The OCA Family

 Managing Board

Gordon Fan (范思诚), President

NYUSH 2022
International Relations
Chinese

Hi, I’m Gordon Fan. I’m a sophomore majoring in Social Science and minoring in Humanities. Born in a small city in the north of China, I grew up in a metropolitan city, Shanghai. This experience always leads me to the thinking of personal identity, migration, governing, and moreover the many social issues around us. At On Century Avenue, I’m also working as a journalist and writer, which gives me more opportunities to make the world my major.

Throughout the Freshman year, I had worked in the Student Government, attended the NYU Global Student Council Summit, and performed in the Thespian Society (Theater club). Currently, I’m also an editor for Weilu (围炉), a cross-school student media which includes many prestigious Chinese universities.

I believe On Century Avenue will be a great platform that fully represents the student body as well as a bridge to connect between the students and the school. We will also carry out deep exploration about this society from the unique perspective of a student media.

Looking forward to this great journey!

 

Angel Olvera, Chief Editor

NYUSH 2022
American

Hey everyone, my name is Angel, and I’m the Chief Editor of On Century Avenue. I am currently a sophomore majoring in Political-Economy. Born and raised in a small town in Texas, I have seen firsthand the devastating effects of neoliberal indoctrination.

I grew up impoverished and, at times, homeless, in the wealthiest nation in world history. The absurd fact of this matter has propelled me into a life of advocacy. Engaging with people in varying positions on economic and political spectrums, I have gathered one key takeaway: The current global systems of power — whether they be governments, powerful corporations, or the increasingly-common combination of the two — are corrosive to the wellbeing of the general population. This understanding of the world leads me to believe that it is imperative that we challenge forms of authority. If they can prove their authoritative legitimacy, spectacular; if not, they should be altered or replaced.

Student-operated media, like On Century Avenue, provide a phenomenal platform for questing these forms of authority.

 

Isabella Cuellar, Managing Editor/Multilingual Director/Assistant News Director

NYUSH 2023
Colombian

Hi Everyone, I’m Isabella Cuellar from Bogotá, Colombia but I’ve also lived in Bethesda, Maryland, and Menlo Park, California. I’m a rising sophomore on track to become a Business & Finance major with a minor in Chinese and International Politics. I’m an avid yogi, and am part of the Women’s Soccer Team. I mostly report on social justice, and US-Latin American relations.

 

Chanel Shen, Co-Editor

NYUSH 2023
American

Hi everyone! I’m Chanel from Los Angeles, California, and I’m a freshman looking to major in Business and Finance and hopefully pursue a law degree in the future. During my freetime, I enjoy shopping, going out with friends, devouring anything with truffles in it, and playing League of Legends. Cheers to the rest of the summer!

 

Elisa Zheng (郑鸣谦), Chinese Committee Director

NYUSH 2022
Chinese

Hi, I’m Elisa Zheng from Shanghai. I’m a sophomore and still hesitating to make a choice between majoring in Mathematics and Data Science. I used to be a reporter of Children Daily (少年日报) and worked for high school’s TV station as the director of the photography department. Last year, I joined the Shanghai Students’ Federation (上海学联) as a member of the new media department responsible for WeChat official account’s copywriting and typesetting. With the working experiences in both traditional media and new media, I’m so excited to begin a new journey with our News Committee and On Century Avenue family! Do you want to have your own voice heard by more people? Join us! 

 

Rachel Min(闵婕), Chinese Committee Assistant Director

NYUSH 2022
Chinese

Hello everyone! I’m Rachel. I am a person with critical thinking and creative mind, also I have great passion for exploring new things and making friends with all kinds of people. Photographing, art and music are all my interests. I am a member of NYUSH.Live and my previous job including but not limited to content planning, writing, interviewing and graphic/article layout. I’m looking forward to meeting you in OCA!

 

Cecilia Sun(孙欣), Chinese Committee Assistant Director

NYUSH 2023
Chinese

你好!This is Cecilia, a girl who’s born and raised in Shanghai, and is very proud to call this city her home. I’m an introvert who always prefers to express myself through any channel that is not public speaking, so for me writing is a good way to reach out! My hobbies scatter in the strangest places and right now it’s musicals and theatre. Of course, I also read and reflect on social justice issues a lot, which is why the desire to write and express oneself spontaneously arises. I believe the process of creation has to be out of love, and sincerity is the priority of all.

