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#Husky Experience: Graduating senior awarded prestigious scholarship to study in China

June 1, 2016

Zachary M. Reshovsky

Zachary M. Reshovsky, a Jackson School senior, will soon be graduating cum laude with a degree in international studies.

As a student, Zachary has mixed his academic learning with practical job market experience.

“In spite of the University of Washington being a large institution, the Jackson School immediately provided me with a unique sense of community and intellectual comradery, amongst professors and students, which I am deeply grateful for. I had numerous opportunities to have close contact with leading faculty and foreign policy practitioners, who worked with me to help me refine my writing and scholarly research skills and global knowledge base,” Zachary said.

The Yenching Scholarship—considered the Rhodes Scholarship of China—comprises a fully-funded one-year master’s program at Peking University, China’s top higher education institution.

Zachary has lived in China on several prior occasions, participating in the 2015 Critical Language Scholarship Program in Suzhou and interning at the U.S. State Department’s Consul Guangzhou, where he conducted pattern analysis for consular counter-visa fraud and anti-human trafficking efforts. In addition to these internships, Zachary has received the David L. Boren Scholarship for Mandarin, a Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship, and National Debate Scholar Summa Cum Laude Award.

Zachary possesses a deep interest in Chinese language, culture, and politics, having studied Mandarin for six years. Zachary’s career interests most prominently include U.S. congressional staffing, international law, and diplomacy.

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.

“My time at the the Jackson School was, without a doubt, foundational to my development as a young scholar and conscientious citizen of the world more broadly,” he added.