Chin Chin Choi, Aaron Guo, Moksh Jawa, Jiaqi Liu: Schwarzman Fellows
Penn senior Chin Chin Choi and alumni Aaron Guo, Moksh Jawa, Jiaqi Liu and Edward Zhi En Tan have been named to the eighth class of Schwarzman Scholars and will enroll at Tsinghua University in Beijing in August.
The program’s core curriculum focuses on leadership, China, and global affairs, according to The Schwarzman Curriculum. The academic program is updated annually to align with current and future geopolitical priorities. Coursework, cultural immersion, and opportunities for personal and professional development are designed to give students an understanding of China’s changing role in the world.
This year, 151 Schwarzman Scholars were selected from a pool of 3,000 applicants from 36 countries and 121 universities.
Chin Chin Choi, from Hong Kong, is enrolled in the Dual Degree Program in Nursing and Health Care Management, administered by the School of Nursing and the Wharton School. She was chair of the Wharton Council and a member of the Wharton Junior-Senior Advisory Board. Last summer, she worked for JP Morgan in its healthcare investment banking division. Outside of school, Ms. Choi volunteers with the Yleana Leadership Foundation, where she serves as a college mentor for underserved and low-income high school students. She is a Girls Who Invest Scholar, Gates Scholar and QuestBridge Scholar. She hopes to use her experience as a Schwarzman Fellow to improve health care policies and access around the world.
Aaron Guo is a 2017 graduate of the Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology at the University of Pennsylvania, a dual degree program between the Wharton School and the School of Engineering and Applied Science. He currently works in the central growth team at Google. Mr. Guo also works with One Million Lights Philippines, a non-profit organization developing zero-emission rural electrification infrastructure. At Penn, he was a research assistant in Adam Grant’s Impact Lab, a member of the Schwarz Family Penn Social Impact House, and a senior consultant at Penn International Impact Consulting. As a Schwarzman Fellow, he hopes to gain insight into China’s environmental sustainability infrastructure initiatives.
Moksh Jawa graduated summa cum laude from Penn’s Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology in 2021 with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in computer science from the School of Engineering and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School with a concentration in management entrepreneurship. At Penn, Mr. Jawa served as class president during his freshman year, started StoreWith Penn, a summer storage business, and developed a free AP computer science program used by more than 50,000 students. Mr. Jawa currently works as a software engineer at Retool, a San Francisco-based low-code startup. As a Schwarzman Fellow, he plans to better understand how technology policy drives outcomes in an increasingly technology-driven society and how to best position a government to be technically advanced and leverage software to support its citizens.
Jiaqi Liu received his master’s degree in bioengineering from the School of Engineering and Applied Science in 2021. After graduation, he returned to China and works in global startup venture capital. Mr. Liu is passionate about advancing medical equality and affordable healthcare solutions and has experience in medtech startups, global pharmaceutical companies, healthcare consulting and healthcare venture capital. health.
Edward Zhi En Tan graduated in 2022 summa cum laude from the College with a major in International Relations. At Penn, Mr. Tan was a student at Perry World House, associate editor of the Sigma Iota Rho Journal of International Relations, and editor of the Harvard Kennedy School Singapore Policy Journal. Prior to coming to Penn, Mr. Tan served as a commando in the Singapore Armed Forces. He later received a Public Service Abroad Scholarship from the Government of Singapore. He is currently pursuing a Masters in Area Studies—East Asia (China, Social Sciences) at Harvard. As a Schwarzman Fellow, he hopes to deepen his understanding of China’s growing presence in international organizations. Upon graduation, Mr. Tan will begin his civil service career with the Air Transport Division of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore.
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