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Class of 2017


Amanda Williams

My name is Amanda Williams and I am a student in the College of Arts and Sciences. I am from the small town of Corning, NY. In addition to Chinese language and culture, I am interested in politics and government. I am currently a member of the Big Red Marching Band in which I play the saxophone and I am Historian of the Cornell Big Red Pep Band. In addition to playing the saxophone and taking pictures, I also love to travel. I hope one day to make traveling a part of my career.

Cole Andrew Devoy

Cole DeVoy is a China and Asia-Pacific Studies major in the Class of 2017. He was born and raised in El Centro, California – a small town a few miles north of the U.S. – Mexico border. His areas of academic interest include energy security, foreign policy, and the growth of Chinese soft power. Outside the classroom, Cole is a member of the Cornell University Mock Trial Association and the Cornell International Affairs Society.

Hee Kyung Kook

Anna Kook is a major in CAPS. Born in Seoul, she moved to Singapore with her family at the age of eight. Growing up in Singapore, interacting and befriending peoples of all different cultures, she grew a natural interest towards international relations and diplomacy, especially in Asia. In Singapore she also spent many years studying Chinese, which she wanted to continue pursuing in college. In Cornell, she takes part in Language Pairing Program, North Korea Focus, and other service clubs. 

Matthew McGee

Sarah E. Harris

Derek Maseloff


Nicole Schmit

Nicole is double majoring in CAPS and Economics with a minor in Business.  On campus, she is an active member of the Cornell Consulting Club, Cornell Undergraduate Asia Business Society, Asia Business Journal, and Society for Women in Business.  After graduation, Nicole hopes to pursue a career in consulting or financial services prior to attending business school for an MBA.  Outside of her professional interests, Nicole enjoys rock climbing, soccer, field hockey, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

YANG Yishuo

Marissa Train

Rachel Armstrong

Steven Salenik-Raccuia

Class of 2018


Niall Chethelen

Tredarin Crumbley

Jung Won Kim 

Jung Won Kim is a CAPS and Economics double major and a Business minor. He was born in Seoul but grew up in the United States. On campus, he is involved in Global China Connection (GCC), Cornell Asia Real Estate Society (CARES), and the Ivy Council. His other interests include foreign relations, traveling, and history, and plans on entering the consulting field upon graduation. His dream is to eventually enter politics and become the President of Korea who will bring about a successful reunification of the Korean peninsula. 

Sung Min Lee

Hi! I am Clara Lee and I am pursuing a double major in CAPS and Government. I am from Seoul, South Korea. I have always been interested in Chinese and am fascinated by learning more about the country and the culture itself. At Cornell, I am an active member of Alpha Phi Omega, Gamma Chapter, a community-service fraternity. I am currently living in the Mandarin-Chinese language house on west campus and am also taking part in activities via associations such as JUSA (Japan-United States Association) and KSA (Korean Student Association). I also love volunteering in my free time, as every Sunday I volunteer to teach Korean to young Korean American kids via the Korean Christian Community. As part of NK Focus,  (North Korea Focus), I also try to raise awareness of the situation in North Korea. I am particularly interested in China's foreign policies and international relationship and hope to pursue my career in a government organization or NGO. 

Jing (Jeanette) Si

Kathy Wang

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Amy Cao

Class of 2019