Ruiqi (Nancy)


Spring '19, International Relations and Economics

Award Year 

Office of Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)

Ruiqi (Nancy) Xu is a junior at Brown University, double concentrating in International Relations and Economics. She is a passionate advocate for social equality and economic development. This past summer, Nancy interned at the China Development Bank, where she evaluated and oversaw government-funded infrastructure programs on urban development. She was also a research assistant for the Rural Education Action Program at Stanford University, where she utilized her quantitative skills to help improve the quality of primary health care in rural China. Outside of the professional field, Nancy is very active on campus. She is currently the co-president of the Economics Departmental Undergraduate Group, the student event ambassador at Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy, and the finance chair for the Strait Talk symposium, a non-partisan dialogue workshop that empowers young people from both sides of the Taiwan Strait to collaborate in transforming the Taiwan Strait conflict. She is also a campus tour guide, a percussionist, and a ski enthusiast.