Meet the Fall 2015 Leadership Fellows!

PPLFP2We are proud to announce our new class of Fall 2015 Project Pengyou Leadership Fellows!

The finalists come from 18 states and a diverse range of backgrounds. We are so excited to meet them in October at our third Project Pengyou Leadership Training Summit at the University of California, Berkeley.

Thanks to everyone who applied and all those who submitted references or offered support. Without further ado, allow us to introduce the Fall 2015 Project Pengyou Leadership Fellows!


charli-bpfull Charli Bradley-Banish
Portland, OR
Lewis & Clark CollegeLewis & Clark Chapter Leader, CET Academic Programs 
Tristen Tristen Callis
Knoxville, TN
University of Tennessee – Knoxville
UTK Chapter Leader, Concordia International School – Shanghai
Gabriel Gabriel Castillo
Houston, TX
Sharpstown International School
Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office
dalia Dalia Castro
Swarthmore, PA
Swarthmore College
Swarthmore Chapter
Heather Heather Caudle
Austin, TX
University of Texas at Austin
Beijing Foreign Studies University
Alethea Alethea Cook
Grinnell, IA
Grinnell CollegeGrinnell Chapter Leader, Critical Language Scholarship, IES Abroad
jodi Jodi Cullity
College Park, MD
University of Maryland
China Study Abroad
Adam Adam Dalton
Grinnell, IA
Grinnell College
Grinnell Chapter Leader, IES Abroad
Arian Arian Dragos
Prescott, AZ
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Eagle Chapter
Kevin Kevin Gao
Nashville, TN
Belmont University
Sam Garcia Samuel Garcia
Evanston, IL
Northwestern University
East China Normal University, International Studies Abroad
Luis Luis Garza
Laredo, TX
Texas A&M International University
TAMIU Chapter Leader, China Study Abroad
hiram Hiram Rios Hernandez
Cambridge, MA
Harvard University
Critical Language ScholarshipBenjamin A. Gilman International ScholarshipBoren Scholarships and Fellowships
Jeffery Jeffery Holmes
Baltimore, MD
Morgan State University
Thurgood Marshall College Fund
Chi Chi Huynh
Madison, WI
University of Wisconsin – Madison
UW Madison Chapter Leader, Taiwan-America Student Conference
Sam Kaplan Samuel Kaplan
Decorah, IA
Luther College
Nanjing University
Sasha Sasha Magloire
New York, NY
Medgar Evers College Preparatory School
MECPS Chapter Leader, Americans Promoting Study Abroad (APSA)
John McHugh John McHugh
Bloomington, IN
Indiana University – Bloomington
National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y), Middlebury Language Schools, Critical Language Scholarship
Kiana Kiana Mendoza
Claremont, CA
Claremont McKenna College
IES Abroad
Shawn Shawn Meyer
New York, NY
New York University
NYU Shanghai
Sharon Sharon Napier
Huntington, WV
Marshall University
Tsinghua University
Maya Maya Prager
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco State University
San Francisco State University Chinese Flagship Program
Mater Mater Dolorosa Osueke
Houston, TX
Sharpstown International School
Nick Reinders Nicholas Reinders
Prescott, AZ
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Eagle Chapter Leader
Madison Madison Rinio
Knoxville, TN
University of Tennessee – Knoxville
UTK Chapter Leader, 100,000 Strong Student Ambassador
Salwa Salwa Saba
Nashville, TN
Belmont University
Critical Language Scholarship
Shyon Shyon Small
New York, NY
Medgar Evers College Preparatory School
MECPS Chapter, Americans Promoting Study Abroad (APSA)
Trent Trent Small-Towns
Oxford, MS
University of MississippiUniversity of Mississippi in China
Rachael Rachael Sun
Bloomington, IN
Indiana University- Bloomington
Beijing International School
William Vieth  William Vieth
Philadelphia, PN
University of Pennsylvania
Elizabeth Weinlein Elizabeth Weinlein
Claremont, CA
Pitzer CollegeCET Academic Programs
Paul Paul Francis Wilson
Bowling Green, KY
Western Kentucky University
National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y)
Ariel Ariel Yardeni
New York, NY
CUNY Hunter College
National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y)The Language Flagship, Beijing No.80 High School
Jiaxin  Jiaxin Zhang
Tampa, FL
University of South Florida
USF Chapter Leader