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 (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 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.
Abraham (Abe) Cass manages product and engineering for LiveRamp's data ethics team, developing company policy on data governance and ensuring the regulatory compliance of its products and offerings. Through this role, he’s come to understand the need to balance the power of digital information with the importance of digital privacy, and looks forward to shaping the global conversation on responsible data use. Abe graduated with honors from Pomona College in 2014, where he studied chemistry and politics and led the Pomona Student Union and Food Recovery Network. Abe is 26 years old and from the United States.
University Of Pennsylvania
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.
University Of Dehli
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.
Hse Moscow & Sciences Po
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.
New York University
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.
University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
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 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 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.
University Of Virginia
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.
Gujarat National Law University
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.
Osaka University & University Of Tokyo
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.
New York University
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.
Hebrew University Of Jerusalem
Aviv Harkov immigrated to Israel as a teenager and founded a youth group for immigrants while in high school. She served as the Deputy Commander for Strategic Relations with Asia, Africa, and Latin America in the Israeli Navy’s Department of Strategic Affairs. After her service, she worked in Hong Kong for a year, founding a youth group and teaching at the Jewish school. Her cookbook, A Taste of Torah, was published by Gefen Publishing House. She completed a dual degree in Business Administration and Asian Studies, and studied Mandarin at Hebrew University. Aviv is the co-head of business development at fresh.fund. Aviv is 25 years old and from Israel.
University Of Cambridge
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.
Central South University, University Of Rochester
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.
University Of Texas At Austin
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.
University Of Texas At Dallas
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.