Felix Xu(徐逸涵), COVID-19 Economic Impact Leader

NYUSH 2022
Chinese

Hi, I am Yihan Xu, a junior majoring in economics. I’ve lived in Shanghai for most of my life. School works apart, I love to do some writings alone, away from any distractions. I work as a senior economic analyst in OCA, and I am responsible for the Economic Impact of COVID-19 summer project of 2020. I also keep a personal blog where I write about my research.

 

Gurkriti Singh, Opinion Committee Director

NYUSH 2020
Indian

Ni Hao fellow world enthusiasts! Gurkriti here, born in the land of the spices, brought to 中国 as a tiny tot. I mostly live in my thoughts, pondering on the already pondered upon. Writing allows me the space to converse with myself, and often challenge the permanence of my ideas before they’re down on paper, both creatively and academically. Just personify patchwork and you’d get me – an interwoven fabric of music, sports, Marvel movies, languages, laughter, late nights, politics, poetry, long walks, math–as long as we’re talking coffee/chai and conversation, count me in. Apart from jabbering, I have an undying passion to run after information and feed the forever unsatisfied hunger that is my curiosity. Excited to move closer to satiation!

Lauren June Bickle, Opinion Committee Assistant Director

NYUSH 2023
American

Hey, I’m Lauren! I’m currently a freshman at NYU Shanghai and I’m planning on doing a self-designed honors major incorporating political science and philosophy. I’m originally from Miles City, Montana which is literally in the middle of nowhere (we have designated horse parking at the local Walmart). My hobbies are pretty lame, I like creative writing and I’m also a member of the Model United Nations team. I love nature and travelling to new places to explore the outdoors too. I’m looking forward to sharing my hot takes with the entire student body this semester as I’m very passionate about domestic and global politics,especially related to censorship and human rights abuses. I’m so excited to be writing for OCA this semester and I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone else has to say!

 

Steph Scaglia, News Committee Director

NYUSH 2022
French-American

Hi, I’m Steph, a sophomore majoring in Economics. Apart from being OCA’s News Director, I am also an active member of Thespians Society and TAMID. When I’m not focused on academics or my extracurriculars I enjoy doing yoga, going hiking, listening to podcasts and reading NYT’s morning briefing.

 

Mia Fan(范嘉茵), Media Committee Director

NYUSH 2023
Chinese

Hi Hi Hi! Here is MIA in the Media Committee. I am an IMA major and am currently having an internship related to new media. My personal interest in media includes web design, photography, type setting and social media running. This summer, I plan to renovate our website with our cool media committee members. Please look forward to our final outcome (or come and directly join us haha)!

 

Tamilyn Te, Social Media Manager

NYUSH 2023
Business Finance with a concentration in Marketing
Filipino

Hi I’m Tami and I’m from the Philippines. At NYU Shanghai, I am currently involved in TAMID, MUN, and of course OCA as the social media manager. In my free time, I like  working out and trying different fitness classes.


 News Committee

Fion Shannon Huang

NYUSH 2023
Chinese-American

Hi! I’m Fion, and I’m a Chicago-based, rising sophomore majoring in Social Science. I am passionate in humanitarian work and social justice advocacy which spans across the topics of environmental racism, health disparities, refugee crises, and mass incarceration. You’re likely to find me tucked away in the comfort of my room—trust me, it takes an army to make me leave my bed—blogging, creative writing, and graphic designing.

Madi Eberhardt

NYUSH 2022
American

Hi everyone! I’m Madi, a junior majoring in international relations and minoring in photography. I was born and raised in Southern California, always at the beach or in the water. Some of my interests include traveling, learning new languages, exploring new music, photography, cooking, and writing for my blog. I’m looking forward to creating and working with OCA, specifically being part of the News Committee!

