• Bradley JardineUnited Kingdom

    University of Glasgow

    Bradley Jardine is a journalist from Scotland and for the past three years has worked across the former Soviet Union, from the Caspian Sea to the Baltic States. After graduating from a master's program in Eurasian Studies at the University of Glasgow,  he moved to the Czech Republic, where he interned with RFE/RL’s Turkmen news service. Bradley later arrived in Russia as a reporter and editor for The Moscow Times, writing stories on topics such as the far right, disinformation, criminal networks and terrorism. Bradley is interested in digital media and its impact on journalism. He hopes to study Business and Economics in order to better understand China’s expanding digital economy.

  • Bradley TorpeyUnited States of America

    United States Military Academy at West Point

    Bradley Torpey is a cadet at the United States Military Academy, where he studies Economics. He serves as the Cadet-in-Charge of the Sandhurst Infantry Skills Competition, which assembles over fifty international military academies and ROTC programs to compete in a rigorous competition testing physical fitness and military skills. He is a four-year member of West Point’s Model United Nations team, studying and debating international policy. He also learned first-hand the ramifications of banking regulatory reforms as an intern at Deutsche Bank. He intends to study public policy and law to advocate for human rights at home and abroad.

  • Brett DaleyUnited States of America

    Northeastern University

    Brett Daley graduated from Northeastern University in May 2018 with a bachelor's degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, where he conducted research on artificial intelligence and robotics. He has interned at multiple high-technology companies including SpaceX, Tesla, Flextronics, and AMD. Brett is interested in entrepreneurship and its ability to accelerate technological progress. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Brett developed his leadership skills and worked to better understand how artificial intelligence can promote global prosperity.

  • Bridget BarkerAustralia

    University of Melbourne

    Bridget Barker holds a BA in Australian Indigenous Studies from The University of Melbourne. Bridget is passionate about diversity and inclusion and working with not-for-profit, government and corporate stakeholders to promote social inclusion, particularly through public policy, sport and recreation. Bridget has significant experience coaching young women in sports, and has varied working experience in management consulting in South East Asia, as a manager in the sports administration industry, and Equality Policy in Australia. Bridget has designed, led and implemented gender equality initiatives across Australia and South East Asia to empower women and girls in workplaces and in the community.

  • Capucine CogneFrance

    London School of Economics and Political Science

    Capucine Cogné currently works for Swire Properties in Chengdu. Prior to Schwarzman Scholars, she read International History at LSE. As an undergraduate, she co-founded the Alternative Careers Society, which seeks to expand awareness of job prospects outside the “typical LSE paths.” She also co-led European Student Startups (ESS), the first pan-European student startup competition and seed investment platform. At Schwarzman Scholars, Capucine continued pursuing her interest in the startup ecosystem through internships, and wrote her thesis on multinational companies’ China-based R&D. Alongside her work, Capucine is a contributor at TechNode and the co-founder of a community-based women’s network in Hong Kong.

  • Charles Krumholz graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard University in 2018 with highest honors in Economics and a secondary in Government. As a painter, Charlie applies his artistic perspective to his passions for economics and investing. Having deferred enrollment for Harvard’s J.D.-MBA dual degree program, Charlie has worked as research assistant for Professor Lawrence Summers and as a member on founder Ray Dalio’s personal team at Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund. He served as a Class Gift Marshal, president of Harvard’s oldest investment club, and student guide at the Harvard Art Museums. He wrote his senior thesis on the relationship between Chinese fiscal policy centralization and provincial real estate markets. Charlie is from South Florida in the United States.

  • Christopher Yuan graduated from Schwarzman Scholars in 2019 and is currently an engineering manager at Tesla, building software systems that optimize manufacturing processes and enable data-driven product refinements. His Schwarzman Scholars academic capstone, titled "Juiced Up: A Comparative Analysis of China's Electric Vehicle Incentive Policy", was recognized as a 2019 Outstanding Capstone. Prior to joining Schwarzman Scholars, Christopher graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, where he led BASES, Stanford's largest entrepreneurship-focused student organization. Christopher is from North Carolina and enjoys hiking, rock-climbing, and playing ultimate frisbee.

  • Chun Po Chiu ChoyHong Kong SAR, China

    Chinese University of Hong Kong

    Recently named as a Bush China Fellow, Angelica is from Hong Kong and Taiwan. She received her master’s in global affairs from Tsinghua University and her bachelor’s degree in business from Chinese University of Hong Kong. Prior to Schwarzman Scholars, she was the founder of a wellness company hoping to revolutionize the maternity industry by providing spa services for babies and mothers. She also previously worked for a listed developer and a boutique distressed fund. Now working for a hotel investor association, she is currently pursuing a career in hospitality real estate investment. She is also an accredited mystery shopper on the side.


    Claire Colberg graduated from Stanford with a B.A. in International Relations and Honors in International Security Studies. Claire began her career at McKinsey, where she worked for four years first as a Business Analyst, then as the Deputy Chief of Staff to McKinsey's Global Managing Partner, and finally as an Engagement Manager. During her time in China, Claire visited (almost) every province, worked on platform technology strategy at Didi, and wrote a Capstone on Chinese science fiction. Claire is now the International Product Manager at Faire, an online marketplace for small businesses to buy and sell wholesale online.

  • Having grown up in post-industrial central New York, Clarinda is motivated by the possibility of connecting others in towns like the one she hails from to the people and places she has gotten to know since leaving home. Over the course of her early academic and professional career, Clarinda realized she could no longer deny her love of watching movies and T.V., and she believes firmly in their ability to connect even the most unlikely of people. To that end, Clarinda will pursue an MFA in film and television production at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts.

