Having graduated with a B.A. in Economics and Statistics from Columbia University, Harold studied economic policies in China, Africa, and Chile. Upon graduation, Harold worked in banking in New York and Tokyo, where he witnessed the rapid development of the Asian economy. Most recently, Harold was a Senior Consultant at Deloitte Consulting, where he advised Fortune 500 clients. Harold is currently pursuing an MBA/MA degree at the Wharton School and the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania.
Gujarat National Law University
Hatim is currently pursuing doctoral studies as a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford. He holds dual degrees in commerce and law from Gujarat National Law University, India, and works with the University of Cambridge´s Regulatory Genome Project, developing an experimental regulatory intelligence platform that uses machine learning to automate the classification and triage of incoming regulatory documents. Previously, Hatim engaged extensively with projects at the Centre for Alternative Finance (University of Cambridge), Stanford Law School, Columbia Law School, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and the United Nations Development Programme. His current research examines natively digital assets at the intersection of technology, finance, and law. He aspires to leverage FinTech for social good.
University of Virginia
Henrique Sosa graduated from the University of Virginia where he majored in Economics, Foreign Affairs, and minored in Statistics. After graduation, Henrique worked as Public Sector Consultant for McKinsey & Company's Latin America office for almost three years. After McKinsey, Henrique joined the Presidency of Colombia, where he helped drive the implementation of the government's economic integration strategy for the Venezuelan migrants in the country. Henrique's passion is the design and implementation of public policies in Latin America, and he aspires to be a positive change agent in Venezuela's reconstruction.
University of Melbourne
Huw Hutchison completed his undergraduate degree in International Affairs and Indonesian Studies at The University of Melbourne. He spent extensive time abroad during his studies, including as a Cheung Kong Asian Endeavour Scholar at The University of Hong Kong. Huw also served as CEO of the Asia-Pacific Youth Organisation, a regional NGO focused on engaging young people with public policy. Upon graduation, Huw worked as a Policy Advisor with the Australian Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet. Following Schwarzman Scholars, he plans to return to public service and continue his support for Australia's future strengthened engagement with the Asia-Pacific region.
Irina Liu earned a bachelor's degree in Environmental Science at Columbia University and another in Political Science at Sciences Po Paris. She is currently a fellow at the Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI), where she supports the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. She is a lead on China-related science policy research and co-founded a China discussion group at STPI. She previously worked as a research assistant at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. At Sciences Po Paris, Irina was the Co-President of Science Po Environnement.
University of New England, Australia
Jaffly Chen started his career as a medical doctor but soon found himself immersed in digital health advisory and entrepreneurship. Prior to Schwarzman Scholars, Jaffly's experience ranged from defunct social enterprise to government consulting, hackathon winner, Westpac Scholar, and World Health Organization intern. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Jaffly remained on the frontlines of Australia's COVID-19 response. After graduating from Schwarzman Scholars, Jaffly joined Bain & Company as a management consultant and continues to remain active in advocacy roles for junior doctors and advancing Asia-Australia ties.
Imperial College London
Jana Tian graduated from Imperial London with a First-class Honours in her master's degree in Chemical Engineering. She was one of the youngest R&D Managers in Unilever. She was awarded the "R&D HERO of 2019" for pioneering agile innovation; launching sustainable products in months through big data analytics, and building an ecosystem of Chinese partnerships for the world. Jana believes in education equality, and she has volunteered in Tanzania delivering STEM education, in Borneo developing rural-educational-centres, and she's an Ambassador for Steppingstones teaching Chinese migrant children English. Jana is a second-generation Slovenian-Chinese.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jessica graduated from MIT with the highest academic standing and the highest undergraduate leadership award. She is passionate about leveraging technology for social impact and solving wicked problems. During her undergraduate career, she instituted change through her service in the MIT Undergraduate Association, EECS department, and MIT ASA. She also founded MIT’s first Global Teaching Lab program in Ghana, her home country, to inspire young girls to pursue STEM careers. Jessica has sharpened her technical and business acumen through internships at Google, Microsoft, and Bain & Company. Her future work will combine her love for technology with her interest in public service.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jessica Wang graduated from MIT with bachelor's and master's degrees in Computer Science & Engineering, with a focus on Human-Computer Interaction. She's currently a Software Engineering Manager at Figma, with previous experience in tech startups in Silicon Valley. In the past, she's also built software at Facebook and Uber, and worked as an interaction designer at a multimedia design firm. At MIT, she conducted research in digital systems for fake news, misinformation, and the online sociopolitical divide, as well as in cybersecurity and decentralized systems.
Jiaoyi Huang received her bachelor's degree from Nanjing University in 2020, and studied public policy and economics during her exchange at Sciences Po in Paris, France. She has researched sexual health education for young girls in rural China and engaged in poverty alleviation programs while working at China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation. After graduating from Schwarzman Scholars, she started as product manager with a commitment to promote digital transformation of retail in China.
