|Adaya is currently pursuing her Doctor of Medicine at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville. In 2018, Adaya earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Hampton University. Adaya is the co-founder of Flourish Mentoring Program, a nonprofit organization for young girls in her hometown. Adaya's research interest is in ethnic and geographical healthcare disparities and health care access. In addition to her research experience, Adaya also values exposure to non-STEM fields and has completed internships in both business and politics. She aspires to use this diverse background to help reform the United States healthcare system.|
Adeline Suwana worked in management consulting in the United States, private equity advisory on technology and real estate sectors in China, early stage venture capital in Southeast Asia, and in shrimp recirculating aquaculture system production in Indonesia. She founded a nonprofit dedicated to environmental conservation efforts and climate awareness in young people. She received her MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and graduated cum laude from the University of Indonesia with a bachelor’s in Economics.
University of Birmingham
Agnes Leong is a serving officer with the Singapore Police Force. Her professional experience revolved around homicide, kidnapping and firearm cases within the Major Crime Department. She was also an Honorary Aide-de-Camp to the President, serving the country's highest office on international missions. She now serves the Public Service with newfound experiences from the Schwarzman Scholars Program, aiming to prevent, deter, and detect crime through enhanced international police cooperation.
Before completing Schwarzman Scholars, Alana Murphy graduated from Pomona College with a bachelor's degree in Public Policy Analysis. She interned with the U.S. Department of State, completed a Fulbright Research Grant in the Philippines, and worked with the International Organization for Migration in both Ecuador and China. She currently works for an international development agency, DAI, managing USAID-funded development projects in Latin America. Alana is passionate about refugee resettlement and international migration policy. She started the Beautiful Crossing, a grassroots advocacy organization that uses storytelling and the outdoors to raise awareness about the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program.
New York University, Harvard University
Alex Kamath graduated cum laude with a writing prize in private international law from the J.D. program at Harvard Law School. He works for a corporate law firm in San Francisco focusing on LatAm early-stage startups. Prior to HLS and Schwarzman, he earned a master's in transnational business law from IE Law School, a BA in Politics from New York University, and completed a Fulbright research grant. Alex aspires to bridge investment and venture capital law issues between the United States, Latin America, and Asia.
Australian National University
Alice joined the third cohort after completing dual honours in Asian Studies and Law. During her undergraduate studies, she volunteered for the UNHCR in Kuala Lumpur and the Myanmar Lawyers' Network in Yangon. At Schwarzman Scholars, she worked with China's leading polo club and wrote her thesis on "shanzhai" phenomena. Alice is now a Senior Associate at Lydekker, a boutique consulting firm with a focus on Asian economies, and a Global Policy Analyst at UCLA. Alice is an enthusiast of new world wines, a formerly internationally-ranked equestrian competitor, and a one-time piano soloist at her state's Conservatorium.
Amy Kramer is currently working for the U.S. Department of Defense as a policy analyst and strategic planner. Amy is passionate about studying the national security benefits of gender equality and minority inclusion. She has conducted research internationally on the positive impact of female peacekeepers and the role of women's empowerment in conflict resolution by interviewing military and government leaders globally. Amy graduated from Duke as a Robertson Scholar with highest honors in Public Policy and Political Science. Amy previously worked in the Duke Office of Government Relations and also served a two-year term on the Duke Board of Trustees.
An-Chi DAI graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor's degree in Applied Economics and Management. Prior to Schwarzman Scholars, Angela worked at Blackrock Asset Management in Hong Kong advising the largest pension funds, insurance companies, and family offices across Asia. Post Schwarzman Scholars, she joined Deloitte's M&A advisory team, supporting both domestic and cross-border corporate transactions. She currently resides in Taipei and is an equity research analyst at Credit Suisse covering Asia technology.
Andi WANG hails from Beijing, China. He graduated from Yale University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. He is a firm believer in harnessing the power of rigorous economic theories and econometric tools to promote social welfare. During college, he interned as a loan officer at CFPA Microfinance, China's largest microfinance NPO, and studied the theories of microfinance in school. After college, he worked as a research associate at the finance unit of the Harvard Business School. His current research interests include pension design and asset pricing.
Andrew Lim is currently serving as Chief Financial Officer of Gushcloud International, a media and entertainment group focused on digital talent driven businesses.
Australian National University
Andrew Wrigley graduated from the Australian National University with First Class Honours and the University Medal in Computer Science. He was an Australian New Colombo Plan Scholar in Singapore and has published research in artificial intelligence. Andrew is passionate about technology and entrepreneurship, and as a Schwarzman Scholar aspires to further his knowledge of China to improve a mutual understanding of contemporary issues around business and technology.
