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    Olusegun (Daniel) Omole is passionate about nurturing Africa’s potential and envisions a career dedicated to that end.
    WhilepursuingadoublemajorinlegalstudiesandpoliticalscienceatNewYorkUniversityAbuDhabi,heco-founded
    Chameleon –an ed-tech platform for teaching code in African schools. Chameleon came in 1st position in startAD’s
    incubator program and was a national finalist in Egypt and Jordan for the Hult International Business Prize. He was
    also designated a BlackRock Founders Scholar while interning for BlackRock. Daniel is from the United States of
    America and Nigeria.
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    Yucheng PengChina

    University of Chicago

    YuchengPeng graduated with honors from the University of Chicago with a double major in environmental science
    and geophysical sciences. He represented China to attend the 16th Asian Games Youth Camp. He is an inventor,
    investor, and influencer who has a passion to make a difference in the world through technology and education. He
    owns many national patents and more than 30 inventions. He volunteered, interned, and worked at US EPA, UNGC,
    CICC, and PwC. He is currently serving as an Investment Director at Spring Partners Group, and his investment
    portfolio includes many tech-unicorns like Ant Group, Tiger Brokers, and ByteDance. Yucheng is devoting himself
    to creating more warmth and long-term value for the world. Yucheng is from China.
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    William (Will) Peracchiois a senior at Lehigh University pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science &
    BusinesswithminorsinDataScience,Economics,Entrepreneurship,andacertificateinGlobalCitizenship.Intandem
    with his undergraduate studies, he is completing a Master of Science in Computer Science. Will is interested in the
    space where technology and business intersect, particularly in emerging areas such as big data, machine learning, AI,
    blockchain, and the cloud. He has worked at PwC in the Czech Republic andas a Software Engineering Intern at
    Microsoft. Will is from the United States of America.
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    John PetrieUnited States of America

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    John Petrie graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Michigan in 2018 with a degree in economics and
    philosophy. At school, he was the Business Director of the Michigan Solar Car team, where he led ten people and
    raised $1.2 million in 12 months. Today, John works for Bain & Company, where he is a Class Captain in his fifty
    person cohort. Later this month, he will start ‘externing’ at Impossible Foods, helping with their nationwide retail roll-
    out. As a Schwarzman Scholar, John hopes to deepen his understanding of China’s sustainable food market. John is
    from the United States of America.
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    Cristina PogoreviciRomania

    University of Pennsylvania

    Cristina Pogoreviciwill graduate from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor's in
    economics and concentrations in business analytics and management (entrepreneurship & innovation track). She
    serves as the president of Wharton Council, is a member of the Junior-Senior Advisory Board, and is a Penn World
    Scholar. Her interests in entrepreneurship and development have taken her to Hong Kong, Uganda, Moldova, and
    Ukraine in her time at Wharton. As a Schwarzman Scholar, she hopes to gain the skill-set required to drive
    socioeconomic development by leveling global access to entrepreneurship. Cristina is from Romania.
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    Mallie PrytherchUnited States of America

    Bard College, Syracuse University

    Mallie Prytherchlives the fast-paced life of an American election staffer as the campaign manager for a U.S.
    Congressional race. She’s previously served as a high school economics teacher, a socioeconomic researcher in rural
    Sichuan, and a campaign cybersecurity specialist. She has a bachelor’s in mathematics from Bard College and, in
    2019, completed her master’s in public administration as a Thompson Scholar at Syracuse University’s Maxwell
    School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. After graduation, she hopes to influence global policy as part of the federal
    government. Mallie is from the United States of America.
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    Mikaela Rabb is a Senior Policy Associate at the Abdul Latif JameelPoverty Action Lab, where she supports
    policymakers to implement effective policies to promote gender equality. She currently manages a multimillion-dollar
    research fund to enhance women’s economic agency. She studied global affairs and ethnicity, race, and migration at
    Yale University. She also served as Vice President of the Yale International Relations Association and an inaugural
    First-Year Counselor for a new residential college. Dedicated to empowering marginalized communities, she teaches
    New Haven high school students to think critically about our world. Mikaela is from the United States of America.
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    Henry RahmanUnited Kingdom

