Meet Brennan Leong, a 2nd year student in the Master of Arts in International Studies Program.
is an International Economics concentrator who is currently writing a
graduate thesis in Chinese on the empirical factors that influence the
craft beer market in China. Partnering with the Kentucky company,
Alltech, alongside a number of Chinese breweries, Brennan is assessing
market entry for craft beers, both domestic and foreign.
his time at the HNC, Brennan has taken classes on game theory,
international law, trade theory and policy, and China's environmental
development all in Chinese. As captain of the HNC basketball team,
Brennan helped lead the team to its highest tournament finish in recent
history. Brennan says he was most drawn to SAIS and the HNC for the ability to impact his career trajectory and help him find out “where he
fits in as a piece of the puzzle” that is China's growth and US-China
interaction. Having already interned with KPMG's US-China Strategic
Corridor and interning with the Royal Bank of Canada this winter,
Brennan hopes to utilize his research, language, and management skills
to work for an international consulting firm.
Written by Logan Pauley, MAIS '17