The East Asia Center congratulates FLAS Fellow Zachary Reshovsky, who was awarded the prestigious Yenching Scholarship for China Studies. The Yenching Scholarship comprises a fully-funded one-year master’s program at Peking University. Zachary will soon be graduating cum laude with a degree in international studies. He has a deep interest in Chinese language, culture, and politics, having studied Mandarin for six years. His career interests most prominently include U.S. congressional staffing, international law, and diplomacy.
Zachary received Summer 2015 and Academic Year 2015-16 FLAS Fellowships from the East Asia Center to support his study of Chinese and East Asia. As a UW student, Zachary also worked on a number of state-level political campaigns, most recently serving as Associate Director of Communications for a Seattle City Council race. He has also interned in the U.S. Senate, where he worked on research regarding the implementation of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial reforms and passage of the Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership.
FLAS Fellowships are funded by the International and Foreign Language Education office of the U.S. Department of Education. FLAS fellowships support undergraduate, graduate and professional students in acquiring modern foreign languages and area or international studies competencies. Students from all UW departments and professional schools are encouraged to apply. Find out more about the FLAS Fellowship here.