Jaden Schapiro

NYUSH 2024
American

Hi, I’m Jaden, a freshman seeking to major in interactive media arts. I’m from New York, and have lived there for the majority of my life. Whenever I have some spare time, I’m always exploring new languages, out practicing my photography skills, or cooking up a storm. If I’m not doing one of those three things, you’ll be sure to find me creating or learning something else.

Kathy Song

NYUSH 2022
American

Hi! I’m Kathy, a rising junior majoring in Global China Studies. I was born and raised in NYC so I like staying in big cities. Currently, I’m studying classical Chinese, and in my free time, I’m usually practicing Chinese calligraphy or reading books about minorities in China. By the time I graduate, I would like to visit every autonomous region, and SAR because each of these province-level divisions have so much culture and history to offer.

Cinny Lin

NYUSH 2022
Taiwanese

Hi! I’m Cinny! I was born and raised in Taipei and I am currently a rising junior studying Data Science. I’ve been recently obsessed with data visualization and mapping!! I am really excited to join OCA and contextualize my visuals with news articles :)

Elena Dagan

NYUSH 2023
American

Hey everybody! I’m Elena, a rising sophomore from Northern California. Currently, I am pursuing Global China Studies as my major, but my interests also include photography, film, mellophones, and learning to decolonize my mind! These days, you can either find me on my Switch or attempting a new recipe. As I am new to OCA, I’m beyond excited for this opportunity to grow my writing skills. 

Declan Mazur

Christopher Nelson

 

Opinion Committee

William Howard

NYUSH 2023
American

Hello everyone, I’m Will. I am a rising sophomore here at NYU Shanghai. I am from Long Island, New York. I grew up on the water so some of my favorite hobbies include fishing and sailing. Writing for me is a way of occupying my brain when not engaged with schoolwork. I love reading and hearing stories from people. That’s one of the main reasons I came to Shanghai, since I spoke the language of a billion people, I thought I might as well come to China to hear some of their stories. I also love classic films and history. My current historiographical obsession is the American Civil War. I hope to get to know some of you better as this summer progresses.

Declan Mazur

NYUSH 2023
American

Dia daoibh! Declan here hailing from Western Massachusetts in the US, home to babbling brooks; majestic mountains; invasive insects; and a wee boy that loves alliteration. I’ve grown up embraced by mountains, so while I’m home you can find me aiming for the peaks with my Murica’ Nalgene and handkerchief in tow. My passion lies in regions of the world not getting the voice and pedestal they deserve to be admired from: Oceania, Central Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, *Brunei*, and too many others. Reading Saint Kitts and Nevis’ citizenship investment program while vibing to the La La Land soundtrack is the picturesque Declan vibe. Everything from big-brand politics to personal tales sparks the fire in this mountain boy’s soul (still love you Smokey). 

Christopher Nelson

NYUSH 2021
Taiwanese-American

Hey y’all, Chris here! I’m happy to be returning to OCA as a staff writer during a time where information is more vital than ever. On my own time, I’m a big fan of classic literature, dance, cooking, music, fashion, and especially the startup ecosystem. I hope I’m able to bring some valuable views and thought processes to people through OCA. Wishing everyone and their loved ones as safe and healthy a time as possible in the current circumstances. Cheers!

Siwei (Claire) Gu

NYUSH 2024
Chinese

Hi everyone, I’m Siwei Gu (the pronunciation is really close to ‘sway’). I’m from Class of 2024 at NYU Steinhardt, and I plan to spend my first semester at Shanghai due to the epidemic. I grew up in Shanghai, so just come to me for recommendations for restaurants, coffee shops, and interesting places to visit in this city! Besides reading and writing, I also love films, photography, board games and travelling. For me, writing is just an extension of the need to communicate, to tell my stories and share my reflections on others’ stories. Nice to meet all the Thinkers, Dreamers, and Doers here at OCA!

