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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Abdelrahman Mohamed (2020)

Egypt

Cairo University

Public/Social Policy

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Abdelrahman Mohamed worked as a research associate with the aim of increasing cancer patient survival rates at the children’s cancer hospital in Egypt. With three other partners, he cofounded "Leadership Factory" to make the concept of leadership development accessible among youth. He has delivered more than 10,000 hours of formal and informal training for youth in different settings, across 73 countries and territories, aimed at improving youth empowerment and leadership development. Abdelrahman served as Global President for AIESEC, a youth-led organization striving to achieve peace and fulfillment of humankind’s potential by activating leadership in youth through learning from practical experiences in challenging environments. In that role, he facilitated more than 41,000 volunteering and professional experiences with a youth base of more than 49,000 members from 126 countries and territories. He continues to seek opportunities to practice and develop skills in the domain of sustainable development, youth empowerment, and community mobilization. Abdelrahman is 27 years old and from Egypt.

Abdijabar Mohamed (2020)

Kenya

Middlebury College

Business,Entrepreneurship,Technology

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Abdijabar (Abbi) Mohamed will graduate from Middlebury College in February 2019 with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. At Middlebury, he was a Social Entrepreneurship fellow, played rugby, and launched a peace-building/coding literacy program in Kenya. He interned with Morgan Stanley’s NYC office as a Summer Technology Analyst, studied abroad at Mauritius’s African Leadership University (ALU) and Oxford University, independently studied Algorithms at Harvard’s John A. Paulson SEAS, studied as a pre-MBA candidate at Tuck School of Business and developed Artificial Intelligence algorithms for satellite-images classification. He is a keen follower of the deepening Sino-Horn of Africa relations in its various manifestations. As a native Horn of African, he aspires to develop bridges for collaboration conflict prevention and resolution between China and the Horn of Africa. Abdi is a 24 years old Kenyan-Somali.

Abdourahamane Diallo (2020)

Guinea

Baruch College, The City University of New York

Business,Finance

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Abdourahamane Diallo is a senior at Baruch College working on his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. Abdourahamane founded the Guinean Students Association of United States to empower the Guinean community. He is currently the Executive Secretary and the Director of Education of the African Advisory Council of the Bronx (AAC). Prior, Abdourahamane interned at the United States Department of Commerce as an International Trade Specialist, Blackrock Inc. as a Quantitative Risk Analyst, and JP Morgan as Investment Banking Risk Analyst. After graduation, Abdourahamane will join JP Morgan as Investment Banking Risk Analyst. Abdourahamane is 27 years old and from Guinea.

Adedotun Adejare (2020)

United States of America

University of Pennsylvania

Business,Finance

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Adedotun Adejare will graduate from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in Finance and Business Analytics. He served as President of the Black Wharton Undergraduate Association and a writer for the Wharton International Business Review. Adedotun has cultivated his interest in technology investing through internships at Morgan Stanley and Boston Consulting Group. He plans to use his experience as a Schwarzman Scholar to strengthen his understanding of international policy. He hopes to pursue a career in private equity, with a focus on emerging technologies and education. Adedotun is 21 years old and from the United States.

Aishwarya Gupta (2020)

India

University of Delhi

Health,Law,Public/Social Policy

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Aishwarya Gupta graduated in 2016 with an Honors Degree in Political Science. She is currently pursuing her L.L.B. from the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, where she established the first Mental Health Cell to provide a support system to post-graduate students. She is determined to bring legislative and policy changes on subjects of gender, mental health, rights of the LGBTIQ+ communities, and other minority rights. A trained Para Legal Volunteer, Aishwarya is also an avid writer and currently reviews books for the Hindustan Times. At 18, she was the youngest person to be a part of Tehelka, a national investigative journalism magazine, earning over fifty published works. Aishwarya is 23 years old and from India.

Aleksandr Zhuravlev (2020)

Russia

National Research University Higher School of Economics,Sciences Po

Consulting,Economics/Economic Policy

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Aleksandr Zhuravlev studied Political Science at the Higher School of Economics, Moscow and Economics and Public Policy at Sciences Po Paris. After his studies, Aleksandr is planning to work in public sector, dealing with the economic development of Russia. Aleksandr spent a year in Dubai, working at the Department of Economic Development and Smart Dubai, where he worked on a project aiming to increase the happiness of Dubai citizens. He also worked at McKinsey as a summer intern. He believes that close ties with China are indispensable for the future growth of the Russian economy. Aleksandr is 23 years old and from Russia.

Alexander MacKay (2020)

Canada

New York University

Environment/Climate,Public/Social Policy

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Alexander MacKay will graduate from New York University Abu Dhabi in May 2019 with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in the Environment. His interest in combatting climate change led him to Greenland to conduct research at the fastest receding glacier in the world and to develop scientific aerial surveying equipment with Lockheed Martin. He has also tackled water access issues in India’s largest informal settlement to improve public toilet sanitation. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Alexander hopes to gain insight into implementing sustainable solutions to water issues in the developing world. Alexander is 22 years old and is from PEI, Canada.

Alice Huang (2020)

United States of America

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Business,Consulting,Economics/Economic Policy

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Alice Huang studied Economics and Mathematics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Morehead-Cain Scholar. She served as Executive Director of Students for Students International, a non-profit that supports educational initiatives for girls in Tanzania, and taught English in Kolkata on a Fulbright Scholarship. Besides international development and cross-cultural communication, Alice is passionate about applying economics to business solutions and currently works at NERA Economic Consulting. Eventually, Alice hopes to promote a collaborative aid agenda between China, the U.S., and other global leaders. Alice is 24 years old and from the United States.

Amanda Morrison (2020)

United States of America

Princeton University

Arts and Culture,Public/Social Policy

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Amanda Morrison is a senior at Princeton, majoring in International Affairs and Public Policy and minoring in East Asian studies and film production. A U.S. Presidential Scholar, Amanda has studied Mandarin at a language intensive in Beijing and worked at the U.S.-Asia Law Institute in New York City, focusing on gender discrimination and censorship. She worked as an executive assistant to film producers in Los Angeles and is president of Princeton’s visual journalism organization as well as a managing editor for the Business Today magazine. Alongside her written thesis, Amanda is currently directing and producing a documentary about Chinese feminism. Amanda is 22 years old and from the United States.

Andrew Chang (2020)

United States of America

Harvard University

Health,Public/Social Policy

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Andrew Chang studied Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology and Global Health and Health Policy at Harvard University. He worked at the Broad Institute and the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center conducting lab research on chromatin biology. Growing up in Taipei, Shanghai, and then Los Angeles has guided his interest in international relations. He worked as the Secretary-General of Harvard Model United Nations, an educational nonprofit that fosters leadership and global perspectives among high-school students from over 40 countries. His primary interest is in health-related interventions surrounding child abuse and neglect. Andrew is 22 years old and from the United States.

Ankita Satpathy (2020)

United States of America

University of Virginia

Foreign Policy,Government

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Ankita Satpathy is a fourth-year student at the University of Virginia, where she studies foreign affairs and government through the Politics Honors program. She has a minor in history and is primarily interested in issues of diplomacy and development. At UVA, Ankita serves as the Honor Committee’s Vice Chair for Hearings, a Resident Advisor, and a Politics Research Assistant. Ankita has interned for the U.S. Department of State, the Miller Center of Public Affairs, and the Legal Aid Justice Center of Central Virginia. She is excited to continue her study of foreign policy and U.S-China relations at Tsinghua University. Ankita is 21 years old and from the United States.

Arnaaz Ameer (2020)

India

Gujarat National Law University

Law,Public/Social Policy

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Arnaaz Ameer is a Legislative Assistant to Member of Parliament (LAMP) Fellow. As a Legislative Assistant she has drafted Private Member Bills on the elimination of caste-based surnames and on mandating a Special Component Plan and Tribal Sub-Plan for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. Arnaaz graduated from Gujarat National Law University with a Dual Bachelor in Law and Social Work (Honours). At law school, she worked on gender justice, education and access to justice for socio-economically underrepresented minorities. She also established the GNLU Gender & Sexuality Forum and organised the first queer film festival across all National Law Universities in India. Arnaaz is 22 years old and from India.

Asami Takahashi (2020)

Japan

Osaka University,University of Tokyo

Public/Social Policy

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Asami Takahashi pursued her first Master’s degree in Public Policy at The University of Tokyo, where she was a selected student in Global Leader Program for Social Design and Management. She has diverse experiences in private and public sectors, including American Council on Germany in New York, U.S. Consulate General Osaka-Kobe, and extensive participation in programs such as APEC Voices of the Future, and Japan, China, ROK Trilateral Youth Summit. She received the Presidential Award for Extracurricular Activities and the Human Sciences Award as the top graduate from Osaka University in 2017. Asami is 24 years old and from Japan.

Atoka Jo (2020)

Japan

New York University

Public/Social Policy

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Atoka Jo studied Social Research and Public Policy at New York University Abu Dhabi. She spent each semester studying abroad in Argentina and Ghana, and interned at the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations in New York. She co-directed a leadership development organization for girls in the UAE. As a member of the Masayoshi Son Foundation, she received a scholarship to conduct research in Costa Rica, investigating the correlation between education, poverty, and happiness. She aspires to work at the United Nations and create her own NPO in the future. Atoka is 21 years old and from Japan.

Axel Larsson (2020)

Sweden

University of Cambridge

Economics/Economic Policy,Foreign Policy

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Axel Larsson is a student of Politics and International Relations at the University of Cambridge. He has a passion for human rights and has worked with the UNHCR and interned with the Human Rights Defense Center. Recently, he wrote a prize-winning essay on whether economic sanctions are an effective way to make states comply with international human rights law. Axel is also involved in the newly created Swedish political party, the Initiative. Upon completion of the program, Axel aims to use his increased understanding of China in the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Axel is 23 years old and from Sweden.

Beixi Li (2020)

China

Central South University,University of Rochester

Healthcare,Public/Social Policy

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Beixi Li graduated from the University of Rochester with a Master’s degree in Public Health. She obtained her medical degree from Xiangya School of Medicine, Central South University in 2015. Beixi is a licensed Preventive Medicine Doctor in China. She worked as a physician in Xuhui Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for two years, responding to foodborne diseases and public health emergencies. During her study in the United States, Beixi interned in the Center for Tobacco-Free Finger Lakes funded by NYSDOH. She spent time helping people to learn the health hazards of tobacco and e-cigarettes, especially teens and adolescents. Beixi hopes to improve and strengthen policies regulating tobacco and e-cigarettes worldwide. She believes preventive medicine and public health is the most important way to save the lives of hundreds of millions of people in the world. Beixi is 28 years old and from China.

Bita Ghassemi (2020)

United States of America

University of Texas at Austin

Arts and Culture,Economics/Economic Policy

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Bita Ghassemi graduated as the Outstanding Scholar at The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science degree in Radio-Television-Film and a minor in German. An advocate for diversity in front of and behind the camera, she created Farsi-language short films at her university that have broadened many Texans’ knowledge of the Iranian people and culture. Her short films have been accepted to film festivals around the world. During her time at Tsinghua University, she hopes to gain a better understanding of the Chinese economy and film industry. Bita is 22 years old and from the United States.

Carlos Rodriguez (2020)

United States of America

University of Texas at Dallas

Foreign Policy,Public/Social Policy

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Carlos Rodriguez is a Global Business and Marketing double major at the University of Texas at Dallas. He is passionate about nuclear nonproliferation issues and plans to dedicate his career to reducing nuclear threats through multilateral diplomacy. Originally from Puerto Rico, he has interned with the United Nations Information Center, the U.S. Department of State, and the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization. Carlos is a Boy Scout who enjoys hiking, camping, and outdoor adventures. He is 21 years old and from the United States.

Che Huang (2020)

China

New York University

Arts and Culture,Communication

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Che (Sophie) Huang will graduate from New York University (NYU) in 2019, majoring in Hotel and Tourism Management with a concentration in Event Management and a minor in Web Programming and Application. Her interest in finding solutions to bridge cultures, especially between China and the rest of the world, leads to her focus in event management. She sees events as a shared experience among attendees and a tool to provide common topics to start conversations among people from different cultures and backgrounds. She is the current president of the NYU Chinese Students and Scholars Association and a Resident Assistant in one of the NYU Residence Halls. These positions and the diverse students she works with provide growth in understanding of both Chinese and Western cultures. As a Scholar, Sophie is looking to learn from her fellow scholars and continuously find solutions in connecting people and cultures. Sophie is 22 years old and from Shenzhen, China.

Chen-Hsiang Shen (2020)

Taiwan, China

National Taiwan University

Arts and Culture,Entrepreneurship

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Chen-Hsiang Shen studied Chinese literature at National Taiwan University, graduating in three years. She is currently spending a year studying film and management in the United Kingdom. Studying Chinese literature has shaped her knowledge of and passion for Chinese culture and cultivated her dream of promoting it. Chen-Hsiang is co-founder of a brand that creatively sells products highlighting Chinese elements. She hopes to use this brand as her first step toward realizing her goal of creatively promoting Chinese culture. Chen-Hsiang is 21 years old and from Taiwan, China.

Christopher Sperrazza (2020)

United States of America

Hunter College, The City University of New York

Government,Public/Social Policy

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Christopher Sperrazza is a senior at Hunter College where he is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and minor in Human Rights. With a passion for public service, Christopher has worked in various capacities in the New York City non-profit sector, and held public office as a member of his Community Board. His policy focus is in poverty reduction, specializing in homelessness and shelter reform. As a Schwarzman Scholar he hopes to study China’s poverty reduction policy employed both domestically and internationally, and bring back innovative policy solutions to his home nation. Christopher is 21 years old and from the United States.

Christopher Yeh (2020)

United States of America

Stanford University

Environment/Climate,Technology

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Christopher (Chris) Yeh is a Master’s degree student studying Computer Science at Stanford University with a focus on artificial intelligence. As president of Code the Change, he led student teams to work with nonprofits on complex software projects for social good. He also performs research in Stanford’s Sustainability and Artificial Intelligence lab, where he implements computer vision algorithms to create high-resolution maps of poverty in developing countries. At Schwarzman College, he hopes to learn how to work with government and industry leaders to leverage artificial intelligence for tackling environmental challenges. Chris is 21 years old and from the United States.

Chubing Li (2020)

China

Peking University

Communication,Education

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Chubing Li graduated with distinction from Peking University in 2018 with a Bachelor's degree in English Literature. She also studied Classics and Greek tragedy at Durham University (UK) as a visiting student. Chubing is committed to promoting cross-cultural communication and education equality. As a product management intern at Microsoft Research Asia, she independently designed 25 bilingual courses for an online learning app. To establish long term communication platforms for young scholars, she co-founded the inaugural China-Middle East Youth Dialogue at Peking University. As a research assistant at the Institute of Economics of Education, she wrote case studies on education innovation that were later included in government policy recommendations. She is also a tennis and fencing enthusiast. Chubing is 22 years old and from China.

Chynara Erkulova (2020)

Kyrgyzstan

KIMEP University

Business,Technology

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Chynara Erkulova graduated from KIMEP University, a leading business school in Central Asia, with a BSc in Business Administration and Accounting. At KIMEP, Chynara led a Consulting Club where she gathered the top 10% of the university business students. A US-CAEF scholarship recipient, she spent a semester in Singapore followed by an internship at Teach for Malaysia. Chynara is currently working at Sky Mobile (Beeline trademark), the largest telecommunications services provider in Kyrgyzstan. At Beeline, Chynara managed a number of projects, including the very first Global Digithon (hackathon). The event took place in Armenia and involved VEON subsidiaries from 12 countries. Chynara is 24 years old and from Kyrgyzstan.

Clara Ma (2020)

United States of America

Yale University

Energy,Environment/Climate

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Clara Ma studied Geology and Geophysics and Political Science at Yale University, with concentrations in climate science and Chinese energy and environmental policy. She is a U.S. Presidential Scholar and has worked at the U.S. Department of Energy, where she contributed to the development of the Energy Earth System Model. After winning an essay contest to name the Mars rover, Curiosity, she worked with NASA for nearly a decade to promote youth engagement in science and space exploration; she continues this work as the president of Yale Undergraduate Women in STEM. Clara is 21 years old and from the United States.

Conor McGlynn (2020)

Ireland

Trinity College Dublin,University of Cambridge

Economics/Economic Policy,Public/Social Policy

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Conor McGlynn is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and the University of Cambridge, where he studied philosophy and economics. His focus is on how philosophy can inform and improve public policymaking. For the last two years he has worked on EU affairs in Brussels, learning about transnational governance and working on the regulation of cutting edge biotechnologies. He is also a Director at a social justice start-up that promotes access to justice in developing countries, conducting projects for the UN and NGOs. He hopes to pursue a career in international politics. Conor is 25 years old and from Ireland.

Conor O’Meara (2020)

Ireland

Trinity College Dublin

Business,Economics/Economic Policy

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Conor O’Meara graduated from Trinity College Dublin as Business Student of the Year in 2016, with a first-class honors BA in Economics and Business. He now works for a technology start-up focused on data analytics and behavioral science in New York and London. An avid entrepreneur, he co-founded a social enterprise to improve food distribution for refugees during the European Refugee Crisis, and previously interned in the US Senate. An opera singer and performer, he trained in Dublin’s Conservatory of Music. He is interested in behavioral economics, technology, and economic policy. Conor is 24 years old and from Ireland.

Darren Touch (2020)

Canada

University of British Columbia,University of Ottawa

Economics/Economic Policy,Public/Social Policy

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Darren Touch is the son of war refugees from Cambodia and developed a unique perspective about the importance of evidence-based, people-focused public policy. He is a graduate from the University of Ottawa in Political Science and Public Administration, and is currently completing a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Global Affairs at the University of British Columbia. Darren is a TD Scholar for Community Leadership, and has been a student representative at both universities. To support Cambodia’s development, Darren is keen on returning to Cambodia and supporting the Royal Government of Cambodia’s advancement on key policy issues such as Chinese investment in Cambodia and the education system. Darren is 23 years old and from Canada.

David Morency (2020)

United States of America

Lehigh University

Business,Finance

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David Morency is a President’s Scholar at Lehigh University studying Finance, Industrial and Systems Engineering, and Mandarin. At Lehigh, David was recognized as the Class of 2018 Convocation Speaker and a Donald E. Flinchbaugh Memorial Scholar for Innovation Leadership. He is a published researcher on topics including cryptocurrency regulation and historical U.S.-China education exchange. David has previously worked internationally in early-stage venture capital and investment banking roles. He aspires to further support entrepreneurial companies through international transactions and expansion strategies by understanding the intersection of entrepreneurship and finance in China. David is 22 years old and from the United States.

Devshi Mehrotra (2020)

United States of America

University of Chicago

Public/Social Policy,Technology

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Devshi Mehrotra is fourth-year student at the University of Chicago, where she is currently pursuing a joint Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science. Over the course of her college experience, she has completed engineering and research internships at Peking University, Facebook, Google Brain, Microsoft Research, and DeepMind. She is also deeply invested in political and civic engagement on campus, serving as Senior Chair of the Institute of Politics and Director of the computer science outreach organization compileHer. She ultimately hopes to merge her interests in artificial intelligence research and public policy to help build a more equitable society. Devshi is 21 years old and from the United States.

Dominic Feroze (2020)

United Kingdom

London School of Economics and Political Science,University of Oxford

Business,Economics/Economic Policy,Technology

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Dominic Feroze is an LSE and Oxford graduate currently working as an Associate in the Deal Advisory team at KPMG in London. He spent the past year in China as a Policy Advisor with the British Chamber of Commerce in China working on post-Brexit, UK-China relations. While at Oxford, his research specialized in China-India economic relations; a topic he would like to continue to explore further at Schwarzman College. He is passionate about technology and community projects to tackle poverty and founded “Code Your Chance” to tackle this issue. He has previous work experience with the TATA Group in Mumbai and JP Morgan in London. Dominic 24 years old and from the United Kingdom.

Dunola Oladapo (2020)

United Kingdom

Royal Holloway University of London

Business,Finance

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Dunola Oladapo is an FX Operations Analyst at Goldman Sachs. She was the 2017 UK ambassador to the G[irls]20 Summit, after which she founded a post-summit initiative to empower girls in her local community called, Luton Lights. She sits on the #iWill Fund Leadership Board where she influences how investment is allocated to increase UK youth social action by 2020. She served as the UK ‘production, innovation and digitalization’ delegate to the 2017 Youth G7 summit and then the Young European Leadership delegation to the 2017 MISK Global Forum. She is a Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassador. Dunola is 23 years old and from the United Kingdom.

Eduardo Batista (2020)

Brazil

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Business,Consulting

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Eduardo Batista is a senior at the University of Michigan studying Business and Cognitive Science. Coming from Brazil, he is the first international intern in the Boston Consulting Group’s Detroit office. On campus, he is the youngest-ever President of a 15 year-old consulting organization called Michigan Emissary Group. He advises the Vice-President for Student Life on policy decisions that impact the campus, such as the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative. He also advises more than 85 residents each year as a Residential Advisor at South Quadrangle Residence Hall. He has previously worked in the Parliament of Canada, in the Government of Ceara in Brazil, and in Washington D.C. as a Carson Scholar. Eduardo is 22 years old and from Brazil and Lithuania.

Elizabeth Richardson (2020)

Australia

University of Sydney,Wageningen Universiteit en Researchcentrum

Health,Technology

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Elizabeth Richardson holds a Bachelor of Science and Arts from the University of Sydney and a Master’s degree in Medical Biotechnology from Wageningen University and Research in the Netherlands. She wants to develop innovative ways of treating diseases, such as smart drug delivery systems, while ensuring the output from the biotechnology industry is accessible to all regardless of wealth. During her undergraduate years, she co-founded the World Vision society, and led the Sydney University iGEM team to a gold medal. In her Master’s program, she co-founded a seafood bioremediation company and designed an urban greenhouse. After the Schwarzman Scholars program, she hopes to pursue a Ph.D. in immunology or synthetic biology. Elizabeth is 24 years old and from Australia.

Elliot David (2020)

United States of America

Hunter College, The City University of New York

Environment/Climate,Foreign Policy

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Elliot David will graduate in May from the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College CUNY, where he studies Political Science and Economics as a Cooperman Scholar. Before attending Hunter, Elliot was a Sergeant in the IDF Paratroopers, and is the cofounder and President of the Hunter Club, "VIEW", which seeks to promote nuanced dialogue about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict on campus. Elliot hopes to play a significant role in developing solutions to international conflicts and promoting global environmental sustainability. Elliot is 24 years old and from the United States.

Elliot Ji (2020)

United States of America

Emory University

Public/Social Policy,Technology

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Elliot Ji will graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a minor in Quantitative Science from Emory University in May 2019. He has been interested in China’s internet regulation and legal institutions and has conducted in-depth research while doing research fellowship and internship at the Brookings Institution’s China Center, Emory’s Center for Law and Social Sciences, and the Carter Center China Program. He is one of the two recipients of Emory’s Robert W. Woodruff Dean’s Achievement Scholarship in 2017. At Schwarzman College, Elliot is eager to investigate China’s government transparency and legal reform initiatives by doing fieldwork in China. Elliot is 21 years old, from Plainsboro, New Jersey in the United States.

Elsa Alvarado (2020)

United States of America

Middlebury College

Law,Public/Social Policy

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Elsa Alvarado is a recent graduate of Middlebury College where she majored in Political Science with an emphasis in Foreign Policy and a minor in French. She is currently a Litigation Assistant for Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. The daughter of Nicaraguan immigrants, she is a transformative leader for the Hispanic community through her partnerships and impactful volunteer work with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund and Hispanic Heritage Foundation. Elsa was the recipient of the U.S. State Department Gilman Scholarship to study abroad at Sciences Po in Paris and has worked for the U.S. State Department, NYC Mayor's Office, and Public Defender Service of D.C. She hopes to pursue a career in international law. Elsa is 22 years old and from Queens, New York in the United States.

Emily Venturi (2020)

Italy

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Economics/Economic Policy,Law

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Emily Venturi works for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Passionate about innovative approaches to refugee protection, Emily has worked in impact-investing for refugee integration in Armenia, researched migration’s role in EU development policy in Senegal, and taught an undergraduate seminar in comparative legal studies in the United States. Emily believes that a deeper understanding of China’s global role will strengthen cooperation and solutions in forced displacement crises. She studied Political Science and Economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Morehead-Cain Scholar and Davis Scholar. Emily is 23 years old and from Italy.

Esham Macauley (2020)

United States of America

Princeton University

Foreign Policy

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Esham Macauley is a Senior at Princeton University concentrating in Politics with certificates in East Asian and African Studies. While at Princeton, Esham acted as Co-President of the Black Men’s Student Association and second president and co-founder of the China Social Impact Project. After working at an investment bank and writing his junior paper on Nigerian perceptions of Chinese involvement in Africa, he became further interested in engaging in business in these two regions. Esham is 21 years old and was raised in the United States, but has roots in West Africa, the Middle East, and Scandinavia.

Eva Gould (2020)

United States of America

United States Military Academy at West Point

Economics/Economic Policy,Public/Social Policy

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Eva Gould studies Economics and Chinese at the United States Military Academy at West Point. From volunteering as an English tutor during her semester in Taiwan, to experience with refugee aid in northern France, Eva focused her undergraduate career on building up organizations to help others. At West Point’s Summer Leaders Experience, Eva oversaw the discipline and welfare of over 1,100 cadets and high school students. Now, she plans training and operations for over 1,200 cadets. Eva hopes to join the Infantry and combine the leadership skills from the Army and economics education to reconstruct post-conflict societies. Eva is 21 years old and from the United States.

Fangzhou Xu (2020)

China

University College London

Economics/Economic Policy,Energy

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Fangzhou Xu graduated from University College London with a Bachelor's degree in Economics. He currently serves as China Business Development Advisor at DUBAL Holding LLC (a wholly owned subsidiary of the Investment Corporation of Dubai), originating strategic investment opportunities in the industrials, mining, and energy sectors. Fangzhou is 23 years old and from Beijing, China.

Farid Nemri (2020)

United States of America

Harvard University

Public/Social Policy,Technology

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Farid Nemri is the Managing Editor of the International Public Management Journal, and works with faculty on negotiation and organization studies at Harvard Kennedy School. He studied Psychology at Harvard University, where he co-led North America’s largest Arab conference and the first MENA-focused hackathon. He was a Research Assistant at the Schacter Memory Lab, a Venture Lead at Harvard Launch Lab, and a STEAM Researcher at the Institute of Politics. Farid recently published “Formidable Vulnerability,” a poetry collection on human resilience. Originally from Amman, Jordan, Farid is 24 years old and from the United States.

Felipe Ignacio Flores Guajardo (2020)

Chile

Harvard University

Health,Healthcare

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Felipe Flores will graduate from Harvard University in May 2019 with a Bachelor's degree in Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology and a secondary in Physics. During his undergraduate studies, Felipe has done Breast Cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, working toward a senior honors thesis. He enjoys being a math course assistant, a manager at the campus pub, and spending his winters as an interpreter and surgical assistant for the Operation Walk - Freedom to Move medical mission in the Dominican Republic. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Felipe hopes to gain insight into public policy regarding the healthcare, pharmaceutical, and biomedical industries to improve regulation and research practices. Felipe is 21 years old and from Chile.

FNU Abiha (2020)

Pakistan

University of the Punjab, Lahore Pakistan

Economics/Economic Policy,Public/Social Policy

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Abiha founded Sync City for the development of youth and women and to promote cultural understanding to change the world one step at a time. She has researched the role of female directors on boards in third sector Pakistan and has worked with the world's largest interest-free micro-finance program since 2016. At a 2018 Lean-In Conference at Stanford, Abiha served as a regional leader representing more than 1200 female leaders and in the company of COO Sheryl Sandberg. Abiha also worked as Library and Information Services Adviser at the British Council, promoting the Kectil book 'Females in Society', and assisting in the mentorship of 715 youth from 52 developing countries at Kectil. Abiha is 23 years old and from Pakistan.

George Batah (2020)

Syria

Illinois Institute of Technology

Business,Public/Social Policy

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George Batah received his B.S. degree in Business Administration from Illinois Institute of Technology in 2015, graduating with honors. George worked in private equity and actively advocates for various humanitarian causes. George carried on a successful petition to increase the number of refugees admitted by the US and was invited to the White House. George writes regularly for the Huffington Post and is co-founder of Syrian Youth Empowerment. George’s work has been featured on CNN, in the Washington Post among other media outlets and he has been invited to speak at Harvard, University of Chicago, Georgetown, and many other institutions. George is 26 years old and from Syria.

Guanhua Feng (2020)

China

Georgia Institute of Technology,Tongji University

Business,Economics/Economic Policy

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Guanhua (Roger) Feng is the Founding and Managing Partner of Sky Spring Capital in Beijing. His funds focus on HKEX IPO investments, convertible bond and cross-border merger and acquisition investments. Roger was born in the Shandong Province of China. Completing his degrees from both China and the U.S., he has absorbed mixed cultures and cultivated interdisciplinary knowledge of science, engineering, and finance. He has broad interest in social activities and sports, especially tennis and soccer. Roger started his career as a private equity analyst in CDH Investments, where he made important contributions to several transactions. Then he was invited to lead the mergers and acquisitions division in New Hope Group and had successfully closed several cross-border acquisitions and greenfield investments. Roger's current business has already supported almost 20 companies listed in HKEX and created outstanding returns for investors. Roger is 27 years old and from China.

Guanzhi Li (2020)

China

Beijing Language and Culture University,Columbia University

Entrepreneurship,Technology

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Guanzhi Li is studying Instructional Technology and Media at Columbia University's Teachers College. He is exploring the potential of virtual reality and augmented reality as educational tools for immersive learning. Prior to graduate school, he studied at Beijing Language and Culture University, majoring in Finance. He is passionate about social innovation and tech entrepreneurship. Besides initiating different social innovation projects, he has experience as a student entrepreneur and was selected as a 2016 Fellow of Harvard SEED for social innovation. Upon completion of Schwarzman Scholars, Guanzhi hopes to become an impactful entrepreneur. Guanzhi is 25 years old and from China.

Haoyang Yu (2020)

China

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey,University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

Business,Finance

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Haoyang Yu graduated from Rutgers University with a Master of Science in Computer Engineering, focusing on Internet of Things, and publishing two IEEE articles. Before enrolling at Rutgers, he received a Bachelor of Engineering from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China majoring in Optoelectronics. Haoyang began his career as an Analyst at Goldman Sachs in New York, where he focused on finding the big data and cloud technology to reshape the in-house data strategy. He then moved to the OTC derivatives post-trading automation group, where he designed and developed the strategic trading compression platform, which reduced trillions of dollars of notional value and saved millions in capital per cycle for the firm. Currently, Haoyang leads a trading data project. Besides his passion for FinTech, he also cares about Education and hopes to become an entrepreneur who can make financial services more inclusive and spread FinTech knowledge. Haoyang is 26 years old and from China.

Harnidh Kaur (2020)

India

Lady Shriram College for Women,St. Xavier's College

Arts and Culture,Public/Social Policy

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Harnidh Kaur is a policy analyst, published author, poet, and columnist. Previously, she has worked on urban sanitation in India, where she worked on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation WASH grant through India's leading strategic philanthropy foundation, Dasra. She is the co-founder of Shakti Political Action Committee, a political consultancy that helps foster ecosystems for women candidates. She also conducts poetry workshops and clinics across India. She has a Master’s degree in Public Policy from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai and her Bachelor’s degree in History (Honors) from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi. Harnidh is 23 years old and from India.

Hector Fuentes (2020)

Venezuela

Central University of Venezuela,University of Oxford

Law,Public/Social Policy

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Hector Fuentes is a political activist and a human rights defender from Venezuela. He received a law degree from the Central University of Venezuela (2013). He is currently pursuing a Master’s degree of Public Policy at the University of Oxford. Before his time at Oxford, Hector worked as co-director of the Legal Department of the political party Voluntad Popular and as a Legal Advisor to the National Assembly of Venezuela. He is interested in Chinese foreign policy toward Latin America and the transformations in international trade rules promoted by China. Hector is 28 years old and from Venezuela.

