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Board of Alumni

FACES’ Board of Alumni is composed of former executive team members who are available for consultation and assistance to the current team.

Kabir Chadha FACES President 2006-07, Stanford, CA (ex officio)
Becca Levin FACES Co-President 2006-07, Stanford, CA (ex officio)
Jessica Chen Weiss Ph.D. candidate in political science, University of California, San Diego
Aaron Halegua Fulbright Scholar, Beijing, China
Zachary Levine Associate, Boston Consulting Group
Ross Perlin Marshall Scholar, London, United Kingdom
Lige Shao Business Analyst, Deloitte Consulting
Eric Tao Ph.D. candidate in mechanical engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Carol Yu Reporter and Broadcaster, Phoenix Satellite Television, Hong Kong
Yuanxin Zhou
FACES President 2006-07, Stanford, CA (ex officio)

Kabir Chadha is a senior at Stanford University majoring in Economics and International Relations. Born in New Delhi and raised in Hong Kong, Kabir has a keen interest in the Economic and Political development of China and India. In the summer of 2005, Kabir worked as a marketing intern for Pepsi Co. International in New York, USA. The summer before that, he interned in Shenzhen, China for Toy State Inc. This summer, he will be interning with Boston Consulting Group. Kabir is fluent in Hindi and ever since studying abroad at Peiking University, he jumps on every opportunity to practice his Mandarin. As a former member of the Stanford Squash team, Kabir enjoys a little friendly competition on the court.

Jessica Chen Weiss
Ph.D. candidate in political science, University of California, San Diego

A native of Seattle, Jessica Weiss is a 5th year Ph.D. student in Political Science at UC San Diego. Having founded FACES in her junior year, Jessica graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University in 2003 with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Economics. She is currently living in Beijing, China for her dissertation research on nationalism, public opinion, and Chinese foreign policy toward Japan and the United States. She will continue her research in China as a 2006-07 Fulbright Scholar. Her previous experience in China has included working with the Carter Center and Chinese Ministry of Civil Affairs to observe Chinese village elections. She has also worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the Nonproliferation, Arms Control and International Security directorate, where she researched PRC-DPRK relations, and at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where she worked on U.S. alliance policy in Asia. Jessica is fluent in Mandarin.

Fulbright Scholar, Beijing, China

Aaron Halegua works in Beijing as a Research Associate for The China Law Center at Yale University Law School and is a Visiting Scholar at Peking University Law School. In 2004-2005, he was a Fulbright Scholar studying local dispute resolution in urban and rural China. When not doing law and mediation related things, he enjoys studying Chinese cooking, playing ping-pong and enjoying the ultimate East-West fusion – whiskey and green tea. He also likes eating non-avian-flu-infected Peking ducks at FACES reunion events. Aaron graduated from Brown University in 2004 with an A.B. in International Relations. While a student there, he served as a court mediator, did work on financial sanctions with the United Nations, interned on Capitol Hill and spoke Chinglish to anyone willing to listen. Most importantly, Aaron was an American Delegate at the first-ever FACES conference (spring 2003).

FACES Co-President 2006-07, Stanford, CA (ex officio)

Rebecca Levin is a rising senior majoring in History with a focus on the United States. She became involved in FACES last fall while studying with the Stanford Program in Beijing. This past year, she served as Director of Finance. Becca is also a varsity sailor at Stanford and recently earned collegiate All-American honors. This summer she will return to China and continue her study of Mandarin on a language study fellowship from Stanfordís Center for East Asian Studies.

Associate, Boston Consulting Group

Zachary graduated from Stanford in June 2004 with a major in Political Science and minor in Economics and spent the next eight months in China, mainly enrolled in Masters-level courses at the Johns Hopkins-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies in Nanjing, China. Since returning from China, he worked on the Westly for Governor campaign in California and is currently working as a business strategy consultant for BCG in San Francisco. Zach has been active in FACES since its inception; his previous positions include President, Vice President, and Fundraising Chair. He is fluent in Mandarin.

Marshall Scholar, London, United Kingdom

Ross Perlin is currently pursing master's degrees from Cambridge University and the School of Oriental and African Students at the University of London as a Marshall Scholar. He graduated from Stanford in 2005 with a degree in East Asian Studies (with a focus on China-Central Asia relations) and Classics. Over the past few years, he has studied in Beijing (at Tsinghua University) and in Moscow and has traveled and done fieldwork in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and Xinjiang. His research interests range from comparative ancient philosophy to China's present-day Western Development Program. Ross is fluent in Mandarin, proficient in French, and can read Latin, Ancient Greek, and some Classical Chinese. Ross was a participating delegate at On Common Ground 2003 and a former FACES President.

Business Analyst, Deloitte Consulting

A native New Yorker, Lige Shao is currently working in management consulting at Deloitte Consulting in San Francisco. She graduated from Stanford with a B.A. in International Relations (2004) and an M.A. in East Asian Studies (2006). Her relevant work experience includes interning at the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, working at the American Chamber of Commerce-PRC, and serving as the chief editor of the weekly English language page of the Beijing Youth Daily, the second largest newspaper in China. Lige has seen FACES grow since its inception and was Vice President in 2003. She enjoys martial arts, writing, and traveling and speaks fluent Mandarin and French.

Ph.D. candidate in mechanical engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Eric Tao, co-founding member of FACES, received his BS from Tsinghua University, MS and PhD from Stanford, all in engineering. He serves at the board member in Silicon Valley Tsinghua Alumni Association; prior to that, he was the president of Stanford Chinese Association. He is also the co-founder of two high tech startup companies between 1999 and 2005. He is currently working in a venture capital firm in Silicon Valley.

Phoenix TV, Hong Kong, China

Ying Carol Yu joined Phoenix Satellite Television as a reporter and broadcaster of political and social news in October 2006 in Hong Kong. Prior to joining Phoenix, she worked at the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Asia for over two years. Carol was responsible for supporting Morgan Stanleyís business development efforts in China and executing financing and advisory assignments, such as initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and high-yield offerings.

Carol received a BA in Economics from Stanford University in 2004. During her three years at Stanford, Carol interned at Morgan Stanley (Hong Kong), Municipal Foreign Trade and Economics Office (Shenzhen), Municipal Foreign Affairs Office (Shenzhen), and Guangdong Radio Station (Guangzhou). She took a leadership role in multiple student organizations, including Forum for American/Chinese Exchange at Stanford and Association of Chinese Students and Scholars at Stanford, and initiated many activities to promote Sino-U.S. exchanges.

Carol loves writing and has published nearly 20 articles in magazines and newspapers across China. She was born and raised in Guangzhou, China, and went to the United States for high school when she was 16. Carol has a passion to pursue a public service career in China.

Yuanxin Zhou graduated from Stanford in 2006 with a BA in Political Science, minor in East Asian studies, and Masters degree in Economic Sociology. Born in Shanghai, China, the city she calls home, she has lived in New York, San Diego and Sydney, Australia. At Stanford, Yuanxin was an active member of FACES for three years, and held the position of President from 2005-2006. Yuanxin has also interned in the Shanghai office of U.S.-based international law firm White & Case LLP, during which she worked on mergers and acquisitions and IP-related cases for international corporations breaking into the China market. She has also worked at the International Broadcasting Center for Dragon TV, Shanghai Media Group, as a journalist and translator. She is currently working in litigation consulting in San Francisco before attending Harvard Law School. In the long term, she hopes to work with emerging corporate legal institutions in China as a career. Yuanxin is fluent in both Mandarin and Shanghainese.