council. Tim is 22 years old and from the United States of America.

Tomas Fuentes Benitez (2017)

Argentina

Universidad de San Andres

Economics/Economic Policy,Public/Social Policy

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Tomas Fuentes Benitez is a lawyer immersed in international trade and a Partner at Fuentes Benitez & Spinelli. He serves as an External Advisor to the Board of one of Argentina’s most important ports and is Co-Founder of the Chamber of Professionals of the Port. Tomas studied at San Andres University, was selected for an exchange program at New York University, and was elected President of Student Government. Passionate about Chinese language, culture, politics and economics, he was awarded a scholarship by the Chinese Government to study Chinese in northern China. His ambition is to leverage his Schwarzman Scholars experience to promote impactful connections between China and Latin America. Tomas is 26 years old and from Argentina.

Tonatiuh Lievano Beltran (2018)

Mexico

Harvard University,Yale University

Economics/Economic Policy,Entrepreneurship,Law

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Tonatiuh Lievano studied Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Economics at Harvard College, where he developed medical devices, was a student government representative, and worked on water sanitation and antipoverty policy. Following graduation, Tonatiuh spent a year as a Michael C. Rockefeller fellow in Brazil and Mozambique, delving into Public Health, Education, and Advocacy. He speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French and hopes to study Chinese cities and the ways in which the public and private sectors are working to address their policy and livability challenges. Tonatiuh is 25 years old and from the United States and Mexico.

Torre Lavelle (2017)

United States of America

University of Georgia

Environment/Climate,Public/Social Policy

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Torre Lavelle is studying Biodiversity, Conservation and Management at the University of Oxford. While at Schwarzman College, Torre’s concentration was Public Policy. She helped lead the Schwarzman-Rhodes Symposium, a weeklong program designed to foster collaboration between the two programs and further each program’s respective missions. Torre was also a member of the basketball team and served on the ball committee. She graduated with a degree in ecology from the University of Georgia.

Tyler Ross (2017)

United States of America

University of Chicago

Economics/Economic Policy,Law,Public/Social Policy

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Tyler Ross graduated in 2016 from the University of Chicago with degrees in Economics and Public Policy. He is excited to return to Beijing where he spent the summer of 2014 researching environmental public policy. At the University of Chicago, he founded the Moot Court Team and helped to develop and launch the Chicago Peace Corps. Tyler plans to study China's economic and political models for lessons about fighting poverty in the United States. He intends to seek a position in government or at a national nonprofit with a focus on anti-poverty or labor policy. Tyler is 21 years old and from the United States of America.

Tyler Rudolph (2017)

United States of America

Princeton University

Business,Consulting,Economics/Economic Policy

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Tyler Rudolph studied Operations Research and Financial Engineering at Princeton University. His education began in India, where he spent 10 months participating in the Princeton Bridge Year Program. Since returning to the United States, he has thrown himself into a curriculum centered on technology and emerging markets. This background has vaulted him into opportunities from leading an NGO in Sierra Leone, to working at a global investment bank. He is very interested in Asian innovation and plans to delve deeply into Chinese entrepreneurship while a Schwarzman Scholar. Tyler is 22 years old and from the United States of America.

Wei Chi Wang (2017)

Taiwan, China

National Tsing Hua University

Economics/Economic Policy,Finance

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Wei Chi Wang studied economics at National Tsinghua University, Taiwan. She is interested in achieving financial inclusion by leveraging technology, such as blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Being in leadership positions in the International Association of Students in Economic and Commercial Sciences and TEDx at her university has given her valuable experiences in project management and conflict resolution. Wei Chi was awarded a one-year scholarship as an exchange student at Leiden University in the Netherlands. A licensed and experienced scuba diver, she is also concerned about environmental conservation and ecology. Wei Chi is 22 years old and from Taiwan.

Weijie Tan (2017)

China

Peking University

Economics/Economic Policy

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Weijie Tan studied Government and Economics at Peking University where he was the Vice Minister and Deputy Secretary-General for student government and the Communist Youth League Committee. He has served as the Chinese student delegate for several international conferences in the United States, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Beijing, and was a member of the Global Youth Leadership Program. He has worked on a number of volunteer projects in Cambodia, Singapore, Beijing and Sichuan, and is also a national athlete in Orienteering. Weijie wants to work in the public sector. Weijie is 22 years old and from JIangyou, China.

Wilfried Buiron (2018)

France

University of Warwick

Consulting,Entrepreneurship,Foreign Policy

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Wilfried Buiron will graduate from the University of Warwick in June 2017 with a Bachelor's degree in International Management. Passionate about entrepreneurship, he has experience working in startups from Paris to Beijing and speaks fluent French, English and Mandarin. Part of Freshminds recruitment company's UK top 100 graduates, Wilfried has the ambition to become a future global role model in entrepreneurship. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Wilfried plans to further his knowledge of China with a view to connecting China to the rest of the world through business. Wilfried is 21 years old and from France.

