Executive Board

MIKE SHAO

Mike Shao is a senior at Harvard from Shenzhen concentrating in Statistics with a secondary in History. He joined HCCF as a Marketing Associate in freshman year and previously led the organization’s online marketing and partnership outreach efforts as Chief Marketing Officer. He is passionate about bridging the gap in mutual understanding between the U.S. and China. Outside campus, he has interned in investment banking and private equity at J.P. Morgan and Primavera Capital. In his free time, Mike enjoys reading history books, trying different kinds of food, watching movies, and traveling.

Co-President

PENG ZHU

Peng Zhu is a Junior in Cabot House studying Theater, Dance and Media. He joined HCF in 2015. Peng grew up in Beijing and graduated from Beijing No.4 High School. Both at Harvard and in Beijing, he has been involved in the performance, production and translation of multiple theatrical works, and plans to direct his original work in Autumn of 2019. Peng is also passionate about history and cultural studies, and enjoys watching films and biking in his spare time.

Co-President

PETER ZHANG

Peter Zhang is a Junior in Canaday Hall interested in studying Statistics and Applied Mathematics. He was born in Hunan Province and moved to Beijing for elementary school. He attended the High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China before attending Groton School in Massachusetts. Apart from academics, his interests include tennis, jazz, singing, and traveling.

Executive Vice President

HONGSHEN KEN LIN

Chief Strategy Officer

WENDY WU

Wendy Wu is a junior in Adams House from New Jersey and Shenzhen, China. She plans on pursuing a double concentration in Architecture and Environmental Science and Engineering. Outside of HCCF, Wendy is a part of several environmental groups. For fun, she loves to draw, paint, and dance.

Chief Operating Officer

KAREN CHAN

Chief Development Officer

Programming

ERIC YANG

Eric Yang is a Freshmen in Thayer House. Originally from Hong Kong, he attended the Groton School, an Boarding School in Massachusetts. Eric is interested in studying either History or Government and he pursues his interest in politics with work in the IOP and Citizenship Tutoring.

Programming Chair

MICHELLE QIAN

Michelle Qian is a Sophomore from Nanjing, studying Mathematics, Statistics and Economics. Outside of HCCF, she conducts research in modern Algebraic Number Theory, and engages in Chamber Music as a pianist. In her free time, she enjoys watching horror movies and reading detective stories.

Programming Chair

YANGHE LIU

Yanghe Liu is a freshman in Pennypacker Hall, graduated from the Experimental High School Attach to Beijing Normal University. From Beijing to Harvard, he is passionate in the field of Public Policy & International Relations and planning to concentrate in Government with a secondary in Applied Math. Outside HCCF, Yanghe is also a member of the Harvard Open Data Project, focusing on using open data to facilitate government research.

Programming & Marketing Director

MAXWELL HORNE

Max Horne is a sophomore in Quincy House concentrating in East Asian Languages & Civilizations. He was born in New York City and attended Riverdale Country School prior to Harvard. He has spent the last four summers in China studying Mandarin and Buddhism in Yunnan, Sichuan, Qinghai, and Beijing. Outside of HCCF, Max enjoys running, biking, and gardening. He also writes for the Harvard Crimson and is an active member of Hillel.

Programming Director

JACK LELAND

Jack is a Sophomore at Harvard from Boca Raton, FL living in Adams House. He is planning on concentrating in Economics with a secondary in Government and a Language Citation in Chinese. Outside of HCCF, Jack is involved with NROTC and is the manager of Harvard’s men’s basketball team . He is interested in US China relations and enjoys playing basketball and traveling.

Programming Associate

ANDY ZENG

Andy (Yueqi) Zeng is a freshman at Harvard College. He was born and raised in Beijing, China, before moving to the United States, where he attended Phillips Academy Andover. Professionally, Andy is interested in Applied Math, Economics, and Philosophy, and he has worked as a summer intern at 喜茶 (Heytea), Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and 小红书 (Xiaohongshu). In his spare time, Andy loves to vibe to JJ Lin songs and the soundtrack to JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures.

