Amanda Hua graduated from NYU in 2017 with honors in economics and a minor in math. She has three years experience tutoring undergraduate and graduate students at the NYU Writing Center and won the Burkean Parlor Grant and NYU DURF Conference grant for her research presentation at The National Conference for Peer Tutoring in Writing on the word frequency analysis of tutoring language for native versus second-language English speakers. She has twice presented at the NYU Undergraduate Research Conference on an econometrics project regarding male suicide rates in Japan and her thesis on the economics of colonialism. She has studied abroad in both London and Paris; she has also interned at an NGO and a PE firm in the past.
She is currently part of the Young Ambassadors Program (YAP) at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, where she supports Carnegie resident scholar Chen Qi on research regarding US-China relations, as well as DC scholar Wang Yaping on the Asia Program’s monthly Chinese newsletter, Carnegie China Insight. She is also responsible for day-to-day workings in the office, including events for this year’s YAP cohort.
Amanda is interested in the fields of economic development and
international trade, as well as the intersections of law, finance, and politics. In her spare time she enjoys reading, writing, and singing. She looks forward to meeting new people and learning new things during her time in the Tsinghua-SAIS dual degree program.