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Reylon Yount
US University: Harvard University

Reylon Yount, from San Francisco, CA, recently graduated from Harvard with a B.A. in Environmental Science and Public Policy. He spent a semester conducting sustainability research in Australia and has worked for environmental NGOs in the U.S. and China. At Harvard, Reylon was elected first marshal of his graduating class, served as captain of the Chinese martial arts team, and initiated an educational performing arts series for the local community. Having played the yangqin for fourteen years, he’s performed with Yo­Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble and appeared on their Grammy-winning album, "Sing Me Home." Reylon hopes to pursue a career in the arts to help create the cultural conditions necessary to build sustainable communities and will pursue an MA in Music in Development at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

Kevin Zhou
US University: MIT

Kevin Zhou was born in Tianjin, China and raised in New Jersey; at MIT, he is currently studying physics and mathematics. With Jeremy England, he applied results from non-equilibrium thermodynamics to biological systems. With Jesse Thale, he is investigating new theoretical tools for analyzing high-energy particle collisions. He is particularly interested in physics teaching and outreach, designing and teaching classes for both high school and college students, and he coaches the U.S. Physics Team at yearly training camps. At Cambridge and Durham, he plans to study particle physics with a focus on its applications at the Large Hadron Collider.

Daniel Zuo
US University: MIT

Daniel Zuo, from Memphis, Tennessee, is graduating next June with a Bachelor’s Degree and an MEng in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a minor in Creative Writing. At the University of Cambridge, Zuo will pursue two consecutive one-year master’s degree programs: an MPhil in advanced computer science and an MPhil in machine learning and language technology. After completing his studies in the U.K., Zuo will pursue a PhD, and hopes to apply the networking protocols he develops toward a startup venture that helps bring Internet connectivity to the developing world. He ultimately plans to teach and conduct research as a Professor of Computer Science.