Shengli

NYUSH 2022
American

Hi friends! I’m Shengli. California born and China raised, I am a self described ping pong ball, as I’ve grown up bouncing back and forth across the pacific. These days, I love reading and learning about identity politics, digital media, our environments, and creative coding. In my free time I also like to go hiking, listen to podcasts, consume caffeine, and question my existence… (sometimes even all at once). I’m excited to be writing with you all this summer, to hear your thoughts and stories, and to be able to share mine as well. Stay safe everyone! :)

Samuel Boghossian

NYUSH 2023
American

Hi all, I’m Sam. I’m from Portland, Oregon, where all anyone does is be a hippie and run around in the forest. As much as I adore both forest-running and hippies and my home, I came to Shanghai to experience something new. With its 26 million people living 26 million different lives piled atop and aside each other, Shanghai is a city lost in its own frenzy. My goal as a person is to submerge myself in this frenzy, learning about and from the people who call it home. My goal as a writer is to put what I learn into words, and share it with others. I’m excited to begin.

Xin Sun (Cecilia)

Camila Matamoros

Wenxin Tang

 

  Media Committee

Robert Haochen Xiong

NYUSH 2022
Chinese

Hi, I’m Robert Xiong, the Advisor of the Media Committee at On Century Avenue. I’m a sophomore double majoring in Business and Finance and IMA. Born in a small city called Leshan, I also lived in Chengdu for six years. I do believe On Century Avenue will be a great, or the greatest platform for us as students here to participate in different affairs, communicate with each other, and record what is worth recording in our own history. Looking forward to the future, and also to your coming!

Alan Lecheng Chao

NYUSH 2023
Chinese

I was born and raised in Beijing. I would tag myself as a photographer, a film editor, and a musician. I have been shooting pictures, producing music, and editing short films and videos throughout high school. Visual and audio media convey emotions, senses, and atmosphere. Along with On Century Avenue, we will cultivate a sense of community. I am proud of what I’m doing.

Henry Yuanhao Shen

NYUSH 2022
Chinese

Hello! It’s Henry from Shanghai. I’m currently a rising junior majoring in computer science. You may hold stereotypes of a geeky guy constantly soaked in his own world in front of the screen, but that certainly doesn’t apply to me. I love travelling and am really into photography. Literally, I’m a “freshman” at OCA as I joined not long ago and am mainly here to help with the tech problems of our platform. I definitely don’t write as well as other members here, but if you have any questions regarding our website or wechat account, never hesitate to ask me! I really enjoy the experience of brainstorming and troubleshooting. I hope that together we can cooperate as a team here at OCA!

Chenlan Yao (Ellen)

NYUSH 2022
Chinese

Hi guys! This is Chenlan, and I go by Ellen or Fafa. I major in IMB. I have been working with OCA for one year and will continue to be the web designer for the committee this summer. I’m quite an art person, but still struggling to find my real interest. I have recently attended summer school in UAL to learn fashion design. Last year, I got a UX designer internship in PwC AC Shanghai, and this summer I’m working in BNP Paribas. I have a passion to learn a lot in different areas, so don’t hesitate to contact me with anything! I’m excited to create something interesting this summer! 🔥🔥🔥

William Chengyu Zhang

NYUSH 2023
Chinese

Hi everyone! This is Chengyu Zhang from Shanghai, and I’m a rising sophomore. Being a keen gamer, I have decided to work with computer technology. I found myself eager to achieve crazy goals by learning and practicing new things. Though not yet to be called ‘professional’ in any of these fields, I am gaining knowledge and having new experiences constantly. One day, maybe you’ll try a game I created! I joined the OCA family as a member of the media committee, hoping to explore new fields, practice my skills working with websites, and also, meet people with the same interests. I’m looking forward to our future collaborations!

Cinny Lin

Kai Elwood Deu

 

中文部 (Chinese Committee)

Wenxin(唐文心)

NYUSH 2023

Chinese

Hello there! I’m Wenxin. I’m a girl who dives into the art of poetry, who thinks philosophically, who imagines wildly. I have started out a magazine and have published a poem in a public magazine, and an two essays on different journals.With independent comprehension of complexity, I write till I reach the inevitability of “the Garden of Forking Paths”, a world of the power of the truth conjured out of words. I deem writing as the highest cause, for the writer, their scar and thoughts are all captured in one piece, for “veritas, libertas, amare”. I love art, musical, unresolved mysteries of philosophy and music. Favorite movie: the Legend of 1900. Passion for new experiences and connections.

