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Joshua Umansky-Castro

Singapore, Singapore

Princeton University '17
Major in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Hometown: Parsipanny, NJ

I'll be located a convenient-to-calculate 12 hours away in Singapore next year -saving myself that daily mental math I really should do more of :P Hmm..what else about me? I'm into running and photography, usually not at the same time, and have been actively involved in international development projects these past few years. Through Princeton's generous funding I've been fortunate enough to travel to Greece, Cambodia, and Peru, and I can't wait to head off on a whole new adventure after graduation!

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Abigail Watkins

Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R., China

University of California, Los Angeles '16
Major in History
Hometown: Manhattan Beach, CA

Abby is an animal lover and pop culture enthusiast who is already trying to figure out how she's going to watch Game of Thrones next year. She lives in Los Angeles, where she tutors high school math and community college English. Now she's more than excited to move to Hong Kong, teach university English, and look for vegetarian dim sum.

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Annamaria Watson

Bangkok, Thailand

Pace University '16
Major in Political Science and Economics
Hometown: New York, NY

Self-described third culture kid and second year fellow switching from Team Durian to Team Mango!

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Dylan Welch

Wuhan, China

New York University ‘15
Major in International Relations, minor in Chinese
Hometown: Marblehead, MA

I don’t think you’re ready for Welch’s (grape) jelly.

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Alexander Wheeler

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Georgetown University '17
Major in Political Economy
Hometown: Beverly, MA

Alex likes to hum hymns to himself, got a Shiba Inu before they went viral, and only wears colors that complement his eyes. He lives in Washington, DC where he avoids school assignments and responsibilities by walking aimlessly around the city. He's looking forward to buckling down in Ho Chi Minh City, where he'll work on reducing road traffic injuries and fatalities while monitoring his coffee and condensed milk consumption.

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Oliver Wijayapala

Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R., China

Middlebury College '17
Major in Theatre
Hometown: San Francisco, CA

I love cats, turntables, and dim sum! People can usually find me riding around town on a fire truck, building an igloo in front of my dorms, or yelling in Chinese over a game of Mahjong!

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Jeffrey Williamson

Dili, Timor-Leste

Princeton University '17
Major in History
Hometown: Dublin, CA

Fun fact: I have lived in seven different places, so finding a 'home town' is often complicated. Beyond that, I enjoy movie trailers more than movies and love lentils.

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Hannah Wilson

Beijing, China

Washington and Lee University '16
Major in Art History
Hometown: Charlotte, NC

Hannah looks forward to another year in Beijing where she intends to find the best Jianbing in the Jing. She also wants to publicly thank Mobike for changing her life. Thanks, Mobike.

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Anna Wolcke

Jishou, China

Princeton University '20
Major in Comparative Literature
Hometown: Germany

Chocolate. Cupcakes. Chocolate cupcakes. That’s basically all I need in life!
I’m from Germany and value punctuality, so you will see me most often sprinting across campus, trying to be on time. Also, I’ve had the chance to live in New York for one year and I spent my last year in Bulgaria, volunteering and hitchhiking. Oh, and when I get tired I respond exclusively with English song texts because I’m too lazy to make up my own sentences. Can’t wait to learn some Chinese song lines to add to my repertoire!

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Erin Wong

Beijing, China

Columbia University ‘17
Major in Urban Studies
Hometown: Bellevue, WA

Erin is known for carin’, sharin’, and all those stylish clothes she be wearin’.

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