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    Leonardo FocilEcuador

    Drexel University

    Leonardo Focilgraduated from Drexel University with a triple major in finance, economics and legal studies. After
    graduation, he worked in the financial industry for BlackRock and Produbanco. He was appointed as a diplomat
    stationed in New York City, working as a Tradeand Investment Specialist, where he promoted Ecuadorian exports
    and foreign direct investments into Ecuador. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Leonardo aspires to learn more about Chinese
    culture and to establish a strong commercial bond between Ecuador and both China and the United States. Leonardo
    is from Ecuador.
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    Atticus FranckenUnited States of America

    George Washington University

    Atticus Francken is a serial entrepreneur with multiple successful ventures and exits spanning energy, education, and
    fintech, each of which has created dozens of jobs and impacted communities from D.C. to California. Atticus has deep
    experience in public policy, serving in roles with the Democratic National Committee, Obama’s 2012 campaign, and
    the U.S. Federal Reserve. Academically, Atticus has a quantitative background, including data science and structured
    finance. A native of Illinois, Atticus looks to the intersection of business and public policy to find innovative solutions
    to the major, complicated problems facingglobal governments. Atticus is from the United States of America.
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    Lei FuChina

    Renmin University of China

    Fu Lei graduated from RenminUniversity of China in 2018 with a post-graduate recommendation. As an outstanding
    graduate of his university, he completed a dual degree in Journalism and Radio & Television Studies. Fu Lei interned
    in two noted media companies in China, China Central Television (CCTV) and Tencent Co., Ltd., while working to
    improve Chinese media’s reach and impact globally. For the last two years he has been researching media conflicts in
    the South China Sea. His ambition is to be a policymaker in the media industry. Fu Lei is from China.
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    Duo Geng GohSingapore

    Nanyang Technological University

    Duo GengGoh graduated from Nanyang Technological University as the top business student in the Business and
    AccountancyDoubleDegreeProgram.Asco-presidentofBusinessSolutions,heledtheclubtowinthreeinternational
    case competitions, ending a three-yearchampion trophy drought. Today, he is a senior associate consultant at Bain &
    Company. Passionate about career empowerment, he co-founded CareerSocius to help job seekers maximize their
    career potential. He also completed a secondment as Acting Chief of Staff to Glints, a Series-B recruitment and
    education start-up providing economic empowerment and education opportunities to Southeast Asians. Duo Geng is
    from Singapore.
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    Jessica CarmeenGreely will graduate from Mills College with a bachelor’s degree in politics, economics, policy and
    law. An alumna of the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School’s Global Institute for Human Rights, she studied
    American military history. Jessica holdspre-doctoral fellowships at the University of Southern California and Yale,
    is a Harvard Kennedy School Public Policy and Leadership Scholar, and Fulbright Grantee. Jessica currently serves
    inthedistrictofficeoftheSpeakeroftheHouseofRepresentatives.UponcompletionofSchwarzmanScholars,Jessica
    willenrollinOfficerCandidateSchoolandserveintheU.S.CoastGuard.JessicaisfromtheUnitedStatesofAmerica.
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    Yu GuChina

    Renmin University of China

    Yu Gugraduated with distinction from Renmin University of China in 2018 with a bachelor‘s degree in
    communication and journalism, and he also has two years' experience in the military academy. In the interdisciplinary
    context of journalism, psychology and international relations, he focuses on cross-cultural communication and public
    diplomacy. When he served as the Vice President of the College Student Union and the assistant of the International
    Office, he was responsible for helping overseas students to integrate into the Chinese culture circle. He also traveled
    to cities in Southwest China to cover One Belt One Road, including interviews and dialogues with foreign senior
    diplomats. In the future, he hopes to become a military diplomat to allow China to becomebetter understood, and to
    improve global cooperation. Yu Gu is from China.
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    Jiying GuoChina

    Western University

    Jiying (Selena) Guo will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Media, Information, and Technoculturefrom Western
    University (Canada) in 2021. Having studied in China, U.S., Kenya, and Canada, Selena has developed a global
    perspective which led to the publishing of her first book, “Turning 15 in Africa.” As a bilingual writer, she has worked
    with variousinternational publications, aiming to use her creations to develop stronger connections among audiences
    regardless of borders. Also passionate about women’s empowerment, Selena launched W.I.T.H. (Women in
    Technology Huawei) in Nairobi to support Kenyan women’s careers in the technology industry. Selena is from China.
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    Keren GuttmanIsrael

