M.A. Candidate – Class of 2020

I was born in Taiwan, but grew up in New Jersey. I graduated from Hamilton College with a dual concentration in History and Chinese. During my time at Hamilton, I interned at a Chinese technology startup, a nonprofit education-technology startup, as well as a hedge fund. At Hamilton, I had the opportunity to explore and develop my interests through the open curriculum and extracurricular involvements, specifically the Social Innovation Team. I graduated excited by the ideas of impact investing, bold philanthropy, and social entrepreneurship. These all posit that we need to modernize and humanize the pursuit of profits by leveraging established corporate and capitalist structures to make a positive global impact in the world. I hope to further understand the complexities of these ideas through the humanities lens.

Since graduating from Hamilton College, I have worked in the publishing, nonprofit, and legal industries. I first worked as the Office Manager at Phaidon Press, an art book publishing company, where I was able to learn about the strategy and operations of running an international business in a niche market. While at the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, I worked as the Mellon Program Assistant on a suite of fellowships focused on eradicating racial inequality in academia. At Chen Gray Law Group, a boutique immigration law firm, I am able to utilize my Chinese language skills, as well as my writing skills as a legal assistant.


  • Hamilton College, B.A. History and Chinese, 2017