Michaela is an undergraduate student at DePaul University, Chicago, Il, majoring in China Studies and Anthropology, with a minor in Museum Studies and Art History. She has studied Mandarin for seven years. Michaela studied abroad in China with NSLI-Y summer of 2015, and Confucius Institute summer of 2012. She currently works in Chicago's Chinatown as a tour guide and at the Chinese American Museum of Chicago
Olivia Negus is a senior at the University of Virginia double-majoring in Economics and Chinese and is particularly interested in international trade. She has also spent a summer studying at Fudan University in Shanghai. On campus, Olivia serves as the student member of the Institute of World Languages, volunteers as an ESL teaching assistant, has been on the Leadership Team for Project Pengyou, and has served on College Council as the representative for the Chinese department. In addition to her involvement in the international and language communities, Olivia is very passionate about community service and the arts. She is an executive board member for Alternative Spring Break, interned for the Virginia Film Festival, and DJs her own radio show. In her free time Olivia loves going to concerts as well as rowing, hiking, and skiing.
Shirine Loghmanian is currently an office manager at A&H LLC, a real estate investment firm in Alexandria, Virginia. She graduated with honors from The University of Virginia with a degree in Psychology and minor in Foreign Affairs. When not at the office, Shirine enjoys petting any dog that happens to be walking past her on the sidewalk. She plans to attend law school this year and credits her Iranian-Armenian background as a major influence in her interest in international and comparative law.
Susan Radov is a sophomore majoring in Cultural Anthropology and minoring in Chinese Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. On campus, she leads the Penn Political Coalition and Penn Environmental Group and plans events for the Phi Alpha Delta pre-law fraternity. She became fascinated by Chinese in middle school and has immersed herself in its language, history, politics, and culture ever since. Specifically, she is interested in how NGOs, environmental stances, and human rights shape diplomatic ties between the U.S. and China. Combining her passion for legislation and policy, Susan hopes to pursue International Law, with a focus on China. She is thrilled to participate in this year's U.S.-China Global Governance Forum!
Lang Tianqi is a master degree candidate major in International Public Policy from Fudan University, Shanghai. During her time at School of International Affair and Public Administration in Fudan University, she worked closely with New Development bank, a multilateral development bank to assist in cooperative strategy formalizing and implement. As an research assistant Tianqi has participated in various international conference related to cyberspace governance and presented her essays in trilateral forum in Japan last winter. She is also enthusiasm about voluntary work. She contributed over 300 hours in voluntary work during her college. She's a moviegoer and enjoy travelling and ice hockey in her leisure time.
Tingwei Yang is currently an undergraduate student in Shanghai International Studies University, majoring in Translation and Interpretation. She minors in Law in East China University of Political Science and Law in an intercollege studying programme. Interested in history and politics, she began to write novels based on historical background when she was in high school and was selected The Best 36 in “The Next” novel writing competition. She enjoys reading almost all kinds of books in spare time.
My name is Tongxu Cai. I am a 4th year Foreign Affairs major at University of Virginia. My study has been concentrating on the Sino-U.S. relations and history. I hope to pursue a career of journalism, especially in the field of the communication between China and the U.S.
Xinyi Zhan is a graduate student majoring in Public Administration in the School of Government, Sun Yat-sen University. Her research interests including public policy, Chinese government and politics, global governance etc. Xinyi has conducted research on China’s local governments reform, and is now preparing for further studies. Spring 2015, she studied in Germany for one semester as an exchange student, and observed various forms of public participation and everyday resistance in Europe, which helped her to have a deeper understanding of European politics. Apart from the academic research, Xinyi is the vice-president of student union and also a member of debate team and actively involved in organizing debate competition.