Himakeerth Tammineedi (2020)

United States of America

Carnegie Mellon University

Economics/Economic Policy,Technology

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Himakeerth (Hima) Tammineedi finished his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science with a minor in Machine Learning in 2018 from Carnegie Mellon University and is currently at Carnegie Mellon pursuing a Master's degree in Machine Learning. Hima strives to work on impactful projects, for example, starting and leading a team of students in creating an autonomous agricultural octorotor while in high school, and being a director of Sponsr.Us, a national non-profit that helps students of all ages start initiatives that help their communities. He hopes that he can spend time in China learning all about the nation that is and will continue to play a huge role in the development of our planet and its technology. Hima is 21 and from the United States.

Hinako Hirasa (2020)

Japan

Keio University

Business,Economics/Economic Policy

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Hinako Hirasa is a researcher at Mitsubishi Corporation, based in Tokyo. Her work focuses on the geopolitics and macroeconomics of China and Asia, and the impact on Japanese trading companies’ business. She has worked in Beijing, Shanghai, and Washington D.C. as a global researcher for Mitsubishi. Earlier, she earned a Bachelor of Laws degree from Keio University in 2014, and minored in U.S. Regional Studies. During college, she studied at Brown University as an exchange student and majored in International Relations. Upon completion of the Schwarzman Scholars program, she intends to promote business cooperation between Japan and China. Hinako is 26 years old and from Japan.

Isabela Christo (2020)

Brazil

Ibmec (Instituto Brasileiro de Mercado de Capitais)

Entrepreneurship,Foreign Policy

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Isabela Christo is the Co-founder and CEO of Soul Kombucha, the first kombucha company in her home state. She has worked with the Brazilian Government at its Mission to the United Nations in New York and with different renowned non-profits in the United States. Isabela is a Georgetown University Alumna of the Global Competitiveness Leadership program. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Ibmec, Brazil and was an active leader in student organizations. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Isabela hopes to take her leadership skills to a new level and obtain a more profound comprehension of China's power. Isabela is 26 years old and from Brazil.

Isabella Colocci (2020)

United States of America

Harvard University

Health,Public/Social Policy

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Isabella Colocci will graduate from Harvard University in May 2019 with a degree in Integrative Biology and a minor in Global Health and Health Policy. While at Harvard, she has conducted original research on microbial ecology and access to care for people living with HIV in India. She was also co-President of the Harvard Pops Orchestra and played club Ultimate Frisbee. As a Schwarzman Scholar she is interested in exploring health policy and the intersection of health and climate change. Isabella is 22 years old and from the United Kingdom.

Jacinta Keast (2020)

Australia

University of Sydney

Business,Public/Social Policy

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Jacinta Keast graduated from the University of Sydney with majors in International Business, Chinese Studies, and Asian Studies. As an undergraduate, she worked at China Matters, an Australian public policy initiative that brought together Australian government policy-makers, CEOs, and politicians to improve Australia-China relations. Her reporting and international affairs analysis has appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald, ChinaFile and East Asia Forum, among others. She speaks Mandarin Chinese and Japanese, and is a Westpac Bicentennial Foundation Scholar. Jacinta is 23 years old and from Australia.

Jack Lewy (2020)

United Kingdom

University of Cambridge

Public/Social Policy,Technology

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Jack Lewy graduated top of his year from Cambridge University in 2017 with triple first class honors in Politics and International Relations, and works as a speechwriter and researcher for a Minister in the UK’s Treasury, specializing in technology and entrepreneurship. He hopes to develop his understanding of big data’s role in Chinese governance, uniting his interests in politics and technology to inform a future public policy career. Equally interested in business, Jack broke sponsorship records as the elected Treasurer of Cambridge’s largest society and has worked with several high-growth startups. Jack is 22 years old and from the United Kingdom.

Jennifer Almodovar Jimenez (2020)

United States of America

Brandeis University

Law,Public/Social Policy

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Jennifer Almodovar Jimenez recently graduated from Brandeis University with majors in Politics and International Relations and minors in Philosophy and Legal Studies. She also studied international criminal law at The Hague, and politics at the London School of Economics. At Brandeis, she fostered her passion for social justice and public service by advocating for Haitian cholera victims, conducting wrongful convictions research, and interning at the Massachusetts State House, U.S. Senate, and the U.K. Parliament. As a way to honor her immigrant roots, Jennifer hopes to pursue a career in law and policy focusing on immigration and labor. She is currently a paralegal helping reunite migrant families. Jennifer is 23 years old and from the United States.

Jesper Ke (2020)

United States of America

Harvard University

Public/Social Policy

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Jesper Ke will graduate in 2019 from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. As an undergraduate, he founded a student-run program that provided free intensive English courses over the summer to 300 low-income adult immigrants in Boston. He also served as the Vice President of the Phillips Brooks House Association, helping oversee operations for a $4.1 million student-led nonprofit. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Jesper plans to learn more about comparative social safety net policies for underserved adult and elderly populations. Jesper is 22 years old and from the United States.

Jesse Marks (2020)

United States of America

Florida State University,University of Cambridge

Foreign Policy,Public/Social Policy

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Jesse Marks is a graduate candidate at the University of Cambridge and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Middle East Studies from Florida State University. An advanced Arabic speaker, he worked at the Stimson Center, Jordan Center for Strategic Studies, and the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) Jordan as a Boren scholar, Scoville fellow, and most recently, a Fulbright research fellow to Jordan. Since age 17, Jesse has worked extensively with refugees and aims to lead Middle East development efforts. He has authored numerous publications on humanitarian and security issues in the Middle East. Jesse is 25 and from the United States.

Jiangcheng Zhu (2020)

China

Peking University

Economics/Economic Policy

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Jiangcheng Zhu graduated from Peking University with a double major in Philosophy and Economics. During his undergraduate studies, he was an exchange student at the University of California and worked as a research assistant at Harvard University. Jiangcheng values exposure to both the public and private sectors and has completed internships at the Development Research Center of the State Council, Elevation China Capital, and Tesla. As an excellent tennis player, Jiangcheng won the men’s single’s championship at the Beijing Collegiate Tennis Tournament and led Peking University’s tennis team to the first men’s and women’s dual team championship victory. Aiming to lead in the future development of China, Jiangcheng is avidly exploring a wide range of academic and professional fields. Jiangcheng is 23 years old and from China.

Jiayu Zeng (2020)

China

Nankai University

Education,Finance

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Jiayu Zeng is a senior at Nankai University, majoring in financial management. She has received national scholarships and has conducted academic research in multiple disciplines. She joined an archaeology club to introduce ancient Chinese culture to the world. As the chairman of a student association that focuses its work on supporting children with autism, she holds online seminars and arranges volunteers to promote social attention on autism. She also puts much effort into improving mental health resources. Through Schwarzman Scholars, Jiayu aspires to learn more about Chinese society and enhance her capabilities within a global context. Jiayu is 21 years old and from China.

Jieying Shi (2020)

China

University of California, Berkeley

Economics/Economic Policy,Finance

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Jieying Shi graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a double major in Economics and Geography. Currently, she works at Zhonghe Capital covering cross-border mergers and acquisitions and product strategies with a focus on exchangeable bonds and private placements. She also plays a key role in US dollar fundraising; she has led and compiled fund strategy and terms, and built close relationships with endowment funds and sovereign funds, including IFC and Brunei’s Retirement Fund. Jieying is passionate about green technology and aspires to be among the catalysts that will bring value in economic, social and environmental disciplines. She has also worked at Glencore and Airbnb. Jieying is 27 years old and from China.

Jina Jia Xuan Lim (2020)

Singapore

University College London

Public/Social Policy

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Jina Lim will graduate in June 2019 from the Arts and Sciences (BASc) Program, University College London, an exciting interdisciplinary degree that enabled pursuit of several fields in sciences, humanities, and foreign language. Jina’s wide-ranging interests extend beyond academia. She served twice as President and as an active fighter of the UCL Muay Thai Club, she has done ad-hoc volunteering, and was a research consultant for CHIRP Maritime. Jina is a Lieutenant with the Republic of Singapore Navy and a recipient of The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Scholarship, aspiring to contribute to the SAF and wider public service by understanding the world through diverse lenses. Jina is 21 years old and from Singapore.

Joel Gastelum Mendez (2020)

Mexico

Monterrey Tech

Business,Economics/Economic Policy

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Joel Gastelum holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the Monterrey Tech (Mexico). He was awarded the Selider leadership scholarship for his studies in Mexico and the Santander scholarship for an academic exchange program in Spain. He has worked in Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability in the Financial Sector and the Chemical Industry in Mexico. As a part of the Schwarzman Scholars program, Joel expects to learn from the Chinese experience in economic growth, social inclusion, and environmental responsibility and to use those lessons to advance the development agenda in Latin America. Joel is 28 years old and from Mexico.

John Beadle (2020)

United States of America

Harvard University

Finance,Government

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John Beadle is a senior at Harvard College concentrating in Government. He is writing his senior thesis on public-private partnerships for middle-skill development. John has extensive experience in infrastructure finance, having worked for both the Performance Based Building Coalition and John Laing Group over the last 4 years. John’s work has focused on a combination of developing the American market for public-private partnerships, promoting federal tax legislation to catalyze private investment in public infrastructure and sourcing, originating, bidding for, and investing in greenfield infrastructure and renewable energy projects. He spent the most recent summer working in investment banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York City. At Harvard, John serves as Co-President & CEO of Black Diamond Capital Investors, one of the largest and most successful student-run hedge funds in the United States. In his spare time, John enjoys playing competitive golf, traveling, rooting for Boston sports teams and reading about American politics. John is 22 years old and from the United States.

Johnathan Chen (2020)

United States of America

University of Pennsylvania

Environment/Climate,Technology

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Johnathan Chen graduated from the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology at the University of Pennsylvania with dual degrees in Electrical Engineering and Management. In college, he spearheaded the design of an electric racecar that broke the North American acceleration record, ran Speech & Debate, and was President of the Engineering Deans’ Advisory Board. After spending time at Tesla, Johnathan plans on contributing his passions in sustainable transport to the ongoing environmental revolution. In his free time, he can usually be found hiking or taking astrophotography images. Johnathan is 21 years old, born in the United States, and raised in Shanghai.

Jordan Abdi (2020)

United Kingdom

Imperial College London

Health,Healthcare,Public/Social Policy

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Jordan Abdi is a doctor in London with an academic background in Medicine and Neuroscience. As an undergraduate, Jordan co-founded the London Forum for Science and Policy, a science policy think-tank that has produced policy papers in partnership with London City Hall and the European Commission. In 2017, Jordan was the Head Delegate of the UK mission to the G7 Youth Summit Rome, where he negotiated with his counterparts from across the world. Jordan is also an entrepreneur, and in the past 5 years he has founded and managed 2 businesses in healthcare and education. Jordan is 25 years old and from the United Kingdom.

Joseph Opoku (2020)

Ghana

Westminster College, Missouri

Education,Entrepreneurship

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Joseph Opoku is a fellow at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington D.C. where he focuses on U.S.-Africa business relations. Joseph holds a BA in Transnational Studies and Social Entrepreneurship from Westminster College. He is passionate about youth development and founded Youth Impact Workshop and the Nima Innovation Lab for Girls to empower young people across Ghana. Both enterprises focus on creating avenues for young people to design, prototype, and implement human-centered solutions to pressing social problems. He also advises the MasterCard Foundation in Canada on secondary education issues in Africa. Joseph is 25 years old and from Ghana.

Joy Nuga (2020)

United States of America

Hunter College, The City University of New York

Finance,Public/Social Policy,Technology

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Joy Nuga is a Risk Analyst at Goldman Sachs and a 2017 graduate of the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College with a degree in Economics, Public Policy, and German. While at Hunter, Joy was named a 2017 Franklin Williams Scholar at the Council on Foreign Relations and a recipient of the 2016 Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship at Carnegie Mellon University. These honors directly pertain to her interests in the intersection between private finance, public policy, and cybersecurity. Joy now serves on the Advisory Board for the Cyber Workforce Alliance (CWA) and regularly advocates for widespread cyber literacy. Joy is 22 years old, was born and raised in The Bronx, New York, and is from the United States.

Joyce Danso (2020)

Ghana

University of Ghana

Foreign Policy,Public/Social Policy

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Joyce Danso holds a degree in Psychology from the University of Ghana (UG) and is currently pursuing her Master’s in International Affairs at UG. Joyce is the founder of the Agenda Project and is a Resolution Project Fellow. She aspires to serve as the UN youth envoy and a consultant in youth-related issues to empower young people to make informed decision about their future and translate such knowledge into addressing the socio economic challenges facing Africa. She hopes that by studying public policy she will provide sustainable solutions to address concerns of young people. Joyce is 26 years old and from Ghana.

Julian Godding (2020)

United Kingdom

University of Oxford

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Julian Godding graduated from Oxford University with a Master’s degree in Chemistry. He is passionate about new energy and hopes to work to accelerate the advent of sustainable living. He has recently been working with Prof. Henry Snaith on next-generation photovoltaics to disrupt the silicon solar industry, where he invented a new patented technology. He has also started a company tackling disposable waste and is currently helping one of the UK’s largest energy companies to turn 100% renewable. China is the new world leader in new energy and Julian now sets his sights on making an impact there. Julian is 22 years old and from the United Kingdom.

Justin Kong (2020)

United States of America

University of California, Berkeley

Consulting,Health,Healthcare

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Justin Kong is a health advocate with a University of California, Berkeley degree in Public Health and extensive professional experience. He has held leadership roles at a healthcare consulting firm, in the United Nations’ Medical Services Division, and in student government as Executive Vice President. Now working on a regional malaria elimination program for Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam, Justin engages private sector providers in Southeast Asia in partnership with national governments. He hopes to expand healthcare accessibility in emerging economies by strengthening health systems and leading discussions on universal healthcare coverage. Justin is 25 years old and from the United States.

Kabir Gandhi (2020)

United States of America

Harvard University

Business,Finance

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Kabir Gandhi will graduate from Harvard with an A.B. in Applied Mathematics, a Minor in Classics, and a language citation in Chinese. Kabir has lived in New York, Mumbai, Hong Kong, and London. He previously interned at Amazon as a financial analyst, and more recently at a global investment bank. At Harvard, Kabir was the President of the Africa Business Investment Club and co-authored a mathematics textbook. As a Schwarzman Scholar, he hopes to explore China’s impact investing landscape to inform his longer term goals of connecting capital with social causes. In his spare time, Kabir loves to run, read about space, and cook. Kabir is 21 years old and from the United States.

Kai Cash (2020)

United States of America

Williams College

Business,Economics/Economic Policy

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Kai Cash is a senior and Class President at Williams College. He is majoring in Economics and concentrating in Public Health in the developing world. An aspiring private sector leader in UX design/research, he has developed analytical skills at J-PAL in India, technical skills through engineering work at Williams, and business acumen at CapitalG in San Francisco. He co-founded the Williams Professional Association to help underrepresented students prepare for meaningful careers. Through Schwarzman Scholars he hopes to explore how private enterprise can solve existing global Public health disparities. Kai is 21 years old, local to the Bronx, New York, United States.

Karen Mumba (2020)

Zambia

Copperbelt University,University of Oxford

Business,Public/Social Policy

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Karen Mumba is a Rhodes Scholar holding a double Master’s degree in Public Policy and Business Administration from the University of Oxford. She is furthermore an ACCA Affiliate and holds a Bachelor of Accountancy with Distinction. She is currently working for John Snow, Inc (JSI) in Zambia under the Supporting an AIDS Free Era (SAFE) Project which is USAID/PEPFAR funded as Compliance Specialist. Karen is passionate about examining the role China is playing in Zambia and the African Continent at large with a focus on debt. She has over four years of work experience in sub-Saharan Africa. Karen is 27 years old and from Zambia.

Kashif Molwani (2020)

United States of America

Georgia State University

Business,Finance

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Kashif (Kash) Molwani is an Investment Banking Analyst at Credit Suisse where he specializes in Mergers and Acquisitions. He worked on transactions across various industries, but has maintained a key focus on the media industry as it rapidly consolidates in the hands of a few individuals and institutions. His fellowship in the leadership office of House Speaker Paul Ryan allowed him to further explore media from a political standpoint and understand how media giants have an increasing influence on affecting political views via their media outlets. He plans to use the knowledge gathered from both experiences along with the resources provided by the Schwarzman Scholars Program to encourage open dialogues on the impact media has on masses as outlets are progressively controlled by fewer entities, as is the case in most emerging markets. Kash graduated summa cum laude from Georgia State University, where he studied Finance. Kash is 21 years old and from Pakistan and the United States.

Kathia Salazar (2020)

Nicaragua

Keiser University

Business,Finance

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Kathia Salazar graduated magna cum laude from Keiser University, where she studied Business Administration with a concentration in Financial Economics and International Business. She has over three years of experience working in the nonprofit and private organization industry. Kathia is Corporate Credit Risk Analyst at BAC Credomatic, Alumni at Global Changemakers and was delegate at Yenching Global Symposium 2018, Yenching Academy of Peking University's flagship event. She served as President for AIESEC, one of the largest youth-led organizations and was awarded Women Leaders of America's membership by Fundación Ciencias de la Documentación from Spain and the Organization of American States. Kathia is 22 years old and from Nicaragua.

Katrina Northrop (2020)

United States of America

Brown University

Communication,Public/Social Policy

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Katrina Northrop will graduate with honors from Brown University in 2019, where she majors in Development Studies, focusing on China. At Brown, she was the managing editor of the College Hill Independent and a member of an investigative journalism team working on the issue of elder abuse in Rhode Island, which resulted in a series of articles published over nine days on the Providence Journal’s front page. Before her senior year, she worked at the Beijing bureau of the New York Times, conducting research and interviews for reporters as well as publishing her own articles. She is passionate about the role of journalists in cross-cultural dialogue, and hopes to be a foreign correspondent in China. Katrina was the captain of Brown’s Varsity Squash team and is from Brooklyn, New York. Katrina is 21 years old and from the United States.

Kevin Colton (2020)

United States of America

United States Military Academy at West Point

Economics/Economic Policy,Foreign Policy

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Raised in Johns Creek, Georgia, Kevin Colton is pursuing a major in Economics and a minor in Cyber Security at the United States Military Academy. Interested in foreign affairs, he spent two years as a service volunteer in Japan and has represented West Point at the International Cadet Conference hosted by the National Defense Academy of Japan and participated in the joint West Point-Yale Peace and Dialogue Leadership Initiative in Israel. He hopes to serve as a future Army Foreign Area Officer between the United States and East Asia. Kevin is 23 years old and from the United States.

Kiran Sridhar (2020)

United States of America

Stanford University

Economics/Economic Policy,Technology

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Kiran Sridhar is a 2019 graduate of Stanford University, majoring in economics. He is the Executive Director of Waste No Food, an organization that has donated five million meals to the hungry. He has held positions as a business intelligence intern for HackerOne, and as a research assistant for the Hoover Institution and several high profile professors at Stanford, including Secretary Condoleeza Rice and Secretary William Perry. He also serves as a member of the Stanford President’s Advisory Panel on Investment Responsibility. He hopes that being in Beijing will provide a window into the Chinese perspective on cybersecurity, augmenting his time at Apple working on Chinese technology policy and position him to help develop norms for cyberspace. Kiran is 21 years old and from the United States.

Laura Darnley (2020)

United Kingdom

King's College London

Government,Public/Social Policy

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Laura Darnley is a BA in Political Economy student from King’s College London. Alongside her studies, she trains as an Officer Cadet with the British Army and intends to pursue a career in defense. Laura is committed to public service and youth empowerment; she contributed to the Government’s review of Youth Justice and has worked with international companies to provide career development workshops for severely disadvantaged young adults. Laura captains her corps’ taekwondo team and has medaled in international competitions on behalf of the Army. An adventure enthusiast, in 2017 Laura drove from London to Mongolia raising $10,000 for charity. Laura is 22 years old and from the United Kingdom.

Linda Sarfo-Gyamfi (2020)

United Kingdom

University of Oxford

Business,Consulting

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Linda Sarfo-Gyamfi graduated from the University of Oxford with a degree in Human Sciences. At university, she was the President of Polygeia, a global health think tank, as well as Oxford Women in Business. These experiences taught her the importance of leading with humility. She is currently one of the youngest Partner Managers at the Facebook EMEA headquarters. She has previous work experience at Thomson Reuters, the Boston Consulting Group and the UK Department of Business Innovation and Skills. Through the Schwarzman Scholarship, she hopes to learn more about innovation in China. Linda is 23 years old and is from Ghana.

Lucas Coronel (2020)

Germany

University of Mannheim,University of Munich

Economics/Economic Policy,Government

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Lucas Coronel is a German economist and young politician completing his Master’s degree at the University of Munich. In his home region, he held several positions within the ruling German party, achieving improvements in education policy and infrastructure. He also campaigned for stronger youth political participation and more intercultural tolerance in challenging times for his home country. Visiting stays at Tsinghua University and UC Berkeley increased his passion for international understanding and economic cooperation. As a Schwarzman Scholar, he aims to advance his leadership skills for a career devoted to these goals. Lucas is 22 years old and from Germany.

Melissa Diamond (2020)

United States of America

University of Bradford,University of Richmond

Foreign Policy,Public/Social Policy

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Melissa Diamond is a social entrepreneur, writer, and speaker. She holds a Master’s degree in Conflict, Security, and Development from the University of Bradford, where she was a Rotary Peace Fellow, and a Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies: Peace and Conflict from the University of Richmond. Melissa is also the Founder and Executive Director of “A Global Voice for Autism,” an international non-profit organization that supports the development and success of children with autism and trauma-related behavioral challenges in conflict-affected communities. Passionate about youth empowerment, Melissa is a Regional Focal Point for the UN Major Working Group on Children and Youth-SDG 4, has twice served as the Disabilities commitment mentor for the Clinton Global Initiative University, and sits on the Board of Directors for AMENDS, a U.S.-Middle East dialogue and entrepreneurship organization. Melissa is 25 years old and from the United States.

Melissa Li (2020)

Canada

Harvard University

Health,Public/Social Policy

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Melissa Li will graduate from Harvard in May 2019 with a Bachelor’s degree in Neurobiology and Global Health & Health Policy. Melissa serves as president of the Harvard Association for U.S.-China Relations, collaborating internationally to run five annual education conferences in the U.S. and China. She has also directed North America’s largest student-run China forum, chaired committees on global health and human rights for Harvard Model United Nations, and led initiatives providing social services to underserved patients across Boston. At Schwarzman College, Melissa hopes to study challenges and reforms in the Chinese healthcare system, taking her insights to graduate studies in medicine and a future career in global health and public policy. Melissa is 21 years old and from Canada and the United States.

Michael Shum (2020)

United States of America

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public/Social Policy,Technology

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Michael Shum majored in Computer Science and Engineering for his Bachelor's degree and concentrated in Artificial Intelligence for his Master's degree at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He grew up in Beijing before moving to Seattle at age 11. At MIT, Michael conducted research on reinforcement learning before working at a self-driving car startup, and now researches deep learning and dialogue at Salesforce in addition to working on his NLP startup. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Michael hopes to explore how leaders in policy can work together with technologists to change society for the better. Michael is 22 years old and from the United States.

Ming Zhong Daniel Ng (2020)

Singapore

Yale-NUS College

Law,Public/Social Policy

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Daniel Ng is a final-year student pursuing a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Yale-NUS College and LL.B. from the National University of Singapore. He holds the rank of Captain in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and is a Reservist Company Commander in an Infantry Battalion. Daniel’s accolades from his active military service include the Sword of Merit (top 10% in Officer Cadet School) and an unprecedented Letter of Commendation to his platoon for its exemplary performance. Fascinated with the concept of systemic justice, Daniel has been involved in military justice, youth mentorship and educational equity. In university, he co-founded a pro-bono criminal law education program and a social enterprise connecting youths with mentors in a structured manner. For his social impact work, Daniel was awarded the Yale-NUS Emerging Young Leaders Award – awarded to only one person per cohort. Daniel seeks to continue pursuing systemic justice where it is most needed as an international lawyer. Upon graduation from the Schwarzman Scholars program, Daniel will train to be a solicitor with Clifford Chance Asia. Daniel is 25 years old and from Singapore.

Mohamed Ramy (2020)

Egypt

Amherst College

Health,Healthcare,Public/Social Policy

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Mohamed Ramy is a native of Cairo excited to study how cultures and their health systems evolve. He sees public policy as an opportunity to resolve the divisive inequalities present in healthcare. After completing his degree in Neuroscience at Amherst College, he undertook a Watson Fellowship focused on the healing of trauma among refugee communities and understanding their concept of “home.” Keen on implementing culturally-informed, cross-disciplinary health strategies in Egypt, Ramy hopes to learn from China’s attempts to provide universal healthcare to its 1.3 billion citizens, and more specifically how it plans to do so in rural settings. Ramy is 22 years old and from Egypt.

Mussab Ali (2020)

United States of America

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Education,Government

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Mussab Ali is a Phi Beta Kappa, dual major in biology and economics at Rutgers-Newark University entering his senior year. Mussab was elected onto his school board in Jersey City as the youngest and first Muslim elected official in Jersey City history. In this position, he also serves as the chair of the Student Equity Committee. In this role, he has fought for student voice, better school lunch, reforms in dress code, recycling and much more. Mussab was also appointed to the Immigration Affairs Commission in Jersey City in 2017 and elected as vice chair by his peers. Mussab is 21 years old and from the United States.

Neil Jain (2020)

United States of America

Stanford University

Entrepreneurship,Technology

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Neil Jain is passionate about leveraging technology to provide solutions for communities where governments have previously failed. He studies at Stanford University, working towards a BS in Science, Technology, and Society. While at Stanford, Neil worked as an entrepreneur-in-residence for Peter Diamandis, developing strategy and growing companies focusing on moonshot objectives from mining asteroids to human longevity. He led the rebuilding of the Kairos Society in the United States, recruiting fellows who are focused on solving real world problems through entrepreneurship from schools around the country. Neil is 22 years old and from Seattle, Washington in the United States.

Nicholas Pellitta (2020)

United States of America

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Government,Public/Social Policy

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Nicholas (Nick) Pellitta will graduate in 2019 from Rutgers University, where he studies political science, economics, and Spanish as a Presidential Scholar. On campus, Nick co-founded an after-school program for elementary school students, served as the first president of the Honors College, and actively participated in student government. He has interned for numerous elected officials at the state and federal level and believes that government can be society’s largest driver of positive change. Nick hopes to understand more about how China’s economic and political decisions affect American domestic policy. Nick is 21 years old and from the United States.

Norman Mugisha (2020)

Rwanda

EARTH University

Economics/Economic Policy,Entrepreneurship

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Norman Mugisha is a graduate of EARTH University, Costa Rica in agriculture sciences. Norman is a servant leader and committed to creating positive change in the world. He has helped local farmers in Guacimo (Costa Rica) to develop their own agribusinesses and value chain to overcome poverty. He is the founder of the Young African Business Booster (YABB) which is a nonprofit organization based in Rwanda that incentivizes and trains youths with an entrepreneurial toolbox that helps them create their own agribusinesses with an aim of reducing unemployment and migration in sub Saharan Africa. Norman is 26 years old and from Rwanda.

Oluwafikayo Akeredolu (2020)

Nigeria

University of Durham

Business,Economics/Economic Policy

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Oluwafikayo (Fikayo) Akeredolu is the Enterprise Sales Manager for Nigeria and Cameroon at Bloomberg LP. She graduated with First Class Honours from the University of Durham in 2014. She set up Upskill Nigeria to provide Nigerian millennials with basic workplace skills to bridge the Nigerian skills gap by training young professionals. Fikayo has completed 10 marathons and is on track to complete 30 by 2022. In 2013, she wrote her undergraduate dissertation on the impact of Chinese FDI on Africa’s economic growth. As a Schwarzman Scholar, she will focus on China's interaction with emerging and frontier markets. Fikayo is 26 years old and from Nigeria.

On-Man Chan (2020)

Hong Kong SAR, China

University of Washington

Consulting,Technology

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On-Man (Henry) Chan is a consultant at Deloitte Consulting, where he focuses on strategic initiatives and serves clients in the technology, healthcare, and retail industries. In 2018, he was selected to be a research fellow at Deloitte's Silicon Valley based think tank - Center for the Edge - to focus on the Future of Work. Henry also worked under Deloitte's former Chief Strategy and Development Officer to develop the next generation of Audit and Assurance services. Prior to his career at Deloitte, Henry worked at Amazon in Seattle, focusing on financial analysis. As a Schwarzman Scholar, he plans to explore China's technological advancement and management models. Henry studied Finance at the University of Washington, is 26 years old, and is from Hong Kong SAR, China.

Opeyemi Awe (2020)

United States of America

Grinnell College

Consulting,Economics/Economic Policy

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Opeyemi Awe is a Federal Analyst at Deloitte Consulting. She was selected as a Thomas J. Watson Fellow which allowed her to travel the world engaging with global entrepreneurs and development officials. During her undergraduate career at Grinnell College, Opeyemi served as the Student Body President and Vice President for Student Affairs. She was awarded the Senior Alumni Award and profiled by MSNBC as a ‘Woman of 2014.’ Opeyemi interned at the State Department’s Office of Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan. Opeyemi hopes to return to Nigeria and enact sustainable economic policies. Opeyemi is 25 years old and is from Nigeria and the United States.

Pablo Ducru (2020)

France

Ecole Polytechnique,Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Energy,Environment/Climate,Technology

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Pablo Ducru is a Franco-Mexican PhD candidate in Nuclear Science and Computational Engineering at MIT. He is interested in nuclear as a carbon-free power-source for industry in a future electricity mix challenged by intermittency and pricing difficulties. Passionate about bringing advances in algorithms and artificial intelligence out in the physical world to impact our fundamentals of energy, agriculture, health and environment, Pablo hopes to build ventures in China with his fellow Schwarzman Scholars to address these strategic sectors. Prior to MIT, Pablo attended École Polytechnique, interning at Solvay on Chinese environmental regulation, and was a navigation officer in the French Navy. Pablo is 28 years old and from France.

Paul Greenbaum (2020)

United States of America

Princeton University

Foreign Policy,Government

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Paul (P.J.) Greenbaum is a senior at Princeton University, concentrating in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and pursuing certificates in the History and Practice of Diplomacy and African Studies. On campus, he is a varsity water polo player and heavily involved with Princeton's Center for International Security Studies and Naval ROTC programs. Upon graduation from the Schwarzman Scholars program, P.J. will serve a minimum of five years in the U.S. Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer or Naval Intelligence Officer. P.J. is 21 years old and from the United States.

Pedro Robledo (2020)

Argentina

University of Buenos Aires

Law,Public/Social Policy

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Pedro Robledo studied Law at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has more than 6 years of experience in team management, design, and implementation of public policies. In 2015, he was appointed Undersecretary of Youth under the National Ministry of Social Development where he leads a team of 550 agents working on issues including sexual health, youth employment and entrepreneurship, and vulnerable community-based organization strengthening. In 2018, the Undersecretariat became the National Youth Institute where he currently serves as Executive Director. Between 2016 and 2018, Pedro was President of the Youth Chapter of PRO political party. Pedro is 27 years old and from Argentina.

Philip Clark (2020)

United States of America

Stanford University

Economics/Economic Policy,Technology

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Philip Clark is a senior studying Management Science and Engineering and Computer Science at Stanford. Philip first visited China with the National Committee on US-China Relations in 2015, an experience that inspired him to embark on a course of study at the nexus of macroeconomics, geopolitics, and technology policy. Last summer, he pursued these interests at Bridgewater Associates and the Department of Defense. Philip is currently writing an honors thesis that examines the national security implications of foreign investment in American technology companies. As a Schwarzman Scholar, he hopes to explore how the economics of innovation will reshape international relations. Philip is 21 years old and from the United States.

Pingcuo Zhaxi (2020)

China

Tibet University

Foreign Policy,Law

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Pingcuozhaxi graduated from Tibet University with a Bachelor's degree in Law Science with a focus in diplomatic aspects of law. Pingcuozhaxi served as a Tibetan-Chinese interpreter in the “targeted poverty alleviation research in Tibet” by China Agricultural University and as a trainee in the law office of the People’s Bank of China in Lhasa. He currently works in the discipline inspection committee in Dumxong, Tibet Autonomous Region. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Pingcuozhaxi hopes to expand his own diplomatic perspective and help to create better diplomatic relationships between South Asia and China. Pingcuozhaxi is 21 years old and from Tibet Autonomous Region, China.

