Ian Wong (Sociology and Economics, ’22) is a Boston native who grew up in Hong Kong. Prior to joining Yenching Academy, he worked full-time in Nagasaki as an English teacher through the JET program. As an undergraduate, Ian served as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Sino-American Affairs, leading a team of nineteen editors from North America, Europe, and Asia. He has also interned at global consulting firm Albright Stonebridge Group’s China Practice and at the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. At Berkeley, Ian conducted research on superpower […]
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 […]
Camille Chabot (Global Studies [Peace and Conflict in Asia], ’23) was born and raised in France. Her interest in China first developed at age 11 when she started to learn Mandarin and became fascinated by Chinese culture and politics. While attending Berkeley as a dual degree student between Berkeley and Sciences Po (Paris Institute of Political Studies), Camille became a research team leader at the Human Rights Center and a member of Delta Phi Epsilon (a co-ed international relations fraternity). As a Law and Society student at Yenching Academy, Camille […]
Alexandra Feldman (Political Economy, ’22) is a native of Southern California. She first visited Beijing during a 4-week Chinese language immersion program after her sophomore year in high school, and has continued studying both Chinese and Chinese literature since then. While attending Berkeley as a Regents’ Scholar, she became the Head News Editor for the Daily Californian and began writing poetry and short stories. As a Literature and Culture student at the Yenching Academy, Alexandra plans to explore the differences between the Chinese fantasy genre and Western fantasies, looking specifically […]
Jesse Bowens is a transfer student to U.C. Berkeley from Las Positas College. She will receive her degree in May 2016 as a Business Administration major from the UC Haas School of Business. Upon graduation, she will attend Peking University to earn a Masters in Chinese Studies with an emphasis in Economics and Management. She currently serve as Scholarships coordinator for the Berkeley Student Foundation, a Cohort Leader for the Haas Cohort Program, and was selected as a CalCPA Emerging Accounting Scholar.
“Andrew is an athlete, lawyer, entrepreneur and aspiring policy-maker. He studied politics at the University of California, Berkeley where he was a member of the Division 1 Varsity Water Polo Team. He also studied law at Cambridge University where he was awarded a “Blue” – the one of the University’s most prestigious sporting awards. He was born in New Zealand and grew up in Hong Kong where he attended the Chinese International School. Andrew has represented Hong Kong as a swimmer and water polo player, and hasplayed in the China […]
Blue Fay graduated from UC Berkeley in December 2020 with a BA in Legal Studies and a minor in Chinese. While learning Mandarin, he developed a deep interest in Redology the study of Cao Xue-qins The Dream of the Red Chamber. In the Spring of 2020, he was awarded the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures inaugural YR Chao Prize for an essay titled, The Thirteenth Beauty of Jinling: Suppression and Ephemerality in The Dream of the Red Chamber. Blues love of creative writing was nurtured by the four […]
Isaac graduated from UC Berkeley in 2019 with a BA in Political Economy. He also studied Chinese language throughout his time at Berkeley and was awarded the Huang Scholarship, through which he studied with Princeton-in-Beijing and interned at a small music and media company in Shanghai. He is excited to continue his studies in political economy and Chinese language at the Yenching Academy, where he will concentrate on Law & Society and research youth social and political movements, arts and cultural production, and urban studies in China. He is also […]