Programming Associate

JOEY HUANG

Joey Huang is a freshman in Mower Hall planning to pursue a joint concentration in Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering and possibly the pre-med track. Outside of HCCF, Joey is involved with the Harvard-MIT Math Tournament and participates in many Cybersecurity Capture the Flag (CTF) competitions.

Programming Associate

SKYLER WU

Skyler is a first-year living in Straus Hall planning on concentrating in Applied Mathematics in Chemistry with a secondary in Government. Skyler is very interested in the intersection of science, diplomacy, and international relations towards bringing countries closer together. Outside of HCCF, Skyler is also involved with some programs in the Institute of Politics. In his free time, Skyler enjoys cooking, playing violin, and writing. 

Programming Associate

Marketing

HANNAH LIU

Hannah Liu is a Sophomore in Leverett House planning to concentrate in Economics. She was born in Shenzhen, China and later attended The Hotchkiss School in northwest Connecticut. Outside of HCCF, she spends her time reading whatever she can get her hands on, singing with the Harvard College Opera Society, learning new languages, and attempting to bake.

Marketing Chair

LUCY HE

Lucy He is a sophomore in Winthrop House concentrating in computer science and mathematics. She is interested in machine learning, open-source development, and EdTech collaboration. Outside HCCF, she is engaged in Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum, Harvard-MIT Math Tournament, and the Open Online Education Platform. She also enjoys musical theater, movies, traveling, and trying different types of food.

Marketing Chair

YANGHE LIU

Yanghe Liu is a freshman in Pennypacker Hall, graduated from the Experimental High School Attach to Beijing Normal University. From Beijing to Harvard, he is passionate in the field of Public Policy & International Relations and planning to concentrate in Government with a secondary in Applied Math. Outside HCCF, Yanghe is also a member of the Harvard Open Data Project, focusing on using open data to facilitate government research.

Programming & Marketing Director

ZIYONG CUI

Ziyong Cui is a freshman in Eliot House hoping to concentrate in mathematics and computer science. He is interested in artificial intelligence and machine learning. Outside HCCF, he is engaged in Crimson Tech and the Harvard Computer Society. He also enjoys running, traveling, and cycling around Boston.

Marketing Associate

DIANA YUE

Diana Yue is a freshman at Harvard College. She is interested in studying economics with a secondary philosophy. Diana grew up in Beijing and later moved to Cincinnati, Ohio. Besides learning about US-China relations, she enjoys watching psychological thrillers, painting, and traveling.

Marketing Associate

ERIN YUAN

Erin Yuan is a freshman at Harvard College from Chicago, IL, planning to study the natural sciences. She’s passionate about encouraging discussion on U.S.-China relations, promoting STEM inclusivity, and telling stories through design. Outside of HCCF, you’ll find her teaching in the Chinatown ESL program or listening to classical music.

Marketing Associate

Operations

FABIAN KOENIG

Fabian Koenig is a junior in Quincy House concentrating in Psychology with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. He was born and raised in Frankfurt, Germany. Fabian is interested in behavioral economics and is currently researching decision-making in the context of technology, economics, and public policy. While traveling during his gap year before coming to Harvard, Fabian developed a passion for experiencing and learning about the cultural diversity in Asia. In his spare time, he enjoys playing the flute, skiing, and exploring new places.

Operations Chair

KATHY LING

Kathy Ling is a junior in Dunster House from Queens, NYC, studying Sociology with a secondary in Economics. Outside of HCCF, she is involved with the Chinese Students Association and Harvard College in Asia Program. In her free time, she enjoys visiting the great outdoors, petting dogs, and exploring Boston with friends.

