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Thirty years ago, my parents set foot in Madrid for the first time, and without speaking a word of Spanish, started a new life 10,000 kilometers away from their hometown of Wenzhou. Twenty years later, I stepped onto the college campus of the University of Bath in the UK as the first and only member…

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Hugo Wood is a lawyer, social entrepreneur and human development advocate. He serves as Public Policy Advisor and Chief Speechwriter to the Vice-President and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Panama and is coordinating the largest debate student tournament in the history of his country. He graduated magna cum laude of Law and…

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Rachel Zuckerman graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Iowa with degrees in Political Science and Journalism, as well as a certificate in Cultural Competence. She represented over 24,000 of her peers as Student Body President and led the UI Student Government to make progress on issues including diversity and inclusion, food and housing security, mental health,…

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We asked members of the second cohort about what they learned as Schwarzman Scholars. Charles Vitry (France, 2018) discusses the benefit of understanding the technology space in China.

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We asked members of the second cohort about what they learned as Schwarzman Scholars. Naishad Kai-Ren I (Singapore, 2018) discusses his new understanding of local politics in China.

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Ben graduated with Bachelor's degrees in 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 labeling of palm oil across Australia and New Zealand called 'Unmask Palm Oil'. He has been named a semi-finalist for Young New Zealander…

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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…

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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…

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Charles graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2016 with a Master’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering, and has attended MIT on exchange. He aspires to unlock digital opportunities in industry, has recently implemented a 30% supplier lead time reduction model at Amazon Spain and launched factory production control systems in Apple’s Soft Goods factories in…

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  Tonatiuh Liévano Beltrán (Class of 2018) on time spent with a cohort of global students:   I write today amazed at how much has happened since my arrival in Beijing over four months ago. It feels like a long and a short time; it feels long because of all of the things that I’ve…

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