    The Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya

    Keren Guttman is a public speaking and communications consultant. Her work revolves around communication
    between people of various ages and societies. She graduated with highest honors from the Interdisciplinary Center
    withaBachelorofArtsinGovernment.SheparticipatedintheICRC InternationalLawCompetition,wontheShulman
    Literary Cup for her project on economic peace in the Middle East, and is a research intern at the Abba Eban Institute,
    focusing on Israel and China relations. Keren is eager to expand her knowledge of Chinese foreign policy and utilize
    it to further relations between Arab nations and Israel. Keren is from Israel.
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    Omar HamadeUnited States of America

    Santa Clara University

    Omar Hamade, a Bay Area native, is excited for the role large-and-small biopharmaceutical companies have in
    building healthcare ecosystems that resolve the divisive inequalities present in healthcare access. After completing his
    undergraduate degree in biology at Santa Clara University, Omar joined Genentech to address the need for diverse
    genomic data representation and understand disease heterogeneity to optimize personalized medicine treatment
    outcomes. Keen on implementing cross-disciplinary health strategies globally, Omar hopes to learn from China’s
    Healthy China 2030 strategy and more specifically, how the U.S. and China can be partners in global health efforts.
    Omar is from the United States of America.
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    Fletcher HanNew Zealand

    University of Toronto

    Fletcher Han studies engineering at the University of Toronto on a full-tuition scholarship. He holds chair positions in
    the Association of Leadership in Chemical Engineering and the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineers, advancing
    initiatives in leadership, professional development, and community outreach. Driven by international development,
    Fletcher volunteered on several occasions in Egypt and Thailand where he provided humanitarian aid in
    underprivileged societies, aspiring to become a leader in the field of global engineering. Through Schwarzman
    Scholars he hopes to expand his network in China and investigate the production of an affordable and nutritional food
    source. Fletcher is from New Zealand.
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    Lucia HeArgentina

    Georgetown University

    Lucía Wei He is an award-winning multimedia journalist based in Buenos Aires. She is a founding member and the
    Managing Editor of RED/ACCIÓN, a news start-up disrupting the media industry through innovative, impact-
    focused stories. Lucía has also reported for the BBC, Al Jazeera English, and CNN, among others, from eight
    countries, including Haiti, Malaysia, and Senegal. She is passionate about using journalism to kindle empathy and
    build bridges, in particular between her homes of Latin America and China. Lucía graduated magna cum laude
    from Georgetown University with a degree in international political economy (honors). Lucía is from Argentina.
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    Jiaheng HeChina

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    JiahengHe will graduate from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s in physics in May 2021. He conducted
    in-depth research in GaN heterostructure interface formation and ion beam characterization techniques. He served as
    the co-president of the Chinese Students and Scholars Association at the University of Michigan and the co-president
    of the Michigan China Forum. At Schwarzman College, Jiaheng is eager to promote global research collaborations by
    investigating diverse research systems and building trust and social bonds with scholars worldwide. Jiaheng is from
    China.
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    Alexander (Alex) Heintzegraduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University with a bachelor’s degree in
    management. At Georgetown, he founded a financial news company, interned at venture capital firm Revolution, and
    published the Amazon best-seller The Generation Z Entrepreneur. Currently, Alex works as an Associate at The
    Voleon Group, a quantitative hedge fund whose strategies are run exclusively by artificial intelligence (AI). Through
    Schwarzman Scholars, he plans to explore China’s rapidly growing AI ecosystem and use his experiences to start a
    company that rethinks the future of workforce collaboration. Alex is from the United States of America.
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    Chiu Yan HoMacao SAR, China

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Chiu Yan (Alice) Ho will graduate from MIT in 2021 with a double major in management and architecture. She has a
    multi-cultural background, growing up in Macao, Hong Kong, and attending schools in the UK and U.S. Alice
    appreciates cultural heritage, and she is interested in learning Chinese public policy via Schwarzman Scholars. Alice
    was the president of SYMPH China, and also the founder of the MIT Finance Club, building up platforms and
    organizing events both in China and in the U.S. She also spent her summers interning at Ernst & Young, and Macao
    Theme Park and Resort Limited, making innovations in business. Alice Ho is from Macao SAR, China.
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    Lena HoffmannGermany