University of New South Wales
Anh Vu Vincent Nguyen received higher education in Australia and spent the early stage of his career away from his hometown of Vietnam. Before becoming a Schwarzman Scholar, Anh worked for a well-established financial institution in Sydney. Anh Vu Vincent has achieved a great deal in the nonprofit space, serving on management committees of charities and professional associations in both Australia and Vietnam. He is the founder of a publication platform for Vietnamese to express their voice, share their knowledge and tell their stories. He also founded Vietnam Centre, an organization with a mission to promote Vietnam to the world. In his home country, he serves as a Central Committee Member of Vietnam Youth Federation. He wants to promote a mutual understanding and economic partnership between Vietnam and China.
New York University
Anthony Wang is a graduate of NYU Stern School of Business, with a dual concentration in Finance and Management. After graduating Stern, Anthony has worked at J.P. Morgan as an Analyst in the Investment Bank, focused on the Healthcare and Consumer industries. Upon completion of Schwarzman Scholars, Anthony hopes to pursue a career in the merging bond market in China, with an interest in green financing and promoting greater environmental sustainability. Anthony has a passion of traveling, having grown up in three different continents (Asia, Europe and North America).
Arjun Kapur is an Investment Strategist at iShares by BlackRock. Prior to joining BlackRock, Arjun worked as a researcher at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, where he analyzed U.S. foreign policy and launched the Center's Applied History Project with Co-Directors Graham Allison and Niall Ferguson. He also contributed reporting on the U.S.-China trade war at the Financial Times Beijing Bureau and completed internships at CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS, Hartford Investment Management Company, and the Connecticut Governor's office. He has written for the Financial Times, the Hartford Courant, The National Interest, The Diplomat, Harvard's Belfer Center, and the Harvard Political Review. Hailing from Simsbury, Connecticut, Arjun graduated with an A.B. in Government from Harvard University.
Aron Rimanyi graduated from Duke University in 2018, where he studied Political Science and Economics as an Angier B. Duke Scholar. On campus, Aron helped lead the Duke Program in American Grand Strategy and the Alexander Hamilton Society. With many interests, Aron has published articles on medieval history, led a staff ride to Grenada, and assisted the Hungarian government on a variety of initiatives. After Schwarzman Scholars, Aron stayed an additional year in Beijing to research with his advisor and study Mandarin at BLCU. Since September 2020, he works at McKinsey in Budapest. Aron is from Hungary and the United States.
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Ashish Inani is a Schwarzman Scholar from India. He is currently working in the financial services industry in Singapore. While at Schwarzman Scholars, Ashish's concentration was Economics and Business. During his time in Beijing, he explored the city's entrepreneurial and tech scene and worked with the largest PE fund, investing in Indian startups and making connections with local founders. Ashish previously graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in Aerospace Engineering, and worked at Toyo Corporation, Japan.
Southern Methodist University
|Benjamin Chi is currently a third-year medical student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai. During medical school, Ben designed and taught a course on studying pandemics through a humanities perspective and worked at a biotech hedge fund. Ben graduated from Southern Methodist University in 2018, where he studied Biochemistry and Health and Society. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking and brewing coffee.|
United States Air Force Academy
Benjamin Hook is a graduate of the Class of 2018 at the United States Air Force Academy, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Astronautical Engineering. While studying at Tsinghua University, Ben focused his studies on U.S.-China relations in the space environment and earned a degree in Global Affairs. Following Schwarzman Scholars, Ben is serving his nation as an Air Force officer and pilot.
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Bor Hung Chong is a graduate from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), where he completed a dual degree in Computer Engineering and Business Management. He previously volunteered at the Boao Forum for Asia, working alongside world leaders including Bill Gates and Elon Musk. He is working on a startup in the solar industry and is leading the development of solar projects across Asia Pacific, focusing on South East Asia and China. With a passion for sustainable energy, Bor Hung hopes to drive the transformation of mankind into a zero-carbon society.
Bozhong XUE graduated in 2012 from Northwestern University with a double major in Civil Engineering and Sociology, plus a minor in Transportation and Logistics. He returned to Beijing and started his career in the two largest state-owned financial companies: Citic Group and Everbright Group. With hands-on experience in the business world, Bozhong started his own company in 2015 and is now focusing on Chinese real-estate market through M&A funds and REITS. He possesses the ambition to facilitate a more cohesive and productive Sino-American relationship.