Two College Seniors Receive Schwarzman Scholarships

Schwarzman Scholars Amanda Howard, C'24, W/24, and Zhouyi (Joey) Yang, C'24.

College seniors Amanda Howard and Zhouyi (Joey) Yang have received Schwarzman Scholarships, which fund a one-year master’s degree in global affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing. They are part of the ninth class of Schwarzman Scholars and will enroll at Tsinghua in August.

The Schwarzman program core curriculum focuses on leadership, China, and global affairs. The coursework, cultural immersion, and personal and professional development opportunities are designed to prepare students with an understanding of China’s changing role in the world.

Howard, from Boca Raton, Florida, is in the dual-degree Huntsman Program for International Studies and Business, pursing a bachelor of arts in international relations in the College of Arts & Sciences and a bachelor of science in economics at the Wharton School. At Penn, she has been a vice president on the executive boards of the Joseph Wharton Scholars and the Wharton Asia Exchange. She internes as an investment banking analyst with Lazard this past summer. Interested in the intersections of international relations, Chinese, and finance, Howard plans a career in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, with a goal to advise on international economic policy.

Yang, from Beijing, is a philosophy, politics, and economics major with a concentration in choice and behavior. He currently is an investment intern for the Hillhouse Capital global buyout team and a student venture partner for Picus Capital. He is the co-founder of the Penn Quakers Venture Club, merging the theoretical and practical aspects of finance and entrepreneurship. His previous experience includes internships with Morgan Stanley technology investment banking, BAI Capital, and Tencent Investment mergers and acquisitions group. With an interest in technology and health care investment, Yang plans to explore and develop more globalized and sustainable investment strategies while in the Schwarzman Scholars program.

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