Operations Chair

ALLISON CHANG

Allison Chang is a sophomore in Winthrop House from San Francisco, California. She is concentrating in neuroscience on the MBB track, with a secondary in History of Art and Architecture. Aside from HCCF, Allison is a flautist for the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra, serves on the boards of the Harvard College Undergraduate Research Association, PBHA HARMONY Mentoring Program, and HSMBB, and is also involved with neurodevelopmental research. In her free time, Allison loves going on spontaneous food trips with friends, exploring piano repertoire, longboarding, and spending time outdoors.

Operations Director

SHERRY LIU

Sherry Liu is a freshman at Harvard from Las Vegas, Nevada concentrating in Economics. Outside of HCCF, she is a part of the Mock Trial team and enjoys public speaking and debate. In her free time, Sherry enjoys watching movies, listening to music, and playing the guitar.

Operations Associate

DAVIN SHI

Davin Shi is a first-year in Grays Hall from Atlanta, GA. He plans on concentrating in either economics or government. Outside of HCCF, Davin is involved in the IOP Policy Program, The Crimson, and Harvard Model UN/National Model UN. In his free time, Davin enjoys listening to music and watching the latest dramas.

Operations Associate

HANNAH NERI

Hannah is a Sophomore in Winthrop. She’s from Shanghai, China, went to boarding school in the Boston area, and is currently in Boston for the online semester. Aside from HCCF, Hannah is part of the Crimson’s Business Board and the Chinese Student’s Association. In her free time, she loves to bake, paint, and explore new places.

Operations Associate

Outreach

ANDREW SHEN

Andrew is a sophomore living in Quincy who was born in Buffalo, NY, and currently resides in Beijing, China. He went to high school in Maryland and took a gap year. His academic interests lie in economics, history, and behavioral science. Aside from HCCF, Andrew is a baritone in the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium-Musicum, a social chair in the Chinese Student Association, and a case team leader for the Harvard College Consulting Group. His passions include cycling, running, lacrosse, golf, classical music, electronic music, snowboarding, and traveling.

Outreach Chair

CARINA PENG

Carina is a rising Sophomore in Dunster House from Chicago and Changsha. She will be taking a gap year in 2020-2021 to pursue consultancy work with the WHO Regional Office for the Americas and internship with Boston Children’s Hospital. Carina is excited for another year with China Forum!

Outreach Chair

HANNAH PAN

Hannah Pan is a junior from Palo Alto, CA concentrating in Economics with a secondary in Global Health and and Health Policy. Having lived in both China and the United States, she is very passionate about bilateral relations between U.S. and China. Outside of HCCF, Hannah enjoys traveling, volunteering, and learning new languages.

Outreach Director

LETITIA CHAN

Letitia Chan is a junior in Winthrop House concentrating in English with a secondary in Economics. She is from Hong Kong and went to boarding school in Massachusetts before Harvard. On (now virtual) campus, she has also been involved with Smart Woman Securities, PBHA, and the Harvard Crimson. She enjoys going into Boston, creative writing, and the third floor of Lamont.

Outreach Senior Associate

CHRISTOPHER POON

Christopher is a first-year living in Lowell House planning to concentrate in Applied Math and Economics. He is originally from New York City where he attended Stuyvesant High School. Outside of HCCF, Christopher enjoys reading, cooking, and traveling.

Outreach Associate

CHAO CHENG

Chao Cheng is a sophomore in Quincy House studying math and computer science. He is originally from Singapore and moved to the suburbs of Boston in elementary school. Outside of HCCF, he is involved with the Chinese Students Association, the History Review, and The Crimson. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, digital art, and learning how to cook traditional Sichuan food.

Outreach Associate

RAIN WU

Rain Wu is a freshman in Weld Hall. She was born in Hangzhou, China and later attended Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, Ohio. Her academic interests lie in classics and biochemistry. Aside from HCCF, Rain is a soprano in the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium-Musicum. Her passion include classical music, traveling, cooking, and artworks.

