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.

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.

Tanay Jaeel : Schwarzman Scholars Program

Tanay Jaeelgraduated from Berkeley where he majored in Business Administration. During his time here, he went deep into social impact initiatives through his coursework and extracurricular, including projects for the California State Government, rural districts in South India, and various nonprofits. After graduation, Tanay worked in Product Strategy at LinkedIn, building out the platforms job seeking experience to help millions of members find their next career opportunity. His interest in Asia and China sparked during a 6-month rotation with LinkedIn in Singapore where he focused on driving consumer, product, and […]

Justin Kong : Schwarzman Scholars Program

Justin Kong is a health advocate with a University of California, Berkeley degree in Public Health and extensive professional experience. He has held leadership roles at a healthcare consulting firm, in the United Nations Medical Services Division, and in student government as Executive Vice President. Now working on a regional malaria elimination program for Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam, Justin engages private sector providers in Southeast Asia in partnership with national governments. He hopes to expand healthcare accessibility in emerging economies by strengthening health systems and leading discussions on universal […]