Xing MA (2018)

China

Renmin University of China

Media

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Xing MA is a recent graduate from the School of Journalism and Communication at Renmin University of China. He is currently working at The Emirates Literature Foundation in Dubai. While at university, he supervised volunteers for the Youth Ambassador Program for Minorities, organized more than ten cultural preservation camps in Western China, and co-founded a social enterprise startup aiming to preserve the heritage and traditions of Chinese minority groups. Xing has been recognized as a United States-China Dialogue Young Scholar of Asia Society, and a Young Change Maker by the British Council. Ma Xing is 23 years old and from China.

Xinghan WANG (2018)

China

Tsinghua University

Technology

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Xinghan WANG received his Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering at Tsinghua University in 2016, where he ranked amongst the top in his class. His area of focus has been the sustainable development of China’s industry, and he wants to promote more reform and cooperation in the future. He has also been a member of Tsinghua’s Red Cross Society. Xinghan is 23 years old and from Mainland China.

Xinrong LU (2018)

China

Cornell University

Public/Social Policy

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Xinrong LU received her Bachelor's degree from Cornell University in May 2016, majoring in Industrial and Labor Relations and minoring in Business and East Asian Studies. Xinrong is passionate about education equality and has spent her time at Cornell exploring means of elevating low-income workers' working and living conditions. She has previously interned at the International Labor Organization in Geneva, Switzerland and is currently working at a global investment bank in Hong Kong. Through the Schwarzman Scholars Program, Xinrong hopes to combine her experiences in business and international development, and work as a social entrepreneur to further explore ways of engaging the private sector in education and vocational training provision. Xinrong is 24 years old and from China.

Xizi JIA (2018)

China

Fudan University

Business

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JIA Xizi is a Ph.D. candidate at Fudan University, majoring in organization behavior. She developed her passion for youth development through her various international activities. Standing out of over 3,000 contestants, she was selected as the youth delegate representing China in the 2015 Philippines APEC meeting. In 2014, she was awarded the Most Valuable Participant in China-United States Youth Leadership Symposium, the highest honor during the event. During her studies at Fudan, she served as the Student Union President in the Management School as well as the Postgraduate Students Association. Xizi is 27 years old and from Beijing, China.

Yamini Bhandari (2018)

United States of America

Cornell University

Finance,Government,Law

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Yamini Bhandari received her undergraduate degree at Cornell University, majoring in Industrial & Labor Relations and minoring in Business, Law & Society and Inequality Studies. As the undergraduate student-elected trustee on Cornell's Board of Trustees, Yamini has spearheaded a campaign to establish an academic diversity requirement. She also worked at J.P. Morgan as an Energy Investment Banking Summer Analyst. Yamini is passionate about international labor relations and hopes the Schwarzman Scholars program can serve as a platform to launch a career at the World Bank. Yamini is 21 years old and from the United States of America.

Yaoqing NI (2018)

China

Harbin Institute of Technology

Technology

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Yaoqing NI holds a Master’s degree in Communication and Information Engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT). He received the National Scholarship and holds several patents. Yaoqing served as the vice president of Student Union at HIT, and President of the Student Union of Electronics and Information at the Engineering School. Overthe past few years, Yaoqing has traveled to several rural areas of China for volunteer teaching activities, and won the second prize of the National Social Practice for his work. Yaoqing is 23 years old and from Mainland China.

Ye YUAN (2018)

China

Northwestern University

Economics/Economic Policy

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YE YUAN graduated in 2011 from Northwestern University with a double major in Economics and Mathematics. At Northwestern, Richard also received the Kellogg Certificate for Undergraduate Students. Richard works at BlackRock as a portfolio manager in fixed income where he focuses on credit and Macro investing. Upon completion of Schwarzman Scholars, Richard hopes to pursue a career in the pension industry in China and improve the pension landscape amid the challenge of an aging population in the country. Richard is 28 from China.

Yiwei XU (2018)

China

University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign

Environment/Climate

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Yiwei XU will graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering and Construction Management from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in December 2016. After witnessing severe environmental issues in China, he found himself dedicated to the renewable energy sector, aiming to improve energy efficiency and to build a quality living environment for China. He is excited to enhance his social and leadership skills as a Schwarzman Scholar. Upon graduation, he hopes to pursue a career in the sustainability field. Yiwei is 24 years old and from China.

Yuanchen YANG (2018)

China

Tsinghua University

Economics/Economic Policy,Finance

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Yuanchen YANG graduated from Tsinghua University with a double degree in English and Economics. In 2014, she won Tsinghua’s Top Scholarship which is awarded annually to only 10 undergraduates. She is now a young economist with the China Finance 40 Forum. In the future, she hopes to work towards designing financial regulatory policies to advance international financial cooperation. She has learned several languages and traveled to over 40 countries. Yuanchen is 25 years old and from China.