Anakin (王煜弘)

NYUSH 2023

Chinese

Hi everyone. This is Anakin. I am skilled in computer programming and management, and published a brochure about my school in senior high. I am now operating a WeChat App and a Wechat official account.I am an independent challenger, always excited to explore the new field. What I am interested in are the changing society and social focus which need us to be rational and emotional at the same time. I hope I can always stay calm and remain optimistic.

Julie(朱芊羽)

NYUSH 2023

Chinese

Hi, everyone! I am Qianyu from Jiangsu Province, China. I enjoy the process of exploring and embracing warm stories in daily life, as well as making records of small pleasures and life aesthetics! I have many hobbies, including playing the piano, guitar, drawing, baking, shooting vlogs, but there is a long way to go before I master them. I also love reading media commentary, prose, and critique. So I joined the OCA news committee last semester, and also became a member of the NYU Life. Hope we can create a heart-warmed OCA together!

Mengting (王梦婷)

NYUSH 2023

Chinese

Hello I’m Mengting Wang(王梦婷) from Beijing, China. I thought of a brief introduction about myself — Passionate about love, celebrating insignificance. I really don’t know my personal experiences, so I decided to list the courses I had last semester: GPS, EAP, Calculus and Commlab.  This answer is too simple, so I’m looking forward to experiencing more.

Vera(张延琦)

NYUSH 2023

Chinese

Hi everyone! This is Vera, a girl who’s born and raised in Beijing. I like to explore and observe all the lovely and warm things in daily life, and also some more serious social issues as well, these are some reasons that I want to be a part of the OCA. I haven’t done much work on literature, but I like the feeling when I try to express my thoughts by writing down something. Apart from these, I have a pet dog at home and I love the little animals very much, passionate with everything related to animal rescuing. I didn’t work at any place last semester, but have done some similar work in high school. Looking forward to working with you guys!

Qianyue(唐千越)

NYUSH 2023

Chinese

Hello everyone! I am Cathy, a freshman this year. I was a member of News Committee of OCA last semester. Now I am also a member of Chinese Committee. I was born and raised in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, China. I am creative, considerate and outgoing. I used to play an active role in different kinds of activities in my high school. I am interested in and concerned about news everywhere. When I was a high school student, I enjoyed writing argumentative writings with critical thinking. I also enjoy soliciting contributions. With the experience of travelling to approximately ten different countries, I have learnt to see the world from a global perspective. I am willing to take on the responsibility of facilitating communication among students and enabling students of distinctive personalities and cultural backgrounds to gather together, share opinions and embrace challenges and differences by expanding my vision and generating different kinds of news stories. I hope that we can cultivate a sense of community and make the NYU Global Network a better one through OCA.

Tao Wen

NYUSH 2022

Chinese

I’ve never expected myself to be a writer, and I always considered my thoughts immature. However, it’s just impossible for me not to say something when it comes to social issues, especially the recent coronavirus outbreak. As a political science major, I’m also exploring ways to practice what I’ve learned. So…here I am!

I love watching and talking about films. When I can’t find someone to talk to, I write reviews. My favorite films include Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence, The Last Emperor, and To Rome With Love. I also love figure skating and binge watching political comedies on Youtube.

Other than OCA, my commitments for now include 24 Frames—-the film club of NYU Shanghai, and the unCoVer Project, which aims at bringing the stories in the times of coronavirus to a broader community.

 Elena (黄语盈)

NYUSH 2023

Business & Finance and IMA

Chinese

Hello everyone! I am Elena from Xiamen, Fujian. My intended majors are Business & Finance and IMA. I joined OCA because I’d like to share my observations and opinions and communicate with people from different cultural backgrounds. Considering my hobbies, I love playing the piano, singing and dancing. My favorite singers are Taylor Swift and Wu Qingfeng. This year I published my first single, “Asymptote,” in NetEase music. I’d like to become a semi-pro musician with original works. Looking forward to meeting you in the summer!