    School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

    Henry (Harris) Rahman will graduate from SOAS University of London with a bachelor’s degree in Chinese and
    economics. He was the 2020 UK Grand Prize winner of the Chinese Bridge Competition, aiming to promote cultural
    ties between the UK and China. Harris has set up a community organization to connectfood surplus from Central
    London restaurants and cafes to local homeless rough-sleepers. He aspires to make environmental sustainability more
    accessible and to promote the transmission of its operational knowledge to the younger generation of consumers and
    future leaders. Harris is from the United Kingdom.
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    Karthik Ramesh is a senior at Princeton University, majoring in economics. At Princeton, Karthikserved as President
    of the Interclub Council, leading Princeton’s eleven eating clubs and managing the transformation of the clubs to a
    virtual environment. Karthik has interned for McKinsey and in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.K.
    Houseof Commons, where he has focused on economic policy. He aspires to marry his interest in public affairs with
    a passion for development policy. Karthik is from the United States of America and the United Kingdom.
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    Otelo Reggy-Beane is a senior at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) studying social research and public
    policy with minors in urbanization and African studies. A 2020 Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Fellow,
    Otelo approaches affordable housing as a racial justice issue. He is committed to public service and has interned with
    the Governor of New York’s Tenant Protection Unit and for U.S. Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01). At
    NYUAD, he advocates for equity,inclusion, and belonging as the president of Africa Global and the Global Affairs
    Committee Chair on Student Council. Otelo is from the United States of America.
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    Caleb Ren will graduate with honors in statistics and computer science from Harvard College in 2021. Caleb is
    PresidentoftheHarvardAssociationforU.S.-ChinaRelations,providingeducationalexperiencesfor15,000+Chinese
    high schoolersthrough fiveannual conferences,including the largeststudent-run research competitionin Asia.Caleb's
    passions lie at the intersection of technology and education. Through Schwarzman Scholars, he hopes to examine
    technology as a means to increase educational access. In his free time, Caleb volunteers as a music teacher for Boston-
    area youth, teaches classes on data visualization, backpacks, and plays piano. Caleb is from the United States of
    America.
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    Julien RosenbloomUnited States of America

    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

    Julien C. Rosenbloom is a senior at Rutgers University studying political science. He directs his student government’s
    COVID-19TaskForce,leadssocialsectorworkasManagingDirectorofRutgersConsultingGroup,andhaspublished
    social policy research. Professionally, Julien has led JUV Consulting as a Senior Partner and has held internships with
    Rutgers’ Office of Federal Relations, New Jersey’s Treasury Department, and several government affairs and
    consulting firms. Julien’s interests are in economic inequality and public policy. He is eager to understand China’s
    impact on American policy outcomes. Julien is from the United States of America.
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    Philip RuffiniUnited States of America

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Philip Ruffini graduated from the University of Michigan, where he studied business and computer science. While in
    college, Philip served as Director of Partnerships for 180 Degrees Consulting and started, then sold, his business First-
    Rate Suppliers. Following graduation, Philip worked as a Product Manager for Microsoft on an early stage IoT
    platform while independently launching HackingPM. Philip is the first investor and advisor for Y Combinator backed
    LendTable. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Philip hopes to study how culture and government policy have enabled China
    to grow its startup ecosystem. Philip is from the United States of America.
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    Paulina RutaUnited States of America