Yue WU (2018)

China

National University of Singapore

Business

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Yue WU holds an honors degree in Real Estate from the National University of Singapore. While at NUS, she served as a student ambassador, led the peer advisory committee of the International Relations Office, received the Dean’s Honor List award and participated in an exchange scholarship. Through Schwarzman Scholars, Yue hopes to cultivate her leadership potential and build lasting partnerships. Wu Yue is 26 years old and from China.

Zachary Kay (2017)

United States of America

Georgetown University

Foreign Policy,Public/Social Policy

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Zachary Kay graduated in May 2016 from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service with a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service in International Political Economy. Throughout his time at Georgetown, Zachary worked on coauthoring a database on government intervention in financial crises alongside economists at the Federal Reserve Board. As a Schwarzman Scholar, he hopes to learn about China’s growing role in global financial markets and the possibilities for the increased integration of the Chinese and American economies. Zachary is 21 years old and from the United States of America.

Zahra Baitie (2018)

Ghana

Yale University

Public/Social Policy

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Zahra Baitie was born in the United Kingdom, brought up in Ghana, rooted in her Arab Heritage, and educated in South Africa, the United States and China. She considers herself a globally minded citizen with a pan-African spirit. She studied Global Affairs at Yale University with a focus on East Asia and African Studies and is passionate about the development of emerging countries. Determined to catalyze transformative growth on the African continent and fluent in Mandarin, she hopes to positively shape Sino-Africa affairs. She is currently an Associate Consultant at Dalberg Global Development Advisors and hopes the Schwarzman Scholars Program can help her further realize her career aspirations. Zahra is 23 years old and from Ghana.

Zhe Wang (2017)

China

Tsinghua University

Technology

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Walter Z. Wang is a Schwarzman Scholar from Class 2016. He will do a post doc in UC Berkeley after graduation from Schwarzman College, with the goal to deliver solid research in green building and sustainable city. While at Schwarzman College, Walter’s concentration was Public Policy. He helped coordinate the participation of Schwarzman Scholars in Tsinghua Sports League/Tournament and organized a deep dive to Chongqing, Walter’s hometown. Walter graduated from the University of Cambridge with a master degree in Energy Technologies, and a Ph.D. degree from Tsinghua University in Building Science.

Zheng GUO (2018)

China

Tsinghua University,University of Cambridge

Technology

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Zheng GUO is a Ph.D. candidate in Power Engineering at Tsinghua University. He received his Master’s degree in Nuclear Energy from the University of Cambridge and Bachelor’s degree in Energy and Power Systems from Tsinghua University. His research focuses on energy systems modelling, and the development of sustainable and clean energy. Zheng has published several original research papers in international journals and is a student counselor at Tsinghua University. He interned with local government in a state-level poverty-stricken county in China and volunteered in Kenya as a teacher. Zheng is 27 years old and from China.

Zhong Chu (2017)

China

Tsinghua University

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Chu Zhong is now a PhD candidate in Finance, and she also holds a Bachelor in Management Information Science as well as a Second Degree in Law from Tsinghua University. She served as Vice President of the Student Union of Tsinghua University and President of the PBC School of Finance. Having participated in several national academic research projects on household finance and “Fin-tech,” she acquired deep insight into the frontier of Chinese financial market studies.

Zihao ZHANG (2018)

China

Emory University

Economics/Economic Policy,Finance

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Zihao ZHANG graduated with the highest honor from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University. He double majored in Finance and Mathematics & Economics. He is a recipient of the Atlanta Society of Financial Analysts’ Award and a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, Omicron Delta Kappa and Omicron Delta Epsilon. Zihao founded the first bilingual student newspaper in Atlanta and served as the president of the Emory Media Council, a university-wide governing body of 15 media organizations. Zihao is now working as a consulting analyst in human capital and benefits at Willis Towers Watson in Atlanta. He aspires to contribute to the strategic growth of small business in China. Zihao is 22 years old and from China.

Zijian JIA (2018)

China

Fudan University

Consulting,Finance

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Zijian JIA graduated from Fudan University majoring in financial management. He received the National Scholarship, the most competitive award for undergraduate students in China, and the China 100 Youth Elite award for most potential. He is a member of the Association of Information Systems and has participated in national academic research projects focusing on P2P lending. Through Schwarzman Scholars, Zijian hopes to gain a better understanding of information systems in public sectors. He is 22 years old and from China.

Ziye WANG (2018)

China

Tsinghua University

Technology

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Ziye WANG is a PhD candidate in the Department of Engineering Physics at Tsinghua University. She is dedicated to enhancing global security with research focusing on millimeter wave imaging for human security inspection and filed two patents related to human security inspection systems. Ziye serves as the director of the Volunteer Service and Guidance Center of the Communist Youth League at Tsinghua University. Ziye is 25 years old and from China.