Xujun Lian (Tony)

NYUSH 2022

Data Science and Finance

Chinese

I’m Tony from Shanghai. My majors are DS and Finance. I was in a few hackathons before, and I would like to participate in some business contests in the future. I don’t have many interests but I do love LEGO bricks. I hope to see you guys soon.

Chanel Yang

NYUSH 2022

Computer Science

Chinese

Hi everyone! I am Chanel Yang from Shanghai. My major is currently Computer Science. My specific field of interest in OCA should be entertainment-related topics. If you are obsessed with entertainment reality shows and movies or topics and thoughts stimulated by moments in them, please don’t hesitate to contact me to share your opinions. I hope to see you guys soon.

COVID-19 Economic Impact Project

Ruike Zhang

NYUSH 2022

Economics and Political Science

Chinese

Hi everyone, I’m Ruike Zhang, a rising junior double majoring in Economics and Political Science. I’m from Yunnan, China. I like rock and metal music, spicy food, musicals and cats.

Skyler Chen

NYUSH 2023

Economics

Chinese

Hello everyone:) I’m Skyler from the OCA Economic Impact Committee. I’m a rising sophomore from Changchun, Jilin Province, China. I’m majoring in economics while exploring data science as a double major option. I see myself as a problem-solver, and I’m always looking for new challenges. I love listening to music in my free time and I enjoy playing musical instruments as well:)

Zhao Tianchen

NYUSH 2023

Chinese

Hi, I am Zhao Tianchen. My interests and hobbies are business and economics.

Lanxuan (Cecilia) Qiao

NYUSH 2023

Chinese

Hi, my name is Cecilia. I come from Beijing. Time passes so fast that I have finished my first year of university before even realizing it. I like to record my life, whether with a pen or a camera, for I believe these are the trails of the life that I’ve lived. I’m looking forward to exchanging ideas with you guys at OCA!

Elena Yuying Huang

Multilingual Committee Members

Ariana Alvarez

NYUSH 2023

Ecuadorian/USA

Hi! I’m Ariana. I was born and raised in Ecuador, but I’ve also lived and am currently based in New York. I’m planning on double majoring in Data Science and Social Science with a minor in Chinese. I am very passionate about international relations and how social tensions influence policy making. Outside of OCA I play for the women’s tennis and volleyball teams, I’m actively involved with Model UN, and I’m a Study Away Orientation Ambassador. I love writing, exploring different cultures, and spending time outdoors.

Heidi Jung

NYUSH 2023

Korean/Canadian

I’m Heidi Jung. I was born in Canada, raised in Korea, and spent a major part of my life in California. I am planning to major in Social Science, focusing on Psychology with a minor in Chinese. Outside of OCA, I’ve been working on building careers related to Psychology. I am interested in different areas, and recently my major interest lies in Feminism.

Engel Erendzhenova

NYUSH 2023

Russian

I’m Engel. I’m Mongolian, but was born and lived all my life in Russia. I want to major in Biology with a minor in either Business and Finance or Chinese. Outside of OCA, I enjoy exploring other cultures and learning new languages. I’m interested in topics of social injustice and intersectionality.

Camila Matamoros

NYUSH 2023

Colombian

Hola! My name is Camila, and I was born and raised in Colombia, land of coffee and beautiful nature. I am passionate about politics and different cultures around the world. As an army child, I have always moved around my own country, and I also got to live in the US and China for some time, so my choice to be in this community is thanks to all these amazing experiences I have been fortunate enough to be a part of. I love animals and horseback riding, and would consider myself an ambivert, given I love to meet new people and also enjoy time by myself to go out jogging or just stay home to a good book or some Netflix documentary to obsess over an overstretched period of time. I hope to get to know you all throughout this quite unique summer, and I can’t wait to contribute to this amazing community.

Santiago Hernandez

NYUSH 2023

American/Mexican

Yo. I’m Santi. Born and raised in the US. My parents are Mexican and I was fortunate to group up speaking both English and Spanish perfectly. When I was 14 I spent a year in Germany, learning the language and doing the 9th grade there. I’m pretty sure that I’m going to major in Math or something related to math because I think it’s pretty fun. I love driving and longboarding and also the snow. I actually pretty much love cold weather because winter clothing is way better than summer clothing.