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    JIEYING SHIChina

    University Of California, Berkeley

    Jieying Shi graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a double major in Economics and Geography. Currently, she works at Zhonghe Capital covering cross-border mergers and acquisitions and product strategies with a focus on exchangeable bonds and private placements. She also plays a key role in US dollar fundraising; she has led and compiled fund strategy and terms, and built close relationships with endowment funds and sovereign funds, including IFC and Brunei’s  Retirement Fund. Jieying is passionate about green technology and aspires to be among the catalysts that will bring value in economic, social and environmental disciplines. She has also worked at Glencore and Airbnb. Jieying is 27 years old and from China.
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    JINA JIA XUAN LIMSingapore

    University College London

    Jina Lim will graduate in June 2019 from the Arts and Sciences (BASc) Program, University College London, an exciting interdisciplinary degree that enabled pursuit of several fields in sciences, humanities, and foreign language. Jina’s wide ranging interests extend beyond academia. She served twice as President and as an active fighter of the UCL Muay Thai Club, she has done ad-hoc volunteering, and was a research consultant for CHIRP Maritime. Jina is a Lieutenant with the Republic of Singapore Navy and a recipient of The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Scholarship, aspiring to contribute to the SAF and wider public service by understanding the world through diverse lenses. Jina is 21 years old and from Singapore.
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    JOEL GASTELUM MENDEZMexico

    Tecnológico De Monterrey

    Joel Gastelum holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the Monterrey Tech (Mexico). He was awarded the Selider leadership scholarship for his studies in Mexico and the Santander scholarship for an academic exchange program in Spain. He has worked in Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability in the Financial Sector and the Chemical Industry in Mexico. As a part of the Schwarzman Scholars program, Joel expects to learn from the Chinese experience in economic growth, social inclusion, and environmental responsibility and to use those lessons to advance the development agenda in Latin America. Joel is 28 years old and from Mexico.
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    John Beadle is a senior at Harvard College concentrating in Government. He is writing his senior thesis on public-private partnerships for middle-skill development. John has extensive experience in infrastructure finance, having worked for both the Performance Based Building Coalition and John Laing Group over the last 4 years. John’s work has focused on a combination of developing the American market for public-private partnerships, promoting federal tax legislation to catalyze private investment in public infrastructure and sourcing, originating, bidding for, and investing in greenfield infrastructure and renewable energy projects. He spent the most recent summer working in investment banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York City. At Harvard, John serves as Co-President & CEO of Black Diamond Capital Investors, one of the largest and most successful student-run hedge funds in the United States. In his spare time, John enjoys playing competitive golf, traveling, rooting for Boston sports teams and reading about American politics. John is 22 years old and from the United States.
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    JOHNATHAN CHENUnited States Of America

    University Of Pennsylvania

    Johnathan Chen graduated from the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology at the University of Pennsylvania with dual degrees in Electrical Engineering and Management. In college, he spearheaded the design of an electric racecar that broke the North American acceleration record, ran Speech & Debate, and was President of the Engineering Deans’ Advisory Board. After spending time at Tesla, Johnathan plans on contributing his passions in sustainable transport to the ongoing environmental revolution. In his free time, he can usually be found hiking or taking astrophotography images. Johnathan is 21 years old, born in the United States, and raised in Shanghai.
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    JORDAN ABDIUnited Kingdom

    Imperial College London

    Jordan Abdi is a doctor in London with an academic background in Medicine and Neuroscience. As an undergraduate, Jordan co-founded the London Forum for Science and Policy, a science policy think-tank that has produced policy papers in partnership with London City Hall and the European Commission. In 2017, Jordan was the Head Delegate of the UK mission to the G7 Youth Summit Rome, where he negotiated with his counterparts from across the world. Jordan is also an entrepreneur, and in the past 5 years he has founded and managed 2 businesses in healthcare and education. Jordan is 25 years old and from the United Kingdom.
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    JOSEPH OPOKUGhana