Po-Wei Chen (2020)

Taiwan, China

National Taiwan University

Energy,Public/Social Policy

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Po-Wei (Andrew) Chen is a Business Developer at Air Liquide, a world leader in gases, technologies, and services. Outside of work, he is a dedicated member of student government and works with Taiwan's Small-and-Medium Sized Enterprises to advocate for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Previously, he served as Commissioner for the Youth Affairs Commission in Taipei City Government, giving impetus to Taipei’s Tourism and CSR policy. During an internship at the China-Africa Business Council, he was responsible for the charity project “Increasing Love, Decreasing AIDS” supported by UNAIDS, CADFUND, and CSAF. In 2016, Andrew joined the Global Exchange Mobilizer program at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, studying Public Policy and received his Master's and Bachelor's degrees in Chemical Engineering from National Taiwan University. Andrew is 26 years old and from Taiwan, China.

Pratima Garg (2020)

India

Lady Shriram College for Women

Economics/Economic Policy,Education

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Pratima Garg is leading statewide initiatives to bring about systemic changes in the education system of an Indian state. Previously, she was selected for the prestigious LAMP Fellowship and worked directly with an Indian Parliamentarian. During her time as a LAMP Fellow, she designed parliamentary interventions to hold the executive accountable and her research drove data-backed debates and decisions of the central government. She also started ‘Question Hour’, an interview series with Members of Parliament and founded an organization to drive effective waste management in India. Pratima holds a Bachelor’s in Economics from Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi. Going forward, she wishes to learn from China’s educational transformation as well as the challenges it faces, and apply these lessons to transform rural education in India. Pratima is 22 years old and from India.

Priscilla Guo (2020)

United States of America

Harvard University,University of Oxford

Public/Social Policy,Technology

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Priscilla Guo graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in Technology, Policy, and Society with a secondary in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. As a Clarendon Scholar, she studied artificial intelligence, algorithms, and policy at Oxford University, pursuing a Master’s of Social Science of the Internet. While serving as a representative on NYC Youth Board, Priscilla has worked in both technology and public policy roles at Facebook, Microsoft, Electronic Frontier Foundation, and NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She aspires to use her expertise to shape technology policy for global communities. Priscilla is 22 years old and from the United States.

Qiang Ha (2020)

China

University of Cambridge

Education,Technology

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Qiang Ha graduated from the University of Cambridge with a Bachelor's in Mathematics. His ambition is to create a virtual learning assistant that uses big data and robotics technology to help workers excel in the competition against intelligent machines. Qiang has been eagerly acquiring knowledge and solving practical problems, using machine learning algorithms to make predictions and proving optimality of a widely-used statistical learning algorithm. He is passionate about social changes, raising money for under-privileged children, and helping social enterprises. Schwarzman Scholars provides an excellent platform for Qiang to accomplish his ambition. In his free time, he is an enthusiastic basketball player. Qiang is 21 years old and from China.

Rebekah Ninan (2020)

United States of America

Princeton University

Law,Public/Social Policy

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Rebekah Ninan is a senior at Princeton University majoring in Politics and South Asian Studies. Rebekah was the President of the American Whig-Cliosophic Society, the country’s oldest collegiate political union, expanding its focus on activism and civic engagement. She also serves as a Residential College Advisor. She has explored her interest in international law as a Liman fellow and in research on wartime sexual violence. She has interned for UNICEF, the State Department’s Pakistan desk, the State Department’s Bureau of Refugees, and non-profits like Legacies of War and ACLU-Tennessee. Rebekah is 21 years old and from the United States.

Richard DeKold (2020)

United States of America

The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina

Foreign Policy

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Richard DeKold is an Army Cadet at The Citadel where he majors in International Politics and Intelligence and Security Studies. Richard reformed the leadership development program at the Citadel as one of its top Cadet Commanders and pioneered interfaith dialogues on LGBT inclusion. He has interned for the Institute for the Study of War’s Afghanistan Project in D.C. and analyzed the security of Chinese investments in Qatar for the Pudong Institute in Shanghai. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Richard plans to serve as an Infantry Officer and identify areas for Sino-American security cooperation. Richard is 21 years old and from the United States.

Ryan Morris (2020)

United States of America

Pennsylvania State University, Berks

Business,Entrepreneurship,Healthcare

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Ryan Morris is a senior at the Pennsylvania State University - Berks Campus where he is pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Marketing and Management with a minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He is the co-founder of Traduki Technologies, LLC, a startup using technology to reduce language barriers in healthcare, government, and business. Ryan also completed an internship with a Fortune 50 health insurance company where he developed an interest in the social determinants of health in the United States. He aspires to use his experiences to pilot a new approach to healthcare. Ryan is 22 years old from the United States.

Samuel Curtis (2020)

United States of America

Whitman College

Foreign Policy

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Samuel Curtis graduated from Whitman College with a BA in Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology. Following a Princeton in Asia Fellowship in Almaty, Kazakhstan, he served as the research and communications assistant to Dr. Chan Young Bang, former Economic Advisor to President Nazarbayev, to draft a policy recommendation for the denuclearization and economic modernization of North Korea. In this role, Samuel corresponded with high-ranking North Korean, South Korean, U.S., Chinese, and Kazakhstani officials, and assisted with the establishment of the DPRK Strategic Research Center at KIMEP University. He is fascinated by global security and the science behind WMDs. Samual is 24 years old and from the United States.

Sangya Gyawali (2020)

United States of America

University of Pittsburgh

Finance,Technology

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Sangya Gyawali graduated with a Bachelor’s in Economics and Anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a Lead Analyst at the Bank of New York Mellon and the co-founder of BeamData, a social tech venture that builds technology to provide relevant data insights to governments and businesses. She seeks to strengthen Chinese-American collaboration to improve financial and social inclusion for mutual business and technological advancement. She is a data fellow at a MIT think tank and serves on the Board of Directors for a local business and investment incubator. Sangya is 24 years old, a Nepalese-American, and from the United States.

Seyoung Lee (2020)

South Korea

Yale University

Economics/Economic Policy,Technology

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Seyoung Lee graduated summa cum laude from Yale University in 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in Ethics, Politics, and Economics. At Yale, she founded Open Doors, an organization helping undocumented students to access higher education. After graduating, she worked as the Program Manager of SuperCharger FinTech Accelerator, scouting promising startups in Asia. Currently, she works as an Analyst at Sagamore Investments in Hong Kong, investing in Chinese startups in the FinTech and AI sectors. Seyoung is passionate about how technology enables financial inclusion. Through the Schwarzman Scholars program, she hopes to dive deeper into the Chinese startup ecosystem and research the applicability of Chinese startup business models in emerging economies. Seyoung is 24 years old and from South Korea.

Shanshan He (2020)

China

Renmin University of China

Education,Health

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Shanshan He graduated from Renmin University of China with a degree in English Language and Literature. Shanshan is a young activist who represents young people on the Standing Council of China Family Planning Association, promoting youth Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and rights in China. With extensive experience working with International Planned Parenthood Federation as the Governing Council Member, Lancet Standing Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing as one of the Youth Network Members, and Dance4life Foundation as a trainer, Shanshan has devoted herself to exploring a different approach to SRHR challenges. She now leads China Youth Network (CYN), a first-ever youth volunteer organization that undertakes peer education on SRH and advocates for SRH and rights for young people (aged 10 to 24) in China. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Shanshan aspires to improve young people’s health and wellbeing, especially in SRH. Shanshan is 22 years old and from China.

Shubhojit Ghose (2020)

India

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Economics/Economic Policy,Energy

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Shubhojit Ghose graduated from Erasmus University Rotterdam with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. Previously, he worked at Selco, where his research documented grassroots innovations in India, and at the headquarters of Royal Philips, where he calculated 60% of the company’s carbon footprint. At Erasmus, he worked as a research assistant at the Erasmus Trustfunds, the largest university endowment fund in the Netherlands, and served as the chairman of Erasmus School of Economics’ student council. He is passionate about sustainability, energy transition, technology, and education access for the underprivileged. Shubhojit is 21 years old and from India.

Sophie Zinser (2020)

United States of America

Wesleyan University

Economics/Economic Policy,Foreign Policy

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Sophie Zinser graduated from Wesleyan University, where she co-founded the Wesleyan Refugee Project, the largest student group on campus. Committed to supporting disenfranchised populations, Sophie has worked in international development management with the International Rescue Committee's Emergency Team in New York. Last year on a Fulbright scholarship to Jordan, she led innovative research on safety risks to rural and refugee women. As the Deputy Director of Syria Direct in Amman, Sophie currently manages a team of thirty-five and leads the media nonprofit’s expansion into Yemen and Iraq. At Schwarzman College, Sophie will study China’s growing influence in foreign aid. Sophie is 24 years old and from the United States.

Suet Yung Tang (2020)

Hong Kong SAR, China

The University of Hong Kong

Economics/Economic Policy,Public/Social Policy

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Suet Yung (Alice) Tang will receive a dual Bachelor’s degree in Politics and Public Administration and Geography from The University of Hong Kong in 2019. She has visited more than 20 cities in Mainland China and other countries to conduct social studies, cultural exchange, and volunteer teaching programs. Previously, she interned at UNICEF Hong Kong SAR, China and with the British Red Cross, where she assisted with the inclusion and integration strategy for refugees and asylum seekers. She has also organized volunteer projects in Nepal. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Alice is excited to enhance her leadership skills and understanding about China’s development policy and how intergovernmental coordination could help tackle global poverty. Alice is 20 years old and from Hong Kong SAR, China.

Swapnil Agrawal (2020)

United States of America

University of Georgia

Economics/Economic Policy,Foreign Policy

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Swapnil Agrawal is a senior at the University of Georgia where he is pursuing degrees in International Affairs and Economics. He is interested in reshaping international institutions to improve their credibility and influence. During his undergraduate career, Swapnil facilitated US-EU economic integration projects through the Georgia Department of Economic Development in Munich and assisted the Legal Resources Centre with human rights litigation in Johannesburg. As a Schwarzman Scholar, he hopes to gain a Chinese perspective on international law and develop public policy skills before attending Harvard Law School. Swapnil is 21 years old and from the United States of America.

Tayler Ulmer (2020)

United States of America

School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London,Spelman College

Public/Social Policy

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Tayler Ulmer is a proud south side-Chicagoan. As a cultural anthropologist, she is a facilitator, listener, co-creator, observer, interpreter and cultural broker. Her work relies on her ability to connect international development's most influential implications to cultural practices--especially those that impact girls--and effectively document the exchanges that these two spheres of influence may have. She is committed to identifying the varying cross-sections of international development, education, and cultural literacy. Prior to becoming a Schwarzman Scholar, she has worked with organizations such as More Than Me, a school network in Liberia, as well as the World Bank, British Parliament, the Royal African Society, and Harvard University. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Spelman College and earned a Master’s degree in the Social Anthropology of Development from the School for Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London, U.K. Her efforts have been recognized and she is the recipient of the prestigious Marshall and Truman scholarships. Tayler is 25 years old and from the United States.

Temuulen Maidar (2020)

Mongolia

National University of Mongolia

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Temuulen Maidar attended the National University of Mongolia on a full government scholarship and graduated with first-class honors. He holds undergraduate degrees in Diplomacy and Accounting. Temuulen currently works as a fund management analyst at the Deposit Insurance Corporation of Mongolia. He served as a youth advisor during the 2016 Mongolian parliamentary elections directing youth outreach initiatives to increase voter participation. Temuulen hopes to strengthen bilateral relations between China and Mongolia perhaps by incorporating Chinese technology into the Mongolian market. He loves to travel and serve as a tour guide for visitors to his country. Temuulen is 25 years old and from Mongolia.

Theodore Breyer (2020)

United States of America

Harvard University

Finance,Technology

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Theodore (Ted) Breyer will graduate from Harvard University in May 2019 with a focus on History and East Asian studies. Ted worked at a blockchain company in Beijing, Circle Financial, before founding a blockchain research group at Harvard and a blockchain venture fund: Breyer Labs. Ted currently manages, through Breyer Labs, a diverse portfolio of companies from the US, China, South Korea, and Africa. The fund has invested in some of the best performing companies in the space, including the world’s largest blockchain company: Bitmain (14 billion-dollar valuation). Ted is 21 years old and from the United States.

Thiago Chang Ho Felipe (2020)

Brazil

Federal University of Minas Gerais

Consulting,Public/Social Policy

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Thiago Chang Ho Felipe is a management consultant, who holds a Chemical Engineering degree from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. After graduating, he joined Bain & Company, where he has developed projects in Brazil focused on education, transportation, and mining. He also led social impact and recruiting initiatives at Bain South America. During a six-month externship, Thiago worked in the public sector of Ethiopia, managing nationwide transformation projects in agriculture. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Thiago wants to strengthen his understanding of public policy in developing countries, and combine this with his management consultant background to work as a public sector leader in his country. Thiago is 27 years old and from Brazil.

Toshin Sequeira (2020)

India

Singapore Management University

Economics/Economic Policy,Government

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Toshin Sequeira will graduate from Singapore Management University in May 2019 with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Public Policy, and Public Management. He has represented both India and Singapore at international leadership events. During his term as the President of the Student Council, he and his team were recognized by the Singapore Prime Minister’s Office for their exemplary work in promoting integration of different cultures and nationalities. Toshin was subsequently conferred with the President’s Award for his service to the University and the nation of Singapore. He aspires to play a leading role in championing international development by serving in intergovernmental organizations. Toshin is 21 years old and is from India and Singapore.

Toure Owen (2020)

United States of America

University of California, Berkeley

Business,Economics/Economic Policy

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Toure Owen is a 2016 graduate of the University of California Berkeley where he majored in Political Science. Prior to joining Schwarzman Scholars, Toure was supporting Small and Medium Size business development for Sub-Saharan Africa. After a year at Schwarzman College, Toure will pursue his MBA at Stanford's Graduate School of Business. Toure is 25 years old and from the United States.

Varun Sharma (2020)

United States of America

University of Virginia

Consulting,Economics/Economic Policy

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Varun Sharma will graduate from the University of Virginia in May 2019 with a double major in Commerce and International Economics. A Jefferson Scholar, Varun served as the Senior Counselor for the University Judiciary Committee, a teaching assistant in the Department of Economics, and the co-founder of HooThinks, an organization that provides strategic and operational consulting services to student groups. As an undergraduate, he completed internships at the U.S. Department of Justice and Ernst & Young. In his spare time, he enjoys dancing salsa, running, and listening to Bollywood music. Varun is 21 years old and from the United States.

Veronica Chua (2020)

United States of America

Georgia Institute of Technology

Business,Economics/Economic Policy

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Veronica Chua is a Woodruff Scholar and Emory/Georgia Tech dual degree student studying Mathematics, Economics, and Industrial Engineering. She learned how to create end-to-end supply chain value by interning at Bank of America, Nestlé USA, The Home Depot, and Roark Capital Group. Her most fulfilling work was spearheading Emory’s first-ever guidebook for the dual degree program, paving the way for the next generation of students. Veronica aspires to develop the infrastructure for small businesses to enter the global marketplace by advancing partnerships between American and Chinese logistics providers. Veronica is 23 years old and from the United States.

Viraj Patel (2020)

United States of America

United States Naval Academy

Foreign Policy,Technology

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Viraj Patel will be a 2019 graduate of the United States Naval Academy with a degree in Applied Mathematics. He intends to become a naval aviator, and throughout his career, serve as a liaison between the United States and China to promote mutual understanding. At the Academy, Viraj has held several leadership positions, proudly leading the 15th Company during his senior year. In his summers, he has interned at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, helped train the incoming class of freshmen in Annapolis, and studied abroad in Hangzhou, China. Viraj is 22 years old and is from small town Thomasville, Georgia, in the United States.

Weixun Hu (2020)

China

Tianjin Normal University,University College London

Economics/Economic Policy,Foreign Policy

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Weixun Hu graduated with dual Master’s degrees from University College London and Jagiellonian University in Krakow in Economics and European Studies. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Tianjin Normal University. He has taught in rural Tanzania and was selected as an English broadcaster for the 6th East Asian Games in Tianjin. He was a Robert Schuman Trainee at the European Union in Brussels and an economic affairs intern at United Nations Headquarters. He works at the Office of Chief Statistician of UN FAO in Rome. Weixun’s passion for and understanding of economic and social transition in newly-acceded EU member states has evolved through his work in Europe and encouraged his comparative research on China and Eastern Europe's economic and development policies. Weixun aspires to share China’s economic success with other transitional economies, whilst exploring what China can learn from the experience of other emerging markets. Weixun is 26 years old and from China.

Wenchao Yu (2020)

China

East China University

Finance,Law

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Wenchao Yu is CEO of Bright Summit Asset Management, a China-based fund of funds (FOF). He designed and launched the first security fund to be approved by the Asset Management Association of China in 2014. Prior to founding Bright Summit, Wenchao was a partner at Lingwang Asset Management (a hedge fund with RMB 2 billion in Assets Under Management), a senior PM at Yaozhi Asset Management, and a lawyer who participated in Sino-US real estate merger and acquisition deals. He holds an LLB from East China University of Political Science and Law, and has a BAR License. Wenchao is 26 years old and from China.

William Haynes (2020)

United States of America

Dartmouth College,University of Virginia

Law,Public/Social Policy

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William (Campbell) Haynes is a student at the University of Virginia School of Law. At UVA, Campbell serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Virginia Law Review, and has served in leadership positions in the American Constitution Society, the Minority Rights Coalition, and the Virginia Law Democrats. Before law school, Campbell spent two years working on statewide operational problems and policy issues as a Governor’s Management Fellow for Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam. Campbell graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in Government in 2014. At Dartmouth, he earned the Fowler Family Prize for his commitment to political and civic engagement. Campbell is 26 years old and from the United States.

Wookjae Jung (2020)

South Korea

Georgetown University,Seoul National University

Economics/Economic Policy,Foreign Policy

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Wookjae Jung graduated from the Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service with a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service, majoring in International Political Economy. After graduating, he served as a Korean Air Force interpreting officer in the Office of the Defense Minister. In his position, he worked to strengthen multilateral cooperation on North Korea and transnational security issues, engaging foreign defense ministers and multilateral bodies. As a Schwarzman Scholar, he hopes to develop leadership skills to promote global integration and cooperation to solve complex challenges. In his free time, he likes to make cocktails and dance salsa. Wookjae is 26 years old and from South Korea.

Yan Aung (2020)

Myanmar (Burma)

Swinburne University of Technology

Business,Entrepreneurship,Technology

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Yan Aung graduated from the Swinburne University of Technology with concentrations in marketing and entrepreneurship. He has worked in market research and small business marketing and is currently leading a digital marketing agency. As a business technologist, he has transformed these companies with more efficient operating models. When he is not working, he co-manages Google Business Group Yangon and teaches digital marketing at local communities. He is now striving to be part of the digital transformation of the country's governance system. As a Schwarzman Scholar, he hopes to learn more about China’s digital-centric public policies. Yan is 26 years old and from Myanmar.

Yi Jun Mock (2020)

Singapore

London School of Economics and Political Science

Environment/Climate,Public/Social Policy

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Yi Jun Mock will graduate in 2019 from the London School of Economics with a BSc. in Politics and International Relations. Passionate about sustainable development, he served as Project Leader for Networks of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network – Youth (SDSN-Y). He was also Co-Founder and President of Advisory (www.advisory.sg), a nonprofit helping young Singaporeans make informed career decisions. As a Public Service Commission (Foreign Service) scholarship recipient, he will serve in Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs upon graduation. Yi Jun is a Queen's Young Leader, World Economic Forum Global Shaper, and Youth Environment Envoy with the National Environment Agency Singapore. Yi Jun is 21 years old and from Singapore.

Yingjie Fan (2020)

China

Dalian University of Foreign Languages,University of Birmingham

Business,Finance

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Yingjie Fan graduated from the University of Birmingham with a Master's Degree in International Money and Banking. He worked as a project manager at Bank of China (BOC) International in Hong Kong SAR, China. At BOC international, Yingjie priced and evaluated IPO projects. He led a team to explore target companies' strength with specific consideration for the environment in the local stock market. He also led a team of business professionals on a rural revitalization project in Sichuan in 2016. Yingjie is currently at China Resources Capital Management Limited in Hong Kong SAR, China as Senior Vice President. Upon completion of Schwarzman Scholars, Yingjie hopes to continue his devotion to minimizing the regional development gap and to fighting poverty. Yingjie is 27 years old and from China.

Yogaish Khastgir (2020)

United States of America

United States Naval Academy

Public/Social Policy,Technology

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Yogaish Khastgir is a member of the United States Naval Academy Class of 2019. He will graduate in the spring of 2019 with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and a minor in Spanish. He shares his passion for STEM by teaching modules for kids in local schools, and enjoys spending time honing his Spanish working with local Hispanic youth. Upon completion of his studies, he will begin training to serve as a naval aviator. Yogaish is 21 years old and from the United States.

Yuan Zhang (2020)

China

Tsinghua University

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Yuan Zhang will graduate from Tsinghua University with a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture from the School of Architecture and a General Education Certificate of Excellence in liberal arts from Xinya College. She won the National Scholarship twice and the Tsinghua University Academic Excellence Award three times. She has presented research on the history of architecture at top academic conferences and presented a design project at Politecnico di Milano. Yuan has served as the student coordinator of Xinya College for two years. She was also selected as Tsinghua University's delegate to the global south cultural exchange program in India, in which she presented her research on slums at Jindal Global University. Yuan is 22 years old and from China.

Zachary Tan (2020)

New Zealand

University of Queensland,University of Sydney

Health,Healthcare,Public/Social Policy

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Zachary Tan is a medical doctor and Director at CancerAid, a leading cancer patient support startup. He previously practiced at Sydney’s prestigious St Vincent’s Hospital, serving the city’s most disadvantaged populations. Zachary worked toward ophthalmology specialist training and developed an artificial intelligence algorithm to screen pediatric eye disease, and has published papers in public health and health technology. Zachary was President of his medical school student body and served on the Australian Medical Association, successfully advocating for resident doctor safe working hour policy changes. Zachary is passionate about the intersection of clinical medicine, policy, and technology to improve healthcare outcomes broadly. Zachary is 26 years old and from New Zealand.

Zainab Abiza (2020)

Morocco

Washington and Lee University

Economics/Economic Policy,Education

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Zainab Abiza is a senior at Washington and Lee University majoring in Economics and Global Politics, with a minor in Poverty and Human Capability Studies. Through the Davis Projects for Peace, Zainab designed and implemented a project aimed at increasing educational attainment for rural girls in Morocco. She is currently working on expanding this program domestically and starting her own NGO to improve educational outcomes for girls globally. Zainab is Princeton PPIA alumna and has conducted research on counter-terrorism. She is fluent in Arabic, French and English. Zainab is 22 years old and from Morocco.

Zanele Mahlangu (2020)

South Africa

University of Pretoria

Business,Economics/Economic Policy

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Zanele Mahlangu holds a B.Eng Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Pretoria. She is currently a Business Analyst for First National Bank. Zanele is a published author in the Italian Chemical Engineering Journal, an accomplishment she achieved through her undergraduate research project. Zanele is passionate about social justice and economic equality in South Africa. She has been involved with multiple community projects, like Zama Lesedi, an Enactus project aimed at providing solar lights to a community without electricity. Upon graduation, Zanele plans to use the knowledge to impact the community projects she is involved with that are aimed at mitigating poverty. Zanele is 23 years old and from South Africa.

Zequn Zhao (2020)

China

Sun Yat-Sen University

Economics/Economic Policy,Energy

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Zequn Zhao graduated in 2018 from Sun Yat-Sen University with a Bachelor's degree in Applied Meteorology, focusing on pollution control and environmental regulation mechanisms. In 2017, he was named Outstanding Student Leader in Guangdong. Zequn previously served as the Executive President of the All-China Students’ Federation, President of the Guangdong Provincial Students’ Federation, as well as President of the Students' Union of Sun Yat-Sen University. In his position, he worked for the Central Committee of the Communist Youth League and served as the Director of the Academic and Technology Innovation Committee, which gave him a strong interest in public/economic policy. Currently, he is a member of standing committee of Guangdong Youth Federation, and is in charge of public service. Through the Schwarzman Scholars program, Zequn hopes to obtain an advanced global perspective in solving Chinese issues and enhance his internationalized vision. Zequn is 24 years old and from China.

Zetong Jia (2020)

China

New York University

Foreign Policy,Public/Social Policy

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Zetong (Jack) Jia will graduate in May 2019 from New York University with a Bachelor's degree in Politics and Sociology with honors. Growing up in Zimbabwe, China, and the United States, Zetong acquired a multicultural perspective and became passionate about global development and international relations. Zetong has worked in Liberia following the civil conflict to empower Liberian youth through community development projects and entrepreneurship training. He also worked with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) to evaluate member states’ progress towards the Sendai Framework and developing national disaster risk reduction strategies. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Zetong hopes to gain a more profound knowledge of China’s growing overseas involvement. His goal is to one day become engaged in the realm of policy and diplomacy among China, the U.S., and African nations to forge new paths for conflict resolution. Zetong is 21 years old and from China.

Zheng Dai (2020)

China

Peking University

Economics/Economic Policy,Public/Social Policy

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Zheng Dai will graduate from Peking University with a double major in Financial Mathematics and Philosophy in 2019. He is passionate about education and social innovation. As a sophomore, he founded THILLIANT, a start-up that promotes the practical ethos of college students and the mindset of high-school students from second and third-tier Chinese cities. He also organized three student social practice teams to dig into the details in the Chinese rural areas. Stanford University named him a University Innovation Fellow for his efforts to improve the atmosphere of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Peking University. As an undergraduate student, he lectured for Peking University School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship's "Innovation & Design Camp." Zheng is 21 years old and from China.

Zhiquan Zeng (2020)

China

Barnard College

Arts and Culture,Economics/Economic Policy

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Zhiquan Zeng studies Economics and Mathematics and Film Studies at Barnard College and is particularly interested in cross-national economics and Hong Kong cinema. She is a National Secondary Level badminton player, the president of the Columbia Badminton Club, and the co-lead of Redefine Academy. With her team, she built a women's empowerment academy and volunteered her time to facilitate the program for two consecutive summers. Zhiquan believes cinema is the best instrument to make positive social impact and the best language for different cultures to communicate. In the future, Zhiquan wants to explore ways to produce and deliver better Chinese cinema content to the world. Zhiquan is 21 years old and from China.

Zhiyuan Liu (2020)

China

Drexel University

Communication,Entrepreneurship

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Zhiyuan Liu graduated from Drexel University with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication. Enthusiastic about cross-cultural communication through business activities, Zhiyuan is an experienced entrepreneur who has founded Informatree LLC. and MUSII Tea Ltd. in the US and China respectively, providing mobile phone products for cultural enterprises. Through the Schwarzman Scholars program, he hopes to enhance his critical thinking, cross-cultural understanding, and global leadership to help connect rising China with the ever-evolving world. In the future, he wants to create more products that can meet people’s needs and transmit Chinese culture. Zhiyuan is 28 years old and from China.

Zhongyuan Zeng (2020)

China

Emory University,University of Pennsylvania

Economics/Economic Policy,Public/Social Policy

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Zhongyuan Zeng will graduate from the University of Pennsylvania in 2019 with a Master’s degree in City Planning. Previously, she studied at Emory University with a triple major in Political Science, Marketing, and International Business. Her background in social science and business converged in her experiences serving underprivileged groups including migrant workers, homeless populations, and female inmates. She has also interned in a Village Committee in Beijing and conducted research on urban village renewal schemes. At Penn, she founded Urban China Collective, a global network of scholars and professionals exploring more inclusive, sustainable urban governance strategies. As a Schwarzman Scholar, she aspires to study public policies germane to urbanization and social inclusion in a global context. Zhongyuan is 24 years old and from Beijing, China.

Zhou Yu (2020)

China

Tsinghua University

Business,Public/Social Policy

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Zhou Yu graduated from Tsinghua University with a dual degree in English and Business Administration. At Tsinghua, he won the National Scholarship, the Outstanding Graduate, and the Excellent Student Leader award. Currently, Zhou studies in the School of Public Policy and Management at Tsinghua University, focusing on environmental governance. Zhou shows great interest in international affairs, especially in refugee settlement. During an exchange at Heidelberg University, he initiated mutual understanding between refugees and Germans. Upon return to China, he also led a group to offer a refugee marketplace design plan, which became the only Chinese finalist in the marketplace competition among 342 proposals. With the mastery of five languages, Zhou hopes to become an international public servant in the future. Zhou is 23 years old and from China.

Adaya Sturkey (2019)

United States of America

Hampton University

Health,Public/Social Policy

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Adaya Sturkey is a senior at Hampton University where she is pursuing a Bachelor's of Science in Cellular and Molecular Biology and a minor in Chemistry. She is the co-founder of Flourish Mentoring Program, a non-profit organization for young girls. Upon graduation, she hopes to pursue a dual M.D and MHA. In addition to her research experience, Adaya also values exposure to non-STEM fields and has completed internships in both business and politics. She aspires to use this diverse background to help reform the United States healthcare system. Adaya is 21 years old and from the United States.

Adeline Suwana (2019)

Indonesia

Universitas Indonesia

Business,Environment/Climate

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Adeline Tiffanie Suwana graduated from the University of Indonesia with a Bachelor in Economics, concentrating in the environment and natural resources. During her undergraduate studies, she was a visiting scholar at the University of Melbourne and Harvard University. Adeline has previously worked in climate policy, agribusiness and finance, and founded a non-profit dedicated to environmental conservation efforts and awareness in young people. After Schwarzman Scholars, Adeline plans to complete an MBA at Stanford Graduate School of Business before pursuing a career in sustainability through business, public policy and Indonesia relations with the United States and China. Adeline is 20 years old and from Indonesia.

Agnes Leong (2019)

Singapore

University of Birmingham

Government,Law

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Agnes Leong is a serving officer with the Singapore Police Force, under the Ministry of Home Affairs. She graduated with honors from the University of Birmingham (UK) in Business Management. As a Senior Investigation Officer in the Major Crime Division of the Criminal Investigation Department, her professional experience revolves around homicide, kidnapping and firearm cases. She is also an Honorary Aide-de-Camp to the President, serving the country's highest office on international missions. Upon graduation from the Schwarzman Scholars program, she will return to serve the Public Service with newfound experiences, aiming to prevent, deter and detect crime through enhanced international police cooperation. Agnes is 28 years old and from Singapore.

Alana Murphy (2019)

United States of America

Pomona College

Entrepreneurship,Public/Social Policy

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Alana Murphy graduated from Pomona College with a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy Analysis.  She has worked with the U.S Department of State, completed a Fulbright Research Grant in the Philippines, and currently works with the International Organization for Migration in Ecuador. Alana has also spent significant time assisting resettled refugees in the United States, and in the future hopes to work towards improving and strengthening U.S. refugee and immigration policies. By participating in the Schwarzman Scholars program, Alana hopes to better appreciate how China influences transnational migration and global development.  Alana is 25 years old and from the United States.

Alex Kamath (2019)

United States of America

Harvard University,New York University

Foreign Policy,Law

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Alex Kamath is a student at Harvard Law School. He is a member of Harvard’s WTO Moot Court team that won the world championship and ICC Lex Mercatoria Moot team that was global runner-up during the 2016-2017 academic year. He won best oralist awards in both competitions. Alex hopes to work as an international arbitrator and bilateral investment treaty negotiator. Prior to HLS, Alex graduated as valedictorian of Nassau Community College before earning his B.A. summa cum laude in Politics from New York University and completing a Fulbright research fellowship at the University of Toronto. Alex is 26 years old and from the United States.