    University of Pennsylvania

    Paulina Rutais a senior at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, concentrating in finance and
    behavioral economics with a minor in Spanish. She serves as CEO of Global Platinum Securities, an international,
    intercollegiate student-run hedge fund. She spent the most recent summer at PJT Partners in their Restructuring
    Division and is currently working for Asia Pacific Land focused on infrastructure investing. She is passionate about
    increasingcollaborationbetweenU.S.andChinesebusinessleaders,asshehopesthiswilltranscendthesheerfinancial
    transactions and help shape foreign policy. Paulina is from the United States of America.
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    Aloïs SavanneFrance

    King's College London

    Aloïs Savannegraduated top of his class in philosophy, politics, and economics at King’s College London, where he
    headed the largest student association. He interned in diplomacy and investment banking, focusing on the technology
    sector. Currently, Aloïs works within Salesforce’s strategy and analytics team and is vice president of a French non-
    profit promoting mental and physical well-being in underserved communities. He hopes to dive into the Chinese
    technology eco-system before starting as a tech investor. Ultimately, he aspires to drive the economy’s digital
    transformation while ensuring that technology is harnessed ethically. Aloïs is from France and Germany.
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    William (Will) Seaton grew up in a small town as an avid traveler and triathlete working farm and service-industry
    jobs. He left his hometown to attend the University of Chicago, studying economics and creative writing, with minors
    focusedinmusicandcomputerscience.Upongraduating,heworkedatBridgewaterAssociates,wherehehelpeddrive
    the company’s transition from a founder-led boutique to a partner-led institution. He was head of Bridgewater’s
    LGBTQ Network. In his spare time, he started a nonprofit in his hometown, headed Bridgewater’s rock climbing club,
    and wrote a novel. Will is from the United States of America.
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    Harry Seavey graduated from Yale University magna cum laude with a B.A. in global affairs. In college, he founded
    Y2Y New Haven, an organization dedicated to building one of the United States’ first student-run youth homeless
    shelters, served as Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Review of International Studies, and advised United States Indo-Pacific
    Command on countering violent extremism in Southeast Asia. He spent last year in Berlin as a Congress-Bundestag
    Scholar and interned for a pan-European political party. He plans to pursue a career in international development and
    is proficient in German, French, and Dutch. Harry is from the United States of America.
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    Jeremiah SekyiGhana

    University of Ghana

    Jeremiah Kobby Sekyiholds a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the University of Ghana, where he was actively
    involved in speech and debate and served as the President of the Debate Society. Utilizing this experience, Jeremiah
    has worked with the Institute for Public Discourse, Elite Journey UK, and Talkmaze to teach critical thinking and
    communication to hundreds of kids around the world. Jeremiah strongly believes in the power of effective discourse
    in the promotion of healthy democracies and international partnerships. At Schwarzman, Jeremiah hopes to acquire
    the knowledge, skills, and network to advance global peace and progress. Jeremiah is from Ghana.
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    Tony Shu is a senior at Harvard University studying a special concentration in urban studies. He is the co-founder of
    Breaktime (breaktime.org), a non-profit social enterprise that aims to end chronic young adult homelessness.
    BreaktimeoperatesBoston’sfirsttransitionalemploymentprogramforyoungadultsexperiencinghomelessness.Tony
    envisions a world where stable housing is a human right and aims to study and innovate in the housing field from the
    angles of social entrepreneurship, technological innovation, and public policy. Tony has been named one of the Ten
    Outstanding Young Leaders of 2020. Tony is from the United States of America.
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    Muhammad Saad SiddiquiSingapore

    University of Cambridge

    Muhammad SaadSiddiqui will graduate from the University of Cambridge with a bachelor's in Politics and
    Anthropology. Saad has led across research, charitable and artistic fields, founding one non-profit, setting up two
    student-led think-tanks, and producing ten acclaimed plays in the last three years. He has provided consulting services
    to the Singaporean government, regional businesses and corporate donors, maximizing impact through art, results-
    driven philanthropy and development policy. Saad has published on a rangeof topics from multilateral lending and
    EU-ASEAN trade to foreign policy, and is currently focused on Myanmar-China relations at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak
    Institute. Saad is from Singapore.
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