Julia Eugénie Augustias Calleja Saubierread bio
Julia Saubier, 22, graduated magna cum laude from New York University Abu Dhabi in December 2016 with a major in Social Research & Public Policy and concentrations in Film & New Media Production and Political Science. As an undergraduate student, Julia has studied in Buenos Aires, Paris, and Washington, DC, and pursued internships in Hamburg, Jerusalem, London, and New York. In addition to interning for Wes Anderson's upcoming stop-motion animation Isle of Dogs, Julia has produced several short films, including the world's first interactive live-action narrative short, and a short film set to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival this May. At Yenching Academy, Julia hopes to explore how China's film distribution network and dynamic technological market are creating the frameworks of possibility for the global film industry. She hopes to use her studies in Economics and Management to inform her understanding of how China’s rising demand for film and entertainment can spearhead a global commitment to industry-wide diversity and inclusion best practices. Originally from Manila, Philippines and Lyons, France, Julia is currently based in London, the United Kingdom where she is working for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
Christine Anne Tiuread bio
Christine is 23 years old and from Manila, the Philippines. She majored in Business Management and minored in Chinese Studies at the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines, where she graduated magna cum laude. Her involvement with the local government as a Youth Council Chairperson and with various sector-based organizations exposed her to the Philippines’ social realities at a young age, leading her to co-found the first campus chapter of Habitat for Humanity Philippines, as well as an award-winning social enterprise providing alternative livelihood for women through fashion. While working full-time as general manager of a Hong Kong-based international beverage chain in the Philippines, Christine also worked for Ashoka Philippines and helped establish a non-profit seeking to restructure the agricultural model for farmers in rural indigenous communities. As a Yenching Scholar, Christine will pursue Economics and Management as her research area. She hopes to gain a deeper understanding of social entrepreneurship, private philanthropy and volunteerism in China.