New York University
Jiaqiao Xiang (Frank) is a senior at New York University Shanghai, where he founded its TEDx club. Frank has received scholarships to study at Tel Aviv University in Israel and Duke-Kunshan University, as well as Semester at Sea which brought him to eleven countries on four continents. He studied at NYU Abu Dhabi and researched environmental policy as an intern at the Wilson Center in Washington DC. In 2019, China Hands Magazine named him one of the 25-under-25 Future Leaders in US-China Relations. He is also a fellow of Georgetown University Initiative for U.S.-China Dialogue on Global Issues.
John Rindone graduated from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, where he majored in International Economics and minored in Chinese. While at Georgetown, John worked with the U.S. State Department, where he researched Chinese soft power, and the Office of the United States Trade Representative, where he provided WTO litigation support. As an undergraduate, John earned his major’s highest honor for thesis research on U.S.-China tariffs, a project he further developed through his Schwarzman capstone on Chinese industrial policy. John is currently a Portfolio Analyst at Elmwood Asset Management and an adviser to H.R. McMaster’s team at the Hoover Institution.
University of California, Los Angeles
Johnathan Lovett graduated from Brown University with a master's degree in Engineering Management, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, and from UCLA with a bachelor's degree in English, concentrating in poetry with coursework in physics. He is the founder of an environmental startup, an IoT water pollutant detection platform, which was a finalist in the 2018 Rhode Island Business Competition. He has conducted hyperlocal air quality research for RAND Corporation, written food criticism for the Providence Journal, taught English in Kunming, and worked as a research assistant for a Brown Physics professor before joining their company, SPSY.L.
Tecnológico de Monterrey
Jorge Filio is the CEO of Blue Spots Group, a crowdfunding platform for projects related to the 2030 Development Agenda and its 17 Goals. Jorge graduated in December 2019 with a B.S. in Sustainable Development Engineering. His research in energy and environment-related policies has been recognized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). A driver for collaboration, in 2017 Jorge led a congress between Mexico's two biggest universities and served as president of the student association.
California State University, Los Angeles
Juliana Lawrence is a medical student at Yale School of Medicine. She attended college at age 13 through the Early Entrance Program and graduated magna cum laude at age 18 with a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry. Juliana is currently a research fellow at the Yale School of Public Health and the Yale Center for Outcomes Research & Evaluation studying how governments develop health recommendations. She is interested in international health policy and hopes to utilize her medical background to develop collaborations between China and the United States.
Jullian Duran graduated from Harvard in 2018 and rejected a top consulting job to return to Ecuador - a place his family left 20 years ago. Within a year, he built a nonprofit that taught debate to 7,500+ students from privileged, inner-city, rural, and indigenous communities. During that time, he also designed a behavioral experiment to study corruption, taught liberal arts, and published his thesis on education. At Harvard, Jullian studied economics, ran a million-dollar laundry company, started and oversaw a million-dollar investment fund, and interned in consulting and a hedge fund. Jullian is from Ecuador and the United States.
New York University
Owen Zhang is an incoming Management Trainee at Swire on secondment to Cathay Pacific. He graduated magna cum laude as a University Honors Scholar at New York University Shanghai with a B.A. in Political Science. He previously led NYU Shanghai Model United Nations Conference and Undergraduate Social Sciences Research Journal and interned at consulting firms including Prophet, KPMG, and Monitor Deloitte. As a Schwarzman Scholar, he advised Caixin Media on formulating effective paywall strategies in China. He aspires to utilize his interest in media and technology to reshape the aviation industry and promote global connectivity in the post-COVID world.
University of Rochester
Beauclaire Mbanya Jr. is a Rhodes Scholar currently pursuing an MSc in Environmental Change and Management at the University of Oxford. He is also a graduate of the University of Rochester, where he received a BSc. in Chemical Engineering. He was the 2019 Davis Project for Peace winner, where he founded Togetherness for Peace aimed at supporting internally displaced women from crisis-affected regions and providing alternatives to violent offenders in Cameroon. He was also the co-founder of CareforSeven, an organization creating energy innovators among African youths. Beauclaire is committed to addressing the energy accessibility and infrastructural development challenges in Africa.
Kangrong (Allison) Zhang graduated from Harvard in 2020 with a bachelor's degree in Applied Math and History. Allison was President of Harvard College China Forum, the largest North American student-run China conference and, as board member of the Harvard Association for U.S.-China Relations, directed China Thinks Big, China's premier high school research and innovation competition. She worked as a board member of Harvard Student Agencies, the world's largest student-run business. At Schwarzman College, Allison served as Chair of the Schwarzman College Student Assembly. Allison grew up in Beijing and California.
University of the Free State
Karabelo Maloi graduated from the University of the Free State in South Africa, and holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree with specialization in Investment Management and Banking. He is the Founder of Qholotsa Youth Organization, which is youth-led NGO which pioneers community outreach initiatives in the areas of poverty alleviation and education in Lesotho. He is a One Young World Ambassador and a Hansen Fellow. He is an MSc Candidate at the University of Warwick in the UK, and intends on pioneering climate smart technology solutions to agribusinesses in Africa, and the world.