2018 Global Seminar Cohort

Gabriel Birman

  • Gabriel Birman ’20 is a COS major. He is interested in China because of its rich history, culture, and language as well as the far-reaching influence China has on the global stage, which makes it a constant source of discussion. I like to play soccer, learn about different languages/cultures, code, and compose music.

EMAIL: gbirman@princeton.edu

Chesley Chan

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Chesley Chan

  • Chesley Chan ’21 is concentrating in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and is in pursuit of the Statistics and Machine Learning certificate. She is interested in computational social science, specifically the integration of human rights, policy, and data science. Chesley works as a data science intern for the Education Project under Yongai Jin, using R Studio to statistically analyze 9 waves of NPSAS data conducted by the NCES to investigate how racial differences impact parental investment in their children's post-secondary education. Under the direction of Junming Huang, Chesley is helping to build the dataset used for the China Impact Project by assessing, classifying, and manually “scoring” American perceptions of China found within more than 1000+ newspaper articles spanning the last five decades.

EMAIL: cnchan@princeton.edu

Roger Chen

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Roger Chen

  • Roger Chen ’21 is a prospective Operations Research and Financial Engineering major from Cheshire, Connecticut. He is interested in studying China because of its tremendous economic growth in the past couple of years. On campus, Roger is involved in Business Today, the Princeton Model United Nations Conference, Butler College Council, and Princeton Splash. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, hiking, and watching TV.

EMAIL: roger.chen@princeton.edu

Marisa De Silva

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Marisa De Silva

  • Marisa De Silva '20 is a History major. She is interested in China because she enjoys learning about other cultures. She also likes community service and foreign language. 

EMAIL: mssilva@princeton.edu

Ilene E

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Ilene E

  • Ilene E '21 is a prospective Computer Science major. I am interested in China because it's an important part of my culture and identity. I like to do graphic design and watch Disney movies!

EMAIL: ilenee@princeton.edu

Jacob Gerrish

Jacob Gerrish

  • Jacob Gerrish '21 is a prospective Woodrow Wilson School major from Rockville, Maryland.  He is interested in studying China because of China's meteoric rise on the world stage despite its refusal to embrace political reform.  Jacob also writes for The Daily Princetonian and works with the Alcohol Initiative and Princeton University's speculative-fiction magazine Figments.

EMAIL: jgerrish@princeton.edu

Carter T Gipson

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Carter T Gipson

  • Carter Gipson '21 is a ORFE major from Frederick, Maryland. He is interested in understanding the differences between the Chinese model and western liberal democracy in social and cultural context. Carter is also a cadet in Princeton's Army ROTC Battalion.

EMAIL: cgipson@princeton.edu

Dana Harris

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  • Dana Harris ‘21 is a Psychology major from Cleveland, Ohio. She is interested in studying in China because she wants to see and experience the drastic changes alongside the Chinese citizens. On campus, Dana is involved in Scholars Institute Fellows Program, Princeton Women’s Alliance, Intramural Spikeball, Intramural Volleyball, and babysitting off-campus. In her free time, she enjoys watching YouTube, Netflix, and hanging out with friends.

EMAIL: danalh@princeton.edu

Ingrid Koester

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  • Ingrid Koester '21 is a Ecology and Evolutionary Biology major and Global Health and Health Policy certificate student from Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is interested in studying China because of the dramatic changes the country has undergone in recent years. Ingrid enjoys singing on campus in a cappella and in the Princeton Triangle club, as well as being involved in the Princeton Vertical Farm.

EMAIL: ikoester@princeton.edu

Sean-Wyn Ng

EMAIL: seanwynn@princeton.edu

Han Jie Wang

EMAIL: hjwang@princeton.edu

Angela Weng

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  • Angela Weng '21 is an ORFE major from Princeton, New Jersey. She is interested in studying China because of her heritage and love for Chinese culture, and also likes to read, write, and play tennis in her free time.

EMAIL: aw36@princeton.edu

Andrew Wu

Andrew Wu

  • Andrew Wu ‘20 is an astrophysics major from Atlanta, GA. He is interested in studying China because it is his personal family heritage as well as a developing country in space research. Andrew likes to write about various topics including physics, philosophy, and psychology and also enjoys playing the violin.

EMAIL: andrewmw@princeton.edu

Emily Yin

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Emily Yin

  • Emily Yin ‘21 is concentrating in Computer Science and is from Acton, MA. Her research interests include programming, statistics, and poetry. She is an intern for the China Impact Project. She works under Gavin Cook and Junming Huang on the Science of Science and Causal Inference respectively. She is also a Cultural Ambassador and helped organize the RC28 conference under Yongai Jin.

EMAIL: emilyy@princeton.edu

Kyle Zelenitz

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Kyle Zelenitz

  • Kyle Zelenitz '21 is a prospective Politics major from Saint Clairsville, Ohio. He is interested in studying China because of its increasing relevance to international relations and to learn of the complicated and enduring relationship between contemporary China and its past. Kyle is a part of prison tutoring groups at Princeton and is a big fan of using the Engineering Quad's flight simulator.  

EMAIL: kyle.zelenitz@princeton.edu