• CHE HUANGChina

    New York University

    Upon graduation, Sophie joined TikTok For Business, looking after China Outbound Client's campaign on TikTok. Prior to Schwarzman Scholars, Sophie studied Hotel and Tourism Management at New York University, with a minor in Web Programming and Application. In her own time, Sophie is passionate about meeting new people and creating meaningful connections via great food, tea, and music. She is currently based in Beijing, China.

  • CHRISTOPHER SPERRAZZAUnited States Of America

    Stanfohunter College, The City University Of New Yorkrd University

    Christopher Sperrazza is a senior at Hunter College where he is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and minor in Human Rights. With a passion for public service, Christopher has worked in various capacities in the New York City nonprofit sector, and held public office as a member of his Community Board. His policy focus is in poverty reduction, specializing in homelessness and shelter reform. As a Schwarzman Scholar, he hopes to study China’s poverty reduction policy employed both domestically and internationally, and bring back innovative policy solutions to his home nation.

  • Christopher Yeh has made it his mission to use machine learning for social good, and especially to help solve environmental challenges. At Stanford University, where he earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in Computer Science, he served as president of Code the Change, leading student teams to work pro bono with nonprofits on software projects. He also published papers with the Stanford Sustainability and Artificial Intelligence Lab, where he implemented computer vision algorithms to create high-resolution maps of poverty in developing countries. During his year at Schwarzman College, he led the Schwarzman Sustainability Club and studied the impact of machine learning on reducing costs associated with integrating solar energy into China's grid. Currently, he is a PhD student at Caltech, where he is pursuing research on computational sustainability. Outside of academics, Chris is an avid cellist, pianist, and volleyball player.


    Peking University

    Chubing Li graduated from Peking University in 2018 with a bachelor's degree in English Literature. She currently leads international development and serves as COO of Golden Feather New Energy Technology, a Chinese startup focusing on developing next-generation batteries. During her time at Schwarzman College, she conducted research on the Green Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and worked as a strategy intern at BP China. Chubing has also facilitated the inaugural Plug and Play China x Schwarzman College Global Innovation Solution Program. She will continue her studies at Stanford with a focus on renewable energy and sustainable development.


    Kimep University

    Chynara Erkulova is a full-stack developer working at EuFMD (UN FAO) as well as a Product Manager at Smiletronix, an AI-dentistry startup based in Barcelona. Chynara graduated from KIMEP University, a leading business school in Central Asia, with a BSc in Business Administration and Accounting, magna cum laude. Upon her graduation, Chynara worked at Sky Mobile (Beeline trademark), the largest telecommunications services provider in Kyrgyzstan for two years as a Program Manager in a Strategy Department and a Scrum Master in the Digital Products Department where they launched a regional Skyscanner.


    Trinity College Dublin, University Of Cambridge

    Conor McGlynn is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and the University of Cambridge, where he studied Philosophy and Economics. Prior to becoming a Schwarzman Scholar, he worked for three years in EU policy in Brussels. His work focuses on the intersection of policy, technology, and ethics. He is a Schwarzman Scholars Fellow at the Wilson Center in Washington D.C., where he researches the politics of international standard-setting for emerging technologies.


  • CONOR O’MEARAIreland

    Trinity College Dublin

    Conor O'Meara graduated from Trinity College Dublin as Business Student of the Year in 2016, with a first-class honors B.A. in Economics and Business. He now works for a technology start-up focused on data analytics and behavioral science in New York and London. An avid entrepreneur, he co-founded a social enterprise to improve food distribution for refugees during the European Refugee Crisis, and previously interned in the U.S. Senate. An opera singer and performer, he trained in Dublin's Conservatory of Music. He is interested in behavioral economics, technology, and economic policy.

  • Daniel Ng is a Singaporean lawyer at Clifford Chance. At Schwarzman Scholars, Daniel served as Treasurer in the Student Association, worked with three amazing Latino Scholars to develop Tus Holdings' internationalization strategy into Portuguese-speaking countries, and was involved in the Schwarzman Scholars Christian community. After graduating, Daniel co-founded JustShip.sg, a start-up providing hassle-free, end-to-end international shipping in Singapore. Daniel graduated from Yale-NUS College and the National University of Singapore, where he was involved in military justice, youth mentorship, leadership training, and ASEAN-related research. He serves as a Captain in the Singapore Armed Forces' Reserves and still volunteers regularly with the Boys' Brigade, whose volunteers started this once-troubled youth on an incredible leadership journey.


    University Of British Columbia, University Of Ottawa

    Darren Touch is the son of war refugees from Cambodia and is passionate about driving inclusive change through evidence-based, people-focused public policy. He brings experience in strategy, policy, and project management from working in the public, private, and non-governmental sectors. He is a Schwarzman Fellow with the Canada Institute and Kissinger Institute at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. and is a Policy Lead at the Public Policy Forum in Ottawa. He is a graduate of the University of British Columbia and the University of Ottawa, where he attended as a TD Scholar for Community Leadership.

  • David Morency was a President’s Scholar at Lehigh University studying Finance, Industrial and Systems Engineering, and Mandarin. At Lehigh, David was recognized as the Class of 2018 Convocation Speaker and a Donald E. Flinchbaugh Memorial Scholar for Innovation Leadership. He is a published researcher on topics including cryptocurrency regulation and historical U.S.-China education exchange. David has previously worked internationally in early-stage venture capital and investment banking roles. He aspires to further support entrepreneurial companies through international transactions and expansion strategies by understanding the intersection of entrepreneurship and finance in China.

