This scholarship was funded by Esther Yip, in memory of her mother Choi Ying Tong.
Jenny Fan is from Texas and attends the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, concentrating in Strategic Management and Information Systems (OPIM), with a minor in Chinese. As the Executive Chair of Asian Pacific American Heritage Week (APAHW), Jenny leads a board that organizes an annual weeklong celebration of Asian Pacific American heritage and achievement. In this capacity, Jenny was heavily involved with planning and marketing APAHW’s charity fundraisers, cultural fashion shows, community-wide festivals and performing arts exhibitions, and hosted accomplished guest speakers like Aaron Yoo, Yul Kwon, and BD Wong.
In addition, Jenny has performed extensive research on catastrophic disaster risk management and mitigation in China with the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center. For this project, Jenny traveled to Beijing to collaborate with professors at Beijing Normal University and climate change experts at the China Meteorological Administration on developing policies to develop more effective insurance schemes in rural China, encourage mitigation against catastrophic weather conditions, and protect agricultural workers against weather-related hazards.
Jenny is also an active freelance web and graphic designer, and has worked with many small business and student organizations in developing a digital brand and web presence. She is also a winner of the International Public Policy Forum and a National Silver Key winner of the Scholastics Writing Competition.