Alice Dawkins (2019)

Australia

Australian National University

Media,Public/Social Policy

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Alice Dawkins has has completed honours theses in Asian Studies and Law. At university, she founded two online journals aimed at connecting emerging scholars, and bridging knowledge communities across the Asia-Pacific. She has been an elected student representative at both the campus and national level. She's taken advanced Chinese courses at Peking University, and conducted interview research in Burmese. She has volunteered at the UNHCR in Malaysia, and wrote a prize-winning thesis reconsidering the historical record of Sino-Burma postwar migration. She enjoys Burmese boxing, and has previously been an internationally-ranked equestrian competitor, and performed as a junior piano student at her state's Conservatorium. Alice is 23 years old and from Australia.

Amy Kramer (2019)

United States of America

Duke University

Foreign Policy,Government

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Amy Kramer is a Robertson Scholar at Duke University studying Public Policy and Political Science. She is an Army ROTC Cadet and wrote her senior honors thesis on the impact of female leadership in ROTC programs nationally. She recently worked with U.S. Army Cadet Command at Fort Knox and helped develop a new national Cadet Command diversity strategy. On campus, she is a member of the Duke Program in American Grand Strategy and plays bassoon in the Duke orchestra. Amy is passionate about studying the strategic security benefits of mainstreaming gender perspectives in military operations and hopes to pursue a career in defense consulting and national security policy. Amy is 21 years old and from the United States.

An-Chi DAI (2019)

Taiwan, China

Cornell University

Business,Public/Social Policy

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An-Chi DAI graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor's degree in Applied Economics and Management. She also spent a semester traveling across 4 continents and 12 countries with Semester at Sea which shaped her passion and desire to integrate culture and diversity in a business setting. Angela works at Blackrock based in Hong Kong advising a diverse range of pension funds, insurance companies, and family offices across Asia. Her performance at the firm was awarded an Early Career Female Sponsorship in 2017. She is also opening a food and lifestyle marketplace that aims to create a platform for the local creative and arts community within her hometown of Taichung. Through the Schwarzman Scholars program, An-Chi hopes to explore the entrepreneurship landscape in Beijing and further enhance her leadership skills in order to effectively lead and manage her own businesses. An-Chi is 24 years old and from Taiwan.

Andi WANG (2019)

China

Yale University

Business,Economics/Economic Policy

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Andi WANG hails from Beijing, China. He graduated from Yale University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. He is a firm believer in harnessing the power of rigorous economic theories and econometric tools to promote social welfare. During college, he interned as a loan officer at CFPA Microfinance, China's largest microfinance NPO, and studied the theories of microfinance in school. After college, he worked as a research associate at the finance unit of Harvard Business School. His current research interests include pension design and asset pricing. Andi is 23 years old and from China.

Andrew Lim (2019)

Canada

Northwestern University

Entrepreneurship,Finance

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Andrew Lim graduated in 2014 from Northwestern University with a double major in Economics and Communication Studies. Previously, Andrew worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Hong Kong where he advised corporates on international capital markets transactions. Currently, Andrew is Director of a Hong Kong venture capital platform, and is leading the firm’s expansion into China, Korea and the Kingdom of Bahrain. He is also an angel investor and advisor to multiple startups in Asia. Upon completion of Schwarzman Scholars, Andrew hopes to continue his career in venture capital to help scale technologies that address global problems. Andrew is 25 years old and from Canada.

Andrew Wrigley (2019)

Australia

Australian National University

Entrepreneurship,Technology

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Andrew Wrigley graduated from the Australian National University with First Class Honours and the University Medal in Computer Science. He is the co-founder of Neliti, Indonesia's largest platform for sharing academic research. He was an Australian New Colombo Plan Scholar in Singapore and has published research in artificial intelligence. Andrew is passionate about technology and entrepreneurship, and as a Schwarzman Scholar aspires to further his knowledge of China to improve a mutual understanding of contemporary issues around business and technology. Andrew is 28 years old and from Australia.

Anh Vu Vincent Nguyen (2019)

Vietnam

University of New South Wales

Business,Public/Social Policy

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Anh Vu Vincent Nguyen received higher education in Australia and spent the early stage of his career away from his hometown of Vietnam. Before becoming a Schwarzman Scholar, Anh worked for a well-established financial institution in Sydney. Anh Vu Vincent has achieved a great deal in the not-for-profit space, serving on management committees of charities and professional associations in both Australia and Vietnam. He is the founder of a publication platform for Vietnamese to express their voice, share their knowledge and tell their stories. He also founded Vietnam Centre, an organization with a mission to promote Vietnam to the world. In his home country, he serves as a Central Committee Member of Vietnam Youth Federation. He wants to promote a mutual understanding and economic partnership between Vietnam and China. Anh Vu Vincent is 28 years old and from Vietnam.

Anthony Wang (2019)

Canada

New York University

Environment/Climate,Finance

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Anthony Wang is a graduate of NYU Stern School of Business, with a dual concentration in Finance and Management. After graduating Stern, Anthony has worked at J.P. Morgan as an Analyst in the Investment Bank, focused on the Healthcare and Consumer industries. Upon completion of Schwarzman Scholars, Anthony hopes to pursue a career in the merging bond market in China, with an interest in green financing and promoting greater environmental sustainability. Anthony has a passion of traveling, having grown up in 3 different continents (Asia, Europe and North America). Anthony is 24 years old and from Canada.

Arjun Kapur (2019)

United States of America

Harvard University

Foreign Policy,Government

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Arjun Kapur earned a bachelor’s degree in Government with a secondary in History from Harvard University in 2016. He was a Staff Writer at the Harvard Political Review, a Harvard Institute of Politics Director’s Intern at CNN’s flagship international affairs program Fareed Zakaria GPS, and a Research Assistant at Harvard’s American Secretaries of State Project. In his home state of Connecticut, he interned in the Office of the Governor and at the Hartford Investment Management Company. Since 2016, Arjun has been a Research Assistant at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, where he focuses on U.S. foreign policy and grand strategy and serves as the first Coordinator of the Center’s Applied History Project. Arjun is 23 years old and from the United States.

Aron Rimanyi (2019)

United States of America

Duke University

Economics/Economic Policy,Foreign Policy

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Aron Rimanyi will graduate in May from Duke University, where he studies political science and economics as an Angier B. Duke Scholar. Over the past three years, Aron worked with people and companies affiliated with the Hungarian government on international diplomatic and economic initiatives. On campus, Aron helped lead the Duke Program in American Grand Strategy and the Alexander Hamilton Society. With a wide range of interests, Aron has published articles on medieval history, led a staff ride to Grenada, and debated policy in the Swiss youth parliament. In the future, Aron hopes to pursue a career in government consulting. Aron is 21 years old and is from Hungary and the United States.

Ashish Inani (2019)

India

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Business,Technology

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Ashish Inani graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in 2014 with a dual degree in Aerospace Engineering earning 3 Undergraduate Research Awards. Since then, he has been working at Toyo Engineering Corporation, Japan in the Plant Business Unit primarily focusing on Vendor Supply Chain Management and Overall EPC Project Strategy. His professional career has evolved his perception, attitude and work by providing him the perfect platform for leading globally diverse teams in Malaysia, Indonesia and Japan. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Ashish wants to explore in depth the technicalities, drivers and developments in the manufacturing industry while building relationships that will help foster India-China business cooperation. Ashish is 25 years old and from India.

Benjamin Chi (2019)

United States of America

Southern Methodist University

Health,Public/Social Policy

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Benjamin Chi is a senior at Southern Methodist University studying Biochemistry and Health and Society. He has led public health research in Harbin, China studying diabetes in rural to urban migrants. Locally, he is a Community Outreach Fellow, where he is working on changing the Texas Family Code to empower homeless youth through healthcare. Benjamin is also interested in the intersection between finance and healthcare, working at Peregrine Investments as the healthcare analyst. He is passionate about addressing healthcare disparities and one day hopes to work on international health policy. Benjamin is 21 years old and from the United States.

Benjamin Hook (2019)

United States of America

United States Air Force Academy

Public/Social Policy,Technology

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Benjamin Hook is a member of the Class of 2018 at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Upon graduation, he will hold a Bachelor of Science degree in astronautical engineering. Ben is fascinated with China’s culture and hopes to further his understanding of how China will impact future global affairs, especially in the space environment. At the Academy, Ben has held numerous leadership positions while also serving as a glider instructor pilot and nationally competitive aerobatic pilot. Following the Schwarzman Scholars program, Ben will serve his nation as an Air Force officer and military pilot. Ben is 21 years old and from the United States.

Bor Hung Chong (2019)

Malaysia

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Energy,Entrepreneurship

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Bor Hung Chong is a graduate from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) where he completed a dual degree in Computer Engineering and Business Management. He previously volunteered at the Boao Forum for Asia, working alongside world leaders including Bill Gates and Elon Musk. He is working on a startup in the solar industry and is leading the development of solar projects in Malaysia. With a passion for sustainable energy, Bor Hung hopes to drive the transformation of mankind into a zero carbon society. Bor Hung is 24 years old and from Malaysia.

Bozhong XUE (2019)

China

Northwestern University

Business,Economics/Economic Policy

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Bozhong XUE graduated in 2012 from Northwestern University with a double major in Civil Engineering and Sociology, plus a minor in Transportation and Logistics. He returned to Beijing and started his career in the two largest state-owned financial companies: Citic Group and Everbright Group. With hands-on experience in the working field, Bozhong started his own company in 2015 and is now focusing on Chinese real-estate market through M&A funds and REITS. He possesses the ambition to facilitate a more cohesive and consensual Sino-American relationship. Through the Schwarzman Scholars program, Bozhong hopes to gain a holistic perspective about the world especially the United States. Bozhong is 28 years old and from China.

Bradley Jardine (2019)

United Kingdom

University of Glasgow

Media,Technology

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Bradley Jardine is a journalist from Scotland and for the past three years has worked across the former Soviet Union, from the Caspian Sea to the Baltic States. After graduating from a master's program in Eurasian Studies at the University of Glasgow, he moved to the Czech Republic, where he interned with RFE/RL’s Turkmen news service. Bradley later arrived in Russia as a reporter and editor for The Moscow Times, writing stories on topics such as the far right, disinformation, criminal networks and terrorism. Bradley is interested in digital media and its impact on journalism. He hopes to study Business and Economics in order to better understand China’s expanding digital economy. Bradley is 26 years old and from the United Kingdom.

Bradley Torpey (2019)

United States of America

United States Military Academy at West Point

Economics/Economic Policy,Law

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Bradley Torpey is a cadet at the United States Military Academy, where he studies Economics. He serves as the Cadet-in-Charge of the Sandhurst Infantry Skills Competition, which assembles over fifty international military academies and ROTC programs to compete in a rigorous competition testing physical fitness and military skills. He is a four-year member of West Point’s Model United Nations team, studying and debating international policy. He also learned first-hand the ramifications of banking regulatory reforms as an intern at Deutsche Bank. He intends to study public policy and law to advocate for human rights at home and abroad. Brad is 21 years old and from the United States.

Brett Daley (2019)

United States of America

Northeastern University

Entrepreneurship,Technology

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Brett Daley will graduate from Northeastern University in May 2018 with a bachelor's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, where he currently conducts research on artificial intelligence and robotics. He has interned at multiple high-technology companies including SpaceX, Tesla, Flextronics, and AMD. Brett is interested in entrepreneurship and its ability to accelerate technological progress. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Brett hopes to develop his leadership skills and better understand how artificial intelligence can promote global prosperity. Brett is 23 years old and from the United States.

Bridget Barker (2019)

Australia

University of Melbourne

Government,Public/Social Policy

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Bridget Barker graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Australian Indigenous Studies and is currently studying a Master of Public Policy and Management, both at the University of Melbourne. Bridget is passionate about diversity and inclusion and working with not-for-profit, government and corporate stakeholders to promote social inclusion, particularly through sports and recreation. Bridget is a coach of young women in sports, and a manager in the sports administration industry. Bridget has designed, led and implemented various gender equality initiatives across Australia in the sporting industry to empower women and girls. Bridget is 27 years old and from Australia.

Capucine Cogne (2019)

France

London School of Economics and Political Science

Economics/Economic Policy,Entrepreneurship

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Capucine Cogne read International History at LSE, where she specialized in Chinese 20th Century Economic and Social History. As an undergraduate, she co-founded the Alternative Careers Society, which seeks to expand awareness of job prospects outside the “typical LSE paths.” She also co-led European Student Startups (ESS), the first pan-European student startup competition and seed investment platform. As a Schwarzman Scholar, she hopes to continue her Mandarin studies and develop her knowledge of global business and international relations, to play a significant role in shaping Chinese economic relations with European countries. Capucine is 21 years old and from France.

Charles Krumholz (2019)

United States of America

Harvard University

Economics/Economic Policy,Finance

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Charles Krumholz graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard University in 2018 with highest honors in Economics and a secondary in Government. As a painter, Charlie applies his artistic perspective to his passions for economics and investing. Having deferred enrollment for Harvard’s JD-MBA dual degree program, Charlie has worked as research assistant for Professor Lawrence Summers and as a member on founder Ray Dalio’s personal team at Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund. He served as a Class Gift Marshal, president of Harvard’s oldest investment club, and student guide at the Harvard Art Museums. He wrote his senior thesis on the relationship between Chinese fiscal policy centralization and provincial real estate markets. Charlie is 23 years old and from South Florida in the United States.

Christopher Yuan (2019)

United States of America

Stanford University

Government,Technology

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Christopher Yuan is a senior studying Computer Science at Stanford University with a focus on computer systems and artificial intelligence. As president of the Business Association of Stanford Entrepreneurial Students, he brought entrepreneurship education to over 5,000 people. Chris believes that entrepreneurs will quickly drive advancements in AI and automation that reshape global political and social structures. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Chris hopes to learn how governments can effectively work with industry leaders to guide advancements in technology for the benefit of humankind. In his free time, he is an enthusiastic cyclist, painter, and waltz dancer. Chris is 21 years old and from the United States.

Chun Po Chiu CHOY (2019)

Hong Kong SAR, China

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Business,Economics/Economic Policy

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Chun Po Chiu CHOY is a graduate from the Chinese University of Hong Kong business school, double majored in International Business Management and Marketing. In 2014 after graduation, she founded her wellness company. Aspired to revolutionize the baby and maternity industry, she launched two brands, SPAWAWA (Baby Spa) and SPAMAMA (Mother Spa), bringing new concepts and products to Hong Kong and Macau. Her goal is to expand her business internationally and to become a leader in the domain of maternity healthcare. She is also a founding member of the CUHK Alumni Entrepreneurs Association, dedicated to the promotion of entrepreneurship. As a Schwarzman Scholar, she hopes to see how Hong Kong startup could further explore the market opportunity in China and to leverage the Chinese capital market for growth acceleration. Chun Po Chiu is 26 years old and from Hong Kong.

Claire Colberg (2019)

United States of America

Stanford University

Foreign Policy,Technology

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Claire Colberg graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in International Relations and Honors in International Security Studies. Claire began her career as a Business Analyst in McKinsey's Washington D.C. office, where she focused on helping defense companies and government agencies adapt their products, strategies, and organizational structures in the face of digital disruption. Next, she served as the Deputy Chief of Staff to McKinsey's Global Managing Partner, a role which took her to over 25 countries in the past year. Claire is currently a junior project manager in McKinsey's San Francisco office. Outside of work, Claire is a Board member of the Mongolian Young Scholars Program (MYSP), a program for high-achieving Mongolian high school students that sparked her passion for Mongolia and the countries along the former Silk Road. While at Stanford, Claire spent 6 months living in Beijing and studying Mandarin, and is excited about returning to Beijing to continue her studies on China. Claire is 25 years old and from the United States.  

Clarinda Blais (2019)

United States of America

Boston University

Education,Public/Social Policy

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Clarinda Blais graduated summa cum laude from Boston University where she studied Philosophy and Chinese, and was a Case Scholar. Clarinda is the founder of the Free Philosophy Project, an organization which allows university students to lead philosophy classes in homeless shelters. She also spent time living in rural China where she did research in education policy. Blais will pursue a PhD in education, closely examining the differences in education in China and the U.S. She believes this understanding is essential to promoting strong, productive relations between the two countries. Clarinda is 22 years old and from the United States.

Colin Lopez (2019)

United States of America

West Virginia University

Health,Public/Social Policy

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Colin Lopez is currently a Fulbright Researcher in Amman, Jordan working with the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to evaluate refugee healthcare access in the country. Previously, Colin was Project Coordinator for WVHEALTHLINK, an online atlas designed to inventory and visualize primary healthcare access in West Virginia. An advanced Arabic speaker, Lopez also studied in Jordan and Morocco on the Boren Scholarship and Critical Language Scholarship. Colin graduated summa cum laude from the Honors College at West Virginia University in 2017 with a degree in International Studies with an Emphasis on International Business. Colin is 25 years old and is from Canada and the United States.

Colleen Ryan (2019)

United States of America

University of Tennessee, Knoxville,University of York

Foreign Policy,Law

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Colleen Ryan is a recent graduate of the University of Tennessee and is currently studying post-war recovery at the University of York on a Fulbright grant. With interests in conflict-sensitive development and justice sector reform, she has conducted fieldwork in Uganda and Kosovo. She completed two undergraduate theses examining prison reform in Uganda's post-conflict transition and exploring alternative justice mechanisms for sexual violence adjudication on U.S. college campuses. She has been active in advocacy around sexual violence prevention and sex education access in her home state of Tennessee. Colleen is 22 years old and from the United States.

Cristina Parajon (2019)

United States of America

Harvard University

Government,Public/Social Policy

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Cristina Parajon will graduate from Harvard University in May 2018 with a degree in Sociology and a minor in Government. Cristina has served as the president of the world's largest Model OAS Conference, founded the Harvard Organization for Latin America, and been published for her research on adolescent pregnancy in Nicaragua. Because of her primary interest is how bio-power is expressed in the reproductive capability of women, Cristina is excited to explore China’s reproductive policies. Cristina aims to return to Nicaragua and improve the quality of living for women in Latin America. Cristina is 21 years old and from Nicaragua and the United States.

Daniel Kilimnik (2019)

United States of America

Stanford University

Foreign Policy,Government

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Daniel Kilimnik is a Business Analyst with the management consultancy, McKinsey & Company, in New York, where he has served a range of media, manufacturing, and financial services clients. He graduated from Stanford University in 2016 with a degree in Economics and History. Passionate about foreign policy, Daniel wrote an undergraduate honors thesis on the evolving role of the armed forces in German security policy. Daniel is 23 years old and is from Germany and the United States.

Deborah Tien (2019)

United States of America

Wellesley College,Wellesley University

Public/Social Policy

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Deborah Tien graduated from Wellesley College with a degree in Astrophysics in 2012. Armed with a passion for creative justice and a deep belief that it should not just be the 'elite' who solve the hard problems, she has spent the past few years living and working in Arusha, Tanzania, leading a small, grassroots social innovation makerspace & outreach programs, focused on creating a world with more local solutions to local challenges. Her ecosystem approach has led to developing local & international partnerships and sparked many interesting conversations. Deborah is 27 years old and from the United States.

Duy Danny Nguyen (2019)

United States of America

United States Military Academy at West Point

Foreign Policy,Public/Social Policy

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Duy Danny Nguyen is a recent graduate of the United States Military Academy who majored in American Politics. Originally from Oklahoma, he is the son of Vietnamese refugees who came to the United States following the fall of Saigon, and is dedicated to helping the refugees of today. He has done extensive research into American refugee policy, with his thesis analyzing the variation in outcomes between asylum and refugee policy processes. Danny hopes that by studying public policy in China, he can gain the tools necessary to be a policy leader and change refugee policy for the better. Danny is 21 years old and from the United States.

Edwin Saucedo (2019)

United States of America

University of Southern California

Economics/Economic Policy,Government

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Edwin Saucedo is a masters student at the University of Southern California where he also received a B.S. in Public Policy. He is a first-generation college student and a proud Gates Millennium Scholar, Presidential Scholar, and USC Norman Topping Scholar. At USC, Edwin served as Student Body President, representing 18,000 undergraduates and advocating for increased resources for marginalized students. Currently, Edwin is a Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellow with the California State Legislature. In the future, he hopes to serve marginalized communities by fostering trade and investment in underserved areas. Edwin is 22 years old and from the United States.

Elizabeth Hardister (2019)

United States of America

University of Georgia

Foreign Policy,Health

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Elizabeth Hardister is a student at the University of Georgia, where she is completing a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs and a Master of Public Health in Disaster Management. She conducts research in issues related to emergency response and weapons of mass destruction nonproliferation. As a Schwarzman Scholar at Tsinghua University, she will be seeking the concentration in International Studies to learn more about China’s emergency management system, nuclear safety and security culture, and contributions to international nonproliferation regimes. She hopes to pursue a career in consequence management. Elizabeth is 22 years old and from the United States.

Elizabeth Maio (2019)

United States of America

State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Environment/Climate,Technology

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Elizabeth Maio is a water and wastewater engineer working professionally in NY designing water treatment systems to provide clean water and sanitation to communities across the NE. She has been a leader for new municipal wastewater disinfection technologies working with equipment manufacturers and regulators to evaluate and pilot test new technologies. She is an active member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF), leading talks in her field on water and wastewater treatment. She also co-developed a Professionals Network for environmental professionals and has lead talks on effective communication and career development. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Elizabeth hopes to gain an understanding of how China regulates and manages its water resources and apply these technologies and methodologies globally to improve water quality. Elizabeth graduated magna cum laude from the College of Environmental Science and Forestry with a B.S. in Environmental Resource Engineering. Elizabeth is 27 years old and from the United States.

Enoch WONG (2019)

Hong Kong SAR, China

University of Warwick

Business,Foreign Policy

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Yi Lok Enoch WONG was born in HK, studied in the UK for 10 years, and has worked in 7 countries across Asia, Europe and Africa. He was a Swire Scholar and graduated from the University of Warwick with BSc. MORSE (Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics). After working at the world’s largest youth leadership non-for-profit and world’s largest private education company, he continued to pursue his passion and co-founded 3 educational start-ups. He is currently the CEO of CareerX, the founder of the “Belt and Road Innovation Academy”, and was selected as a Global Shaper and the Advisory Council Steering Committee by the World Economic Forum (Davos). He is also a mentor and a guest lecturer across over 30 countries, at universities like Tsinghua and organizations/companies like China UnionPay on the topics of design thinking, innovation and entrepreneurship. Enoch is 27 years old and from Hong Kong.

Eric TSE (2019)

Hong Kong SAR, China

University of Pennsylvania

Business,Economics/Economic Policy

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Graduated with a Finance degree from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Eric S Y TSE is currently the CEO of Liepin America, one of the most elite human resources platforms in the U.S. and the largest elite human resources platform in China. Born in Seattle, he attended primary school in Beijing, secondary school in Hong Kong, and university in the States. The constant travel allowed him to adapt to various cultures, and these experiences have shaped him into the person he is today. He founded the Penn Wharton China Summit during his freshmen year at Wharton, and this summit has become the largest student-organized summit in the States. 1500 students from 35 states and over 84 cities visited Philadelphia for this summit in April 2017. He, then, founded the China Summit Foundation, a recognized NGO with the 501(c)(3) status towards the end of 2016 to help charities, forums, educational and cultural initiatives by International students from different schools. By the end of his junior year, Eric joined Liepin in hopes to help International students with their career back in China and served as the CEO of Liepin America upon his graduation in December 2017. He looks forward to excel further in his studies by joining the Schwarzman Scholars program. Eric is 22 years old and from Hong Kong.

Fangdi PAN (2019)

China

Middlebury College,University of Wisconsin-Madison

Business,Economics/Economic Policy

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Fangdi PAN graduated from Middlebury Institute of International Studies (formerly known as the Monterey Institute of International Studies) with a MA degree in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies. Prior to MIIS, she received her BA from University of Wisconsin Madison in Economics and International Studies. During her time in MIIS, she developed deep interest and passion in nuclear energy development and its policy planning. Upon graduation, she was nominated and awarded the opportunity to work at the Safeguards Department of International Atomic Energy Agency. Currently she works for a consulting company where she focuses primarily on the impact of energy and infrastructure development. Fangdi wishes to further her passion in energy and security and hopes to create meaningful and impactful dialogue in energy security between China and the rest of the world. Fangdi is 27 years old and from China.

Fay Pauly (2019)

United States of America

Rice University

Economics/Economic Policy,Energy

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Fay Pauly graduated summa cum laude from Rice University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. While at Rice, Fay was a BP and Capital One Scholar and worked closely with the Rice Center for Engineering Leadership. Since graduating, she has worked for Anadarko Petroleum as both a production and facilities engineer in Utah. Fay aspires to combine her technical field knowledge with studies in energy policy to help bridge the gap between governmental action and private involvement in addressing climate change. Fay is 24 years old and is from Luxembourg and the United States.

Fei PENG (2019)

China

New York University,Pennsylvania State University

Business,Economics/Economic Policy

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Fei PENG holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Science and Technology from Pennsylvania State University and a MBA degree from New York University Stern School of Business. He is currently working as a healthcare compliance consultant at IQVIA in New York, his primary focus is regulations in Global Healthcare Transparency. Previously, Fei was part of the 2-year IT leadership program at GE Capital where he worked on 4 rotational job assignments on top GE IT initiatives. After that he worked as an IT Project Manager at GE from 2014 to 2016. Fei is passionate about healthcare and he aspires to be among the catalysts that will accelerate the Chinese Healthcare Reform process in the future. Fei is 28 years old and from China.

Gabrielle Pierre (2019)

Jamaica

University of Georgia

Environment/Climate

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Gabrielle Pierre will graduate from the University of Georgia in 2018 with a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Engineering and a Master's in Environmental Planning and Design. Passionate about cities, she has done urban redevelopment and city planning work in Panama, Turkey, the United States, and Costa Rica. Long term, she is building an international city planning consulting career, focused specifically on emerging economies and developing countries. Actively pursuing this goal, she spent Summer 2017 building her consulting toolkit working at McKinsey and Company as a Business Analyst. She is excited to learn more about city growth, development, and public policy in China. Gabrielle is 23 years old and from Jamaica.

Gian Marco Brizzolara (2019)

Germany

Bocconi University,WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management

Business,Entrepreneurship

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Gian Marco Brizzolara is a Konrad Adenauer Foundation Scholar and former scholar of the Deutschlandstiftung Integration. Gian Marco completed a double degree in International Management at Bocconi University and the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad. Previously, he studied International Business Administration at WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management. He led a pro-bono consultancy that conducts projects with NGOs such as Amnesty International and was Vice Chairman of the largest student organization in Germany. Gian Marco is a frequent traveler, political discussant and passionate saxophone player. He holds both Italian and German citizenship. Gian Marco is 23 years old and is from Italy and Germany.

Han WU (2019)

China

Massachusetts Institute of Technology,University of California, Los Angeles

Business,Economics/Economic Policy

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Han WU graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a master's degree in Structural Engineering focusing on High Performance Structures. Prior to enrolling at MIT, he received a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles majoring in Civil and Environmental Engineering and minoring in Accounting. Currently, he works at Ove Arup & Partners Hong Kong (one of the worldwide leading engineering consulting firms) as a structural engineer and the chairman of Young Engineer’s Group. Besides tackling challenging design problems, he also plays a key role in researching and implementing industry leading design tools as well as conducting training sessions. Upon completion of Schwarzman Scholars, Han hopes to pursue a career where he can combine his experience and knowledge in design and business development. Han is 24 years old and from China.

Hanfei Zhang (2019)

China

Tsinghua University

Business,Public/Social Policy

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Hanfei ZHANG is a National Defense Student of Tsinghua University. He received his double bachelor’s degrees in Arts and Law at Tsinghua University in 2016, and is currently a postgraduate student in the School of Journalism and Communication at Tsinghua. Hanfei was the Captain of the 7th Committee of National Defense Students of Tsinghua (2016-2017). His research focuses on military news press, and he aspires to contribute to the construction of China military news and communication system in the future. He has been to Hunan, Guizhou, Gansu and other areas in China to conduct social studies and provide volunteer teaching, as well as been to U.S., Korea and Singapore as an exchange student. Hanfei is 24 years old and from China.

Heather Evans (2019)

Canada

Queen's University

Economics/Economic Policy,Entrepreneurship

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Heather Evans is an entrepreneur turned civil servant. Following the decision to open source her second startup, Heather joined her Provincial Government as a Senior Advisor in advanced technology strategy, where she focuses on artificial intelligence and quantum technologies. Heather is a Queen’s Commerce graduate, and an alumni of Canada’s prestigious national entrepreneurship program, the Next36. She recently led the Canadian delegation to the G7 Youth Summit, and is curious to broaden her understanding of the world through Schwarzman College. Heather is 22 years old and from Canada. 

Heba Kassem (2019)

Egypt

Harvard University

Economics/Economic Policy,Public/Social Policy

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Heba Kassem, Harvard Class of 2017, studied Economics with a secondary field in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. Her academic interests span sociopolitical crises in the Middle East and economic development in Asia. Heba has worked in disaster relief management and education with One Foundation in Shanghai and Maru-a-Pula in Gaborone, respectively. Moved by the plight of the international refugee crisis, she is spending her postgraduate year working with NGOs in Greece and Turkey on Harvard’s Pforzheimer Public Service Fellowship. She hopes to continue studying economics and international policy at Schwarzman College. Heba is half-Egyptian and half-Chinese. She speaks Arabic, Chinese, English, and French. Heba is 23 years old and from Egypt.

Henry Aspegren (2019)

United States of America

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Government,Technology

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Henry Aspegren is currently pursuing a Master of Engineering degree in Artificial Intelligence at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He holds a bachelor’s in Computer Science from MIT and received a First from Cambridge University and a Full Blue in Ice Hockey while studying on exchange. Henry interned with the electronic trading team at Goldman Sachs in New York and London. His interests in markets and technology led him to design a block chain-based system for agricultural financing in Latin America. Henry aspires to develop public policy for addressing the new challenges and opportunities created by technology. Henry is 22 years old and from the United States.

Hugo Wood (2019)

Panama

Tulane University,Universidad Católica Santa María La Antigua

Foreign Policy,Government

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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 Political Science from Santa Maria La Antigua University where he was the founder of the United Youth for Dialogue, the university's current largest student organization. He was also awarded a full scholarship to complete a Master of Laws at Tulane University Law School, where he was elected President of the Postgraduate Student Government. Passionate about education and policy implementation, he was awarded a scholarship by the Panamanian Government to study modern trends of international development at Harvard University's, Kennedy School of Government. Based on the recent diplomatic relations between Panama and China, his ambition is to connect Panama and Latin America with the Asian economic powerhouse and foster human development, inclusion and economic growth. Hugo is 27 years old and from Panama.

Imane el Morabit (2019)

Netherlands

Universiteit Leiden

Consulting,Energy

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Imane el Morabit is graduating from Leiden University College The Hague with an honours bachelors degree in Governance, Economics and Development. During her years as an undergraduate, she has put her energy in GameChangers Academy and founded the project UniPrep, which prepares youngsters with lower socio-economic backgrounds for a successful academic and professional career. Imane has been rewarded by McKinsey & Company with the Next Generation Women Leaders Award 2017 and is passionate about renewable energy and the transition to a sustainable world. She speaks Dutch, Moroccan Berber, English, French, and has been learning Arabic and Mandarin. Imane is 20 years old and is from Morocco and the Netherlands. 

Isabel Zhang Zhang (2019)

Spain

University of Bath

Environment/Climate,Public/Social Policy

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Isabel Zhang Zhang is an Investment Analyst at the International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group) and works on climate-related investments (i.e. renewable energy supply chain and climate smart agriculture). Prior to the IFC, she was an Equity Research Analyst at Goldman Sachs in London, after graduating with a first-class honors in Economics from the University of Bath. At Schwarzman Scholars, she intends to deepen her understanding of public policy and combine this with her background in economics, finance and business to work in climate and environmental policy. Isabel is fluent in Spanish, Mandarin and English. Isabel is 25 years old and from Spain.

