Beijing Bound

Photo of Kai Cash, Class of 2019 Kai Cash ’19 will take part in a highly selective, one-year master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing next year as a Schwarzman Scholar.

An economics major from the Bronx, N.Y., Cash plans to pursue a degree in global studies with a focus on public health. He’ll also explore how China’s culture, politics and economy impact the country’s public health issues. Combining interests in business, entrepreneurship and empowerment, he hopes to someday found an organization that improves living conditions and health for members of disenfranchised communities.

“Williams instilled in me the ability to leverage and understand multiple perspectives and disciplines while addressing my own biases to confront challenging problems,” he says. “The framework of human-centered design thinking that I learned here changed the way I view the world and has allowed me to grow as an individual.”

Cash, who is class president and a student trustee for the Gaudino Program, was president of the Williams Business Association. From there he co-founded the Williams Professional Association, which helps students, especially those from historically underrepresented communities, find meaningful careers after Williams.