General Information
Paxton Abbott / 潘希腾
Current City
Valparaiso, IN
Aerospace and Defense
Citizen of
United States
China Program
  • 100,000 Strong Foundation Student Ambassadors (2012)
  • Valparaiso University (2016)
High School
  • Stillman Valley High School (2012)
Online Presence
US-China Experience
Cities lived in the US
  • Valparaiso, IN (2012/05 - Current)
Cities lived in China
  • Hangzhou, Zhejiang (2013/08 - 2013/12)
Chinese Level
Listening: Proficient
Speaking: Proficient
Reading: Proficient
Writing: Proficient
HSK level: 5
Work Experience ( < 1 year of work experience)
Intern at UTC Aerospace Systems
China Related?
Aerospace and Defense
Tasked with handling and assisting to resolve the cross-cultural management issues faced between UTC Aerospace Systems and their Chinese joint venture partner, AUAE (西安中航汉胜航空电力有限公司) in Xi'an, Shaanxi, China. Bilingually resolved trade issues, customs issues, and international trade compliance issues to assist the start-up of the AUAE facility. Tasked with handling UTC Aerospace Systems flow of materials to parts to the UTC Aerospace Systems facility in Wroclaw, Poland for the production of civilian jets. Responsibilities included ensuring the safety and conformity of parts before shipment, tracking shipments to Poland, and working with both management and union officials to ensure parts will ship on time.

Intern at Hangzhou Direct Trading Co. Ltd.
China Related?
Business Services - Other
Tasked with conducting research regarding the global market in relation to pet-related goods (particularly within the Anglo-sphere). Achievements and experience over the course of this internship includes helping to apply for a trademark within the United States, conducting global market research, and experiencing how an online-based company conducts trade and does business abroad. This internship was conducted in Hangzhou, China and gave me experience in working in a bilingual (Mandarin and English) business environment.