Ishan Anand (2019)

United States of America

University of Cincinnati

Healthcare,Technology

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Ishan Anand will graduate in 2018 with a degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. Ishan aspires to be a physician in the future, whose vision is to develop a platform to provide high-quality, standardized, open-source healthcare to patients across the globe. In college, Ishan had the opportunity to work at a pharmacogenomics start-up, publish from various research labs, and design surgical instruments at a multinational medical device company. He helped create and currently serves as president of EnableUC, a non-profit, open-source, prosthetic and assistive device incubator that 3-D prints devices for local and international patients -- at no cost to the patient. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Ishan hopes to leverage his experiences to foster novel healthcare collaborations between China and the U.S. Ishan is 22 years old and is from Canada and the United States.

Jack Brake (2019)

United States of America

University of Virginia

Foreign Policy,Government

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Jack Brake completed the University of Virginia’s Politics Honors program as a junior in 2017, Phi Beta Kappa and with High Honors. A Jefferson and Echols Scholar, he received the Stevenson Prize for best politics honors thesis; his project exploring the relationship between prestige and leaders’ nuclear proliferation preferences led to an article in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and an internship at the State Department’s Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance. As a senior, Jack is writing two additional honors theses in foreign affairs and Spanish. He has also served as Chair of the Undergraduate Research Network, Vice Chair for Trials of the Judiciary Committee, and Editor-in-Chief of a journal dedicated to American politics and political theory. As a Schwarzman Scholar, he plans to explore the origins of Chinese foreign policy ideologies in preparation for a career in academia and government focusing on international security, law, and nonproliferation. Jack is 21 years old and from the United States.

Jacqueline Cox (2019)

United States of America

Vanderbilt University

Government,Public/Social Policy

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Jacqueline Cox is a student at Vanderbilt University majoring in Public Policy with a minor in Chinese Language Studies. During her time at Vanderbilt, she served as President of Vanderbilt Student Government, President of the Black Student Association, a Resident Advisor and a Cornelius Vanderbilt Honors Scholar. Jacqueline cultivated her interest in public service by interning at the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Census Bureau in Washington, D.C. She is pursuing the Schwarzman scholarship to strengthen her understanding of international policy and urban development. Jacqueline is 21 years old and from the United States.

Jada Hawkins (2019)

United States of America

Barnard College

Business,Economics/Economic Policy

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Jada Hawkins is an MBA candidate at the Harvard Business School and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science from Barnard College of Columbia University. While at Barnard Jada co-founded the Athena Digital Design Agency, which educates women in coding, without the academic pressures, and employs them for their skills. Post-graduation Jada has worked as a Product Manager at Goldman Sachs focused on their foreign exchange and commodities execution platform. Jada is 23 years old and from the United States.

Jae Hyun Lee (2019)

South Korea

Harvard University

Business,Entrepreneurship

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Jae Hyun Lee will graduate from Harvard University in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Economics with a secondary in Environmental Science and Public Policy. Jae Hyun co-founded a non-profit to provide educational opportunities to high-potential orphaned high school students in Burundi, worked in Korea’s National Assembly, and has served in the Korean army as an intelligence specialist and squad leader. He hopes to create impactful lifestyle brands inspired by traditions around the world, and has spent time at Hermès, a fashion startup, and a social impact lifestyle business. Jae Hyun is 23 years old and from South Korea.

Jake Miller-Randle (2019)

Australia

University of Melbourne

Business,Public/Social Policy

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Jake Miller-Randle will graduate from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Economics and Management. At the age of 18, Jake become the CEO of a youth-led education not-for-profit in Australia and he remains involved as a Board Member. A global citizen at heart, Jake has previously worked within the field of Asian microfinance and has undertaken study programs in Shanghai and Amsterdam. He aspires to use this background and the Schwarzman experience to lead in the field of social enterprise. Jake is 21 years old and from the Netherlands and Australia.

James Barklamb (2019)

Australia

Monash University

Foreign Policy,Government

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James Barklamb will graduate from Monash University in 2018. Selected in 2016 as one of two inaugural New Colombo Plan scholars for Myanmar, his studies focus on political participation and governance structures in democracies in transition. He has held positions with the Global Public Policy Institute, the Extraordinary Chambers of the Courts of Cambodia, and the International Organization for Migration and Rwanda's Commission for the Fight Against Genocide. He hopes to use these experiences to pursue work that engages emerging powers in global governance initiatives that support regional peace and security. James is 23 years old and from Australia.

Jason Wang (2019)

United States of America

Stanford University

Health,Technology

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Jason Ku Wang is a senior at Stanford University studying Mathematical and Computational Science with minors in Biology and English. He co-founded Health++, the university’s annual healthcare hackathon, which brings together students across medicine, engineering, business, and design to tackle unmet clinical needs in low-resource settings. As an aspiring physician technologist, he has developed data infrastructure at Facebook and Tableau and conducted research in structural biology and clinical informatics. Through Schwarzman Scholars, he hopes to explore how societal norms and government policies perpetuate healthcare inequality, with the ultimate goal of leveraging emerging advancements in artificial intelligence to improve healthcare access. Jason is 21 years old and from the United States.

Jingxuan SU (2019)

China

Tsinghua University

Business,Economics/Economic Policy

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Jingxuan SU is a postgraduate student in Electronic Engineering at Tsinghua University, where he also received his bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering in 2016. As a reserve officer for PLA, he chose Satellite Navigation as the field on which his research focuses. He's determined to devote himself to the modernization of Chinese Military. Jingxuan served as the Captain of Tsinghua Reserve Officers in his senior year as an undergraduate student, leading over 450 reserve officers. Currently, Jingxuan is a counselor at Tsinghua University, working at the management of students in the Department of Electronic Engineering and Reserve Officers. Jingxuan is also an expert host who has participated in many soirees. He’d like to become a liaison between Chinese and International Militaries through the communication with outstanding peers in Schwarzman College, especially those with military identity. Jingxuan is 21 years old and from China.

Joelle Cheong (2019)

Singapore

University of Sheffield

Education,Foreign Policy

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Joelle Cheong will graduate in June 2018 from the University of Sheffield with a double major in Politics and Sociology. She is a Lieutenant in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), and commissioned as a Tank Armour Officer, ranking top 10% in her cohort (Sword of Merit). She is also the recipient of the SAF Merit Scholarship (Women). Joelle’s belief in empowering youths and passion in engaging youths in current affairs has led her to play integral roles in various initiatives. She has been heavily involved in the planning of the 2018 Commonwealth Youth Forum, the 1st ASEAN Youth Convention in 2009, and writes regularly for the ASEAN Economic Forum (an online platform aimed at educating youths on contemporary issues in ASEAN). She is also launching several new initiatives to enhance youth engagement in politics and social issues in Singapore. In the future, she hopes to further her career in the public service, leveraging on the knowledge and experiences gained about China and the world from the Schwarzman Scholars Programme. Joelle is 22 years old and from Singapore.

Jonathan Lopez (2019)

Colombia

McGill University

Entrepreneurship,Foreign Policy

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Jonathan Lopez graduated from McGill University with a joint honours in International Development and Political Science and a minor in Social Entrepreneurship. Passionate about international relations and entrepreneurship, Jonathan pursued academic exchange programs in the Netherlands and Australia and co-founded Moniversity to offer accessible financial knowledge to university students in Montreal. Prior to becoming a Schwarzman Scholar, he interned at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Ecuador and became a Queen Elizabeth Scholar to work with Monash University in improving the primary health care system for refugees and asylum seekers in Australia. Jonathan is 24 years old and from Canada and Colombia.

Jordan-Nicolas Matte (2019)

Canada

McGill University,University of Oxford

Public/Social Policy

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Born the grandson of war refugees, Jordan-Nicolas Matte, grew up with a passion for the field of peacekeeping. He holds a First Class Honors degree from McGill University in Political Science and is currently a Chevening Scholar at the University of Oxford, completing a Master in Public Policy. Jordan has served in the Armed Forces, worked in the Parliament of Canada and interned at the Canadian Embassy in Washington. Through the Schwarzman Scholar program, Jordan hopes to bridge Chinese and Canadian efforts to reform United Nations peacekeeping, focusing on conflict prevention through social and economic development. Jordan is 25 years old and is from Romania and Canada.

Joseph Kim (2019)

United States of America

Yale University

Business,Energy

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Joseph Kim received his B.S. in mechanical engineering from Yale University. During his time at Yale, he was selected from the US northeast region to present his research on bulk metallic glass at ASME's International Mechanical Engineering Science Symposium in Montreal. As a Light Fellow abroad in China and Korea, he worked with the North Korea Strategy Center to develop new technologies that would increase outside media viewership in North Korea. He won the senior department prize for his project on on-demand energy consumption visualization. Joseph continues his work in energy efficiency as the lead production engineer at Oracle Utilities Global Business Unit, which has saved enough energy to take the entire city of Pittsburg off the grid for a year. Through the Schwarzman Scholars program, he hopes to learn how to harness technology to solve social problems of the 21st century. Joseph is 24 years old and from the United States.

Joseph Tobin (2019)

United States of America

Princeton University

Business,Entrepreneurship

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Joseph Tobin graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Spanish & Portuguese Literature & Culture, focusing on immigration and identity narratives in Spanish, German, and Mexican film.  Joe is an Associate on Starwood Capital Group’s Hotel Acquisitions team, primarily focused on opportunities in the Americas.  During his time in China, Joe plans to delve deeply into the Chinese hospitality and tourism industries.  In the future, Joe wants to foster cross-cultural hospitality partnerships between China and the United States of America.  Joe is 27 years old and from the United States.

Joshua Woodard (2019)

United States of America

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Foreign Policy,Technology

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Joshua Woodard is a senior at MIT, majoring in Mechanical Engineering and minoring in Mandarin Chinese. During his university tenure, he has acted as co-president of a residential group, advisor to the President of MIT, and co-founded a summer program that received $20,000 in funding during its first year. In his spare time, he practiced jazz violin and managed his own campus photography business. Joshua hopes that, during his tenure at Tsinghua University, he will maximize his understanding of foreign policy, increase his Mandarin proficiency, and make invaluable connections that will lead to a career in foreign diplomacy. Joshua is 22 years old and from the United States.

Juan Sebastián Muñoz (2019)

Colombia

Middlebury College

Education,Entrepreneurship

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Juan Sebastián Muñoz studied at UWC of the Atlantic in Wales and graduated from Middlebury College where he majored in Economics and Philosophy. Upon graduation, Juan returned to Colombia with a commitment to create a social and economic impact in his home country. He worked for Bogota’s Deputy Secretary of Education as a Finance Advisor, where he supervised a budget of USD$ 500 million in educational programs. Sebastián then moved to Medellin to lead the business initiatives of Caltek, a subsidiary of one of LATAM´s largest conglomerates. He is also co-founder of Mentors4u Colombia, a mentorship program that connects talented college students from underprivileged backgrounds, with successful professionals. Sebastián is interested in learning more about entrepreneurship, business and education as catalyzers for social change. Sebastián is 27 years old and from Colombia.

Junrong CHEN (2019)

China

Yale University

Business,Foreign Policy

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Junrong CHEN graduated from Yale University in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. He is interested in studying China’s political system and macroeconomic policies. He has conducted research into the impact of local government debts on the land prices in multiple provinces in China. He has acquired first-hand experience on grass-root government entities during an internship in a CPC’s county committee. He has most recently worked as an intern analyst at the head office of China Development Bank. Junrong is 23 years old and from China.

Justus Uwayesu (2019)

Rwanda

Harvard University

Economics/Economic Policy,Education

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Justus Uwayesu is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Economics at Harvard University with a minor in French. He is interested in the role of education and infrastructure in accelerating the growth of emerging economies. Justus founded Seven United, a youth-run non-profit in Rwanda with the dual mission of providing children from low-income families with access to quality education and of empowering young people to be servant-leaders in their communities. Justus recently created a U.S.-based branch of this organization for which he is the Board Director. At Harvard, he has served on the Freshmen Council for Service to Society and has participated in numerous volunteer projects. He was awarded the university’s Mack I. Davis Memorial Prize, given to one undergraduate student annually for commitment to diversity and community service, and has been nominated for The IDEA Award from IDEA4Africa. He is a 2016 Cheng Fellow in the Social Innovation + Change Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School. Justus believes that education is a fundamental human right and an opportunity that everyone should be granted. In his free time, he enjoys photography and fishing. Justus is 25 years old and from Rwanda.

Katheryn Scott (2019)

United States of America

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Media,Technology

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Katheryn Scott majored in Materials Science and Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She envisions a world where people can work to understand differing perspectives. She hopes to start a social enterprise focused on improving the communication of science to the public. She has participated in research projects in both Singapore and the United Kingdom. She has held teaching positions at MIT as both a chemistry and physics teaching assistant. Through Schwarzman Scholars, Katheryn hopes to improve her understanding of global perspectives and improve her business skills. Katheryn is 21 years old and from the United States.

Kevin Ferguson II (2019)

United States of America

Alabama A&M University,Harvard University

Economics/Economic Policy,Public/Social Policy

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Kevin Ferguson II is an MBA candidate at Harvard Business School where he serves as Student Body Co-President. Kevin earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Alabama A&M University. Prior to Harvard, he worked as an electrical engineer at BP Chemical and Chevron Corporation. He is the founder of the Ferguson & Son Foundation, a non-profit that provides scholarships, standardized test preparation and S.T.E.M education to Alabama students. In addition to understanding China, its culture and its politics, Kevin aims to study the intersection of education and technology as a Schwarzman Scholar. Kevin is 27 years old and from the United States.

Keyang PENG (2019)

China

Beijing Normal University

Business,Foreign Policy

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Keyang PENG will receive a bachelor’s degree in Digital Media from Beijing Normal University (BNU) in July 2018. He is currently the executive chairman of Beijing Federation of University Societies and the vice chairman of BNU student union, working on coordinating youths’ activities in innovation and entrepreneurship. During college, he facilitated the establishment of the college innovation and entrepreneurship center through his effort. Keyang has always been devoting himself to be an outstanding cultural communicator, he participated in a joint study in MITs’ Media Lab, and attended the ‘BRICS and Emerging Economies Universities Summit’ hosted by the Times in Johannesburg as the representative of Chinese undergraduates. Keyang is 22 years old and from China.

Kiera Peltz (2019)

United States of America

Brown University

Government,Public/Social Policy

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Kiera Peltz graduated from Brown University in 2016 with a double degree in Political Science and Happiness. She is the founder of a national tech education nonprofit and a Gates Cambridge Scholar, currently pursuing her master's in Political and Economic Sociology at the University of Cambridge. Passionate about using happiness research to improve policy-making, she has interned at the White House, at a happiness economics institute in the Netherlands, and for the Royal Government of Bhutan's Gross National Happiness Commission. Kiera is 23 years old and from the United States.

Kseniya Otmakhova (2019)

Russia

Technische Universiteit Delft

Arts and Culture,Foreign Policy

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Kseniya Otmakhova graduated from the School of Architecture at Delft University of Technology (DUT); did a one year exchange program at Tsinghua School of Architecture and will be graduating in MSc Urban Planning and Design from DUT. During her year in China, Kseniya worked as an architect and graphic designer; and contributed to Tsinghua University’s Global Strategy by setting up an Ambicultural Student Initiative, hosting workshops on culture sensitive topics for both Chinese and international students. Kseniya is conducting research on China’s Belt and Road Initiative, aiming to improve international collaboration in spatial planning. Kseniya is 25 years old and from the Netherlands and Russia.

Kuan-I LEE (2019)

Taiwan, China

National Taiwan University

Business,Public/Social Policy

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Kuan-I LEE has worked for KPMG Taiwan for two years, playing roles of diversity. Additionally, he served for the Taiwan Youth Climate Coalition and Youth Advisory Council to raise awareness, provide suggestions and develop new approaches to the relevant socio-political questions. Before that, Kuan-I received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting at National Taiwan University and cooperated with student teams to organize one of the largest international hackathons in East Asia for more than a thousand engineers, designers and programmers. As a Schwarzman Scholar, he hopes to develop his ability to achieve resilience and sustainable development with the joint action of the public sector, the private sector and civil society. Kuan-I is 26 years old and from Taiwan.

Kushal Prakash (2019)

India

Ashoka University,Shri Ram College of Commerce

Consulting,Government

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Kushal Prakash graduated with Economics Honors from Shri Ram College of Commerce and later attended the Young India Fellowship program at Ashoka University. He is currently the Associate Director at a policy research firm that he helped establish. Previously, his research inputs on entrepreneurship, skill-development and innovation informed policies for India's central as well as state governments. He also served as an Executive Director at AIESEC India—a 6000 member strong youth leadership body—where he ran high-impact community development projects in 25 countries. Kushal regularly publishes editorials on policy matters in India’s leading dailies like the Times of India, Financial Express, etc. He hopes to apply insights from China’s successful policies on innovation to accelerate growth in other emerging economies. Kushal is 26 years old and from India.

Lidiia Zhgyr (2019)

Ukraine

Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economic University

Education,Public/Social Policy

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Lidiia Zhgyr is a graduate of Kyiv National Economic University with a masters in International Economics, where her interests were focused on marketing of non-governmental organizations. She is a European Youth Parliament Alumna and took a term as a Board Member of its Ukrainian branch in 2014. As Vice President of the organization, she initiated a new format of anti-corruption conferences to support active youth in the aftermath of the Euromaidan Revolution. At the same time she served as a paramedic at the Revolution and organized voluntary support to the military hospitals during the conflict in the East of Ukraine. Currently Lidiia is a Project Manager at Kyiv School of Economics running a number of educational programs in Procurement Management as an element of Public Procurement Reform in Ukraine. During her time at Tsinghua University, she will focus on the adaptation of successful education models to the ongoing Ukrainian education reform. Lidiia is 25 years old and from Ukraine.

Lijunren ZHONG (2019)

China

Fudan University

Business,Economics/Economic Policy

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Lijunren ZHONG graduated from Fudan University, Shanghai. He is the founder and leader of an NGO called FutureChina. He is dedicated to promoting balanced development of educational resources in China in order to expose students in remote areas to quality educational services, information and opportunities. To achieve that, he sent thousands of experience-sharing manuals to students for free, published a charity book called Here We Set Off as editor-in-chief, organized a charity winter camp and attracted social capital to invest his NGO to build an online charity class. He also expressed his idea of balancing educational resources to the world when he served as representative of the United Nations Economical and Social Council and drafter of 2017 APEC Youth Declaration. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Lijunren expects to build friendship, cooperation and mutual trust with youth from all over the world to face up to future challenges. Lijunren is 21 years old from China.

Lin WANG (2019)

China

Shanghai International Studies University

Business,Economics/Economic Policy

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Lin WANG is a journalist reporting on China’s foreign policy and overseas investments in China Business News (aka. Yicai). She is also a research fellow of CBN Research Institute. She has reported on dozens of political and economic events including G20 Hangzhou Summit, the Belt and Road Summit, and many bilateral state visits. She's also conducted field research in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Uganda, Cameroon, South Africa, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Singapore. She has authored a book Wang Lin’s Top Interviews with Global Leaders on Belt and Road (May, 2017, the Commercial Press). As a Schwarzman Scholar, she aspirers to be a professional leader impacting China’s overseas investments through policy advisory and academic research. She holds a Bachelor of Law in International Relations from Shanghai International Studies University. Lin is 28 years old and from China.

Lindokuhle Ntuli (2019)

South Africa

University of Cape Town,University of the Free State

Business,Law

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Lindokuhle Ntuli is a lawyer with a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B) and is currently pursuing a master's degree in Private Law and Human Rights as a Mandela Rhodes Scholar and will be graduating in April 2018 from the University of Cape Town. Lindokuhle is an active and accomplished leader who has grasped opportunities to develop his leadership skills both locally and globally. He is a Former SRC President, SRC Legal and Constitutional Affairs, and Founder of the UFS Student Court and UFS Moot Court Society (Legal Behemoth). As President, inter alia, he successfully led a fundraising campaign that raised over 1.2 million in rand to fund poor and academically deserving students at the University of the Free State in 2016. He was awarded a Life Time Leadership Award by the University of the Free State, awarded in recognition of his sterling contribution made to the University through different roles in the past three years. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Lindokuhle hopes to maximize the experience, opportunities and networks for the betterment of society. Lindokuhle is 24 years old and from South Africa.

Lingyu ZHOU (2019)

China

Southwest University of Political Science and Law,Washington University in St. Louis

Business,Foreign Policy

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Lingyu ZHOU graduated from Southwest University of Political Science and Law majoring in law with a bachelor's degree and went to Washington University in Saint Louis to pursue a master's degree. After graduation, she served as the chairman assistant in a public company. In October 2015, she founded her own company called Panda Town, working for the overall operation and management of this company. She's created an internet financing platform with nearly 1 million registered users now. Through Schwarzman Scholars, she wants to have a deeper business insight on a global scale. Lingyu is 27 years old and from China.

Lionel Jin (2019)

Singapore

Yale University

Entrepreneurship,Technology

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Lionel Jin will graduate from Yale College in 2018, with a B.S./M.S. in Molecular Biology and a double major in Computer Science. He received the Hart Lyman prize, the highest award in the Yale junior class for character and achievement and was inducted to Phi Beta Kappa as a junior. He was editor-in-chief of the Yale Scientific Magazine, and served as Treasurer of European Horizons, a student-led think tank. Lionel is excited about working in tech and building products that will transform the way we live. Lionel is 24 years old and from Singapore.

Lucienne Oyer (2019)

United States of America

Stanford University

Economics/Economic Policy,Energy

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Lucienne Oyer is a senior majoring in Economics at Stanford University. She is completing an honors thesis on Chinese overseas infrastructure development, and conducted fieldwork for the project in Ghana. The past two summers, Lucy worked in infrastructure investment banking at Goldman Sachs, and for the U.S. Embassy in Beijing. On campus, she administers over 80 policy fellowships as Vice Chair of Stanford in Government and is a member of Stanford’s competitive Debate Society. Lucy hopes to use her time at Schwarzman to deepen her knowledge of Chinese international economic engagement in preparation for a career in business and economic policy-making. Lucy is 21 years old and from the United States.

Lucille Greer (2019)

United States of America

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Foreign Policy,Government

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Lucille Greer will graduate Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Tennessee as a double-major in Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies. Lucy co-founded and served as the Vice President of the Feminist Alliance, a student organization for feminist activism. As a Baker Scholar at UT’s Baker Center for Public Policy, her research examined American intervention policy in the Syrian Civil War. Lucy interned with the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. and Saudi Arabia and aspires to a career in diplomacy. She was a 2017 Boren Scholar and studied intensive Arabic and regional politics in Amman, Jordan. Lucy is 21 years old and from the United States.

Magzhan Sovetbek (2019)

Kazakhstan

Nazarbayev University

Energy,Public/Social Policy

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Magzhan Sovetbek will graduate in 2018 with a Civil Engineering major from Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan’s leading Western-style research institution. He is ranked among the top 5 percent of his class and is passionate about the development of wind energy in Kazakhstan. As an undergraduate, Magzhan researched wind technologies’ application in Astana and the Caspian Sea, and presented his projects in the finals of the national contest “Best Young Scientist” and in an international competition in Abu Dhabi. Magzhan was also a lead director in the largest educational debating event hosted in Kazakhstan in 2015. In the long run, Magzhan hopes to shape his country’s energy policy and foster cooperation between Kazakhstan and China in development of renewable energy. Magzhan is 21 years old and from Kazakhstan.

Mandy Tan (2019)

United States of America

New York University

Business,Economics/Economic Policy

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Mandy Tan is a Consultant at Deloitte Consulting, where she has led teams of up to 20 peers and worked in a variety of industries including life sciences and technology. She graduated from New York University Abu Dhabi with a bachelors in Economics and thesis comparing Chinese stocks listed on Chinese vs. American stock exchanges. She was Treasurer of Student Government and Co-Director of the Women’s Mentorship Program, and led her cross-university team to win the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research award. As a Schwarzman Scholar, she hopes to further her passion in developing organizational strategies for global expansions. Mandy is 24 years old and from the United States.

Matthew Salm (2019)

United States of America

University of Texas at Dallas

Economics/Economic Policy,Environment/Climate

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Matthew Salm studies mathematics as a McDermott Scholar at the University of Texas at Dallas. He plans to pursue a PhD in economics and work on climate policy issues. A Truman Scholar and Udall Scholar, Matt has researched environmental conservation in Bhutan and interned with environmental economics teams at the World Bank and US Environmental Protection Agency. At UT Dallas, he founded the chapter of Food Recovery Network, worked as a teaching assistant for an honors physics course, and served as president of the school’s Sustainability Club. Matt also enjoys hiking, playing soccer, and doing pretty much anything outdoors. Matt is 22 years old and from the United States.

Michael Shin (2019)

South Korea

Princeton University

Business,Finance

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Michael Shin is a senior at Princeton University majoring in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Coming from a family of diplomats, he grew up mostly in the United States, China, and Jordan; this has provided him with the opportunity to work in the Office of His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan, serve as a South Korean Special Forces paratrooper and United Nations peacekeeper in Lebanon, and work at a global investment bank in New York. He is interested in the Middle Eastern-East Asian economic relationship, and hopes to leverage his background and Schwarzman experience to connect promising firms and industries from those regions to cross-border financing and expertise. Michael is 23 years old and from South Korea.

Min YANG (2019)

China

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Business,Economics/Economic Policy

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Min YANG graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2015 with a double major in Public Health and Statistics. At UNC, Min was deeply involved with HIV / AIDS research in Southern China, studied global health policy at WHO, and served as the deputy director of the Duke-UNC China Leadership Summit. He was recognized by the China Hands Magazine as 25-under-25 future leaders in US-China Relations. After graduation, Min joined CBPartners as a consultant, providing strategic guidance to biotech companies. In 2017, Min joined ofo, the pioneer of dock less bike share, as one of their first employees to help ofo enter U.S. markets. Min is 25 years old and from China.

Miro Plueckebaum (2019)

Germany

University of York

Public/Social Policy,Technology

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Miro Plueckebaum graduated from the University of York with a bachelors degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. At university, he chaired a sports club, represented the students of his department, built one of Europe’s largest and most successful United Nations Associations, and co-founded an online platform used by MUN conferences across Europe. He hopes to work on global technology policy and robot ethics. Following internships at the Bank of England, he is spending the year at a venture capital fund, McKinsey & Company, and SAP’s machine learning division. Miro is 22 years old and is from Germany, United States and Canada.

Namit Choksi (2019)

India

Harvard University,Maharashtra University of Health Sciences

Health,Public/Social Policy

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Namit Choksi was born and raised in Mumbai, India where he graduated with his MD. Post this, he went on to pursue his medical clerkships and global health focused research at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. His primary interest lies in reducing maternal deaths and improving healthcare accessibility for the underprivileged. His determination in working towards this goal and passion for public speaking has led him around the world to represent his country. Namit hopes to be a physician leader someday and earlier this year, he graduated with an MPH from Harvard as the class of 2017 Vice – President. During his time at the school, he worked with his mentor at Harvard to launch a world bank acclaimed low – cost uterine balloon (The ESM- UBT) in India and also served as an intern to the Union Minister of Railways – Mr. Suresh Prabhu who mentored him in negotiation, strategy and good governance. Besides this, he’s a drummer and a certified DJ. Namit is 26 years old and from India.

Nataly Mora (2019)

Ecuador

Universidad Internacional del Ecuador

Economics/Economic Policy,Foreign Policy

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Nataly Mora holds a bachelor's in Diplomacy and International Relations from the International University of Ecuador. Her diverse background has brought her to Lisbon, Portugal where she underwent the Cross-cultural Communication and Negotiation Program and conducted research on comparative policy. In 2017, she accepted a full-scholarship at the University of Oslo with the Peace Research Institute in Norway, where she was trained in diplomatic relations. She has also consulted for the International Organization for Migrations, worked for the National Elections Council, the European Union Delegation to Ecuador, and worked extensively in the private sector. Additionally, she served as president of her local Rotaract International Club, and led a global fund-raising campaign to provide housing for families affected by the 2016 earthquake in Ecuador. Nataly is 24 years old and from Ecuador.

Netteange Monaus (2019)

United States of America

United States Military Academy at West Point

Government,Public/Social Policy

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Netteange Monaus majors in Sociology and French at the United States Military Academy. Both of her parents were born in Haiti, and she strives to stay connected to this important part of her history by taking mission trips to Haiti and learning the French/Creole language. As co-creator of the Mass Atrocity Prevention Symposium, Netteange also encourages future leaders in the armed services to realize their responsibility in preventing future atrocities. Netteange dreams to create a multi-nation atrocity prevention agreement that will hold nations accountable for maintaining peace and drive them to take action to protect the defenseless. Netteange is 21 years old and from the United States.

Newton Davis (2019)

United States of America

Williams College

Entrepreneurship,Finance

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Newton Davis graduated from Williams College where he double majored in History and Arabic Studies with concentrations in Spanish and African-American Studies. After graduation, he worked as a management consultant at Accenture in the telecommunication, media, and technology practice. Post consulting, he moved to 500 Startups where he has helped create education programs for global venture capital investors. Newton hopes to use the Schwarzman program to further his knowledge about tech innovation and entrepreneurship while building his chops as a venture capital investor. A Truman, Mellon Mays, and QuestBridge scholar, he studied and worked in a number of countries and has spent the last 2 years living in Mexico City. He speaks Spanish and Portuguese and is a music lover, political junkie, and closeted urbanist. Newton is 27 years old and from the United States.

Nicole Ching (2019)

United Kingdom

University College London,University of Oxford

Arts and Culture,Education

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Nicole Ching graduated in Classics from UCL and read for a MSc in Anthropology at Oxford. Her diverse experience in the arts includes working for Sotheby’s, Cambridge’s Fitzwilliam Museum, and writing for ArtAsiaPacific. Influenced by her time working with the Long Museum, Shanghai, Nicole co-founded conference platform Museum 2050 to help explore and unlock the potential of China’s private museums. A strong advocate for arts curriculum in the Chinese education system, Nicole hopes to use her time as a Schwarzman Scholar to initiate more fluid conversation between international art institutions and China. Nicole is 22 years old and from Hong Kong and the United Kingdom.

Noah Lachs (2019)

United Kingdom

University of Oxford

Communications,Foreign Policy

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Noah Lachs has combined his English Literature degree at Oxford University with intensive extra-curricular activities, ranging from investigative journalism to marathon running. Noah was elected President of the Oxford Union in 2016. In this role he hosted global leaders before large audiences and international media. Keen to combine his world of literature with business, he has worked with chief representatives of JK Rowling at a top Literary Agency. Noah is also passionate about politics and international relations, and would like to develop his understanding of China’s strategic objectives; he hopes to see expanding gateways of cultural communication between China and the UK. Noah is 21 years old and from the United Kingdom.

Nofar Hamrany (2019)

Israel

New York University

Environment/Climate,Public/Social Policy

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Nofar Hamrany is a veteran of the IDF and a senior at New York University Shanghai, the first Sino-American university, studying for a Bachelor of Arts and Science in Economics and a minor in Chinese Language. Nofar has spent over three years in China, where she co-founded GoGreen Week, transformed Green Shanghai, and conducted research on economics and environmental policy. She also studied in Washington, D.C., where she interned at the Hudson Institute. Such experiences reinforced Nofar's passion for environmental action, public policy and international relations. Nofar is 25 years old and from Israel.

Olayemi Anifowose-Eso (2019)

United Kingdom

University of Oxford

Business,Foreign Policy

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Olayemi Anifowose-Eso will graduate from the University of Oxford with a bachelor's degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. She is an alumni of the renowned Credit Suisse scholarship and aims to pursue her career in finance after the Schwarzman Scholars program. She currently holds the position of Career Representative at St Hugh's College, Oxford. Olayemi uses her position to facilitate relationships between college alumni and current students, broadening the scope of student ambition at the college. She hopes to work in private equity, specifically in emerging markets. Olayemi is 20 years old and from Nigeria and the United Kingdom.

Oleksandr Guzenko (2019)

Ukraine

Sumy State University

Communications,Government

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Oleksandr Guzenko is a consultant in strategic communications, government relations and public affairs at Ukraine's CFC Consulting Company. He currently leads a team of professionals to streamline communications at the Parliament of Ukraine. He also launched an initiative that fosters independent multimedia journalism in Ukraine. He holds a bachelor's degree in Journalism from Sumy State University. Oleksandr has been recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Global Shaper. Oleksandr is 23 years old and from Ukraine.

