Jiaqi (Claire) Jiang (’21, Bioengineering, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Science) is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Biomedical Informatics at Harvard. She is passionate about alleviating health disparities through the appropriate applications of medical artificial intelligence. Previously, Claire interned at IDG Capital targeting biomedical technologies, conducted frontier NeuroAI research at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, led 50+ scholars to provide guidelines on respirator decontamination during the COVID-19 pandemic, and co-founded a nonprofit organization to help Chinese students gain professional opportunities. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Claire wants to become a leader in […]
Morgan Livingston (’21, Interdisciplinary Studies/Cyber Policy) is a technologist researching policy on AI and emerging technologies. She is currently a TechCongress fellow and formerly supported White House and executive branch policy as a Science and Technology Policy Institute fellow. She is passionate about equitable technology development and has advocated with the UN and researched privacy and data governance. Morgan graduated from UC Berkeley after transferring from a local community college.
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.
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 (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 (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.