Undergraduate Institution and Major:
University of Alabama, B.A. in Economics
Favorite course at the Center:
International Political Economics with Shu Jianzhong
Why did you choose the Hopkins-Nanjing Center?
I had always wanted to formally study international relations, and knew that I wanted to return to China after graduating from college. The Center was the only school capable of providing me the type of education that I wanted. I didn't consider any other program.
What are you doing now?
I'm a business analyst for a nuclear consulting company in Shanghai.
How did the HNC prepare you for your job?
The Center enabled me to work confidently in a Chinese-speaking professional environment. I never feel intimidated speaking or reading Chinese anymore. The Center also helped me to grasp how the Chinese approach and resolve problems, which I would argue is as invaluable as the language skills I developed there.