Wan Fang Chiu : Schwarzman Scholars Program

Wan Fang Chiustudied Computer Science and Molecular & Cell Biology at the University of California, Berkeley, where he received the computer science department citation in 2017.As an MD candidate in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences & Technology, Wan Fung conducted AI and pathology research in collaboration with PathAI and leads the HMS chapter of One For The World.

Xinyi (Michelle) Fang : Schwarzman Scholars Program

Xinyi (Michelle) Fanggraduated from UCB in 2019 with a degree in Media Studies. At Cal, she worked closely with female-led and Asian-led philanthropies such as the Malala Fund and the AAPI Bone Marrow Donor Program. In 2017, she was part of the team that launched the inaugural Future Forum Beijing, a non-profit organization that aims to promote fundamental science research and innovation.

Tafadzwa Marombedza : Schwarzman Scholars Program

Tafadzwa Marombedzastudied Political Economy at UC Berkeley as a MasterCard Scholar from Zimbabwe and served as the President of the Organization of African Students. Currently, he is an Emerging Markets Analyst at Deutsche Bank in New York.He is passionate about the African growth story and envisions a world where global capital can be redirected to finance capital projects in Africa.He hopes to build long-lasting relationships in China and understand the drive behind the success of Africas largest trading partner.

Zhengfan Pan : Schwarzman Scholars Program

Zhengfan Pan (B.A. Legal Studies, ’20; MIDS, ’21) anticipates that the friendships he will make as a Schwarzman Scholar will outlive the program itself, along with the benefits of gaining rare access to Chinese business and political leaders. Zhangfan was educated in New Zealand before coming to California and is excited to learn more about China, his parents’ homeland, especially its current entrepreneurial landscape and political system. Building on interests developed as a legislative intern in the California State Senate, he hopes to explore the philosophy of property law for […]

James Tayali : Schwarzman Scholars Program

James Tayali (Public Health, ’17) came to Cal from Malawi as a Mastercard Scholar and soon connected with Professor Sam Mchombo, who encouraged him to study Swahili and connect with the African student community on campus. This experience led James to doing health work in Kenya and, ultimately, to founding three social ventures in his home country: ICI Africa, a mentorship program for high school students; Deal Malawi, an e-commerce and online shopping site; and Keki Mawe Incorporated, which manufactures and distributes iron-fortified products to women and children. He has […]

Alexander Zhao : Schwarzman Scholars Program

Alexander Zhaowill graduate in spring 2021 with a B.A. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Alexander published research on biased algorithms and recommender systems and currently serves as an editor for the data projects team for TheDaily Californian. Alexander hopes to improve our ability to assess fairness in algorithms through his experiences in graduate school.

Zeliang Cai : Schwarzman Scholars Program

Zeliang Cai (Economics, ’22), an international student from China, is passionate about finance, particularly welfare foundation and venture capital investment. As an undergraduate, he helped redesign an investment portfolio at a welfare foundation in China, for which he received the 2020 Project HOPE Outstanding Contribution Award. Zeliang also served as research team captain for Cal’s Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics and was the portfolio manager of a student start-up that supports college entrepreneurs and has more than $1 million assets and 70 members from universities around the […]

Gurchit Chatha : Schwarzman Scholars Program

Gurchit Chathagraduated from UCB in 2016 with a bachelors degree in Political Science and a concentration in Quantitative Methods.Hes passionate about problem-solving and hopes to spend his Schwarzman year exploring Chinese technological innovation in the wake of rapid urbanization and power transition theory.