Jianhang completed his bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in global studies from Binghamton University. Grew up in China, he has a deep interest in studying comparative politics with a focus on China, U.S., and human rights issues. In college, he was a research assistant for a human rights course and researched global labor laws to understand how strong unions affect reasonable working hours. He also studied abroad in Peru and Chile, thereby broadening his perspectives on culture and diversity. He is passionate about helping immigrants through public services and previously worked at the Office of Congresswoman Nydia M. Velazquez as a community liaison and caseworker. He is also an AmeriCorps alumnus. During his volunteer services at the Department of Social Services, he helped hundreds of immigrants gain U.S. citizenship. At the Department of Finance, he provided assistance to the elderly and disabled population to apply for rent freeze or homeowner tax benefits programs. Currently, he is pursuing a Master of Public Administration degree at Columbia University.
Updated May 2021
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