• Sam Maron is an M.D. scholar for the Boston Consulting Group. He works as a consultant in the healthcare industry, leveraging his clinical training from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, where he is studying to be a physician. At Tsinghua, his thesis investigated the role of Chinese and American healthcare reform in physician burnout. Prior to Schwarzman Scholars, he graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University with a degree in Neuroscience. There, he used his thesis to build a data-driven regulatory standard for neuro-stimulation technology and was awarded the Shapiro Prize for Academic Excellence.

  • SIN-YUN LITaiwan, China

    National Tsing Hua University

    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 aimed to pursue a concentration in Economics and Business at Schwarzman College to help her become a top professional consultant.

  • Sophia Lugo, currently an MBA candidate at Stanford, graduated magna cum laude with Highest Honors from Harvard University, with a degree in History and Science and minor in Health Policy.  She received the Thomas Hoopes and Ernst Kitzinger Prizes for outstanding scholarly work in her field, intellectual integrity, and love of the arts. With professional experience at BGI Genomics, BCG, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, she hopes to combine her background in the natural sciences, biotechnology, intercultural negotiation, and social impact to influence more responsive, democratized production of knowledge and technological advancement. Sophia is from Mexico and USA.


    Lafayette College

    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 nonprofit, 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.


    University of Oxford

    Stephanie is a Jr. Engagement Manager for McKinsey, specializing in health technology and public sector management. She was seconded to "Generation" as Director of Programmes during COVID-19 to support unemployed people into tech roles. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Stephanie focused on public policy and global health. Prior to Schwarzman Scholars, she had lived in Beijing for three years, as Director for the Beijing Women's Network. She is also the founder of the British Council's Generation UK: China Network and a board member of the Devil’s Rugby Club. She graduated from Oxford with a Master's in Experimental Psychology, specializing in and publishing research on cognitive neurobiology. Stephanie is British/Dutch.

  • Susan Webster Murphy 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. Since graduation from Schwarzman Scholars, Susan works at the Blackstone Group in External Relations focused on ESG, Marketing, and Public Affairs.

  • TENG WANGChina

    Peking University

    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 bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Xiamen University in 2011. He is the China Representative of Taylor Wessing UK. He was an associate 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 and passed the Chinese Bar. He is interested in reforming the judicial system and improving social justice in China.

  • TIMOTHY MCLAUGHLINUnited States of America

    United States Military Academy at West Point

    In 2017, Tim graduated from the United States Military Academy with a major in American Politics and a minor in Grand Strategy. A highlight of his time as a cadet was when he interned at the White House National Security Council. Tim graduated from Schwarzman College in 2018 with a Master’s in Management of Global Affairs and concentration in Economics. After graduation, Tim worked as a Presidential Management Fellow at the Pentagon. Tim recently graduated from the U.S. Army Ranger School and is currently an Infantry Officer in the U.S. Army.


    Harvard University, Yale University

    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.


    University of Warwick

    Wilfried Buiron is a serial entrepreneur from France based in Singapore. Currently, he is building Zaapi, a VC-backed startup aiming to democratize access to e-commerce for Southeast Asia's MSMEs. Prior to that, Wilfried worked at McKinsey & Company and a number of Chinese startups and ran his own startup between Beijing and Hong Kong. Graduated from Schwarzman Scholars' second cohort as a Masa Son Fellow, Wilfried also holds a bachelor’s degree in International Management from the University of Warwick/Peking University.

  • XING MAChina

    Renmin University of China

    Musa Ma Xing is the founder of Gaotai, the first contemporary art gallery in Xinjiang Region of China. He grew up in Xinjiang, and previously studied and worked in Beijing, New York, Geneva, and Dubai. While at university, he supervised volunteers for the Youth Ambassador Program for Minorities and organized many cultural inheritance summer camps in Western China. Before joining Schwarzman Scholars, he graduated from Renmin University of China with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism. Musa has also been recognized as a United States-China Dialogue Young Scholar of Asia Society and a Young Change Maker by British Council.


    Tsinghua University

    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. He's now working for Guotai Asset Management Co. Ltd. in Shanghai, China.


    Cornell University

    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 and spent her time at Cornell exploring means of elevating low-income workers' working and living conditions. She has interned at the International Labor Organization in Geneva, Switzerland and is currently vice principal at an international school in Shenzhen, China. Xinrong hopes to combine her experiences in business and education to further explore ways of engaging the private sector in education and vocational training provision.

  • XIZI JIAChina

    Fudan University

    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. Among 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 from Beijing, China.

  • 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 has experience working as an investment banker at J.P. Morgan and at Medium, the blogging platform.  She's passionate about labor and hopes to work in public service long term.

  • YE YUANChina

    Northwestern University

    Yue WU graduated from Schwarzman Scholars in 2019. Prior to that, she worked in an investment bank in Hong Kong and focused on M&A advisory in energy and technology sectors. She graduated with First Class Honors and Academic Achievement Award from the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology with a bachelor's degree in Quantitative Finance. She now works in a real estate private equity firm and focuses on private real estate investments in Greater China.

  • YIWEI XUChina

    University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign

    YiWei XU graduated with a bachelor's 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.

  • YUE WUChina

    National University of Singapore

    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. Through Schwarzman Scholars, Yue hopes to cultivate her leadership potential and build lasting partnerships.


    Yale University

    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 Schwarzman Scholars can help her further realize her career aspirations.

  • ZHENG GUOChina

    Tsinghua University, University of Cambridge

    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.

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