Schwarzman Nominee Leveraging Language for Economic Success

We are happy to share news about Northeastern’s nominee for this year’s Schwarzman Scholarship – Lilian Lindquist. The Schwarzman Scholarship funds a year of master’s degree study at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. The award, which brings together young leaders from around the world, is focused on developing a global community of future leaders who will advance cross-cultural understanding and peace for all. Learn more about Lilian below.

Lilian Lindquist

Lilian Lindquist, CSSH’23, International Affairs/Economics

Lilian’s love of language and cultural exchange began at a young age. In second grade Lilian began Mandarin language classes at her public elementary school in Northern Virginia. A decade of Mandarin study led Lilian to Northeastern University where she continued her studies of language and cultures through coursework as an International Affairs and Economics major, and multiple immersive experiences abroad. Lilian began her Northeastern education in the Program in Berlin, Germany. With COVID-19 halting travel and changing the world, Lilian turned her focus to her local community in Washington D.C. There she worked with mutual aid collectives and developed an interest in the crafting of viable community-driven solutions. Lilian conducted co-ops with Regional Economic Models, Inc., as a business development representative, and at State Street Global Markets with the Enhanced Custody Client Management team.  Equipped with these new skills and with international travel resuming, Lilian sought out additional global opportunities to expand her horizons. Through the Dialogue of Civilizations program, Lilian spent time in Tashkent, Uzbekistan studying language policy and conducting regional analysis; and studied Arab and Middle East politics and society in Cairo, Egypt; Amman, Jordan; and Dubai, UAE. Lilian now seeks to apply her international relations, economics, and language background to effecting positive global change focused on economic success through multilingualism.

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