  • Colin LopezUnited States of America

    West Virginia University

    Colin graduated summa cum laude from the Honors College at West Virginia University with a degree in International Studies with an Emphasis on International Business. He is passionate about finding ways to leverage technology and innovative business models to increase access to healthcare. Prior to Schwarzman Scholars, Colin was a Fulbright Researcher in Amman, Jordan working with the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR). An advanced Arabic speaker, Lopez also studied in Jordan and Morocco on the Boren Scholarship and Critical Language Scholarship.

  • Colleen RyanUnited States of America

    University of Tennessee, Knoxville, University of York

    Colleen Ryan is a recent graduate of the University of Tennessee and is currently studying Post-War Recovery at the University of York on a Fulbright grant. With interests in conflict-sensitive development and justice sector reform, she has conducted fieldwork in Uganda and Kosovo. She completed two undergraduate theses examining prison reform in Uganda's post-conflict transition and exploring alternative justice mechanisms for sexual violence adjudication on U.S. college campuses. She has been active in advocacy around sexual violence prevention and sex education access in her home state of Tennessee.

  • Cristina Parajon grew up in both urban and rural Nicaragua, and saw the stark inequity of opportunities for people living in rural communities. This experience shaped her passion for democracy and aspiration to work with private and public sectors to improve gender, health, educational, and economic equity for vulnerable populations. At Harvard, she studied Sociology and Government to further her understanding of participatory processes, served as the president of HACIA Democracy, the world's largest model OAS (Organization of American States) Conference, and published award-winning research on adolescent pregnancy in Nicaragua. As a Schwarzman Scholar she wrote on Central America’s relationship to Chinese mainland and Taiwan and won a fellowship to study Chinese at National Taiwan University. Currently, she works in management consulting in New York.

  • Daniel Kilimnik graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in Economics and History and Honors in International Security. Daniel began his career at McKinsey & Co in New York. After graduating from Schwarzman Scholars, Daniel joined Invus Opportunities, a New York-based venture capital firm.

  • Prior to Schwarzman Scholars, Deborah Tien lived in Arusha, Tanzania, for about five years, building an ecosystem for inclusive innovation in Africa at Twende - a Tanzanian design hub for local-scale innovation - first as Director of Development, then as its first Executive Director. Now, she is applying her co-creation and technology skills to participatory governance projects at local and global levels.

  • Duy Danny NguyenUnited States of America

    United States Military Academy at West Point

    Duy "Danny" Nguyen is a graduate of the United States Military Academy who majored in American Politics. Originally from Oklahoma, he is the son of Vietnamese refugees who came to the United States following the end of the Vietnam War, and is dedicated to helping the refugees of today and supporting human rights. He has done extensive research into American refugee policy, analyzing the variation in outcomes between asylum and refugee policy processes for his thesis. During his time at Schwarzman Scholars, he analyzed the effect of Myanmar's democratic transition on the rights and protections of the Rohingya people.

  • Edwin SaucedoUnited States of America

    University of Southern California

    Edwin Saucedo is a first generation college graduate from the University of Southern California. At USC, Edwin served as Student Body President. He went on to work in the California legislature exploring legislative solutions to homelessness and tenant rights. While at Tsinghua, Edwin focused on international business, his thesis explored sub-national governments attracting foreign direct investment. Following Schwarzman, Edwin oversaw transatlantic performance strategy for Delta Air Lines. Today, Edwin serves as Deputy Director of External Affairs for California Attorney General Rob Bonta.  In the future, he hopes to serve marginalized communities by fostering trade and investment in underserved areas.

  • Elizabeth Hardister graduated from Schwarzman Scholars in 2019. She works as a desk officer for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Center for Global Health, supporting CDC global health security initiatives to strengthen partner countries' capacities to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease outbreaks and other public health emergencies. Before attending Schwarzman Scholars, she graduated from the University of Georgia, where she completed a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs and a Master of Public Health in Disaster Management. Elizabeth is from Atlanta, GA.

  • Elizabeth MaioUnited States of America

    State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry

    Elizabeth Maio is a water and wastewater engineer working professionally in NY designing water treatment systems to provide clean water and sanitation to communities across the NE. She has been a leader for new municipal wastewater disinfection technologies working with equipment manufacturers and regulators to evaluate and pilot test new technologies. She is an active member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF), leading talks in her field on water and wastewater treatment. She also co-developed a Professionals Network for environmental professionals and has lead talks on effective communication and career development. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Elizabeth hopes to gain an understanding of how China regulates and manages its water resources and apply these technologies and methodologies globally to improve water quality. Elizabeth graduated magna cum laude from the College of Environmental Science and Forestry with a B.S. in Environmental Resource Engineering.

  • Enoch WongHong Kong Sar, China

    University of Warwick

    Enoch WONG currently works for the PRC’s Ministry of Education Research Center for Online Education and the Tsinghua University Office of Lifelong Education Administration. He studied in the UK for ten years and has worked in seven countries across Asia, Europe, and Africa. He received a full scholarship and graduated from the University of Warwick with BSc MORSE (Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics, and Economics). After a brief tenure at McKinsey’s London office and then working at the world’s largest youth leadership nonprofit and world’s largest private education company as their Head of B2B Marketing for Asia and coordinating academic research with Harvard, Cambridge and Peking University, he continued to pursue his passion and co-founded three educational start-ups. As a result, he was selected to represent China at the UN Youth Forum, and as a Global Shaper and on the Advisory Council Steering Committee by the World Economic Forum (Davos).

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