    Vrije Universiteit

    Lena Hoffmann is a social entrepreneur and advocate. She promotes diversity in technology, entrepreneurship and
    finance as a board memberof ASIF Ventures. Asthe 2018 G(irls)20delegateat the G20 Summit and Women’s Forum,
    she advocated on issues of gender-based violence and economic inclusion. She also co-founded YOUth ACT, an
    accelerator for young change makers, that aims to bring more diversity to decision-making tables. As a consultant at
    Forward Incubator, she worked for refugee entrepreneurs. She studied philosophy, politics and economics at the Vrije
    Universiteit in Amsterdam. Lena is from Germany.
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    Zhenqi HuSingapore

    Stanford University

    Zhenqi(Jenn) Hu will graduate from Stanford University with a Master of Science in Management Science &
    Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations. Jenn was the first Singaporean Co-President of the
    Forum for American/Chinese Exchange at Stanford and is a Pioneer Editor at the Journal of Sino-American Affairs.
    She also co-founded an autonomous vehicle safety startup, following her internship at the Ministry of Transport. As a
    Public Service Commission scholar, Jenn aspires to contribute to thepublic service through the intersection of policy,
    diplomacy, and technology, and hopes to continue fostering relationships between young leaders across the Pacific.
    Jenn is from Singapore.
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    Lujain IbrahimJordan

    New York University

    LujainIbrahim is an AI researcher at NYU Abu Dhabi(NYUAD) anda volunteerorganizeratThe Mozilla Foundation
    Festival on trustworthy AI. She graduated from NYUAD with honors in computer engineering where she served as
    her class commencement speaker, Student Government’s engineering representative, and the Women Empowerment
    in STEM group’s chief of staff. She aims to democratize AI education in the Arab world to bridge the digital gender
    and economic divides. She co-founded Multiplicity, a youth-led publicationon global examinations of the internet’s
    impact, and is excited to learn about AI education and popularization in China. Lujain is from Jordan.
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    Charles (Chuck) Isgaris a senior at Brown University pursuing a bachelor’s in business economics. He is the Co-
    Founder and CEO of Intern From Home, an online recruiting platform focused on virtual work opportunities, which
    hasbeenfeaturedinTheBostonGlobeandU.S.News&WorldReport.ChuckintendstousehistimeasaSchwarzman
    Scholar to explore the future of recruiting and U.S.-China relations surrounding sharing of technology. At Brown,
    Chuck serves as the Co-President of the 70-person Entrepreneurship Program and the Captain of the Varsity Golf
    Team. Chuck is from the United States of America.
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    Nikhil Jain United States

    Duke University

    Nikhil Jain is a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group, primarily working in its healthcare practice. Outside of
    work, he serves as a board member of the global health organization, Jiv Daya Foundation. Previously, he worked
    at the cancer biotechnologycompany AROG Pharmaceuticals. Nikhil wants to improve medical accessibility in
    South Asia through the provision of low-cost prosthetic orthopedic devices. Nikhil is a Mechanical Engineering
    graduate of Duke University. He launched Durham Kitchen Connection, a social venture to provide restaurant
    employment for ex-convicts, and he organized a medical entrepreneurship conference. Nikhil is 25 years old and
    from the United States.
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    Zumrud JalilovaAzerbaijan

    The Academy of Public Administration Under the President of Azerbaijan, University of Bristol

    Zumrud (Zuma) Jalilova holds a Master of Science in Gender and International Relations from Bristol University. She
    did her internship at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe in Geneva and ever since worked with
    various state entities, international and local NGOs to promote gender equality. Zumrud co-founded the first feminist
    platform and initiated over 50 social projects. She taught Gender Studies at Baku State University for 9 faculties in 3
    languages and was promoted to become the youngest senior lecturer in Azerbaijan. She founded Unpuzzle, an
    educative puzzle on gender equality and is the winner of the Study UK Social Impact Alumni Award of 2019 for being
    a change agent. She aims to contribute to systemic changes in the education system through her studies in China.
    Zumrud is from Azerbaijan.
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