Education

Emory University

Expected Graduation May 2025

I am currently a freshman at Emory University as a Robert W. Woodruff Scholar. I am currently pursuing a double major in Chinese Studies and Finance with an area depth in International Business. 

For the 2020-21 school year I took a gap year and studied abroad on a full scholarship from the US Department of State in New Taipei City, Taiwan at Tamkang University, 淡江大學 (Please see NSLI-Y Scholarship in the Accolades section for more information on the scholarship program). As a NSLI-Y scholar, I increased my Mandarin proficiency from it’s initial Intermediate-Mid oral Chinese Proficiency level to Advanced Mid, according to the ACTFL proficiency scale. While abroad, I built lifelong connections with the friends I made through volunteer work, school activities, and my host family.

淡江大學 - Tamkang University

August 2020 - May 2021

双流中学实验学校 

The Experimental School of Shuangliu

June 2019 - August 2019

As a recipient of the National Security Language Initiative for Youth  Summer scholarship from the State Department to study Mandarin at 双流中学实验学校 (The Experimental School of Shuangliu) to be fully immersed with a host family in the Chinese language and culture. As a junior in high school, this life-changing experience solidified my passions for studying Chinese language and culture. 

Honors and Awards: Unanimously nominated by the school administration to give a speech on behalf of the scholarship recipients to 550 people in both English and Mandarin.

The International Baccalaureate (IB) Program is a rigorous academic program designed to promote international perspectives in education as a way to develop well rounded students challenged in all academic core and elective subjects.

Extracurricular Involvement: Varsity Debate Team (August 2017 – May 2020); Interact Club Secretary (August 2018 – September 2019) President (September 2019 – May 2020); Beta Club (August 2017 – May 2020); Varsity Tennis Team (2017 – May 2020); Fellowship of Christian Athletes Officer (August 2017 – May 2020); Spanish Honor Society (September 2018 – May 2020); National Honor Society (September 2018 – May 2020); Campbell High School Mascot King Leonidas the Spartan (August 2017 – September 2018).

Honors and Awards: International Baccalaureate Diploma Candidate (42/45 Diploma Points); GPA 4.0 (unweighted) 4.797 (weighted); Diploma Seal of Tri-literacy in English, Spanish, and Mandarin; International Skills Diploma Seal; Spartan Activity Award, Spartan Leadership Award (please see the Accolades page for more information on other honors and awards). 

Campbell High School
International Baccalaureate Program

August 2016 - May 2020

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