I am currently a Scholar at the Yenching Academy of Peking University in Beijing. I will graduate with a Master of Economics in 2020.
My coursework has also been diverse and interdisciplinary, for example this semester I am studying aspects of China's entrepreneurial ecosystem, art history and comparative philosophy. My thesis focuses on the consequences of, and alternatives to, China's growing consumption of meat and dairy from an economic perspective.
Since early 2016 I have been resident in Beijing alternately studying, working and volunteering. Under my Westpac Asian Exchange scholarship I was able to spend a semester studying law at Tsinghua University and work at an environmental NGO focusing on water scarcity. With the support of other Australian and Chinese government scholarships I also have studied at Renmin University and gained exposure to Chinese policy, legal systems and social movements through volunteering and working across Mainland China and Hong Kong.
Throughout my time in the region I also have been focussed on developing platforms for cooperation and relationship building in the bilateral relationship between China and Australia through leading roles at the Australia China Youth Dialogue and Australia China Youth Association.
Skills & Expertise
- Australia-China relationship across academia and diplomacy
- Philanthropy, social innovation and environmental issues in China
- Policy analysis
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