Philip Callan (2019)

Ireland

Trinity College Dublin

Economics/Economic Policy,Foreign Policy

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Philip Callan currently works as an International Trade Development Executive for the Irish Government Trade Commission in Toronto, Canada. He holds an economics degree from Trinity College Dublin, and spent a year abroad studying Economics & Politics at SciencesPo Paris. His work experience includes developing a new bartender engagement program for AB InBev in London, U.K. and setting up a piano school in his local area in Dublin. He is interested in global business, international trade and the intersection between economics and foreign policy. He is also passionate about soccer. Philip is 23 years old and from Ireland.

Pu YAN (2019)

China

Simon Fraser University

Business,Economics/Economic Policy

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Pu YAN is an undergraduate student from Simon Fraser University, who majored in Economics. His ambition lays in solving China’s rural development problems, thus pushing many stagnant rural regions to break through the poverty trap. Throughout many researches he’s done in the past years around rural BTH areas under the concentration of stay-behind children, he holds his wish unswervingly, and confidently. He will be studying Economic & Business in the Schwarzman program, and he is looking forward to making acquaintances and being helpful to every other scholar. He is planning to utilize his knowledge to serve a better understanding of China to other students, therefore, making contributions to the Schwarzman society. Pu is 24 years old and from China.

Rachel Zuckerman (2019)

United States of America

University of Iowa

Education,Public/Social Policy

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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, and civic engagement. As an undergraduate, Rachel conducted research on parental leave policies at Big Ten institutions and argued for more generous paid leave for university staff. Raised in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan, she aims to strengthen the emerging relationship between Detroit and China. Rachel is 22 years old and from the United States.

Ramsey Fahs (2019)

United States of America

Harvard University

Arts and Culture,Public/Social Policy

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Ramsey Fahs will graduate from Harvard College in May 2018 with a degree in History and Literature. In college, Ramsey served as a reporter and editor for The Harvard Crimson. Stories he edited or reported drew national media attention on several occasions. He also ran the Bach Society Orchestra, working with the rest of the management team to improve the group's finances, establish a formal graduate board, and transition to free admission. Ramsey hopes to pursue a career in arts management and looks forward to learning about arts policy in China. Ramsey is 22 years old and is from the United Kingdom and the United States.

Rawan Galaidos (2019)

United States of America

University of California, Los Angeles

Entrepreneurship,Public/Social Policy

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As a daughter of Eritrean immigrants who fled the country due to poor social and economic conditions, Rawan Galaidos was determined to alleviate some of the harsh realities facing African communities. To exercise this passion, she started a social enterprise called The Ubuntu Project (www.theubuntuproj.com). In addition, Rawan is a Princeton in Africa fellow serving as Chief of Staff at the African Leadership Academy in South Africa. Prior to that, she worked as a management consultant for two years, graduated from UCLA Class of 2015 as magna cum laude, and participated in business programs at UC Berkeley and Yale. Rawan is 23 years old and from the United States.

Rebecca Singer (2019)

Canada

Princeton University

Finance,Public/Social Policy

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Rebecca Singer will graduate from Princeton University in June 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Music. A fervent musician, she is also passionate about using social finance to serve marginalized populations. Rebecca spent two months living in India working with a social innovation incubator, where she learned about social challenges and innovative solutions. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Rebecca hopes to deepen her understanding of Asia’s role in the rise of impact investing. Rebecca is 21 years old and from Canada.

Reid Magdanz (2019)

United States of America

Yale University

Energy,Public/Social Policy

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Reid Magdanz attended Yale University, focusing his studies on natural resource policy and management. After graduation, he worked with hydropower development projects as a Luce Scholar in Vientiane, Laos. Reid then interned for the Obama White House before returning to Alaska, where he has spent most of the last five years staffing a member of the Alaska House of Representatives. Reid cares about the challenges rural people face in a global economy, indigenous language revitalization, transitioning to renewable energy, and promoting humility-based, fact-oriented politics. Reid is 27 years old and from the United States.

Riyanka Ganguly (2019)

United States of America

Duke University

Business,Health

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Riyanka Ganguly is a passionate activist for equity and justice and will serve as Student Body President for Duke University for the 2017-2018 school year. She will graduate in 2018 with a degree in Political Science, and is dedicating her life to service through politics both domestically and globally. She has worked at the intersection of global health and business at the United States Agency for International Development and hopes to continue to advance the field of international development through innovation and business minded principles. Riyanka is 21 years old and from the United States.

Ross Jaggers (2019)

United Kingdom

University of Warwick,University of York

Government,Public/Social Policy

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Ross Jaggers will graduate from the University of Warwick with a Doctorate in Chemistry (PhD) in 2017, following a Masters in Chemistry at the University of York where he spent a year working at the Dutch life sciences company DSM. He is a strong believer of open and accessible science, working to share his work with academics, industry and the public, alike. During his scientific career, Ross conducted research into the design of new functional materials of the future. In addition to his research, he is a passionate advocate of equality and diversity in the workplace and the scientific community. Ross' long term goal is to change public perception of scientific research and expertise. He plans to do this by shaping public policy and by bringing more scientists to the forefront of politics. He is currently working at the Royal Society, London, in the Industry Engagement team. Ross is 26 years old and from the United Kingdom.

Roy Segal (2019)

Israel

Columbia University

Business,Entrepreneurship

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Roy Segal will graduate from Columbia University in July 2018 with a double major in Economics and East Asian Studies, having completed his undergraduate degree in three years. During his time at Columbia, Roy served as the Israeli co-president of the China-Israel Connection Club, aiming to strengthen Sino-Israeli relations on campus. He also studied abroad with Columbia Summer Program in Beijing, China to hone his Chinese language ability and with Harvard Summer Program in Kyoto, Japan to deepen his understanding of East Asia. Before moving to New York City, he served in Unit 8200 of the Israeli Defense Forces Intelligence Corps. Roy is 24 years old and is from Israel.

Ruby Wang (2019)

United Kingdom

University College London,University of Cambridge

Health,Public/Social Policy

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Ruby Wang graduated from the University of Cambridge and the University College London with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, and Masters in Neuroscience. She is a doctor in the UK’s National Health Service, currently specialising in ENT Surgery. In her first two years as a clinician, and during the recent tumultuous Junior Doctor Contract changes, she has enthusiastically represented her peers in the elected committees of the British Medical Association and Junior Doctor Forum. She aspires to build upon her clinical experience to improve international healthcare systems and global health policy. Ruby is 25 years old and from the United Kingdom.

Sarah Mortell (2019)

Ireland

Trinity College Dublin

Government,Technology

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Sarah Mortell is Director of Forum at Web Summit. She hired and leads the team behind a meeting of 1,000 select world-leaders in Lisbon. Previously, she interned for Fleishman-Hillard in Washington D.C. Sarah graduated from Trinity College, Dublin – where she served as the fifth female president of the oldest debating society in the world – with a B.A. in Economics and Politics. Sarah has addressed the Portuguese-US Chamber of Commerce in New York and the Annual Diplomatic Congress of Portugal on the future of technology and governance. Sarah is 24 years old and from Ireland.

Sathish Raghuraman (2019)

India

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Foreign Policy,Technology

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Sathish Raghuraman pursued his bachelors and masters’ degree in Computer Science at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He was one of the ten Huawei Maitree scholars from India who studied in China. He is a capable technologist who has completed internships at MIT and Microsoft. His experiences as a regionally recognized debater and adjudicator led him to find his calling in international studies and world politics. Sathish aspires to head the Indian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he wants to harness Sino-Indian synergies to tackle global challenges. Sathish is 24 years old and from India.

Seth Kolker (2019)

United States of America

Rhode Island College,Yale University

Education,Public/Social Policy

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Seth Kolker graduated summa cum laude from Yale University with a degree in Ethics, Politics, & Economics. He worked for a social enterprise in Port-au-Prince, a waste pickers' union in Delhi, and a think tank in Washington before becoming an educator. For the last three years, Seth taught math at a low-income public high school, where he co-founded a ninth-grade academy and a course on "How to Change the World." As a Schwarzman Scholar, he plans to focus on how to better prepare Americans for twenty-first century global citizenship. Seth is 25 years old and from the United States.

Shantanu Banerjee (2019)

United States of America

University of Texas at Austin

Economics/Economic Policy,Finance

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Shantanu Banerjee graduated from The University of Texas at Austin where he majored in Economics and Government. Most recently, Shantanu worked at the fixed-income desk of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. Prior to the Fed, Shantanu spent time at the Department of the Treasury, White House Council of Economic Advisers, and Department of State. While in college, Shantanu spent a summer completing the world’s longest charity bike ride from Austin, Texas to Anchorage, Alaska to raise money for cancer research. Shantanu is 24 years old and from the United States.

Shefali Jain (2019)

United States of America

Princeton University

Economics/Economic Policy,Entrepreneurship

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Shefali Jain received her bachelor’s degree in Economics from Princeton University in 2017. She currently works in Ulaanbaatar as an Analyst at Mongolia International Capital Corporation, one of the country’s longest-operating investment banks. She previously worked at J.P. Morgan as a Corporate Derivatives Marketing Summer Analyst and as a Business Development Intern at a Singaporean startup. At Princeton, Shefali was an officer for Business Today and led a variety of service initiatives that explored domestic social issues. Through the Schwarzman Scholars program, Shefali hopes to learn how to effectively utilize technology and public-private partnerships to develop emerging economies. Shefali is 22 years old and from the United States.

Shuyang LU (2019)

China

Zhejiang University

Business,Foreign Policy

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Shuyang LU will graduate from Zhejiang University with a bachelor's degree in Agriculture Science and a master's degree in Public Administration. Her thesis in plant protection was ranked as an Excellent Graduation Design, while her research in hospital management has been published in one of the top journals. Shuyang served as the Executive President of All-China Students’ Federation, Vice President of Zhejiang Youth Federation, President of Zhejiang Provincial Students’ Federation as well as President of Student’s Union of Zhejiang University. During her tenure, she worked for the Central Committee of the Communist Young League, in charge of the Specialized Working Committee of Community. Being selected as the only student representative, Shuyang gave the speech at the celebration ceremony of the 120th Anniversary of Zhejiang University. As a Schwarzman Scholar, she aspires to enhance her internationalized vision in the most diverse learning environment. Shuyang is 24 years old and from China.

Sietse Goffard (2019)

United States of America

Harvard University

Economics/Economic Policy,Government

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Sietse Goffard recently graduated with honors from Harvard, where he studied economics, served as student body VP and class president, and co-led a citizenship tutoring program for Chinese immigrants in Boston. He currently works at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, where he leads projects investigating race, age, and gender discrimination in housing and lending. His published economic research has been featured in The New York Times, Newsweek, and the National Bureau of Economic Research. In addition, he is an avid public transportation advocate and serves on the advisory board of Washington's Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), America's second largest metro/bus system. Sietse is 24 years old and is from Germany and the United States.

Siyu LEI (2019)

China

University of Missouri

Business,Foreign Policy

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After two years working in the development and digital communication sectors in Yangon, Myanmar, Siyu LEI is propelled to focus on the emerging countries in the world, and how information in the age of technology changes the lives of the poor. Siyu graduated with Journalism and Economics dual degrees, and has since marinated her experience working for established media outlets like NPR and Dow Jones with what she sees and does daily in Southeast Asia and beyond. When she's not reading and researching about developing countries, she's working on the Mandarin feminism podcast she founded, which has mounted more than 10,000 subscribers and 500,000 downloads. Siyu is 24 years old and from China.

Sveto Muhammad Ishoq (2019)

Afghanistan

American University of Afghanistan

Business,Entrepreneurship

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Sveto Muhammad Ishoq lives in Kabul, studying Business Administration with a major in Accounting at the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) on a full scholarship award from the United States Embassy. Sveto is a women's rights activist shown through her writings for the Afghan Women’s Writing Project and the Anna May Project. She co-founded the University Success Club and has held many leadership roles at AUAF. She volunteers as a program support person and a team leader for Everywoman Everywhere project, where she works on an International Treaty on Violence against Women. She is fluent in Dari, Russian, English, and Tajik. Sveto is passionate about empowering women through economic independence. Sveto is 23 years old and from Afghanistan.

Tanay Jaeel (2019)

United States of America

University of California, Berkeley

Public/Social Policy,Technology

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Tanay Jaeel graduated from Berkeley where he majored in Business Administration. During his time there, he went deep into social impact initiatives through his coursework and extracurricular, including projects for the California State Government, rural districts in South India, and various nonprofits. After graduation, Tanay worked in Product Strategy at LinkedIn, building out the platform’s job seeking experience to help millions of members find their next career opportunity. His interest in Asia and China sparked during a 6-month rotation with LinkedIn in Singapore where he focused on driving consumer, product, and monetization growth in the region. Tanay is joining the Schwarzman Scholars program to study how the tech industry and public sector can partner to create and scale technology for social good. Tanay is 23 years old and from the United States.

Tang TANG (2019)

China

Renmin University of China

Business,Economics/Economic Policy

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Tang TANG will graduate in June 2018 from Renmin University of China with a bachelor's degree in both Finance and Applied Mathematics. During his undergraduate studies, Tang demonstrated a passion on development issues in rural area of China. He has lead a team sponsored by the Minister of Education to research on implementation of medical insurance, as well as on economic and social effects of e-Health technique promotion in rural areas of Sichuan and Guizhou provinces. He is interested on corporate finance and responsible investment, which he had explored during his exchange semester at the University of Hong Kong and internship with MSCI ESG research team. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Tang aspires to gain a better understanding on both legal and financing issues of corporate development and responsible investment, especially in underdeveloped areas. Tang is 22 years old and from China.

Tomas Luksic (2019)

Chile

Columbia University

Economics/Economic Policy,Energy

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Tomas Luksic is a senior studying Economics at Columbia University. He is part of the leadership board for the Undergraduate Committee on Global Thought (UCGT) at Columbia University. Tomas first visited China in 2014, where he was enrolled at Beijing Language and Culture University. Since then, he has worked for Freeport-McMoRan and McKinsey & Company. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Tomas hopes to develop a deeper understanding of: Sino-Latin American relations, sustainable development, technology & innovation, and education. Tomas is 22 years old and from the United Kingdom and Chile.

Trevor Wrobleski (2019)

United States of America

Johns Hopkins University

Government,Health

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Trevor Wrobleski will graduate in May 2018 from Johns Hopkins University with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Health. He formerly studied behavioral neuroscience and philosophy at Centre College. He has worked in West Africa to advance first aid trainings and optimize healthcare networks. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Trevor looks forward to analyzing health policy and systems, especially concerning behavioral change models and improved injury prevention and treatment paradigms. Trevor is 21 years old and from the United States.

William Drexel (2019)

United States of America

University of Cambridge,Yale University

Foreign Policy,Government

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William Drexel graduated from Yale University in 2016, and is currently a master's student at the University of Cambridge. He studies the intellectual history of political religion, and has conducted research across Israel, Palestine, and India. Devoted to the rights of the displaced, Bill served as president of the Yale Refugee Project, and has worked in emergency search and rescue operations in Mediterranean and Aegean migration crises. Bill hopes to examine the complexities of governance, society and religion in China, and eventually aims to work in diplomacy. Bill is 24 years old and from the United States.

Willie Thompson (2019)

United States of America

Morehouse College

Arts and Culture,Education

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Willie J. Thompson graduated from Morehouse College in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and a minor in Chinese Studies. Since his graduation from Morehouse, he has taught English in Taichung, Taiwan with the Fulbright Program and worked in Boston, Massachusetts as an Associate Consultant at The Bridgespan Group. As an educator and musician, he is interested in learning how intercultural education can promote understanding in schools. Ultimately, he plans on obtaining his PhD in education, becoming a practitioner of intercultural education, and founding an international arts school. Willie is 24 years old and from the United States.

Wina Huang (2019)

Canada

Columbia University

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Wina Huang graduated summa cum laude from Columbia University with a Bachelor in Economics-Mathematics and a special concentration in Business Management. She is currently an investment banking analyst at Goldman Sachs in the Technology, Media, and Telecom group. At Columbia, Wina led the Columbia Investment Banking Division and served as CFO of Lion Fund. She was also a research assistant at the Columbia Business School and an economics teaching assistant. Wina was a Royal Canadian Army Cadet for six years and headed the national shooting program prior to attending university in the United States. Wina is 22 years old and from Vancouver, Canada.

Yajun YANG (2019)

China

Renmin University of China

Business,Economics/Economic Policy

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Yajun YANG was ranked top 1 in her grade at Renmin University (RUC), School of Philosophy, rewarded by Baosteel Scholarship, National Scholarship, First Prize Scholarship, and Excellent Student Award. Majoring in Ethics and minoring in Economics, she developed a comprehensive dimension with a multi-background. She was appointed President of Student Union of School of Philosophy and Minister of Press in New Media Center of Propaganda Department of RUC. She also participated in 4 field surveys in rural or minority areas in Jiangsu, Shandong, Hebei and Yunnan Province and participated in 2 volunteering programs. Also, she served as Assistant in China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT) and Institute for Global Industry (igi) of Tsinghua University. Yajun is 21 years old and from China.

You LU (2019)

China

Tsinghua University

Business,Economics/Economic Policy

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You LU is now a Ph.D. candidate in hydrology and water resources management, holding a Bachelor in Hydraulic Engineering and a second degree in Economics from Tsinghua. His research focuses on the feedbacks between water and human society, as well as the international rivers issues. You was a student counselor at Tsinghua, and established a student association for international organizations and global governance as the co-founder and first president. He visited international organizations in Manila, Geneva and Vienna as a student representative of Tsinghua delegations, and invited several officials of international organizations to give lectures to students in China. You is 22 years old and from China.

Youjin Lee (2019)

South Korea

Yonsei University

Communications,Environment/Climate

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Youjin Lee studied Science, Technology, and Policy at Yonsei University. She is the winner of Asia of United Nations Industrial Development Organization's Youth Competition. She was also awarded Talent Award of Korea by the President of Republic of Korea. Recently, she ran social start-ups on ecological footprint and health care. In the future, she dreams to achieve SDGs through innovative technology to solve social problems with her strong leadership and interdisciplinary skills. Youjin is 23 years old and from South Korea.

Yue WU (2019)

China

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Business,Economics/Economic Policy

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Yue WU graduated with first class honors and an academic achievement award from the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology with a bachelor's degree in Quantitative Finance. She won HKSAR Government Scholarship in 2014 as the only mainland business student and won HK championship of CFA Global Research Competition in 2016. After graduation, she worked in an international investment bank in Hong Kong and focused on M&A advisory in energy and technology sectors. Yue has keen passion in finance. She wants to devote her attention to domestic and global economic and financial system reform, with an aim to build a transparent and efficient system which benefits businesses and people. She wants to build her knowledge and leadership skills under a global context in Schwarzman College and contribute to the bounding of Schwarzman's community with her attainment in Chinese traditional culture. Yue is 23 years old and from China.

Zezhou CAI (2019)

China

Georgetown University,Tsinghua University

Business,Foreign Policy

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Zezhou CAI graduated from Tsinghua University School of Law as valedictorian at the 2016 university-wide commencement ceremony. She is now a master's student in public policy at Georgetown University, as a Fulbright Fellowship grantee. Her policy interest is in poverty and the political economy of developing countries. During university, Zezhou conducted three large-scale fieldwork research projects across five provinces in China, focusing on rural development and urbanization. At Georgetown, she interned at the World Resources Institute for its flagship report on services enjoyed by the underserved population in cities of the global south. Zezhou also holds several leadership positions, such as the President of the Student Government of Tsinghua University School of Law and the Senior Online Editor of the Georgetown Public Policy Review. At Schwarzman, Zezhou wants to learn more about China’s development policy and see how it communicates with the rest of the world. Zezhou is 23 years old and from China.

Zheming LIU (2019)

China

Tsinghua University

Business,Economics/Economic Policy

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Zheming LIU completed his undergraduate studies with a major in Journalism and Communication and a minor in Economics. As a national defense student who is interested to enter globally transcultural dissemination phenomenon research, Zheming participated in the Military Academy West Point exchange program, the PLA Navy Navigation Training program and Mongolia Caravan program. He also interned with CCTV, CDRF and China International Communication Center. After graduating from Schwarzman College, he will further his education at the School of Journalism and Communication at Tsinghua University. Zheming is 21 years old and from China.

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 ran 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. Abdullah is 23 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. Upon graduation, he hopes to stay in China to work in Tech or Venture Capital, helping local firms and funds to internationalize. 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 the Founder & CEO of Global DCX, an innovative technology company launching digital currency exchanges across emerging markets. Aly holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto. He is an internationally acclaimed author, publishing three books as part of the Succeed Series. Aly continues to energize and develop tens of thousands of generation Z and millennials through motivational speaking and mentoring 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. He has lived and worked across 4 continents with PwC, PayPal, and INSEAD. 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 graduated from Harvard in 2017 with a degree in History and East Asian Studies. He has conducted research in archives from Cambridge to Shanghai to Beijing to Taipei, publishing several articles in academic journals. After leaving Schwarzman College, Anatol intends to continue this academic work, pursuing a doctorate in Chinese history. During the summer, Anatol worked with a startup that runs American-style summer camps in China. Anatol is 22 years old, was born in the Boston area, but 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 graduated from Columbia University in May 2017 with a degree in History and a specialization in Modern Military Studies. Before enrolling at Columbia University, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in January 2008. After deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan, Andrew was selected for the Marine Corps’ embassy security program and spent his last three years in Tbilisi, Beijing, and Budapest. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Andrew is researching how public opinion influences military policy and vice versa including interactions 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 worked in multiple policy internships in child care research and advocacy. At MIT, she was the Executive Director of a non-profit dedicated to dual athletic-academic mentorship for under resourced Boston high schoolers. She will be studying at Harvard Law School after the Schwarzman Scholars program. 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 27 years old and from the United States and India.

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 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 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. Before joining the programme, Ben spent a year as a consultant in the Climate Change team at EY. Through the Schwarzman Scholars program, Ben hopes to build his understanding of China and promote New Zealand - China relations. 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 graduated, summa cum laude, from Harvard University in 2017. Elected to Phi Beta Kappa as a junior, his studies focused 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 was editor-in-chief of a literary anthology by the Korean diaspora and has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. He hopes to pursue a career in Australian politics. Bo is 23 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. Following graduation, he joined the Australian Public Service, where he was a founding member of the Behavioral Economics Team of Australia (BETA), the 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. Before becoming a Schwarzman Scholar, he worked at the Boston Consulting Group in the public sector and financial institutions practice areas. Bob is originally from Sydney, 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)

Taiwan, China

National Tsing Hua University

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Brian studied Quantitative Finance at National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan. He first worked at IBM Taiwan, then discovered his passion in edtech (education technology) and worked at two edtech startups. In the future, he hopes to use edtech to provide high-quality education for everyone at an affordable cost. As a curious person at heart, he loves backpacking and has visited 60+ cities abroad. 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 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 China. As a Schwarzman scholar, he hopes to develop a deep contextual understanding of China’s economic situation, to best contribute to building the next generation of Chinese industry. Charles speaks Business Chinese and 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 graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in East Asian Studies. His thesis investigated historical memory of the Mao period through grassroots Chinese internet forum essays. In 2014, Clay was awarded a Stanford 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 such as CCTV and Formosa Television, accumulated millions of online views, and also appeared as a cast member on the Beijing TV program “Beijingke”. Clay is 23 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 is a United States Army aviation officer. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor’s degree in Management and concentration in Systems Engineering. At West Point, Collin led Air Assault School, Special Olympics Committee, and Student Conference on U.S. Affairs. He has spent time at the Korea Military Academy and the Gordon Institute of Business Science in Johannesburg. Along with flying helicopters for the Army, Collin seeks to spend a career in organizational leadership and has a particular interest in talent management. Collin is 23 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 was designated Valedictorian and graduated First in Class with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration at Universidad del Pacifico. He worked for 3 years at the Government of Peru, first as an intern of Banking and Microfinance Regulation before being promoted to Supervisor of the Market Conduct Regulation and Financial Inclusion Office in the Superintendency of Banks, Insurance Companies and Pension Funds. Daniel 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 national financial technology policy. In the future, Daniel plans to return 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 China Central Television. Currently, David is a consultant with McKinsey & Company in South East Asia where he focuses on due diligence and corporate growth strategies for companies around the world. Through Schwarzman Scholars, he plans to learn how to help companies and societies prosper in an increasingly globalized world. He speaks both Spanish and Chinese, and he has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. 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 a Brazilian tech entrepreneur, having been a founding member of three startups in Brazil and the Philippines, in the mobility and recycling industries. He holds a Business Administration degree from Fundação Getulio Vargas, São Paulo. After graduating from the Schwarzman Scholars program he is set to found a new company in East or Southeast Asia. Erick is 25 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 Synpraxis, a think tank that activates the latent intellectual capital of the globally-dispersed community of young Greek academics and professionals to produce actionable and accessible public policy research. Through Schwarzman Scholars he hopes to help European public and private organizations learn from and compete with China. Fil is 25 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 graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Quantitative Economics from the United States Naval Academy and commissioned as an Ensign in the United States Navy in May 2017. Following graduation, Erik had the opportunity to intern at the Pentagon in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations through the Truman Scholarship Summer Institute program. At the Naval Academy, Erik was involved with the STEM Center and Midshipmen Action Group organizations and participated in intramural athletics. He also interned at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where he supported research on an offshore port development project. Erik is interested in learning more about China and its economic and military relationships with the United States, and hopes to improve his language skills and cultural understanding while studying in Beijing. Following his time at Tsinghua, Erik will serve in the United States Navy as a submarine warfare officer. Erik is 24 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 was a member of the class of 2017 at Dartmouth College. 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 throughout her career. Halimo is 22 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. Passionate about International Affairs and Sustainable Development, she has worked on Corporate Social Responsibility in the mobility sector with a consulting firm in Hanover, and the strengthening of civil society in Tunisia after the Arab Spring with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation. Hoping to become a diplomat, she spent the last 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 current Regional Director for South and East Asia at the Young Initiative on Foreign Affairs and International Relations. Hannah is 24 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. As a Schwarzman Scholar, he hopes to develop the global perspective and core leadership skills necessary to navigate through some of the most complex issues of the 21st century. Hoonik is 28 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 graduated 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 last year. Within this function cooperated with 122 countries to exchange students, with the ultimate goal of improving global health. Right now, she coordinates these exchange on a global level. 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 22 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 graduate and member of the inaugural class of New York University Shanghai. 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 years old and from the United States.

Jacob Cannon (2018)

United States of America

Princeton University

Public/Social Policy

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Jacob Cannon earned a Bachelor’s degree in Public and International affairs from Princeton University in 2017. He has studied Chinese both at Princeton and at Beijing Normal University in the summer of 2014. During college, he conducted research on China, focusing on United States-China relations, China’s rule-of-law, and China’s foreign investment in and trade with Israel. In 2016, he was accepted to the White House Internship program, and interned in the Office of Scheduling and Advance. The summer prior, he interned at PayPal in Tel Aviv, focusing on product expansion in Sub-Saharan Africa. At Princeton, he was actively involved in undergraduate student government and worked on issues related to diversity, inclusion, and equity. He hopes to pursue a career in public service, first developing a niche in China affairs in the public or private sector. Jacob is 23 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 a Research Associate, and the former 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 on various strategy and policy aspects of promoting and implementing Chinese investment. She aspires to cultivate the United States-China-Africa relationship to create new opportunities for economic development. Janet is 26 years old and from the United States.

JeeSoo Lee (2018)

South Korea

The University of Hong Kong

Business,Communications,Consulting

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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 the Best Consultant before serving as the Managing Director. JeeSoo is 23 years old and is from the Republic of 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. His work experiences have introduced him to issues of government relations and civic technology at Microsoft in both Beijing and San Francisco, labor relations at the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union in Cape Town, and mental health policy initiatives at the American Psychological Association in Washington, DC. 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 teaching assistant in the Information Science department. He aspires to be a global leader in technology policy, and eventually a United States Senator. Justin is 22 years old 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 Bachelors degree in Government. There she directed a leadership program for high school students and taught in an inner city community in Boston. After college she spent a year teaching in Yilan City in Taiwan on a Fulbright. 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 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 graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University, where he studied as a Davis Scholar. His academic research centers on the intersection of moral philosophy and private philanthropy. Formerly, Kevin worked for Atlantic Media, Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute, and a financial services firm. His writing has appeared in several venues, including the New York Times, USA Today, and others. Kevin is also the founder of an organization that delivers humanities curricula in American and Canadian prisons. Through the Schwarzman Scholarship, Kevin hopes to develop the policy skills that will allow him to advance social change in Canada. Kevin is 23 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 graduated from 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 21 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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Madeline Bauer studied History with a concentration in Politics, Law and Government at Yale University. Outside of the classroom, she served as Vice President of the Yale College Council, was a violinist in the Yale Symphony Orchestra, and was an editor of the student publication, China Hands. She has spent her summers cultivating her interest in government and foreign policy through working for U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and at the U.S. Department of State in the East Asia Pacific Bureau's Office of Economic Policy. In the future, she hopes to pursue a career in U.S.-China relations. Madeline is 22 years old and from the United States.

Madeline Seibert (2018)

United States of America

Northeastern University

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 will serve as an Aviator in the United States Army. He studied Management with an Environmental Engineering track at the United States Military Academy. Mark is interested in understanding global economics and the impact it plays on foreign relations in the East. While at USMA, he served as the President of the Domestic Affair Forum where he enhanced cadets’ understanding of domestic politics and government by allowing cadets to discuss important issues with various government leaders. Mark also served as chair of the Personal Finance club where he educated his members with the knowledge to make sound personal finance decisions and prepare them to help their soldiers address their own financial decisions. After reflecting on these experiences, he will serve his nation in uniform first before running for public office someday. Mark is 23 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. After graduation, he worked as a management consultant with Bain & Company's Southeast Asia and Middle East offices, where he focused on finance, technology, and social impact projects. Following the Schwarzman Scholarship, 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 graduated summa cum laude from Yale University in 2017 with a Bachelor’s 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 dialogue between the United States and China on women and children’s issues. At Schwarzman College, Max seeks to further international cooperation on development, climate, and law. Max is 22 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 robotics, working internationally. As an undergraduate, 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. 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 graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor's degree in International Relations and Mandarin, and a Master's degree in Geography. He ranked in the top 10 percent of Army ROTC Cadets nationally and commissioned 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 4 times, and completed a Master’s thesis on Sino-African race relations. Micah is 24 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 Bachelors degree in political science and Hispanic studies. President of Pi Sigma Alpha, she promoted civic education and voter engagement on campus. Her field of study is focused on drug policy, which 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, and has worked for the State of Florida on opioid overdose prevention. She hopes to serve within the United Nations to reform drug policy and promote health and human rights. Miranda is 23 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 Masters 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. Prior to the Schwarzman program, he worked at a high growth company for two years and played an integral 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,Economics/Economic Policy,Entrepreneurship,Health

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Naina Qayyum graduated in May 2015 from Middlebury College with a Bachelors 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 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 and is interested to expand her passion for impact design in the future. Naina is 24 years old and from Pakistan.

