• HOON IK CHANGSouth Korea

    Brown University, Seoul National University

    Hoonik Chang is a graduate of Brown University, where he pursued a dual-concentration in Computer Science and Visual Arts. Hoonik currently works as the head producer for NHN Comico, one of the leading digital comic book publishers based Japan. Before NHN, he was a Brand Manager at Tencent Games. Prior to Schwarzman Shcolars, Hoonik worked as an officer in the Korean Air Force, serving the nation's top military leadership as an interpreting officer. His final post was at the Office of the Minister, where he aided the Korean Minister of National Defense on various diplomatic efforts to curb North Korean aggression.

  • IRIS BLOMNetherlands

    Universiteit Van Amsterdam

    Iris Blom is a medical doctor from the Netherlands and graduated as a Schwarzman Scholar in 2018. Currently, Iris represents over 1.3 million young people worldwide at the World Health Organization. Iris has a vast interest in global health, specifically in the area of climate change and health. She has led many youth delegations to WHO high-level meetings and attended the first-ever UN Youth Climate Summit and the UNFCCC COP. At the moment, Iris is pursuing her Ph.D. at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, researching the resilience of health systems to climate change.


    University of Southern California

    Jack Huebner is a medical student at Columbia's College of Physicians & Surgeons, where he works on digital health & wearable technology and conducts research in the Office of NYP's Chief of Patient Safety on medication error. While at Schwarzman Scholars, he was at the WHO on HIV self-testing implementation and wrote his thesis on China-Africa health policy in the aftermath of the Ebola epidemic. At the University of Southern California, he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. His current research examines modifiable factors in neonatal mortality across Francophone and Anglophone Africa. He hopes to innovate health system organizations as a physician.

  • Jacko graduated in 2017 from New York University Shanghai – the first Sino-American undergraduate university – as a member of its inaugural class. There, Jacko undertook intensive Mandarin study, worked at a tech startup, and founded the university's football team. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Jacko analyzed the factors shaping Sino-Latin American relations, traveled across China, and built lasting friendships. More recently, Jacko worked at Dalberg Advisors, an international development-focused management consultancy, where he advised organizations like the Gates Foundation and USAID on strategy in sectors ranging from agriculture to ICT. Jacko is now a JD candidate at NYU School of Law.

  • Jacob Cannon graduated as a Schwarzman Scholar in 2018, afterwards going on to work in international strategy at DiDi Chuxing, China’s largest ride sharing platform, before returning to the United States. Jacob holds a bachelor’s degree in Public and International Affairs from Princeton University, where he conducted research on China, focusing on U.S.-China relations, China’s rule-of-law, and China’s foreign investment in Israel. As an undergraduate, he was actively involved in student government, worked to improve Princeton’s policies related to diversity, inclusion, and equity, and played varsity football. Jacob was a White House intern under the Obama Administration in 2016. He is also proficient in spoken and written Mandarin.

  • 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.

  • JEESOO LEESouth Korea

    The University of Hong Kong

    Jee Soo Lee studied at the University of Hong Kong, with majors in Psychology and Business Design and Innovation. After Schwarzman Scholars, Jee Soo joined BCG in Singapore and worked with global powerhouses in Telco, Media, and Technology (TMT) and Financial Institutions (FI) space. In 2021, she joined Google's Youtube APAC Strategy and Business Operations team.


    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    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 eight cities. Eventually, Jialing hopes to be an agent for intercultural relations and international development by starting a social venture.

  • JING SUChina

    China Agricultural University, Purdue University

    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.  She has work experience in risk assurance and advisory services, and strategy management in both U.S. and China. While coming from a business background, she has always had a heart for education and spent a lot of time volunteer teaching in rural southwestern China and leading community development programs in Chicago. She currently studies at University of California at Santa Barbara for her Ph.D. in Education.


    National University of Singapore

    Jingwen SUN attended 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. Jingwen is excited to join the Schwarzman Scholars program to learn more about leadership within a global context.

  • JONATHAN PADILLAUnited States of America

    Harvard University, University of Oxford

    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.

  • Jordan Kronen graduated summa cum laude from Pacific University with a bachelor’s in Politics and Government and cofounded the College Democrats of Oregon. He interned in Washington, D.C. with the Democratic National Committee and for U.S. 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 was a collegiate athlete having played American football at Pacific. As a Fulbright Scholar, he taught English in Malaysia, was an Asian Leadership Conference delegate in South Korea and an Atlantic Dialogues Emerging Leader in Morocco.

  • JORDAN METOYERUnited States of America

    University of Texas at Austin

    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.

  • Joey earned a B.S. in Bioengineering from Clemson University, graduating with honors. He was Clemson's Student Body President, served on the It's On Us NSAB, and was named an Astronaut Scholar. At Tsinghua University, Joey hosted the International Students' and Scholars' Gala Night and always ate hotpot with friends. After Schwarzman Scholars, Joey attended Cambridge University (St. John's College), where he completed an MPhil in Oncology and earned a Half-Blue with the Pythons American Football team. Currently, Joey works for EY-Parthenon in Munich, Germany, focusing on life-science strategy. Long-term, Joey hopes to bridge science, business, and policy through designing affordable medical interventions.

  • 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 Ph.D. in Economics and work for a multilateral organization that promotes inclusive, sustainable global growth.


    London School of Economics and Political Science, Tsinghua University

    Junyan CHEN is pursuing a doctoral degree at the School of Public Policy & Management, Tsinghua University, with a focus on identity and nation-building. She was an Academy Fellow at Chatham House, where her research focused on the interactions between Southeast Asian countries and China. Junyan received her bachelor's degree in International Politics from Tsinghua University and Master's in European Studies from LSE. Having studied and worked in China, Australia, and the U.K., spoken at high-level conferences such as G20 Youth Summit, Junyan values human empathy and aspires to contribute to enhancing understanding and inclusiveness through research and education.

  • Justin Bryant is a Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation Attorney at Orrick, Herrington, and Sutcliffe. He focuses on the intersection of law, policy, and technology in a global context. Justin has worked across the world on various projects concerning cybersecurity, ethical technology, data protection, and international economic law. He currently serves as Operations Lead and Treasurer on the board of People-Centered Internet. Justin holds a B.A. in Public Policy from Duke University, an LL.M. in European and International Business Law from the University of Vienna, a J.D. from Stanford Law School, and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional- Europe (CIPP-E).

  • Kayla Chen is in the last year of her J.D. at Georgetown Law. She graduated from Harvard University in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Government. There she directed a leadership program for high school students. After college she spent a year teaching on a Fulbright in Yilan City, Taiwan.  During law school, she was a Summer Associate at Selendy & Gay PLLC and interned for the New York City Law Department, the New York Attorney General's Health Care Bureau and the Department of Health and Human Services. She aspires to address issues of mass incarceration and disability rights.

  • 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 WONGCanada

    Princeton University

    Kevin Wong works at Greenoaks Capital, an investment firm based in San Francisco. Previously, he served as the principal advisor for U.S. relations and Defense to Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, and worked as a consultant at McKinsey. His bylines have appeared in The New York Times, The Globe & Mail, USA Today, and elsewhere. His academic research has been discussed or featured in the Oxford Handbook of Consequentialism, the Routledge Handbook of Animal Ethics, and Politics and Religion (Cambridge University Press).

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