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Sofia Biasinread bio
Sofia Biasin, born and raised in Italy, completed her undergraduate studies in Modern Languages and Literatures for Publishing at University of Verona, specializing in English literature and history of art. She gained extensive experience in publishing, working as a copy editor for a publishing house and writing for local magazines. In 2014, she was granted the Erasmus Scholarship to study modern languages at University of Szeged, Hungary, where she also took part in the city’s Confucius Institute’s activities. Sofia recently graduated cum laude in China and Global Studies from University of Turin, with a thesis on China’s role as a security provider in Central Asia. She had the opportunity to spend one year at Beijing Foreign Studies University, thus obtaining a double Master’s degree. She worked as editor at the internationally-run Time Out magazine in Beijing; collaborated with think tank Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, and volunteered for Chinese NGO China Youth Development Foundation during the 2017 Yao Ming Basketball Camp. At Yenching Academy, she wants to investigate China’s neighborhood diplomacy in Central and South Asia, and Chinese engagement in multilateral organizations.
Andrea Contiread bio
Andrea graduated from Bocconi University with a degree in International Management. He was selected to be part of the Global Masters in Management programme, offered by London Business School and Fudan University. In London, Andrea completed the London Business School’s Master in Management and in Shanghai, he obtained a Master in International Business from the Fudan School of Management on a full scholarship. Andrea has had multiple international experiences. In high school, he exchanged for one year in Arcata, California, USA. During his undergraduate studies, he spent one semester in Lima, Perù, and worked for Groupon South Africa in Cape Town. During his graduate studies, Andrea worked in Cambodia and was a research fellow at the New York University, Shanghai campus. Andrea is a passionate traveller, with more than 60 countries visited. After Yenching, Andrea will join the Novo Nordisk graduate scheme that will see him working in Dubai, Zurich and in a third, not yet defined, location of the AAMEO region. Andrea is 24 years old from Italy.