University of Cambridge

    Charles Vitry 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, and before joining Schwarzman Scholars 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. After graduating from Schwarzman Scholars, Charles was based in London for 3 years with Bain & Company, where his work focused on enterprise technology. He joined Airwallex in 2021, a global payments fintech. Charles speaks Business Chinese and Fluent Spanish.

  • CHIEN SHENGTaiwan, China

    Tsinghua University

    Chien (Jordan) 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 sport management. In 2014, he started his own 3D printing business, and while he graduated from Schwarzman Scholars, he continued his career in finance and also became the youngest GM in Taiwan's professional basketball team. Chien is from Taiwan, China.

  • CHRYSTAL THOMASUnited States of America

    Carnegie Mellon University

    Chrystal Thomas is a 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.

  • Clay Garner currently serves as Deputy Chief Innovation Officer for the City of San José, California,  where he leads technology policy initiatives on behalf of the Mayor. He previously worked at Google and graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in East Asian Studies. While at Schwarzman Scholars, Clay wrote a thesis on rural elderly care in Jiangxi Province and performed in the student rock band "Sushiyin." He is fluent in Mandarin and Spanish.

  • COLLIN PARKERUnited States of America

    United States Military Academy at West Point

    Collin Parker is a program manager within Facebook's Global Operations organization, driving accountability of the platform's content and ensuring positive experiences for users. Prior to Facebook, he served in the U.S. Army as an Aviation Officer. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Collin focused his research on Sino-American military relations and issues of mutual security. Collin is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where he was named the top cadet in the Behavioral Sciences & Leadership department and coordinated an annual conference on American foreign policy. Originally from Indiana, Collin now resides in Austin, Texas.


    Universidad del Pacifico

    Daniel Alejandro Concha Zegarra works as Product Manager at Tencent, the largest gaming company and world's 5th most valuable firm, in the Supercell's $8.6 billion post-acquisition department. Before joining the mobile games industry, he worked at DiDi, the largest ride-hailing company, and Kuaishou, the second largest short-video app, while in Beijing. Prior to Schwarzman Scholars, Daniel worked for three years in the government of Peru as supervisor in the banking regulation division. Daniel has held leadership positions in organizations ranging from micro-entrepreneurs advisory to university governmental affairs. One of his most rewarding challenges was launching mobile apps in new markets.

  • DANIELLE NEIGHBOURUnited States of America

    University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

    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.

  • DAVID HARRISUnited States of America

    Northwestern University

    David Jameson 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 in Mandarin. In addition to working as a consultant with McKinsey & Company, David Jameson is also an established singer-songwriter. Through Schwarzman Scholars, he plans to learn how to help communities prosper in an increasingly globalized world.

  • David Robertson is a graduate of Duke University with a degree in Public Policy studies and is a current MBA candidate at Harvard Business School. He is interested in learning how to build better cities and infrastructure, which has led him around the world to work in emerging markets in the transportation and energy industries. David's vision for Schwarzman Scholars is to build a community of leaders ready to reshape the world's urban future. He is based in Washington, D.C.


    United States Military Academy at West Point

    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.

  • EDISON HUYNHUnited Kingdom

    University College London, University of Oxford

    Edison Huynh graduated from the University of Oxford with first class honors and a Geography degree. He taught as a science teacher before being elected Teach First President representing thousands of teachers working to close the education inequality gap across the United Kingdom. Edison has worked in education practice, policy, and research fields and is currently Director of Research & Special Projects at the New York Academy of Sciences. Edison is from London, United Kingdom.

  • ELEANOR FREUNDUnited States of America

    University of California, Berkeley

    Eleanor Freund earned a bachelor's degree in Political Science, with highest honors, from the University of California, Berkeley in 2013. She was a Junior Fellow in China Studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a research associate at the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs before becoming a Schwarzman Scholar in 2017. She is currently a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science at MIT, where she is writing a dissertation on China’s security partnerships with other states.

  • Emery Real Bird, is an enrolled member of the Dził Łigai Si'án N’dee; White Mountain Apache Tribe and also has Apsáalooke; Crow heritage. Emery is a government relations and finance professional based in Washington D.C. Emery graduated from Princeton University in 2017 with a degree in Politics where his thesis focused on the Alaska Native organizational influence on the Senate reelection of Lisa Murkowski in 2010. At Tsinghua University, Emery studied China's Arctic Policy and the intersection of Indigenous rights and culture within the Belt and Road Initiative. Emery continues to study the implications of international affairs on tribal nations.


    Fundacao Getulio Vargas, Sao Paulo

    Erick Coser is a Brazilian tech entrepreneur on a mission to fix public security as co-founder and CEO of Gabriel.com.br. He was a founding team member of startups in Brazil and in the Philippines, as well as international expansion lead for German and Chinese startups, including unicorns Mobike and Rocket Internet. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV-SP) and a Master of Science in Management degree from Tsinghua University as a Masa Son Fellow of Schwarzman Scholars.


    Yale University

    Fil Lekkas is a GovTech venture builder and consultant. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Fil researched Chinese industrial policy towards frontier technologies and volunteered as an adjudicator in the Beijing university debate circuit. Prior to Schwarzman Scholars, Fil studied Politics and Economics at Yale University and the Free University of Berlin, where he was a Fox Fellow, and previously worked at the European Commission, BCG, and Synpraxis, an Athens-based policy research collective he founded. Fil is a citizen of Germany and Greece.

  • FREDERICK SUTTONUnited States of America

    United States Naval Academy

    Erik graduated with a B.S. in Quantitative Economics from the U.S. Naval Academy and commissioned into the U.S. Navy in 2017. Following graduation, Erik interned at the Pentagon in the Office of the CNO. At the academy Erik was involved with the STEM Center and Midshipmen Action Group. He also interned at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Erik learned about China's economic and military relationships with the United States and improved his language skills in Beijing. Erik serves in the U.S. Navy as a submarine officer.

  • Greer Roberts graduated from Howard University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business and a concentration in Management. After graduating as a Schwarzman Scholar, she worked with a management consulting firm where she used her event planning, data analytics, and organization skills to help clients find solutions for their business challenges. Greer currently works as the founding School Operations Manager at KIPP Soul Academy, a new middle school opening in Atlanta, Georgia. In the future, Greer hopes to provide solutions for those who are underrepresented and overlooked, specifically people experiencing homelessness, by leveraging her keen ability to strengthen organizational operations.

  • 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. In the future, Halimo hopes to further engage in education, policy work and research throughout her career.


    Institut d' Etudes Politiques de Paris, University of Sydney

    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 with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Tunisia, the EEAS in Cambodia, the German Trade Office in Taipei and the German Development Institute in Bonn. Since graduating from Schwarzman Scholars, she has joined the German Foreign Service. She also serves as a Junior Fellow on U.S.-China Relations at the German Council on Foreign Relations.


    Renmin University of China

    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.

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