Outreach Associate

HR/Finance

MATTHEW HO

Matthew is a junior at Harvard from Los Angeles living in Quincy House. He is concentrating in Mathematics with a secondary in Statistics. Outside of HCCF, Matthew is involved with the Chinese Students Association, MakeHarvard, and the Taiwanese Cultural Society. He enjoys traveling, trivia, The Office, and milk tea.

HR/Finance Chair

KATHARINA WOLF

Katharina Wolf is a rising Junior in Dunster House pursuing a Concentration in Economics, Secondary in Computer Science, and Language Citation in Mandarin Chinese. With a broad interest in business and finance, Katharina holds previous internship experience in financial services, strategy, and early-stage startup investments. Outside of HCCF, Katharina is also involved with Smart Woman Securities and likes to spend her spare time traveling and getting acquainted with new cultures.

HR/Finance & Ventures Chair

CHELSEA VUONG

Chelsea Vuong is a senior in Winthrop House concentrating in Economics with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. Born and raised in the Bay Area, Chelsea has a huge passion for entrepreneurship, specifically in the sectors of technology and education. Outside of HCCF, she is involved with the Personal Finance & Consulting Group, Harvard College Consulting Group, and Harvard Crimson Dance Team. In her free time, Chelsea competes in pageants, cheers on her football team, and trains for marathons.

HR/Finance Chair

OLIVIA FU

HR Director

KAREN SUN

Karen Sun is a junior in Quincy House from New York. She studies Philosophy and East Asian Studies with a secondary in Economics. Outside of HCCF, she is involved with the Harvard College Law Review and has volunteered for PBHA. She enjoys researching about intellectual property law, reading, writing poetry, and watching Chinese variety shows.

Finance Director

GRACE WANG

Grace Wang is a freshman currently living in Winthrop House and planning to concentrate in Economics. She is from Columbus, IN, but spends all her summers in China. Outside of HCCF, she is also involved with the Harvard College in Asia Program. She enjoys creative writing, traveling, and eating Frosted Mini Wheats.

Finance Associate

Venture Committee

AUDREY SHINE

Audrey is a sophomore in Currier House studying Economics and History. Outside of HCCF, Audrey works at the intersection of venture capital and climate science as an investment intern at Clean Energy Ventures, and formerly Prime Impact Fund. For fun, Audrey is an avid thrill seeker, always looking for an opportunity to check items off her bucket list … skydiving, hang gliding, and trapezing to name a few.

Ventures Chair

KATHARINA WOLF

Katharina Wolf is a rising Junior in Dunster House pursuing a Concentration in Economics, Secondary in Computer Science, and Language Citation in Mandarin Chinese. With a broad interest in business and finance, Katharina holds previous internship experience in financial services, strategy, and early-stage startup investments. Outside of HCCF, Katharina is also involved with Smart Woman Securities and likes to spend her spare time traveling and getting acquainted with new cultures.

HR/Finance & Ventures Chair

TIANCHENG ZHOU

Tiancheng Zhou is a sophomore at Harvard College living in Pfoho. She is born and bred in Shanghai, China. She has deeply-rooted interests in mathematics and literature, and always has ideas popping out between the extremes of rigorous abstraction and romantic wandering. She is very excited to further explore the fields of computer-related technologies and humanities. Outside of class, Tiancheng is a 13-year violinist, board games diehard, amateur cooker and traveler.

Ventures Director

JONATHAN CHU

Jonathan Chu is a senior in Currier studying physics and computer science. He is from San Francisco and enjoys making music, playing badminton, keeping up with global affairs, and eating great food!

Ventures Associate

MELISSA LI

Melissa Li is a first year from Sydney, Australia. Melissa believes in the importance of fostering more dialogue between the US and China in today’s political climate, and international collaboration in innovation for social progress and better innovation outcomes. Outside of school, Melissa enjoys traveling (pre-Covid), appreciating good coffee, and listening to podcasts.

Ventures Associate