OURS National Scholarships

Edgar Hernandez Gallegos : Yenching Scholars Program

Edgar Hernandez Gallegos (Asian Studies and Linguistics, ’20) is originally from Mexico but grew up in the Bay Area. As part of the Huang Scholars Program, he participated in Princeton-in-Beijing in the summer of 2018. In 2019, he interned in Shanghai at Stepping Stones, an NGO that provides education to the disadvantaged children of migrant workers. Edgar also studied at National Taiwan University and learned to play the erhu. After graduating, he taught at an immersive Chinese-language elementary school in the Bay Area. Edgar is currently furthering his Chinese language studies in the Inter-University Program at Tsinghua University. He plans to study Politics and International Relations at Yenching Academy and hopes that by learning about China and its interactions with the United States, its East Asian neighbors, and other nations around the globe he will be able facilitate mutually beneficial political and cross-cultural interactions and make his own contribution to world peace.