Naishad Kai-ren I (2018)

Singapore

Brown University

Economics/Economic Policy,Foreign Policy,Government

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I Naishad Kai-ren earned a Bachelors degree in History and Middle East Studies, with highest honors, at Brown University. While in college, he served 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, the Office of Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo, 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 23 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

Johns 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 Bachelors degree in Economics and Management. After graduation she worked with family offices and foundations on impact investing at BlackRock, with quantitative hedge funds on deploying to the public cloud and in venture capital. She is also a qualified sake sommelier and engages in the promotion of Japanese culture with the Sake Samurai Association and the Japanese Embassy in London. She is passionate about the building of cross-cultural bridges, particularly through cultural exchange and“soft diplomacy”. Ophelia is 24 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 graduated magna cum laude from Brown University in May 2017, majoring in International Relations (Honors), and History. During her undergraduate studies, Paula was a Latin American Undergraduate Fellow, worked both as a columnist for the Brown Political Review and as a research assistant at the Watson Institute, and interned at the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA). Paula’s primary interest is drug policy in China and Latin America. After earning her Masters degree in Public Policy, Paula hopes to enter the international public service, and promote alternative drug policies at an international level. Paula is 23 years old, spent her last years of high school in Hong Kong, and is originally 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 graduated from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in 2016, and studied Chinese traditional and contemporary music at the China Conservatory in Beijing. As a composer and the Co-Founder of Cincinnati Soundbox, she advocates for living 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 23 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 Roman is a first generation Filipino-American from a military family. She earned her Social Science degree at New York University Shanghai with the university's inaugural class. Roxanne served as a founding member of student government and as Student Body President. She has studied in Abu Dhabi volunteering for the Filipino Women’s Safe House and in Washington D.C. interning at the White House. China Hands magazine named her one of 25 Under 25 in U.S.-China relations. Roxanne is passionate about empowering women for global leadership. 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 studied neuroscience at Princeton University and used his thesis to build a novel data-based regulatory standard for neurostimulation technology. His international education began before college with a year in Jerusalem taking language and international relations classes through Oxford. Accepted to attend medical school as a sophomore, he worked in healthcare and entrepreneurship on three continents. On campus, Sam co-founded a camp for children affected by cancer. Through Schwarzman Scholars, he is delving into the unique opportunities and challenges of Chinese healthcare and business. Sam is 23 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 graduated in 2017 from Peking University School of Transnational Law with a dual degree Common Law Juris Doctor (J.D.) and China Law Juris Master. He received his Bachelors degree in English Literature from Xiamen University in 2011. He was an associate (lawyer) with De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek in its Amsterdam office. He served as editor-in-chief of the Peking University Transnational Law Review, received the National Scholarship for graduate students, passed the Chinese Bar 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 studied Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Economics at Harvard, where he developed medical devices, was a student government representative, and worked on water sanitation and poverty reduction. Following graduation, he was a Michael C. Rockefeller memorial fellow in Brazil and Mozambique, studied Development Economics, worked on a presidential campaign, and volunteered at a Greek refugee camp. He speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French, and hopes to study the ways in which Chinese cities are confronting their policy challenges. Tonatiuh is 26 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 graduated from the University of Warwick in June 2017 with a Bachelors degree in International Management. Passionate about entrepreneurship, he has experience working in startups from Paris to Beijing and speaks fluent French, English and Mandarin. His ambition is to become a future global role model in the world of entrepreneurship. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Wilfried plans to deepen his knowledge of China with a view to further connecting the country 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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Ma Xing (Musa) graduated from Renmin University of China with a Bachelors degree in Journalism. He grew up in Xinjiang, and studied/worked in Europe, the United States and Middle East. While at university, he supervised volunteers for the Youth Ambassador Program for Minorities and organized more than ten cultural inheritance summer camps in Western China, and co-founded a social startup aiming to preserve the heritage and traditions of Chinese minority groups. Musa has been recognized as a United States-China Dialogue Young Scholar of Asia Society and a Young Change Maker by British Council. Through Schwarzman Scholars Program, Musa expects to cultivate his leadership potential in cultural undertaking. 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. She was elected as the undergraduate student-elected trustee on Cornell’s Board of Trustees and served on the committee that found the current President of Cornell. She also worked at J.P. Morgan as an Energy Investment Banking Summer Analyst. Yamini is passionate about international labor relations and hopes to one day serve as the US Secretary of State. Yamini is 22 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, holds several patents, and won the champion of the National Youth Science Innovation Contest. 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. Over the 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 (Richard)graduated in 2011 from Northwestern University with a double major in Economics and Mathematics. and he received the Kellogg Certificate for Undergraduate Students. Richard worked at BlackRock and Bosera Asset Management as a portfolio manager in fixed income where he focused on credit investing and Multi-asset investing. Upon completion of Schwarzman Scholarship program, Richard hopes to pursue a career in the finance industry and help the Chinese investors invest in foreign assets. Richard is 28 and from China.

Yiwei XU (2018)

China

University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign

Environment/Climate

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YiWei XU graduated with a Bachelors 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

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology,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. Yue has most recently worked as an investment analyst to support the underwriting, due diligence and execution of domestic and international private equity investments for real estate funds with over USD 3 billion of available capital to invest. Through Schwarzman Scholars, Yue hopes to cultivate her leadership potential and build lasting partnerships. 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 Ghana, 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. Most recently, she worked as a Consultant at Dalberg Global Development Advisors where she worked on agricultural transformation, youth employment, investment facilitation and public policy strategies for emerging countries. Determined to catalyze transformative growth on the African continent and fluent in Mandarin, she hopes to positively shape Sino-Africa affairs and hopes the Schwarzman Scholars Program can help her further realize her career aspirations. Zahra is 26 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 for three consecutive years 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. Zijian 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

Foreign Policy

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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, Carlos 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 with a dual Bachelor degree in Economics and Science in 2015.

Christian Føhrby (2017)

Denmark

Harvard University,London School of Economics and Political Science

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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, investing, and gastronomy. Currently he is a Private Equity Analyst at Blackstone in its new Infrastructure Group. He is grateful for his year as a Schwarzman Scholar and to be part of this life-long community.

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 Development Partner with Enterprise Singapore, grooming technology companies for global expansion. In 2017, he co-founded the Singapore Manufacturing Innovation Centre in the Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City to drive cross-border co-creation of Industry 4.0 solutions.

At Imperial College London, Lejon was elected the first Southeast Asian Engineering Union President, integrating over 3600 students from diverse backgrounds into a highly dynamic and collaborative body.

As the elected representative for Schwarzman Scholars to the Tsinghua Graduate Union, Lejon led the inaugural choir of 19 nationalities to an award-winning performance for a 2500-strong audience. He pioneered the Singapore Deep Dive, an annual travel seminar for scholars to interact with 25 senior business and political leaders, including Singapore’s head of state. Leveraging his experience with China’s largest M&A fund-of-funds, he constructed methodologies that can value IP within M&A more precisely, winning the outstanding master’s thesis award and 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 relationships with all her 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 currently works for the Boston Consulting Group, based in London. She graduated from the inaugural class of Schwarzman Scholars in 2017. Prior to this, she gained a masters degree in Manufacturing Engineering from the University of Cambridge where she was president of her college student union and designed an award winning solar powered oven that is currently being used in Tanzania. She hopes to work on operations projects and in factories in her new role.

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 Bachelors 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 Masters Degree 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 is 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 for his practical training project, and helped connect local entrepreneurs in social innovation and impact investing between Beijing and Taipei. While at Schwarzman College, Samuel promoted the gratitude among fellow scholars including co-hosting an appreciation dinner for all college staff. Samuel holds a bachelor degree in diplomacy from National Chengchi University and worked in the Development Bank of Singapore (DBS) for two years prior to joining 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 the 7 youngest sustainable living entrepreneurs 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 Class of 2017 Schwarzman Scholar. He will do his post doc in UC Berkeley after graduation from Schwarzman College, with the goal to deliver solid research in green building and sustainable cities. While at Schwarzman College, Walter’s concentration was Public Policy. He helped coordinate the participation of Schwarzman Scholars in Tsinghua's Sports Leagues/Tournaments and organized a deep dive to Chongqing, Walter’s hometown. Walter graduated from the University of Cambridge with a masters 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.

Abdelrahman Mohamed (2020)

Egypt

Cairo University

Public/Social Policy

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Abdelrahman Mohamed worked as a research associate with the aim of increasing cancer patient survival rates at the children’s cancer hospital in Egypt. With three other partners, he cofounded "Leadership Factory" to make the concept of leadership development accessible among youth. He has delivered more than 10,000 hours of formal and informal training for youth in different settings, across 73 countries and territories, aimed at improving youth empowerment and leadership development. Abdelrahman served as Global President for AIESEC, a youth-led organization striving to achieve peace and fulfillment of humankind’s potential by activating leadership in youth through learning from practical experiences in challenging environments. In that role, he facilitated more than 41,000 volunteering and professional experiences with a youth base of more than 49,000 members from 126 countries and territories. He continues to seek opportunities to practice and develop skills in the domain of sustainable development, youth empowerment, and community mobilization. Abdelrahman is 27 years old and from Egypt.

Abdijabar Mohamed (2020)

Kenya

Middlebury College

Business, Entrepreneurship, Technology

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Abdijabar (Abbi) Mohamed will graduate from Middlebury College in February 2019 with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. At Middlebury, he was a Social Entrepreneurship fellow, played rugby, and launched a peace-building/coding literacy program in Kenya. He interned with Morgan Stanley’s NYC office as a Summer Technology Analyst, studied abroad at Mauritius’s African Leadership University (ALU) and Oxford University, independently studied Algorithms at Harvard’s John A. Paulson SEAS, studied as a pre-MBA candidate at Tuck School of Business and developed Artificial Intelligence algorithms for satellite-images classification. He is a keen follower of the deepening Sino-Horn of Africa relations in its various manifestations. As a native Horn of African, he aspires to develop bridges for collaboration conflict prevention and resolution between China and the Horn of Africa. Abdi is a 24 years old Kenyan-Somali.

Abdourahamane Diallo (2020)

Guinea

Baruch College, The City University of New York

Business, Finance

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Abdourahamane Diallo is a senior at Baruch College working on his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. Abdourahamane founded the Guinean Students Association of United States to empower the Guinean community. He is currently the Executive Secretary and the Director of Education of the African Advisory Council of the Bronx (AAC). Prior, Abdourahamane interned at the United States Department of Commerce as an International Trade Specialist, Blackrock Inc. as a Quantitative Risk Analyst, and JP Morgan as Investment Banking Risk Analyst. After graduation, Abdourahamane will join JP Morgan as Investment Banking Risk Analyst. Abdourahamane is 27 years old and from Guinea.

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 ran 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. Abdullah is 23 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.

Adaya Sturkey (2019)

United States of America

Hampton University

Health, Public/Social Policy

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Adaya Sturkey is a senior at Hampton University where she is pursuing a Bachelor's of Science in Cellular and Molecular Biology and a minor in Chemistry. She is the co-founder of Flourish Mentoring Program, a non-profit organization for young girls. Upon graduation, she hopes to pursue a dual M.D and MHA. In addition to her research experience, Adaya also values exposure to non-STEM fields and has completed internships in both business and politics. She aspires to use this diverse background to help reform the United States healthcare system. Adaya is 21 years old and from the United States.

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.

Adedotun Adejare (2020)

United States of America

University of Pennsylvania

Business, Finance

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Adedotun Adejare will graduate from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in Finance and Business Analytics. He served as President of the Black Wharton Undergraduate Association and a writer for the Wharton International Business Review. Adedotun has cultivated his interest in technology investing through internships at Morgan Stanley and Boston Consulting Group. He plans to use his experience as a Schwarzman Scholar to strengthen his understanding of international policy. He hopes to pursue a career in private equity, with a focus on emerging technologies and education. Adedotun is 21 years old and from the United States.

Adeline Suwana (2019)

Indonesia

Universitas Indonesia

Business, Environment/Climate

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Adeline Tiffanie Suwana graduated from the University of Indonesia with a Bachelor in Economics, concentrating in the environment and natural resources. During her undergraduate studies, she was a visiting scholar at the University of Melbourne and Harvard University. Adeline has previously worked in climate policy, agribusiness and finance, and founded a non-profit dedicated to environmental conservation efforts and awareness in young people. After Schwarzman Scholars, Adeline plans to complete an MBA at Stanford Graduate School of Business before pursuing a career in sustainability through business, public policy and Indonesia relations with the United States and China. Adeline is 20 years old and from Indonesia.

Agnes Leong (2019)

Singapore

University of Birmingham

Government, Law

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Agnes Leong is a serving officer with the Singapore Police Force, under the Ministry of Home Affairs. She graduated with honors from the University of Birmingham (UK) in Business Management. As a Senior Investigation Officer in the Major Crime Division of the Criminal Investigation Department, her professional experience revolves around homicide, kidnapping and firearm cases. She is also an Honorary Aide-de-Camp to the President, serving the country's highest office on international missions. Upon graduation from the Schwarzman Scholars program, she will return to serve the Public Service with newfound experiences, aiming to prevent, deter and detect crime through enhanced international police cooperation. Agnes is 28 years old and from Singapore.

Aishwarya Gupta (2020)

India

University of Delhi

Health, Law, Public/Social Policy

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Aishwarya Gupta graduated in 2016 with an Honors Degree in Political Science. She is currently pursuing her L.L.B. from the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, where she established the first Mental Health Cell to provide a support system to post-graduate students. She is determined to bring legislative and policy changes on subjects of gender, mental health, rights of the LGBTIQ+ communities, and other minority rights. A trained Para Legal Volunteer, Aishwarya is also an avid writer and currently reviews books for the Hindustan Times. At 18, she was the youngest person to be a part of Tehelka, a national investigative journalism magazine, earning over fifty published works. Aishwarya is 23 years old and from India.

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.

Alana Murphy (2019)

United States of America

Pomona College

Entrepreneurship, Public/Social Policy

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Alana Murphy graduated from Pomona College with a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy Analysis.  She has worked with the U.S Department of State, completed a Fulbright Research Grant in the Philippines, and currently works with the International Organization for Migration in Ecuador. Alana has also spent significant time assisting resettled refugees in the United States, and in the future hopes to work towards improving and strengthening U.S. refugee and immigration policies. By participating in the Schwarzman Scholars program, Alana hopes to better appreciate how China influences transnational migration and global development.  Alana is 25 years old and from the United States.

Aleksandr Zhuravlev (2020)

Russia

National Research University Higher School of Economics, Sciences Po

Consulting, Economics/Economic Policy

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Aleksandr Zhuravlev studied Political Science at the Higher School of Economics, Moscow and Economics and Public Policy at Sciences Po Paris. After his studies, Aleksandr is planning to work in public sector, dealing with the economic development of Russia. Aleksandr spent a year in Dubai, working at the Department of Economic Development and Smart Dubai, where he worked on a project aiming to increase the happiness of Dubai citizens. He also worked at McKinsey as a summer intern. He believes that close ties with China are indispensable for the future growth of the Russian economy. Aleksandr is 23 years old and from Russia.

Alex Kamath (2019)

United States of America

Harvard University, New York University

Foreign Policy, Law

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Alex Kamath is a student at Harvard Law School. He is a member of Harvard’s WTO Moot Court team that won the world championship and ICC Lex Mercatoria Moot team that was global runner-up during the 2016-2017 academic year. He won best oralist awards in both competitions. Alex hopes to work as an international arbitrator and bilateral investment treaty negotiator. Prior to HLS, Alex graduated as valedictorian of Nassau Community College before earning his B.A. summa cum laude in Politics from New York University and completing a Fulbright research fellowship at the University of Toronto. Alex is 26 years old and from the United States.

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. Upon graduation, he hopes to stay in China to work in Tech or Venture Capital, helping local firms and funds to internationalize. Alexander is 26 years old and from Hamburg, Germany.

Alexander MacKay (2020)

Canada

New York University

Environment/Climate, Public/Social Policy

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Alexander MacKay will graduate from New York University Abu Dhabi in May 2019 with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in the Environment. His interest in combatting climate change led him to Greenland to conduct research at the fastest receding glacier in the world and to develop scientific aerial surveying equipment with Lockheed Martin. He has also tackled water access issues in India’s largest informal settlement to improve public toilet sanitation. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Alexander hopes to gain insight into implementing sustainable solutions to water issues in the developing world. Alexander is 22 years old and is from PEI, Canada.

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.

Alice Dawkins (2019)

Australia

Australian National University

Media, Public/Social Policy

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Alice Dawkins has has completed honours theses in Asian Studies and Law. At university, she founded two online journals aimed at connecting emerging scholars, and bridging knowledge communities across the Asia-Pacific. She has been an elected student representative at both the campus and national level. She's taken advanced Chinese courses at Peking University, and conducted interview research in Burmese. She has volunteered at the UNHCR in Malaysia, and wrote a prize-winning thesis reconsidering the historical record of Sino-Burma postwar migration. She enjoys Burmese boxing, and has previously been an internationally-ranked equestrian competitor, and performed as a junior piano student at her state's Conservatorium. Alice is 23 years old and from Australia.

Alice Huang (2020)

United States of America

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Business, Consulting, Economics/Economic Policy

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Alice Huang studied Economics and Mathematics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Morehead-Cain Scholar. She served as Executive Director of Students for Students International, a non-profit that supports educational initiatives for girls in Tanzania, and taught English in Kolkata on a Fulbright Scholarship. Besides international development and cross-cultural communication, Alice is passionate about applying economics to business solutions and currently works at NERA Economic Consulting. Eventually, Alice hopes to promote a collaborative aid agenda between China, the U.S., and other global leaders. Alice is 24 years old and from the United States.

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 the Founder & CEO of Global DCX, an innovative technology company launching digital currency exchanges across emerging markets. Aly holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto. He is an internationally acclaimed author, publishing three books as part of the Succeed Series. Aly continues to energize and develop tens of thousands of generation Z and millennials through motivational speaking and mentoring 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. He has lived and worked across 4 continents with PwC, PayPal, and INSEAD. Aly is 26 years old and from Canada.

Amanda Morrison (2020)

United States of America

Princeton University

Arts and Culture, Public/Social Policy

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Amanda Morrison is a senior at Princeton, majoring in International Affairs and Public Policy and minoring in East Asian studies and film production. A U.S. Presidential Scholar, Amanda has studied Mandarin at a language intensive in Beijing and worked at the U.S.-Asia Law Institute in New York City, focusing on gender discrimination and censorship. She worked as an executive assistant to film producers in Los Angeles and is president of Princeton’s visual journalism organization as well as a managing editor for the Business Today magazine. Alongside her written thesis, Amanda is currently directing and producing a documentary about Chinese feminism. Amanda is 22 years old and from the United States.

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.

Amy Kramer (2019)

United States of America

Duke University

Foreign Policy, Government

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Amy Kramer is a Robertson Scholar at Duke University studying Public Policy and Political Science. She is an Army ROTC Cadet and wrote her senior honors thesis on the impact of female leadership in ROTC programs nationally. She recently worked with U.S. Army Cadet Command at Fort Knox and helped develop a new national Cadet Command diversity strategy. On campus, she is a member of the Duke Program in American Grand Strategy and plays bassoon in the Duke orchestra. Amy is passionate about studying the strategic security benefits of mainstreaming gender perspectives in military operations and hopes to pursue a career in defense consulting and national security policy. Amy is 21 years old and from the United States.

An-Chi DAI (2019)

Taiwan, China

Cornell University

Business, Public/Social Policy

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An-Chi DAI graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor's degree in Applied Economics and Management. She also spent a semester traveling across 4 continents and 12 countries with Semester at Sea which shaped her passion and desire to integrate culture and diversity in a business setting. Angela works at Blackrock based in Hong Kong advising a diverse range of pension funds, insurance companies, and family offices across Asia. Her performance at the firm was awarded an Early Career Female Sponsorship in 2017. She is also opening a food and lifestyle marketplace that aims to create a platform for the local creative and arts community within her hometown of Taichung. Through the Schwarzman Scholars program, An-Chi hopes to explore the entrepreneurship landscape in Beijing and further enhance her leadership skills in order to effectively lead and manage her own businesses. An-Chi is 24 years old and from Taiwan.

Anastasya Lloyd-Damnjanovic (2017)

United States of America

Princeton University

Foreign Policy

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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 graduated from Harvard in 2017 with a degree in History and East Asian Studies. He has conducted research in archives from Cambridge to Shanghai to Beijing to Taipei, publishing several articles in academic journals. After leaving Schwarzman College, Anatol intends to continue this academic work, pursuing a doctorate in Chinese history. During the summer, Anatol worked with a startup that runs American-style summer camps in China. Anatol is 22 years old, was born in the Boston area, but grew up in New York City and is from the United States.

Andi WANG (2019)

China

Yale University

Business, Economics/Economic Policy

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Andi WANG hails from Beijing, China. He graduated from Yale University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. He is a firm believer in harnessing the power of rigorous economic theories and econometric tools to promote social welfare. During college, he interned as a loan officer at CFPA Microfinance, China's largest microfinance NPO, and studied the theories of microfinance in school. After college, he worked as a research associate at the finance unit of Harvard Business School. His current research interests include pension design and asset pricing. Andi is 23 years old and from China.

Andrew Chang (2020)

United States of America

Harvard University

Health, Public/Social Policy

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Andrew Chang studied Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology and Global Health and Health Policy at Harvard University. He worked at the Broad Institute and the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center conducting lab research on chromatin biology. Growing up in Taipei, Shanghai, and then Los Angeles has guided his interest in international relations. He worked as the Secretary-General of Harvard Model United Nations, an educational nonprofit that fosters leadership and global perspectives among high-school students from over 40 countries. His primary interest is in health-related interventions surrounding child abuse and neglect. Andrew is 22 years old and from the United States.

Andrew Ertl (2018)

United States of America

Columbia University

Foreign Policy, Government, Law

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Andrew Ertl graduated from Columbia University in May 2017 with a degree in History and a specialization in Modern Military Studies. Before enrolling at Columbia University, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in January 2008. After deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan, Andrew was selected for the Marine Corps’ embassy security program and spent his last three years in Tbilisi, Beijing, and Budapest. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Andrew is researching how public opinion influences military policy and vice versa including interactions between civilians and military personnel. Andrew is 28 years old, was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin and is from the United States.

Andrew Lim (2019)

Canada

Northwestern University

Entrepreneurship, Finance

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Andrew Lim graduated in 2014 from Northwestern University with a double major in Economics and Communication Studies. Previously, Andrew worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Hong Kong where he advised corporates on international capital markets transactions. Currently, Andrew is Director of a Hong Kong venture capital platform, and is leading the firm’s expansion into China, Korea and the Kingdom of Bahrain. He is also an angel investor and advisor to multiple startups in Asia. Upon completion of Schwarzman Scholars, Andrew hopes to continue his career in venture capital to help scale technologies that address global problems. Andrew is 25 years old and from Canada.

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.

Andrew Wrigley (2019)

Australia

Australian National University

Entrepreneurship, Technology

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Andrew Wrigley graduated from the Australian National University with First Class Honours and the University Medal in Computer Science. He is the co-founder of Neliti, Indonesia's largest platform for sharing academic research. He was an Australian New Colombo Plan Scholar in Singapore and has published research in artificial intelligence. Andrew is passionate about technology and entrepreneurship, and as a Schwarzman Scholar aspires to further his knowledge of China to improve a mutual understanding of contemporary issues around business and technology. Andrew is 28 years old and from Australia.

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.

Anh Vu Vincent Nguyen (2019)

Vietnam

University of New South Wales

Business, Public/Social Policy

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Anh Vu Vincent Nguyen received higher education in Australia and spent the early stage of his career away from his hometown of Vietnam. Before becoming a Schwarzman Scholar, Anh worked for a well-established financial institution in Sydney. Anh Vu Vincent has achieved a great deal in the not-for-profit space, serving on management committees of charities and professional associations in both Australia and Vietnam. He is the founder of a publication platform for Vietnamese to express their voice, share their knowledge and tell their stories. He also founded Vietnam Centre, an organization with a mission to promote Vietnam to the world. In his home country, he serves as a Central Committee Member of Vietnam Youth Federation. He wants to promote a mutual understanding and economic partnership between Vietnam and China. Anh Vu Vincent is 28 years old and from Vietnam.

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 worked in multiple policy internships in child care research and advocacy. At MIT, she was the Executive Director of a non-profit dedicated to dual athletic-academic mentorship for under resourced Boston high schoolers. She will be studying at Harvard Law School after the Schwarzman Scholars program. Anita is 18 years old and from the United States.

Ankita Satpathy (2020)

United States of America

University of Virginia

Foreign Policy, Government

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Ankita Satpathy is a fourth-year student at the University of Virginia, where she studies foreign affairs and government through the Politics Honors program. She has a minor in history and is primarily interested in issues of diplomacy and development. At UVA, Ankita serves as the Honor Committee’s Vice Chair for Hearings, a Resident Advisor, and a Politics Research Assistant. Ankita has interned for the U.S. Department of State, the Miller Center of Public Affairs, and the Legal Aid Justice Center of Central Virginia. She is excited to continue her study of foreign policy and U.S-China relations at Tsinghua University. Ankita is 21 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.

Anthony Wang (2019)

Canada

New York University

Environment/Climate, Finance

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Anthony Wang is a graduate of NYU Stern School of Business, with a dual concentration in Finance and Management. After graduating Stern, Anthony has worked at J.P. Morgan as an Analyst in the Investment Bank, focused on the Healthcare and Consumer industries. Upon completion of Schwarzman Scholars, Anthony hopes to pursue a career in the merging bond market in China, with an interest in green financing and promoting greater environmental sustainability. Anthony has a passion of traveling, having grown up in 3 different continents (Asia, Europe and North America). Anthony is 24 years old and from Canada.

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 27 years old and from the United States and India.

Arjun Kapur (2019)

United States of America

Harvard University

Foreign Policy, Government

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Arjun Kapur earned a bachelor’s degree in Government with a secondary in History from Harvard University in 2016. He was a Staff Writer at the Harvard Political Review, a Harvard Institute of Politics Director’s Intern at CNN’s flagship international affairs program Fareed Zakaria GPS, and a Research Assistant at Harvard’s American Secretaries of State Project. In his home state of Connecticut, he interned in the Office of the Governor and at the Hartford Investment Management Company. Since 2016, Arjun has been a Research Assistant at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, where he focuses on U.S. foreign policy and grand strategy and serves as the first Coordinator of the Center’s Applied History Project. Arjun is 23 years old and from the United States.

Arnaaz Ameer (2020)

India

Gujarat National Law University

Law, Public/Social Policy

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Arnaaz Ameer is a Legislative Assistant to Member of Parliament (LAMP) Fellow. As a Legislative Assistant she has drafted Private Member Bills on the elimination of caste-based surnames and on mandating a Special Component Plan and Tribal Sub-Plan for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. Arnaaz graduated from Gujarat National Law University with a Dual Bachelor in Law and Social Work (Honours). At law school, she worked on gender justice, education and access to justice for socio-economically underrepresented minorities. She also established the GNLU Gender & Sexuality Forum and organised the first queer film festival across all National Law Universities in India. Arnaaz is 22 years old and from India.

Aron Rimanyi (2019)

United States of America

Duke University

Economics/Economic Policy, Foreign Policy

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Aron Rimanyi will graduate in May from Duke University, where he studies political science and economics as an Angier B. Duke Scholar. Over the past three years, Aron worked with people and companies affiliated with the Hungarian government on international diplomatic and economic initiatives. On campus, Aron helped lead the Duke Program in American Grand Strategy and the Alexander Hamilton Society. With a wide range of interests, Aron has published articles on medieval history, led a staff ride to Grenada, and debated policy in the Swiss youth parliament. In the future, Aron hopes to pursue a career in government consulting. Aron is 21 years old and is from Hungary and 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.

Asami Takahashi (2020)

Japan

Osaka University, University of Tokyo

Public/Social Policy

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Asami Takahashi pursued her first Master’s degree in Public Policy at The University of Tokyo, where she was a selected student in Global Leader Program for Social Design and Management. She has diverse experiences in private and public sectors, including American Council on Germany in New York, U.S. Consulate General Osaka-Kobe, and extensive participation in programs such as APEC Voices of the Future, and Japan, China, ROK Trilateral Youth Summit. She received the Presidential Award for Extracurricular Activities and the Human Sciences Award as the top graduate from Osaka University in 2017. Asami is 24 years old and from Japan.

Ashish Inani (2019)

India

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Business, Technology

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Ashish Inani graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in 2014 with a dual degree in Aerospace Engineering earning 3 Undergraduate Research Awards. Since then, he has been working at Toyo Engineering Corporation, Japan in the Plant Business Unit primarily focusing on Vendor Supply Chain Management and Overall EPC Project Strategy. His professional career has evolved his perception, attitude and work by providing him the perfect platform for leading globally diverse teams in Malaysia, Indonesia and Japan. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Ashish wants to explore in depth the technicalities, drivers and developments in the manufacturing industry while building relationships that will help foster India-China business cooperation. Ashish is 25 years old and from India.

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.

Atoka Jo (2020)

Japan

New York University

Public/Social Policy

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Atoka Jo studied Social Research and Public Policy at New York University Abu Dhabi. She spent each semester studying abroad in Argentina and Ghana, and interned at the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations in New York. She co-directed a leadership development organization for girls in the UAE. As a member of the Masayoshi Son Foundation, she received a scholarship to conduct research in Costa Rica, investigating the correlation between education, poverty, and happiness. She aspires to work at the United Nations and create her own NPO in the future. Atoka is 21 years old and from Japan.

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.

Axel Larsson (2020)

Sweden

University of Cambridge

Economics/Economic Policy, Foreign Policy

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Axel Larsson is a student of Politics and International Relations at the University of Cambridge. He has a passion for human rights and has worked with the UNHCR and interned with the Human Rights Defense Center. Recently, he wrote a prize-winning essay on whether economic sanctions are an effective way to make states comply with international human rights law. Axel is also involved in the newly created Swedish political party, the Initiative. Upon completion of the program, Axel aims to use his increased understanding of China in the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Axel is 23 years old and from Sweden.

Beixi Li (2020)

China

Central South University, University of Rochester

Healthcare, Public/Social Policy

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Beixi Li graduated from the University of Rochester with a Master’s degree in Public Health. She obtained her medical degree from Xiangya School of Medicine, Central South University in 2015. Beixi is a licensed Preventive Medicine Doctor in China. She worked as a physician in Xuhui Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for two years, responding to foodborne diseases and public health emergencies. During her study in the United States, Beixi interned in the Center for Tobacco-Free Finger Lakes funded by NYSDOH. She spent time helping people to learn the health hazards of tobacco and e-cigarettes, especially teens and adolescents. Beixi hopes to improve and strengthen policies regulating tobacco and e-cigarettes worldwide. She believes preventive medicine and public health is the most important way to save the lives of hundreds of millions of people in the world. Beixi is 28 years old and from China.

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 Chi (2019)

United States of America

Southern Methodist University

Health, Public/Social Policy

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Benjamin Chi is a senior at Southern Methodist University studying Biochemistry and Health and Society. He has led public health research in Harbin, China studying diabetes in rural to urban migrants. Locally, he is a Community Outreach Fellow, where he is working on changing the Texas Family Code to empower homeless youth through healthcare. Benjamin is also interested in the intersection between finance and healthcare, working at Peregrine Investments as the healthcare analyst. He is passionate about addressing healthcare disparities and one day hopes to work on international health policy. Benjamin is 21 years old and from the United States.

Benjamin Dowdle (2018)

New Zealand

University of Auckland

Entrepreneurship, Environment/Climate

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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 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. Before joining the programme, Ben spent a year as a consultant in the Climate Change team at EY. Through the Schwarzman Scholars program, Ben hopes to build his understanding of China and promote New Zealand - China relations. 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.

Benjamin Hook (2019)

United States of America

United States Air Force Academy

Public/Social Policy, Technology

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Benjamin Hook is a member of the Class of 2018 at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Upon graduation, he will hold a Bachelor of Science degree in astronautical engineering. Ben is fascinated with China’s culture and hopes to further his understanding of how China will impact future global affairs, especially in the space environment. At the Academy, Ben has held numerous leadership positions while also serving as a glider instructor pilot and nationally competitive aerobatic pilot. Following the Schwarzman Scholars program, Ben will serve his nation as an Air Force officer and military pilot. Ben is 21 years old and from the United States.

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.

Bita Ghassemi (2020)

United States of America

University of Texas at Austin

Arts and Culture, Economics/Economic Policy

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Bita Ghassemi graduated as the Outstanding Scholar at The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science degree in Radio-Television-Film and a minor in German. An advocate for diversity in front of and behind the camera, she created Farsi-language short films at her university that have broadened many Texans’ knowledge of the Iranian people and culture. Her short films have been accepted to film festivals around the world. During her time at Tsinghua University, she hopes to gain a better understanding of the Chinese economy and film industry. Bita is 22 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 graduated, summa cum laude, from Harvard University in 2017. Elected to Phi Beta Kappa as a junior, his studies focused 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 was editor-in-chief of a literary anthology by the Korean diaspora and has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. He hopes to pursue a career in Australian politics. Bo is 23 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. Following graduation, he joined the Australian Public Service, where he was a founding member of the Behavioral Economics Team of Australia (BETA), the 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. Before becoming a Schwarzman Scholar, he worked at the Boston Consulting Group in the public sector and financial institutions practice areas. Bob is originally from Sydney, 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.

