University of Oxford
Chengkai Xie graduated from Brasenose College, Oxford, with a degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, where he specialised in the political history of the United Kingdom and China. Chengkai is the first Chinese-born President of the Oxford Union, where he hosted former U.K. Prime Ministers. Chengkai is an active member of the British Chinese community. He has worked with many parliamentary candidates, especially those of Chinese origins, to achieve better political representation for the community. As a Schwarzman Scholar, he hopes to explore overseas Chinese identity as well as work towards better UK-China relations. Chengkai is from China.
Qingrong Xin will graduate from Yuanpei College, Peking University with a bachelor’s degree in International Political Economy. Awarded with national scholarships, she also joined PKU African Studies Program as the only undergraduate and served as the Secretary General of PKU IO Talent Office. Concerned about social sustainable development, she has worked with NGOs to promote poverty alleviation and education equality in Western China for several years. In 2019, she worked with Free Lunch for Children Foundation in Kenya to reduce starvation at schools. Through Schwarzman Scholars, Qingrong is motivated to learn more about impact investment and generate greater social impacts using the logic of “Business for Good.” Qingrong is from China.
Jessie Xu is a current senior at Duke University, majoring in Public Policy with an Economics minor. On campus, she was the first female Partner of Duke Impact Investing Group and founded an initiative for the Wellbeing Economy Alliance to advocate for economic systems change. Her research work spans banking regulation and mortgage finance, from the Federal Reserve Board and U.S. Senate to her senior thesis with a local community bank, Self-Help Credit Union. Jessie hopes to work between private and public sectors, advocating to restructure financial systems and democratizing opportunities to build wealth. Jessie is from the United States.
New York University
Jingzhi (Sandy) Xu will graduate from New York University Shanghai in 2022. She is double majoring in Political Science and Economics. She has been the captain of the NYU Shanghai Women’s Soccer Team for three years and the team has won the championship in the Shanghai University Soccer League under her leadership. She was a student leader in the school Diversity Initiatives, facilitating dialogues about identities and social justice. Passionate about studying the rise of China, Sandy conducted research on the Belt and Road Initiatives and interned at the Institute of Commons and Commerce in Fudan University and Global Governance Institution - Jingshi. Sandy is from China.
University of Colorado Boulder
Jessica Yan is a lifelong health equity advocate and philanthropic professional who aspires to shift philanthropy to be more equitable and democratic. She currently works as a consultant at Redstone, where she has developed multimillion-dollar strategies for leading philanthropies and spearheaded the firm's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Ongoing Learning Initiative. She serves as the youngest Board Director of United Nations Women USA SF, interned in the Colorado Governor's Office, and chaired her university’s Distinguished Speakers Board. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder, where she was named Outstanding Graduate of the Year. Jessica is from the United States.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Boming Yang received a Bachelor of Science degree in Quantitative Econometrics in 2021 from the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign. During his study in UIUC, as the chair of the Transportation & Infrastructure working group, Boming has served in the Student Sustainability Committee for more than two years. With a passion for sustainable issues, he also conducted research involving the subject of promoting bioenergy crops to farmers around campus, as well as forecasting economic savings with applications of green technology. He is dedicated to using econometric skills to help the world to achieve the goal of carbon neutralization and sustainable development. Boming is from China.
New York University
Lin Ye will graduate with a B.A. in Philosophy and Psychology from New York University Abu Dhabi and is a United World College alumna. Lin has devoted herself to promoting intercultural understanding between China and the Gulf region through various extracurricular projects including China-Gulf Forum at NYUAD. She also initiated and organized the Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference at NYU which served as a platform for cross-institutional academic discussions among philosophy students. She aspires to provide strategic support for public sector projects. She has worked on governmental advisory projects and has volunteered for pro bono consulting projects. Lin hopes to explore how public and private sectors in China collaborate to create more opportunities for underprivileged communities. Lin is from China.
Jiujiang University, University of Tartu
Zhou (Shawn) Yu is an experienced consultant in strategy and communication, advising leading technology multinational corporations in outbound and inbound mandates covering stakeholder engagement and crisis management. Zhou received a master’s degree in Semiotics and a bachelor’s degree in Financial Management from two continents and was selected as a Dubai Business Associate. Before entering the private sector, Zhou gained experience in global communications and international project management working at the International Division of Jiangxi Education Department and heading a language and culture center with Confucius Institute at Royal Academy of Cambodia, where he received awards from the local government, NGOs, and Confucius Institute for his work and projects in social initiatives. Shawn is from China.
University of Santo Tomas, Ateneo de Manila University
Kevyn Yu graduated Magna Cum Laude, BSc. Pharmacy. He is finishing an MD and MBA dual degree from the Ateneo de Manila University. In school he initiated a sustainable student run and funded scholarship fund. He founded the Innovation Research Group, a non-profit. His current projects include providing portable ultrasound machines to capacitate healthcare workers in disadvantaged areas to prevent pregnancy deaths, a superior medical translating tool, and tele-sonography. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Kevyn seeks to refine the medical translating tool he developed. After graduating he hopes to remedy the slow and expensive drug development process for new medicines. Kevyn is from the Philippines.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Samuel (Sam) Zahn is a Robertson Scholar studying History and Political Science at UNC Chapel Hill, as well as Prison Studies at the Duke Divinity School. A Truman Scholar, Sam led the movement to create Confronting Antisemitism, UNC’s first course dedicated to educating students on antisemitism. Sam has worked in the Client Services Division at the Orleans Public Defenders, in Black-Jewish Relations at the American Jewish Committee, and in Government & Public Sector Consulting at Deloitte Israel in Tel Aviv. Sam hopes to use the law as an educational tool to address global inequities. Sam is from the United States.
