The Co-Founder and Co-President of PUCC, Sadiki is a Junior in the Physics Department, earning a certificate in East Asian studies. In the year prior to his freshman year he spent a year living in Western China through the Princeton Bridge Year Program. While based in Kunming, Yunnan Sadiki volunteered at the non-governmental organization Heart to Heart Community Care, where he helped facilitate educational campaigns, and Heart to Heart's annual "Fight Domestic Violence" Campaign. While at Princeton Sadiki has competed in the Princeton Corporate Finance Case competition where his team was one of three to place for their theoretical model of corporate expansion into Western China. In 2015, Sadiki’s junior paper research on STEM expansion and increasing nuclear capabilities in mainland China was awarded the Manfred Pyka Memorial Prize in Physics. This summer Sadiki completed internships in 和创科技有限公司, the leading producer of SaaS mobile technology in mainland China as well as completed the UChicago-Peking University Summer Institute on IR Theory and Methods.
Hunter Dong '17: Co-Director of Finance
Hunter is a junior in the Operations Research and Financial Engineering Department also pursuing certificates in Computer Science and East Asian Studies. At Princeton, he's been involved with many activities related to Sino-American Relations. He served as the treasurer for both Princeton's Chinese Students Association and Princeton's chapter of Global China Connection. This summer Hunter was a data analytics intern at Liulishuo (流利说), a tech startup founded in 2012 and now one of China's leading English learning platforms.
Aspen Wang '18: Co-Director of Finance
Aspen is a Sophomore who will pursue Politics for her major and a certificate in Values and Public Life. While at Princeton, Aspen has studied the comparative political and economic rise of China, India and Korea, learning about the differences and similarities in their developmental growth models. During the semester, she conducted research under Professor Law into coding patterns and trends between several Asian as well as Western constitutions. This summer, Aspen worked at the Beijing Genome Institute, the worlds largest genome sequencing company, examining the ethical implications of the new technological advances. Over the past few years, Aspen has travelled extensively in Central and South East Asia, visiting most of the countries along the Silk Road.
Sammy Kunitz-Levy '18: Director of Alumni Relations
Sammy is a Sophomore majoring in Public and International Affairs and considering pursuing certificates in East Asian Studies and Finance. Before entering Princeton, he lived in India for a year through the Princeton Bridge Year Program where he taught history, science, and English at the non-governmental organization and school, NIRMAN. At Princeton, Sammy participates in a wide variety of activities, including Shere Khan Co-ed A Cappella and Princeton Club Soccer. Serving as Co-Education Chair of J Street U Princeton, the Israeli-Palestinian political activism group, he lobbied in Washington and launched the Gaza Water Campaign - a campus-wide effort to improve Gaza's access to potable water. He is a research assistant in the Politics Department, where he is building and coding a 25-country dataset of government diversification programs. This past summer, Sammy attended Princeton in Beijing, living at 北京师范大学 and completing his second year of Chinese.
Bradley Berman '16: Director of Communications
Bradley is a senior in the East Asian Studies department. He began teaching himself Mandarin in his senior year of high school, has taken the highest-level modern Mandarin classes offered at Princeton, and travelled to China to attend Princeton in Beijing in the Summer of 2013. Bradley is the President of the Princeton University Language Project, a student group which provides free translation service to non-profit and non-government organizations worldwide. He also gives Mandarin tours on Princeton’s campus. This past summer (2015), he interned at the National Committee on U.S. China Relations. He plans to engage in a Mandarin translation project for his senior thesis and hopes to learn more about the Chinese language and culture in the process. Bradley feels that a solid understanding of Chinese-related humanities will enable him to engage productively in the personal interactions required for progress in U.S.-China policy.
