liana wang

University: Yale University
Major: Economics and Global Affairs
Languages: Chinese, French
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Biography: I come from Houston, a diverse city where I grew up with the unwavering support and sacrifices of my immigrant parents. They taught me the importance of hard work, perseverance, and empathy.

My varied experiences shaped into a passion for politics and law, which I believe dramatically influence people’s lives. I joined the Mayor’s Youth Council, and was elected Vice-Chair of the High School Democrats of America, where I oversaw national efforts promoting youth political engagement. A Quarterfinalist in the International Public Policy Forum, champion of the National Economics Challenge, and 2016 U.S. Presidential Scholar, I’m a proud first-generation student at Yale University. I plan to major in Economics and Global Affairs, with specific interests in economic policy and human rights. 

On campus, I’m on the Yale College Council and Economics Review. I serve as a Legislative Captain for the Yale Democrats, and volunteer with refugees and ESL students.