University of Bologna
Mikhail (Misha) Zamskoy is a co-founder of an environmental charity foundation Re-apaga in Armenia. He led an environmental education campaign with an outreach of over 1,000,000 people and established a recycling factory serving over 30,000 citizens. Misha has also co-founded a clean-tech startup Apaga, where he managed the development of innovative smart waste containers. Misha is a United World College alumnus and is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics at the University of Bologna in Italy. He aspires to join the consulting industry to develop corporate strategies that promote sustainability and innovation. Misha is from Russia.
Yiping Zeng earned a bachelor's degree in Sociology from Peking University. During college, she served as vice president of the Cycling Association of Peking University and co-organized a national competition with over 900 participants and 119 universities. Now she is working in a PE investment company and focusing on technology and consumption fields. Also, Yiping joined the author team and did analysis work for a Lancet report called "The 2021 China Report of The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change,” and worked as a coordinator assistant of the program "Alliance of International Science Organizations in the Belt and Road Region.” Her ambition is to contribute to carbon neutrality and sustainable development. Yiping is from China.
Xinyi Zhao is currently a fourth-year Yao class student at Tsinghua University, majoring in Computer Science. She is interested in artificial intelligence and its interdisciplinary studies. Previously, she has done research on computational biology and data mining and participated in projects regarding the digitalization of education and healthcare. She is also interested in research regarding robotics and data valuation in machine learning. She interned as an algorithm engineer at ByteDance to learn about real-world AI application and later took an internship in Sequoia Capital China focusing on science and technology. At Schwarzman, Xinyi wants to enhance her leadership skills and learn to efficiently use technology to promote development of China and the world. Xinyi is from China.
University of Rochester
Haosong Zheng graduated from the University of Rochester with majors in Data Science and Business. He is currently pursuing an M.S. in Business Analytics at Simon Business School. Having grown up in China, Switzerland, and the US, his multinational upbringing inspires him to have China be better understood in international affairs. Haosong conducted research on international relations and published an essay titled "Globalization of Developing Countries.” With career passions in politics and finance, Haosong interned at the Ministry of Finance, SDIC, and CICC. Haosong also served as president of the Rochester Chinese Students and Scholars Association, co-founder of North American Colleges Summit, and founder of the Cultural Ambassador program of The American School in Switzerland. Haosong is from China.
University of Oxford
Yonatan (Jonathan) Zilberman studies at Oxford on internet geographies and how culture, geography and policy shape technological development. Whilst leading Oxford’s premier consulting society (OSG), Jonathan built relationships with and fulfilled projects for over 30 clients, including Tencent, Didi Chuxing, Movember and Allianz. Applying learnings from his time with OSG, he supported the development of an entrepreneurship centre in Kitwe, Zambia. Jonathan has since spent time with BCG, advising a consumer-technology company, and has furthered his knowledge of Israel’s startup ecosystem through internships with Jolt and Bird. Jonathan aspires to work at the intersection of FinTech and EdTech. Jonathan is from Israel.
Alejandra Orozco majored in Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University. Alejandra’s interest in financial literacy, micro-entrepreneurship, and microfinance began while growing up in Mexico, where financial planning is generally nonexistent. This interest led her to pursue experiences in the financial services industry at J.P. Morgan, Fidelity, and the Stanford Capital Group. She was named a Launching Leaders Scholar at J.P. Morgan, a Gates Foundation Scholar, and director of the Stanford Capital Group. She is committed to improving the quality of life in her country through financial education and empowerment. Alejandra is from the United States and Mexico.
Joshua Davis graduated from Georgetown University with an A.B. in Government and Spanish. Following graduation, he led teams as a strategy consultant at Deloitte, English teacher in Colombia, line cook, and founder of a food startup. During the COVID-19 epidemic, Joshua built an online donation platform and delivered over 22,000 pounds of produce to hundreds of cooks in Washington, D.C. Through Schwarzman Scholars, Joshua plans to study how Chinese companies drive behavioral change across the globe and use his experience to start a company that makes healthy food affordable, convenient, and ubiquitous. Joshua is from the United States.
Beijing Jiaotong University
Melody Kirima is a Vehicle Engineering major at Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU). In 2020, she launched the first Hult Prize on-campus program at BJTU. She has worked with founders, investors, coaches, and entrepreneurs to mentor 150+ students on social entrepreneurship and innovation for impact. Melody is interested in the intersection between urban transport systems and economic development. As a Schwarzman Scholar, she hopes to deepen her understanding of China's governance, policy reforms, and innovations in public transport and better understand China's success in poverty eradication in preparation for a career in leading the transformation of transport systems for poverty eradication. Melody is from Kenya.
University of Melbourne
Sophia Lin will complete her undergraduate studies in Mechatronic Engineering and French in 2022 as a Chancellor’s Scholar at the University of Melbourne. Passionate about using engineering, technology, and entrepreneurship to address problems in society, she leads a team of over 50 student engineers to design, build and launch a nanosatellite. Sophia also founded the student science magazine at the University of Melbourne to grow good science communicators. Representing Australia as a Schwarzman Scholar, she aspires to gain insight into innovative technologies implemented in China, and the related contemporary issues, especially concerning sustainability. Sophia is from Australia.
University of Oxford
Oluwatomisin (Tomisin) Osibona is a final year student at the University of Oxford, reading Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. At university, she rose to President of the Oxford Women in Business Society, organised and hosted events for the African and Caribbean Society as well as her College, and led a team of Wiser Academy student recruiters. Tomisin interned at investment banks throughout university, culminating in a successful ten-week summer placement at Lazard. As a Schwarzman Scholar, she hopes to develop a meaningful understanding of Chinese history, values, and culture to inform a career as a future global thought leader. Tomisin is from the United Kingdom and Nigeria.