    Westminster College, Missouri

    Joseph Opoku is a fellow at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington D.C. where he focuses on U.S.-Africa business relations. Joseph holds a BA in Transnational Studies and Social Entrepreneurship from Westminster College. He is passionate about youth development and founded Youth Impact Workshop and the Nima Innovation Lab for Girls to empower young people across Ghana. Both enterprises focus on creating avenues for young people to design, prototype, and implement human centered solutions to pressing social problems. He also advises the MasterCard Foundation in Canada on secondary education issues in Africa. Joseph is 25 years old and from Ghana.
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    JOY NUGAUnited States Of America

    Hunter College, The City University Of New York

    Joy Nuga is a Risk Analyst at Goldman Sachs and a 2017 graduate of the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College with a degree in Economics, Public Policy, and German. While at Hunter, Joy was named a 2017 Franklin Williams Scholar at the Council on Foreign Relations and a recipient of the 2016 Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship at Carnegie Mellon University. These honors directly pertain to her interests in the intersection between private finance, public policy, and cybersecurity. Joy now serves on the Advisory Board for the Cyber Workforce Alliance (CWA) and regularly advocates for widespread cyber literacy. Joy is 22 years old, was born and raised in The Bronx, New York, and is from the United States.
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    JOYCE DANSOGhana

    University Of Ghana

    Joyce Danso holds a degree in Psychology from the University of Ghana (UG) and is currently pursuing her Master’s in International Affairs at UG. Joyce is the founder of the Agenda Project and is a Resolution Project Fellow. She aspires to serve as the UN youth envoy and a consultant in youth-related issues to empower young people to make informed decision about their future and translate such knowledge into addressing the socio economic challenges facing Africa. She hopes that by studying public policy she will provide sustainable solutions to address concerns of young people. Joyce is 26 years old and from Ghana.
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    JULIAN GODDINGUnited Kingdom

    University Of Oxford

    Julian Godding graduated from Oxford University with a Master’s degree in Chemistry. He is passionate about new energy and hopes to work to accelerate the advent of sustainable living. He has recently been working with Prof. Henry Snaith on next generation photovoltaics to disrupt the silicon solar industry, where he invented a new patented technology. He has also started a company tackling disposable waste and is currently helping one of the UK’s largest energy companies to turn 100% renewable. China is the new world leader in new energy and Julian now sets his sights on making an impact there. Julian is 22 years old and from the United Kingdom.
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    JUSTIN KONGUnited States Of America

    University Of California, Berkeley

    Justin Kong is a health advocate with a University of California, Berkeley degree in Public Health and extensive professional experience. He has held leadership roles at a healthcare consulting firm, in the United Nations’ Medical Services Division, and in student government as Executive Vice President. Now working on a regional malaria elimination program for Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam, Justin engages private sector providers in Southeast Asia in partnership with national governments. He hopes to expand healthcare accessibility in emerging economies by strengthening health systems and leading discussions on universal healthcare coverage. Justin is 25 years old and from the United States.
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    Kabir Gandhi will graduate from Harvard with an A.B. in Applied Mathematics, a Minor in Classics, and a language citation in Chinese. Kabir has lived in New York, Mumbai, Hong Kong, and London. He previously interned at Amazon as a financial analyst, and more recently at a global investment bank. At Harvard, Kabir was the President of the Africa Business Investment Club and co-authored a mathematics textbook. As a Schwarzman Scholar, he hopes to explore China’s impact investing landscape to inform his longer term goals of connecting capital with social causes. In his spare time, Kabir loves to run, read about space, and cook. Kabir is 21 years old and from the United States.
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    Kai Cash is a senior and Class President at Williams College. He is majoring in Economics and concentrating in Public Health in the developing world. An aspiring private sector leader in UX design/research, he has developed analytical skills at J-PAL in India, technical skills through engineering work at Williams, and business acumen at CapitalG in San Francisco. He co founded the Williams Professional Association to help underrepresented students prepare for meaningful careers. Through Schwarzman Scholars he hopes to explore how private enterprise can solve existing global Public health disparities. Kai is 21 years old, local to the Bronx, New York, United States.
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    KATHIA SALAZARNicaragua

