Qin Yuefei 秦玥飞

Qin Yuefei 秦玥飞

Founder, Serve for China; 麦田公益计划创始人

Qin Yuefei graduated from Yale University in 2010 and serves as China’s first Ivy League village chief and representative to local People’s Congress by direct election. Yuefei co-founded Serve For China (an NPO) with a fellow Yalie. SFC admits a highly select group of top university graduates into its fellowship program each year – Serve For China Fellowship. The fellows, rigorously trained, are sent to poor and remote villages to work with the natives on poverty reduction, through rural entrepreneurship and social innovation. Yuefei is a recipient of the First-Class Medal for Meritorious Service, one of the highest commendations for public servants in China. Yuefei was named one of China’s Top Ten Village Chiefs by China Central Television in 2013, and received the prestigious Touching China Award in 2017.

秦玥飞,毕业于耶鲁大学,现任湖南省衡山县福田铺乡白云村大学生村官、黑土麦田公益(Serve For China)联合发起人。耶鲁大学毕业时,秦玥飞选择回到祖国农村服务,至今已是第六个年头。2011年,秦玥飞到衡山县贺家乡任大学生村官,为当地改善水利灌溉系统,硬化道路,安装路灯,修建现代化敬老院,提高农村校车安全,为乡村学校接入无线宽带互联网,为乡村师生配备平板电脑开展信息化教学。2013年被中央电视台评为“最美村官”,立个人一等功一次。2014年服务期满时,秦玥飞认为“输血”并非最优化的可持续乡村发展模式,于是放弃提拔机会,转至白云村续任大学生村官,用“造血”建设乡村。他带领村民创办农民专业合作社发展山茶油产业,通过创业创新为当地创造可持续发展动力。为吸引更多国内外优秀人才服务乡村,秦玥飞与耶鲁中国同学发起了“黑土麦田公益”项目,招募、培训、支持优秀高校毕业生到国家级贫困县从事精准扶贫,带领建档立卡的贫困户通过各种创办农民专业合作社为农村引入资本和企业,并利用对接市场等创业创新方式实现脱贫。2017年秦玥飞入选中央电视台“感动中国”人物。