  • Devshi Mehrotra is the CEO and co-founder of JusticeText. She received her B.S./M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Chicago and her M.S. in Global Affairs at Tsinghua University. She was recognized by the Obama Foundation as an active community leader for her contributions to advancing gender and racial equality in STEM education across Chicago. Devshi has led applied machine learning projects at Google Brain, Microsoft Research, Peking University, and Stanford Law. She has been recognized as a Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneur, Westly Prize finalist, and Camelback Fellow.

  • DOMINIC FEROZEUnited Kingdom

    London School Of Economics And Political Science, University Of Oxford

    Dominic Feroze is an LSE and Oxford graduate currently working as an Associate at Orbian in London. He previously worked in China as a Policy Advisor with the British Chamber of Commerce in China working on post-Brexit, UK-China relations. While at Oxford, his research specialized in China-India economic relations, a topic he explored further while as a Schwarzman Scholar. He is passionate about technology and community projects to tackle poverty and co-founded "Code Your Chances" to tackle this issue. He has previous work experience with the TATA Group in Mumbai and JP Morgan in London.

  • DUNOLA OLADAPOUnited Kingdom

    Royal Holloway University Of London

    Dunola is a Digital Inclusion Program Officer at the International Telecommunications Union [ITU] and the Chair of the Avast Foundation Youth Leadership Board. She has previously worked in financial analysis at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and the UK National Audit Office. She has represented the UK at the G[irls]20 Summit, the Y7 Summit, MISK Global Forum and Women Political Leadership Forum. She is the Founder and a Trustee of Luton Lights – a charity empowering girls in her local community. She is a #iWill Fund Leadership Board member and the UK Coordinator of the Commonwealth Youth Peace Ambassadors Network [CYPAN].


    University Of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Eduardo Batista graduated from the University of Michigan with a BBA in Business and with a B.A. in Cognitive Sciences. While in College, Eduardo worked with the Boston Consulting Group, Parliament of Canada, Government of Brazil, and with the U.S. Congress as a Carson Scholar. He wrote a thesis on humor and social movements, in partnership with National Geographic, and later researched on entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School. Eduardo aspires to combine his learnings at Schwarzman Scholars, as well as in the private and public sectors, to develop creative solutions for society's global problems. Eduardo is from Brazil and Lithuania.

  • ELLIOT DAVIDUnited States Of America

    Hunter College, The City University Of New York

    Elliot David was born and raised in New York. After completing high school, Elliot joined the IDF, where he served as a Sergeant in the Paratroopers 101st Battalion. Elliot received the Brigade's Commendation for Excellence and a campaign ribbon for his role as a point squad leader during Operation Protective Edge in 2014. Following his service, Elliot studied at Hunter College as a Macaulay Honors, Presidential Achievement, and Leon Cooperman Scholar where he wrote two Honors Theses on counterinsurgency strategy and distributed generation microfinancing strategies, respectively. Elliot studied Carbon Management at Schwarzman Scholars and now works in climate change fintech.

  • Elliot Ji graduated with a bachelor's degree, Phi Beta Kappa, in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations from Emory University in May 2019. Having completed his undergraduate degree and a year of graduate political science courses in three years, Elliot is interested in China's rise and emerging technologies. Elliot has completed research fellowships and internships at Tencent, the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, the Brookings Institution's China Center, the Emory Center for Law and Social Science, and the Carter Center China Program. While at Schwarzman Scholars, Elliot studied the intersection between academic political science research and policymaking.


  • Elsa Alvarado joined the Biden-Harris Administration in April 2021 and currently serves as Director of Strategic Communications at the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs at the Pentagon. Elsa graduated from Schwarzman Scholars at Tsinghua University, where she received her master's degree in Global Affairs with a specialty in US-China relations. She is also a graduate of Middlebury College. The daughter of Nicaraguan immigrants, she is a leader for the Hispanic community through her partnerships with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund and Hispanic Heritage Foundation. Elsa is from Queens, New York.



    University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill

    Emily Venturi works for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Passionate about migration and asylum policy, Emily has worked in impact-investing for refugee integration in Armenia, researched migration's role in EU development policy in Senegal, and taught an undergraduate seminar in comparative legal studies in the United States. Emily believes that a deeper understanding of China's global role will strengthen cooperation and solutions in forced displacement crises. She studied Political Science and Economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Morehead-Cain Scholar and Davis Scholar.

  • Esham Macauley is a Senior at Princeton University concentrating in Politics with certificates in East Asian and African Studies. While at Princeton, Esham acted as Co-President of the Black Men’s Student Association and second president and co-founder of the China Social Impact Project. After working at an investment bank and writing his junior paper on Nigerian perceptions of Chinese involvement in Africa, he became further interested in engaging in business in these two regions. Esham is 21 years old and was raised in the United States, but has roots in West Africa, the Middle East, and Scandinavia.

  • EVA GOULDUnited States Of America

    United States Military Academy At West Point

    Eva Gould is an Infantry Officer in the United States Army. She received a B.S. in Economics and Chinese from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Eva wrote her undergraduate thesis on the effectiveness of economic development programs in conflict areas and, as a Schwarzman Scholar, researched China's economic and political roles in conflict areas. Eva hopes to combine her leadership skills from the Army and economics education to work towards stability and reconstruction in post-conflict societies.

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