    Keiser University

    Kathia Salazar graduated magna cum laude from Keiser University, where she studied Business Administration with a concentration in Financial Economics and International Business. She has over three years of experience working in the nonprofit and private organization industry. Kathia is Corporate Credit Risk Analyst at BAC Credomatic, Alumni at Global Changemakers and was delegate at Yenching Global Symposium 2018, Yenching Academy of Peking University's flagship event. She served as President for AIESEC, one of the largest youth-led organizations and was awarded Women Leaders of America's membership by Fundación Ciencias de la Documentación from Spain and the Organization of American States. Kathia is 22 years old and from Nicaragua.
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    Katrina Northrop will graduate with honors from Brown University in 2019, where she majors in Development Studies, focusing on China. At Brown, she was the managing editor of the College Hill Independent and a member of an investigative journalism team working on the issue of elder abuse in Rhode Island, which resulted in a series of articles published over nine days on the Providence Journal’s front page. Before her senior year, she worked at the Beijing bureau of the New York Times, conducting research and interviews for reporters as well as publishing her own articles. She is passionate about the role of journalists in cross-cultural dialogue, and hopes to be a foreign correspondent in China. Katrina was the captain of Brown’s Varsity Squash team and is from Brooklyn, New York. Katrina is 21 years old and from the United States.
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    KEVIN COLTONUnited States Of America

    United States Military Academy At West Point

    Raised in Johns Creek, Georgia, Kevin Colton is pursuing a major in Economics and a minor in Cyber Security at the United States Military Academy. Interested in foreign affairs, he spent two years as a service volunteer in Japan and has represented West Point at the International Cadet Conference hosted by the National Defense Academy of Japan and participated in the joint West Point-Yale Peace and Dialogue Leadership Initiative in Israel. He hopes to serve as a future Army Foreign Area Officer between the United States and East Asia. Kevin is 23 years old and from the United States.
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    Kiran Sridhar is a 2019 graduate of Stanford University, majoring in economics. He is the Executive Director of Waste No Food, an organization that has donated five million meals to the hungry. He has held positions as a business intelligence intern for HackerOne, and as a research assistant for the Hoover Institution and several high profile professors at Stanford, including Secretary Condoleeza Rice and Secretary William Perry. He also serves as a member of the Stanford President’s Advisory Panel on Investment Responsibility. He hopes that being in Beijing will provide a window into the Chinese perspective on cybersecurity, augmenting his time at Apple working on Chinese technology policy and position him to help develop norms for cyberspace. Kiran is 21 years old and from the United States.
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    KONRAD WOLKOWSKIPoland

    King’S College London, University Of Cambridge

    Konrad Wolkowski graduated from the University of Cambridge with a Master’s degree in Development Studies, where he specialized in development economics and finance. Parallel to his studies, he founded a successful careers program aimed at attracting Polish students from world-leading universities back to Poland. Prior to becoming a Schwarzman Scholar he worked in London as a strategy analyst at Fidelity International. As a Schwarzman Scholar, he hopes to build a strong understanding of the Chinese public-private partnership with the long-term goal of shaping that cooperation in the European setting. In his free time, Konrad does mountain climbing across the globe. Konrad is 26 years old and from Poland.
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    LAURA DARNLEYUnited Kingdom

    Kings College London

    Laura Darnley is a BA in Political Economy student from King’s College London. Alongside her studies, she trains as an Officer Cadet with the British Army and intends to pursue a career in defense. Laura is committed to public service and youth empowerment; she contributed to the Government’s review of Youth Justice and has worked with international companies to provide career development workshops for severely disadvantaged young adults. Laura captains her corps’ taekwondo team and has medaled in international competitions on behalf of the Army. An adventure enthusiast, in 2017 Laura drove from London to Mongolia raising $10,000 for charity. Laura is 22 years old and from the United Kingdom.
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    LINDA SARFO-GYAMFIUnited Kingdom

    University Of Oxford

    Linda Sarfo-Gyamfi graduated from the University of Oxford with a degree in Human Sciences. At university, she was the President of Polygeia, a global health think tank, as well as Oxford Women in Business. These experiences taught her the importance of leading with humility. She is currently one of the youngest Partner Managers at the Facebook EMEA headquarters. She has previous work experience at Thomson Reuters, the Boston Consulting Group and the UK Department of Business Innovation and Skills. Through the Schwarzman Scholarship, she hopes to learn more about innovation in China. Linda is 23 years old and is from Ghana.
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