Bor Hung Chong (2019)

Malaysia

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Energy, Entrepreneurship

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Bor Hung Chong is a graduate from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) where he completed a dual degree in Computer Engineering and Business Management. He previously volunteered at the Boao Forum for Asia, working alongside world leaders including Bill Gates and Elon Musk. He is working on a startup in the solar industry and is leading the development of solar projects in Malaysia. With a passion for sustainable energy, Bor Hung hopes to drive the transformation of mankind into a zero carbon society. Bor Hung is 24 years old and from Malaysia.

Bozhong XUE (2019)

China

Northwestern University

Business, Economics/Economic Policy

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Bozhong XUE graduated in 2012 from Northwestern University with a double major in Civil Engineering and Sociology, plus a minor in Transportation and Logistics. He returned to Beijing and started his career in the two largest state-owned financial companies: Citic Group and Everbright Group. With hands-on experience in the working field, Bozhong started his own company in 2015 and is now focusing on Chinese real-estate market through M&A funds and REITS. He possesses the ambition to facilitate a more cohesive and consensual Sino-American relationship. Through the Schwarzman Scholars program, Bozhong hopes to gain a holistic perspective about the world especially the United States. Bozhong is 28 years old and from China.

Bradley Jardine (2019)

United Kingdom

University of Glasgow

Media, Technology

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Bradley Jardine is a journalist from Scotland and for the past three years has worked across the former Soviet Union, from the Caspian Sea to the Baltic States. After graduating from a master's program in Eurasian Studies at the University of Glasgow, he moved to the Czech Republic, where he interned with RFE/RL’s Turkmen news service. Bradley later arrived in Russia as a reporter and editor for The Moscow Times, writing stories on topics such as the far right, disinformation, criminal networks and terrorism. Bradley is interested in digital media and its impact on journalism. He hopes to study Business and Economics in order to better understand China’s expanding digital economy. Bradley is 26 years old and from the United Kingdom.

Bradley Torpey (2019)

United States of America

United States Military Academy at West Point

Economics/Economic Policy, Law

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Bradley Torpey is a cadet at the United States Military Academy, where he studies Economics. He serves as the Cadet-in-Charge of the Sandhurst Infantry Skills Competition, which assembles over fifty international military academies and ROTC programs to compete in a rigorous competition testing physical fitness and military skills. He is a four-year member of West Point’s Model United Nations team, studying and debating international policy. He also learned first-hand the ramifications of banking regulatory reforms as an intern at Deutsche Bank. He intends to study public policy and law to advocate for human rights at home and abroad. Brad is 21 years old and from the United States.

Brett Daley (2019)

United States of America

Northeastern University

Entrepreneurship, Technology

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Brett Daley will graduate from Northeastern University in May 2018 with a bachelor's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, where he currently conducts research on artificial intelligence and robotics. He has interned at multiple high-technology companies including SpaceX, Tesla, Flextronics, and AMD. Brett is interested in entrepreneurship and its ability to accelerate technological progress. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Brett hopes to develop his leadership skills and better understand how artificial intelligence can promote global prosperity. Brett is 23 years old and from the United States.

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)

Taiwan, China

National Tsing Hua University

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Brian studied Quantitative Finance at National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan. He first worked at IBM Taiwan, then discovered his passion in edtech (education technology) and worked at two edtech startups. In the future, he hopes to use edtech to provide high-quality education for everyone at an affordable cost. As a curious person at heart, he loves backpacking and has visited 60+ cities abroad. Brian is 27 years old and from Taiwan, China.

Bridget Barker (2019)

Australia

University of Melbourne

Government, Public/Social Policy

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Bridget Barker graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Australian Indigenous Studies and is currently studying a Master of Public Policy and Management, both at the University of Melbourne. Bridget is passionate about diversity and inclusion and working with not-for-profit, government and corporate stakeholders to promote social inclusion, particularly through sports and recreation. Bridget is a coach of young women in sports, and a manager in the sports administration industry. Bridget has designed, led and implemented various gender equality initiatives across Australia in the sporting industry to empower women and girls. Bridget is 27 years old and from Australia.

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.

Capucine Cogne (2019)

France

London School of Economics and Political Science

Economics/Economic Policy, Entrepreneurship

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Capucine Cogne read International History at LSE, where she specialized in Chinese 20th Century Economic and Social History. As an undergraduate, she co-founded the Alternative Careers Society, which seeks to expand awareness of job prospects outside the “typical LSE paths.” She also co-led European Student Startups (ESS), the first pan-European student startup competition and seed investment platform. As a Schwarzman Scholar, she hopes to continue her Mandarin studies and develop her knowledge of global business and international relations, to play a significant role in shaping Chinese economic relations with European countries. Capucine is 21 years old and from France.

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, Carlos 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.

Carlos Rodriguez (2020)

United States of America

University of Texas at Dallas

Foreign Policy, Public/Social Policy

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Carlos Rodriguez is a Global Business and Marketing double major at the University of Texas at Dallas. He is passionate about nuclear nonproliferation issues and plans to dedicate his career to reducing nuclear threats through multilateral diplomacy. Originally from Puerto Rico, he has interned with the United Nations Information Center, the U.S. Department of State, and the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization. Carlos is a Boy Scout who enjoys hiking, camping, and outdoor adventures. He is 21 years old and from the United States.

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 Krumholz (2019)

United States of America

Harvard University

Economics/Economic Policy, Finance

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Charles Krumholz graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard University in 2018 with highest honors in Economics and a secondary in Government. As a painter, Charlie applies his artistic perspective to his passions for economics and investing. Having deferred enrollment for Harvard’s JD-MBA dual degree program, Charlie has worked as research assistant for Professor Lawrence Summers and as a member on founder Ray Dalio’s personal team at Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund. He served as a Class Gift Marshal, president of Harvard’s oldest investment club, and student guide at the Harvard Art Museums. He wrote his senior thesis on the relationship between Chinese fiscal policy centralization and provincial real estate markets. Charlie is 23 years old and from South Florida in the United States.

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 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 China. As a Schwarzman scholar, he hopes to develop a deep contextual understanding of China’s economic situation, to best contribute to building the next generation of Chinese industry. Charles speaks Business Chinese and Fluent Spanish, and is from France.

Che Huang (2020)

China

New York University

Arts and Culture, Communication

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Che (Sophie) Huang will graduate from New York University (NYU) in 2019, majoring in Hotel and Tourism Management with a concentration in Event Management and a minor in Web Programming and Application. Her interest in finding solutions to bridge cultures, especially between China and the rest of the world, leads to her focus in event management. She sees events as a shared experience among attendees and a tool to provide common topics to start conversations among people from different cultures and backgrounds. She is the current president of the NYU Chinese Students and Scholars Association and a Resident Assistant in one of the NYU Residence Halls. These positions and the diverse students she works with provide growth in understanding of both Chinese and Western cultures. As a Scholar, Sophie is looking to learn from her fellow scholars and continuously find solutions in connecting people and cultures. Sophie is 22 years old and from Shenzhen, China.

Chen-Hsiang Shen (2020)

Taiwan, China

National Taiwan University

Arts and Culture, Entrepreneurship

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Chen-Hsiang Shen studied Chinese literature at National Taiwan University, graduating in three years. She is currently spending a year studying film and management in the United Kingdom. Studying Chinese literature has shaped her knowledge of and passion for Chinese culture and cultivated her dream of promoting it. Chen-Hsiang is co-founder of a brand that creatively sells products highlighting Chinese elements. She hopes to use this brand as her first step toward realizing her goal of creatively promoting Chinese culture. Chen-Hsiang is 21 years old and from Taiwan, China.

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 with a dual Bachelor degree in Economics and 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, London School of Economics and Political Science

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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.

Christopher Sperrazza (2020)

United States of America

Hunter College, The City University of New York

Government, Public/Social Policy

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Christopher Sperrazza is a senior at Hunter College where he is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and minor in Human Rights. With a passion for public service, Christopher has worked in various capacities in the New York City non-profit sector, and held public office as a member of his Community Board. His policy focus is in poverty reduction, specializing in homelessness and shelter reform. As a Schwarzman Scholar he hopes to study China’s poverty reduction policy employed both domestically and internationally, and bring back innovative policy solutions to his home nation. Christopher is 21 years old and from the United States.

Christopher Yeh (2020)

United States of America

Stanford University

Environment/Climate, Technology

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Christopher (Chris) Yeh is a Master’s degree student studying Computer Science at Stanford University with a focus on artificial intelligence. As president of Code the Change, he led student teams to work with nonprofits on complex software projects for social good. He also performs research in Stanford’s Sustainability and Artificial Intelligence lab, where he implements computer vision algorithms to create high-resolution maps of poverty in developing countries. At Schwarzman College, he hopes to learn how to work with government and industry leaders to leverage artificial intelligence for tackling environmental challenges. Chris is 21 years old and from the United States.

Christopher Yuan (2019)

United States of America

Stanford University

Government, Technology

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Christopher Yuan is a senior studying Computer Science at Stanford University with a focus on computer systems and artificial intelligence. As president of the Business Association of Stanford Entrepreneurial Students, he brought entrepreneurship education to over 5,000 people. Chris believes that entrepreneurs will quickly drive advancements in AI and automation that reshape global political and social structures. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Chris hopes to learn how governments can effectively work with industry leaders to guide advancements in technology for the benefit of humankind. In his free time, he is an enthusiastic cyclist, painter, and waltz dancer. Chris is 21 years old and from the United States.

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.

Chubing Li (2020)

China

Peking University

Communication, Education

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Chubing Li graduated with distinction from Peking University in 2018 with a Bachelor's degree in English Literature. She also studied Classics and Greek tragedy at Durham University (UK) as a visiting student. Chubing is committed to promoting cross-cultural communication and education equality. As a product management intern at Microsoft Research Asia, she independently designed 25 bilingual courses for an online learning app. To establish long term communication platforms for young scholars, she co-founded the inaugural China-Middle East Youth Dialogue at Peking University. As a research assistant at the Institute of Economics of Education, she wrote case studies on education innovation that were later included in government policy recommendations. She is also a tennis and fencing enthusiast. Chubing is 22 years old and from China.

Chun Po Chiu CHOY (2019)

Hong Kong SAR, China

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Business, Economics/Economic Policy

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Chun Po Chiu CHOY is a graduate from the Chinese University of Hong Kong business school, double majored in International Business Management and Marketing. In 2014 after graduation, she founded her wellness company. Aspired to revolutionize the baby and maternity industry, she launched two brands, SPAWAWA (Baby Spa) and SPAMAMA (Mother Spa), bringing new concepts and products to Hong Kong and Macau. Her goal is to expand her business internationally and to become a leader in the domain of maternity healthcare. She is also a founding member of the CUHK Alumni Entrepreneurs Association, dedicated to the promotion of entrepreneurship. As a Schwarzman Scholar, she hopes to see how Hong Kong startup could further explore the market opportunity in China and to leverage the Chinese capital market for growth acceleration. Chun Po Chiu is 26 years old and from Hong Kong.

Chynara Erkulova (2020)

Kyrgyzstan

KIMEP University

Business, Technology

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Chynara Erkulova graduated from KIMEP University, a leading business school in Central Asia, with a BSc in Business Administration and Accounting. At KIMEP, Chynara led a Consulting Club where she gathered the top 10% of the university business students. A US-CAEF scholarship recipient, she spent a semester in Singapore followed by an internship at Teach for Malaysia. Chynara is currently working at Sky Mobile (Beeline trademark), the largest telecommunications services provider in Kyrgyzstan. At Beeline, Chynara managed a number of projects, including the very first Global Digithon (hackathon). The event took place in Armenia and involved VEON subsidiaries from 12 countries. Chynara is 24 years old and from Kyrgyzstan.

Claire Colberg (2019)

United States of America

Stanford University

Foreign Policy, Technology

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Claire Colberg graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in International Relations and Honors in International Security Studies. Claire began her career as a Business Analyst in McKinsey's Washington D.C. office, where she focused on helping defense companies and government agencies adapt their products, strategies, and organizational structures in the face of digital disruption. Next, she served as the Deputy Chief of Staff to McKinsey's Global Managing Partner, a role which took her to over 25 countries in the past year. Claire is currently a junior project manager in McKinsey's San Francisco office. Outside of work, Claire is a Board member of the Mongolian Young Scholars Program (MYSP), a program for high-achieving Mongolian high school students that sparked her passion for Mongolia and the countries along the former Silk Road. While at Stanford, Claire spent 6 months living in Beijing and studying Mandarin, and is excited about returning to Beijing to continue her studies on China. Claire is 25 years old and from the United States.  

Clara Ma (2020)

United States of America

Yale University

Energy, Environment/Climate

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Clara Ma studied Geology and Geophysics and Political Science at Yale University, with concentrations in climate science and Chinese energy and environmental policy. She is a U.S. Presidential Scholar and has worked at the U.S. Department of Energy, where she contributed to the development of the Energy Earth System Model. After winning an essay contest to name the Mars rover, Curiosity, she worked with NASA for nearly a decade to promote youth engagement in science and space exploration; she continues this work as the president of Yale Undergraduate Women in STEM. Clara is 21 years old and from the United States.

Clarinda Blais (2019)

United States of America

Boston University

Education, Public/Social Policy

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Clarinda Blais graduated summa cum laude from Boston University where she studied Philosophy and Chinese, and was a Case Scholar. Clarinda is the founder of the Free Philosophy Project, an organization which allows university students to lead philosophy classes in homeless shelters. She also spent time living in rural China where she did research in education policy. Blais will pursue a PhD in education, closely examining the differences in education in China and the U.S. She believes this understanding is essential to promoting strong, productive relations between the two countries. Clarinda is 22 years old and from the United States.

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 graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in East Asian Studies. His thesis investigated historical memory of the Mao period through grassroots Chinese internet forum essays. In 2014, Clay was awarded a Stanford 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 such as CCTV and Formosa Television, accumulated millions of online views, and also appeared as a cast member on the Beijing TV program “Beijingke”. Clay is 23 years old and from the United States.

Colin Lopez (2019)

United States of America

West Virginia University

Health, Public/Social Policy

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Colin Lopez is currently a Fulbright Researcher in Amman, Jordan working with the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to evaluate refugee healthcare access in the country. Previously, Colin was Project Coordinator for WVHEALTHLINK, an online atlas designed to inventory and visualize primary healthcare access in West Virginia. An advanced Arabic speaker, Lopez also studied in Jordan and Morocco on the Boren Scholarship and Critical Language Scholarship. Colin graduated summa cum laude from the Honors College at West Virginia University in 2017 with a degree in International Studies with an Emphasis on International Business. Colin is 25 years old and is from Canada and the United States.

Colleen Ryan (2019)

United States of America

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, University of York

Foreign Policy, Law

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Colleen Ryan is a recent graduate of the University of Tennessee and is currently studying post-war recovery at the University of York on a Fulbright grant. With interests in conflict-sensitive development and justice sector reform, she has conducted fieldwork in Uganda and Kosovo. She completed two undergraduate theses examining prison reform in Uganda's post-conflict transition and exploring alternative justice mechanisms for sexual violence adjudication on U.S. college campuses. She has been active in advocacy around sexual violence prevention and sex education access in her home state of Tennessee. Colleen 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 is a United States Army aviation officer. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor’s degree in Management and concentration in Systems Engineering. At West Point, Collin led Air Assault School, Special Olympics Committee, and Student Conference on U.S. Affairs. He has spent time at the Korea Military Academy and the Gordon Institute of Business Science in Johannesburg. Along with flying helicopters for the Army, Collin seeks to spend a career in organizational leadership and has a particular interest in talent management. Collin is 23 years old and from the United States.

Conor McGlynn (2020)

Ireland

Trinity College Dublin, University of Cambridge

Economics/Economic Policy, Public/Social Policy

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Conor McGlynn is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and the University of Cambridge, where he studied philosophy and economics. His focus is on how philosophy can inform and improve public policymaking. For the last two years he has worked on EU affairs in Brussels, learning about transnational governance and working on the regulation of cutting edge biotechnologies. He is also a Director at a social justice start-up that promotes access to justice in developing countries, conducting projects for the UN and NGOs. He hopes to pursue a career in international politics. Conor is 25 years old and from Ireland.

Conor O’Meara (2020)

Ireland

Trinity College Dublin

Business, Economics/Economic Policy

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Conor O’Meara graduated from Trinity College Dublin as Business Student of the Year in 2016, with a first-class honors BA in Economics and Business. He now works for a technology start-up focused on data analytics and behavioral science in New York and London. An avid entrepreneur, he co-founded a social enterprise to improve food distribution for refugees during the European Refugee Crisis, and previously interned in the US Senate. An opera singer and performer, he trained in Dublin’s Conservatory of Music. He is interested in behavioral economics, technology, and economic policy. Conor is 24 years old and from Ireland.

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.

Cristina Parajon (2019)

United States of America

Harvard University

Government, Public/Social Policy

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Cristina Parajon will graduate from Harvard University in May 2018 with a degree in Sociology and a minor in Government. Cristina has served as the president of the world's largest Model OAS Conference, founded the Harvard Organization for Latin America, and been published for her research on adolescent pregnancy in Nicaragua. Because of her primary interest is how bio-power is expressed in the reproductive capability of women, Cristina is excited to explore China’s reproductive policies. Cristina aims to return to Nicaragua and improve the quality of living for women in Latin America. Cristina is 21 years old and from Nicaragua and the United States.

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 was designated Valedictorian and graduated First in Class with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration at Universidad del Pacifico. He worked for 3 years at the Government of Peru, first as an intern of Banking and Microfinance Regulation before being promoted to Supervisor of the Market Conduct Regulation and Financial Inclusion Office in the Superintendency of Banks, Insurance Companies and Pension Funds. Daniel 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 national financial technology policy. In the future, Daniel plans to return 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.

Daniel Kilimnik (2019)

United States of America

Stanford University

Foreign Policy, Government

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Daniel Kilimnik is a Business Analyst with the management consultancy, McKinsey & Company, in New York, where he has served a range of media, manufacturing, and financial services clients. He graduated from Stanford University in 2016 with a degree in Economics and History. Passionate about foreign policy, Daniel wrote an undergraduate honors thesis on the evolving role of the armed forces in German security policy. Daniel is 23 years old and is from Germany and the United States.

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.

Darren Touch (2020)

Canada

University of British Columbia, University of Ottawa

Economics/Economic Policy, Public/Social Policy

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Darren Touch is the son of war refugees from Cambodia and developed a unique perspective about the importance of evidence-based, people-focused public policy. He is a graduate from the University of Ottawa in Political Science and Public Administration, and is currently completing a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Global Affairs at the University of British Columbia. Darren is a TD Scholar for Community Leadership, and has been a student representative at both universities. To support Cambodia’s development, Darren is keen on returning to Cambodia and supporting the Royal Government of Cambodia’s advancement on key policy issues such as Chinese investment in Cambodia and the education system. Darren is 23 years old and from Canada.

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 China Central Television. Currently, David is a consultant with McKinsey & Company in South East Asia where he focuses on due diligence and corporate growth strategies for companies around the world. Through Schwarzman Scholars, he plans to learn how to help companies and societies prosper in an increasingly globalized world. He speaks both Spanish and Chinese, and he has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. David is 26 years old and from the United States.

David Morency (2020)

United States of America

Lehigh University

Business, Finance

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David Morency is a President’s Scholar at Lehigh University studying Finance, Industrial and Systems Engineering, and Mandarin. At Lehigh, David was recognized as the Class of 2018 Convocation Speaker and a Donald E. Flinchbaugh Memorial Scholar for Innovation Leadership. He is a published researcher on topics including cryptocurrency regulation and historical U.S.-China education exchange. David has previously worked internationally in early-stage venture capital and investment banking roles. He aspires to further support entrepreneurial companies through international transactions and expansion strategies by understanding the intersection of entrepreneurship and finance in China. David is 22 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.

Deborah Tien (2019)

United States of America

Wellesley College, Wellesley University

Public/Social Policy

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Deborah Tien graduated from Wellesley College with a degree in Astrophysics in 2012. Armed with a passion for creative justice and a deep belief that it should not just be the 'elite' who solve the hard problems, she has spent the past few years living and working in Arusha, Tanzania, leading a small, grassroots social innovation makerspace & outreach programs, focused on creating a world with more local solutions to local challenges. Her ecosystem approach has led to developing local & international partnerships and sparked many interesting conversations. Deborah is 27 years old and from the United States.

Devshi Mehrotra (2020)

United States of America

University of Chicago

Public/Social Policy, Technology

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Devshi Mehrotra is fourth-year student at the University of Chicago, where she is currently pursuing a joint Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science. Over the course of her college experience, she has completed engineering and research internships at Peking University, Facebook, Google Brain, Microsoft Research, and DeepMind. She is also deeply invested in political and civic engagement on campus, serving as Senior Chair of the Institute of Politics and Director of the computer science outreach organization compileHer. She ultimately hopes to merge her interests in artificial intelligence research and public policy to help build a more equitable society. Devshi is 21 years old and from the United States.

Dominic Feroze (2020)

United Kingdom

London School of Economics and Political Science, University of Oxford

Business, Economics/Economic Policy, Technology

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Dominic Feroze is an LSE and Oxford graduate currently working as an Associate in the Deal Advisory team at KPMG in London. He spent the past year in China as a Policy Advisor with the British Chamber of Commerce in China working on post-Brexit, UK-China relations. While at Oxford, his research specialized in China-India economic relations; a topic he would like to continue to explore further at Schwarzman College. He is passionate about technology and community projects to tackle poverty and founded “Code Your Chance” to tackle this issue. He has previous work experience with the TATA Group in Mumbai and JP Morgan in London. Dominic 24 years old and from the United Kingdom.

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.

Dunola Oladapo (2020)

United Kingdom

Royal Holloway University of London

Business, Finance

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Dunola Oladapo is an FX Operations Analyst at Goldman Sachs. She was the 2017 UK ambassador to the G[irls]20 Summit, after which she founded a post-summit initiative to empower girls in her local community called, Luton Lights. She sits on the #iWill Fund Leadership Board where she influences how investment is allocated to increase UK youth social action by 2020. She served as the UK ‘production, innovation and digitalization’ delegate to the 2017 Youth G7 summit and then the Young European Leadership delegation to the 2017 MISK Global Forum. She is a Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassador. Dunola is 23 years old and from the United Kingdom.

Duy Danny Nguyen (2019)

United States of America

United States Military Academy at West Point

Foreign Policy, Public/Social Policy

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Duy Danny Nguyen is a recent graduate of the United States Military Academy who majored in American Politics. Originally from Oklahoma, he is the son of Vietnamese refugees who came to the United States following the fall of Saigon, and is dedicated to helping the refugees of today. He has done extensive research into American refugee policy, with his thesis analyzing the variation in outcomes between asylum and refugee policy processes. Danny hopes that by studying public policy in China, he can gain the tools necessary to be a policy leader and change refugee policy for the better. Danny is 21 years old and from the United States.

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.

Eduardo Batista (2020)

Brazil

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Business, Consulting

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Eduardo Batista is a senior at the University of Michigan studying Business and Cognitive Science. Coming from Brazil, he is the first international intern in the Boston Consulting Group’s Detroit office. On campus, he is the youngest-ever President of a 15 year-old consulting organization called Michigan Emissary Group. He advises the Vice-President for Student Life on policy decisions that impact the campus, such as the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative. He also advises more than 85 residents each year as a Residential Advisor at South Quadrangle Residence Hall. He has previously worked in the Parliament of Canada, in the Government of Ceara in Brazil, and in Washington D.C. as a Carson Scholar. Eduardo is 22 years old and from Brazil and Lithuania.

Edwin Saucedo (2019)

United States of America

University of Southern California

Economics/Economic Policy, Government

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Edwin Saucedo is a masters student at the University of Southern California where he also received a B.S. in Public Policy. He is a first-generation college student and a proud Gates Millennium Scholar, Presidential Scholar, and USC Norman Topping Scholar. At USC, Edwin served as Student Body President, representing 18,000 undergraduates and advocating for increased resources for marginalized students. Currently, Edwin is a Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellow with the California State Legislature. In the future, he hopes to serve marginalized communities by fostering trade and investment in underserved areas. Edwin is 22 years old and from the United States.

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.

Elizabeth Hardister (2019)

United States of America

University of Georgia

Foreign Policy, Health

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Elizabeth Hardister is a student at the University of Georgia, where she is completing a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs and a Master of Public Health in Disaster Management. She conducts research in issues related to emergency response and weapons of mass destruction nonproliferation. As a Schwarzman Scholar at Tsinghua University, she will be seeking the concentration in International Studies to learn more about China’s emergency management system, nuclear safety and security culture, and contributions to international nonproliferation regimes. She hopes to pursue a career in consequence management. Elizabeth is 22 years old and from the United States.

Elizabeth Maio (2019)

United States of America

State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Environment/Climate, Technology

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Elizabeth Maio is a water and wastewater engineer working professionally in NY designing water treatment systems to provide clean water and sanitation to communities across the NE. She has been a leader for new municipal wastewater disinfection technologies working with equipment manufacturers and regulators to evaluate and pilot test new technologies. She is an active member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF), leading talks in her field on water and wastewater treatment. She also co-developed a Professionals Network for environmental professionals and has lead talks on effective communication and career development. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Elizabeth hopes to gain an understanding of how China regulates and manages its water resources and apply these technologies and methodologies globally to improve water quality. Elizabeth graduated magna cum laude from the College of Environmental Science and Forestry with a B.S. in Environmental Resource Engineering. Elizabeth is 27 years old and from the United States.

Elizabeth Richardson (2020)

Australia

University of Sydney, Wageningen Universiteit en Researchcentrum

Health, Technology

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Elizabeth Richardson holds a Bachelor of Science and Arts from the University of Sydney and a Master’s degree in Medical Biotechnology from Wageningen University and Research in the Netherlands. She wants to develop innovative ways of treating diseases, such as smart drug delivery systems, while ensuring the output from the biotechnology industry is accessible to all regardless of wealth. During her undergraduate years, she co-founded the World Vision society, and led the Sydney University iGEM team to a gold medal. In her Master’s program, she co-founded a seafood bioremediation company and designed an urban greenhouse. After the Schwarzman Scholars program, she hopes to pursue a Ph.D. in immunology or synthetic biology. Elizabeth is 24 years old and from Australia.

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.

Elliot David (2020)

United States of America

Hunter College, The City University of New York

Environment/Climate, Foreign Policy

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Elliot David will graduate in May from the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College CUNY, where he studies Political Science and Economics as a Cooperman Scholar. Before attending Hunter, Elliot was a Sergeant in the IDF Paratroopers, and is the cofounder and President of the Hunter Club, "VIEW", which seeks to promote nuanced dialogue about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict on campus. Elliot hopes to play a significant role in developing solutions to international conflicts and promoting global environmental sustainability. Elliot is 24 years old and from the United States.

Elliot Ji (2020)

United States of America

Emory University

Public/Social Policy, Technology

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Elliot Ji will graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a minor in Quantitative Science from Emory University in May 2019. He has been interested in China’s internet regulation and legal institutions and has conducted in-depth research while doing research fellowship and internship at the Brookings Institution’s China Center, Emory’s Center for Law and Social Sciences, and the Carter Center China Program. He is one of the two recipients of Emory’s Robert W. Woodruff Dean’s Achievement Scholarship in 2017. At Schwarzman College, Elliot is eager to investigate China’s government transparency and legal reform initiatives by doing fieldwork in China. Elliot is 21 years old, from Plainsboro, New Jersey in the United States.

Elsa Alvarado (2020)

United States of America

Middlebury College

Law, Public/Social Policy

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Elsa Alvarado is a recent graduate of Middlebury College where she majored in Political Science with an emphasis in Foreign Policy and a minor in French. She is currently a Litigation Assistant for Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. The daughter of Nicaraguan immigrants, she is a transformative leader for the Hispanic community through her partnerships and impactful volunteer work with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund and Hispanic Heritage Foundation. Elsa was the recipient of the U.S. State Department Gilman Scholarship to study abroad at Sciences Po in Paris and has worked for the U.S. State Department, NYC Mayor's Office, and Public Defender Service of D.C. She hopes to pursue a career in international law. Elsa is 22 years old and from Queens, New York in 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.

Emily Venturi (2020)

Italy

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Economics/Economic Policy, Law

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Emily Venturi works for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Passionate about innovative approaches to refugee protection, Emily has worked in impact-investing for refugee integration in Armenia, researched migration’s role in EU development policy in Senegal, and taught an undergraduate seminar in comparative legal studies in the United States. Emily believes that a deeper understanding of China’s global role will strengthen cooperation and solutions in forced displacement crises. She studied Political Science and Economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Morehead-Cain Scholar and Davis Scholar. Emily is 23 years old and from Italy.

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.

Enoch WONG (2019)

Hong Kong SAR, China

University of Warwick

Business, Foreign Policy

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Yi Lok Enoch WONG was born in HK, studied in the UK for 10 years, and has worked in 7 countries across Asia, Europe and Africa. He was a Swire Scholar and graduated from the University of Warwick with BSc. MORSE (Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics). After working at the world’s largest youth leadership non-for-profit and world’s largest private education company, he continued to pursue his passion and co-founded 3 educational start-ups. He is currently the CEO of CareerX, the founder of the “Belt and Road Innovation Academy”, and was selected as a Global Shaper and the Advisory Council Steering Committee by the World Economic Forum (Davos). He is also a mentor and a guest lecturer across over 30 countries, at universities like Tsinghua and organizations/companies like China UnionPay on the topics of design thinking, innovation and entrepreneurship. Enoch is 27 years old and from Hong Kong.

Eric TSE (2019)

Hong Kong SAR, China

University of Pennsylvania

Business, Economics/Economic Policy

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Graduated with a Finance degree from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Eric S Y TSE is currently the CEO of Liepin America, one of the most elite human resources platforms in the U.S. and the largest elite human resources platform in China. Born in Seattle, he attended primary school in Beijing, secondary school in Hong Kong, and university in the States. The constant travel allowed him to adapt to various cultures, and these experiences have shaped him into the person he is today. He founded the Penn Wharton China Summit during his freshmen year at Wharton, and this summit has become the largest student-organized summit in the States. 1500 students from 35 states and over 84 cities visited Philadelphia for this summit in April 2017. He, then, founded the China Summit Foundation, a recognized NGO with the 501(c)(3) status towards the end of 2016 to help charities, forums, educational and cultural initiatives by International students from different schools. By the end of his junior year, Eric joined Liepin in hopes to help International students with their career back in China and served as the CEO of Liepin America upon his graduation in December 2017. He looks forward to excel further in his studies by joining the Schwarzman Scholars program. Eric is 22 years old and from Hong Kong.

Erick Castiglioni Coser (2018)

Brazil

Fundação Getulio Vargas, São Paulo

Business, Entrepreneurship, Technology

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Erick Coser is a Brazilian tech entrepreneur, having been a founding member of three startups in Brazil and the Philippines, in the mobility and recycling industries. He holds a Business Administration degree from Fundação Getulio Vargas, São Paulo. After graduating from the Schwarzman Scholars program he is set to found a new company in East or Southeast Asia. Erick is 25 years old and from Brazil.

Esham Macauley (2020)

United States of America

Princeton University

Foreign Policy

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Esham Macauley is a Senior at Princeton University concentrating in Politics with certificates in East Asian and African Studies. While at Princeton, Esham acted as Co-President of the Black Men’s Student Association and second president and co-founder of the China Social Impact Project. After working at an investment bank and writing his junior paper on Nigerian perceptions of Chinese involvement in Africa, he became further interested in engaging in business in these two regions. Esham is 21 years old and was raised in the United States, but has roots in West Africa, the Middle East, and Scandinavia.

Eva Gould (2020)

United States of America

United States Military Academy at West Point

Economics/Economic Policy, Public/Social Policy

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Eva Gould studies Economics and Chinese at the United States Military Academy at West Point.