Andrew is a freshman planning to major in Computer Science and considering getting a certificate in East Asian Studies. After his most recent trips to China during the past two summers, he became interested in Chinese social and cultural affairs and hopes to work in China one day. He is currently taking 4th year Chinese and plans to complete his 5th year Chinese language studies at Princeton in Beijing next summer. Other than being a member of PUCC, Andrew plays viola in the Sinfonia Orchestra and is part of the Badminton club.
Brandon is a freshman pursuing a degree in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International affairs with a certificate in East Asian Studies. Prior to Princeton, Brandon began studying Chinese in middle school and was deeply involved in the Central Florida Chinese community. He was the president of his school’s Chinese Club, a performer in the annual Chinese New Year Gala, a USF State Chinese Competition finalist, and a volunteer at a local Chinese school. At Princeton, he is also involved in Jewish Learning Fellowship, Club Lacrosse, and various organizations related to domestic and international affairs.
Justin is a sophomore planning to major in mathematics who also has a strong interest in economics as well as a broader interest in public policy. Having studied contemporary Chinese society in Beijing this past summer, he is particularly interested in China is unique in its incredible economic and social dynamism. Organizations other than PUCC in which Justin is involved in include the Princeton Journal of East Asian Studies, the Program in Law and Public Affairs, and Princeton's Pre-Law Society
Seth is a freshman considering a degree in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Prior to attending Princeton, Seth studied Chinese throughout high school and travelled to China for seven weeks through the U.S. Department of State’s National Security Language Initiative for Youth program. He plans to participate in Princeton in Beijing this upcoming summer and achieve fluency in Mandarin while at college. Outside of PUCC, Seth develops his public speaking skills in Speak with Style and studies violin performance with Eric Wyrick.
Jackie is a freshmen intending to major in math-track Economics. Having lived in China for three years, he has tons of experience interacting with Chinese citizens on a grass-roots level. He is currently taking the highest-level Mandarin courses, hoping to make an impact in U.S.-China relations or to pursue possible business endeavors with China after Princeton.
Caleb Visser is a first year student from Williamsburg, Virginia interested in studying at the Woodrow Wilson School of International Relations and Public Policy. Prior to beginning his studies at Princeton, Caleb participated in the Princeton Bridge Year Program where he lived in Dakar, Senegal with a homestay family; studied Wolof and French language and culture; and interned at the Senegalese-based grassroots development NGO, Tostan. While in Senegal he began cultivating an interest in China and Chinese international development. This summer he conducted research with the Teaching, Research and International Policy lab of the College of William and Mary’s Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations. His interest in PUCC stems from his passion for people, and he is excited to dive in and learn more about China through the group’s emphasis on grassroots connections. Caleb is also involved with the Global Development Network at Princeton, the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar of Virginia, and he teaches ESL and civic classes at El Centro.
Julie Goldstein is a Junior from Miami, Florida. She is an East Asian Studies major with a focus on Chinese Contemporary Society. Julie began studying Chinese in high school, and continues her language studies at Princeton. During Summer 2016, Julie participated in Princeton's "Contemporary Chinese Society" Global Seminar, in which she learned about China from legal, academic, economic, geographic, and demographic perspectives. Julie hopes to work in Asia after graduation; for now, she is excited to contribute to the PUCC.
Catherine is a sophomore pursuing a degree in Operations Research and Financial Engineering also considering certificates in East Asian Studies and Finance. While at Princeton, Catherine has studied Human Rights in China, which inspired her to join Princeton U.S. China Coalition. This year she's taking a course in Asian-American History and is planning on taking Chinese. She currently works as a Fellow at the Writing Center and is the editor of The Street section of The Daily Princetonian.
Donald Della Pietra
Donald is a freshman who is considering studying Politics and a certificate in East Asian Studies. After matriculating at Princeton, he took a gap year aimed at studying languages and personal skill development, over the course of which he went to Canada, Germany, and China. His most notable experience was going to Shanghai, which kindled his interest in the Chinese culture and language. He is currently continuing his studies in Mandarin at Princeton. His other extracurriculars include a Spanish play and various language-related clubs.