The US-China Strong Foundation is a nonprofit organization that seeks to strengthen US-China relations by investing in a new generation of leaders who have the knowledge and skills to engage with China.

Dear Friends,

春节快乐,鸡年大吉!! Tomorrow, January 28, marks the start of the Chinese New Year and the year of the rooster! In honor of this auspicious holiday, also known as the Spring Festival, we’re highlighting three of our incredible Student Ambassadors and the amazing projects they’ve taken on to promote US-China relations and share their China experiences!

Alison Marouk-Coe

A native of Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, Alison attends the Masters School and studied abroad in Beijing, China. As a Student Ambassador, she hosted a traditional tea ceremony to show her American classmates how to make tea and shared pictures from her time in China. Alison participated in a School Year Abroad program in Beijing, one of our Signature Partners.

Daniel Keesey

Daniel is a student at American University (AU) and is from Flemington, NJ. At American, he launched an AU Chapter of Project Pengyou, through which Daniel has brought together many students in an effort to build bridges between China and the US. Daniel was nominated as a Student Ambassador by our Signature Partner American University.

Gianna Barbadillo

A student of Ballard High School, Gianna is from Seattle and studied abroad in Beijing. As part of her study abroad experience, she crafted a blog detailing the history of ancient Chinese architecture. US-China Strong Signature Partner One World Now nominated Gianna as one of our Student Ambassadors.

We’re so impressed by Alison, Daniel and Gianna’s interest in China and efforts to cultivate stronger ties with China, and continue to be impressed by all of our talented Student Ambassadors! We look forward to seeing more creative US-China outreach, collaboration, competition and activities in the Chinese New Year!

Thanks, as always, for your support.

The US-China Strong Foundation