Eric Wang '18: Director of Operations
Eric is a sophomore pursuing a major in the Woodrow Wilson School and a certificate in East Asian Studies. Before Princeton, Eric completed the Yale Young Global Scholars Program on Grand Strategy, where he presented a policy proposal on China’s island disputes in the East and South China Seas. Freshmen year, he continued his interest in China’s naval development, and wrote for Princeton’s American Foreign Policy Magazine on China’s A2/AD capabilities. Summer 2015, he completed 5th year Chinese language study at Princeton in Beijing, and was awarded first prize at the Inter-University Speech Contest at Beijing Language and Culture University, where he spoke on China’s revivalist nationalism.
William Hinthorn '18: Co-Director of Technology
William is a sophomore pursuing a degree in Computer Science with certificates in East Asian Studies and Machine Learning. Prior to attending college, he lived in Varanasi, India for a year through Princeton’s Bridge Year Program where he ran after-school math, history, and Hindi classes in addition to developing the English curriculum for the non-profit Little Stars School. Freshman year, he began studying Chinese and continued the following summer at Beijing Normal University through Princeton in Beijing. In addition to assisting the technical operations of PUCC, Will is also an officer in the Entrepreneurship Club, helps with Engineers without Borders, dances with the Bhangra team, and is a swim instructor.
Nina Sheridan '19: Operations
Nina is a freshman interested in majoring in the Woodrow Wilson School with a certificate in East Asian Studies. In high school, she went to China through the State Department’s National Security Language Initiative for Youth, and did her high school capstone project on the implications of changing dietary preferences in China. Before Princeton, Nina spent a gap year working and traveling across Europe, Southeast Asia, and Australia. She is involved in the Petey Greene program and Business Today at Princeton and works at the Princeton Alumni Weekly office.
Ian Kim '19: Operations
Ian is a freshman pursuing a degree in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and also certificates in Environmental Studies and East Asian Studies. Prior to Princeton, Ian spent the majority of his years calling various Asian locales home. At Princeton, he is involved with various activities related to International Relations and Sino-American Relations such as editing for the Princeton Journal of East Asian Studies, He also currently serves as a US Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadet. In addition, he is an undergraduate fellow in the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, undergraduate associate in the Program in Law and Public Affairs, and an undergraduate associate of the Julis-Rabinowitz Center for Public Policy & Finance.
Shannon Jiang '18: Director of Communications
Shannon is a sophomore pursuing a major in economics. Growing up in Beijing, Shannon has developed a vast knowledge of contemporary Chinese society. Before Princeton, she founded a non-profit in China to address some of the deep-rooted problems in Chinese education system which has directly impacted more than three hundred students in China. Shannon additionally has helped found a community service project for the Princeton Alumni Association of Beijing, cooperating with various NGOs in Beijing city. Besides Chinese and English, she also speaks French, Spanish and Japanese.
Stephen Morin '18
Stephen is a sophomore pursuing a major in the Woodrow Wilson School with certificates in Environmental Studies and East Asian Studies. He began studying Chinese at Princeton, and decided to continue to develop his language skills at Princeton in Beijing last summer, and is now taking German classes as well. Within his studies, he hopes to focus on the policy implications of the dispute between sovereignty and trans-boundary environmental harm in East Asia. Aside from the Princeton US-China Coalition, Stephen is also on the steering committee of Tigers Together, a coalition with the goal of building trust between Palestinians and Israelis and developing projects on the ground, and holds leadership positions in the Princeton Pre-Law Society, J Street U Princeton, and Men’s Club Volleyball. In addition, he does research on campus with both the Politics Department analyzing NGO and governmental responses to natural disasters, and the Molecular Biology Department researching the genomic origin and evolution of scrambled genomes such as Oxytricha.
Justin Yim '19: Operations
Justin is a freshman planning to major in mathematics who also has a broad interest in public policy and economics. In high school, he became interested in issues involving East Asia by first taking an online class in Korean history and then branching out to study China. He not only sees China as a major force to change global society in the coming years but believes China is unique in its incredible economic and social dynamism. Organizations other than PUCC in which Justin is involved in include the Asian American Students Association, the Princeton Journal of East Asian Studies, and the Program in Law and Public Affairs.