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Student and Alumni Spotlight

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James Toone

April 01, 2021 10:24 AM
James joined the BYU Chinese Flagship Program's 2004-2005 cohort to develop language and cultural competencies to facilitate and enhance a career in international finance. The highlights of his...
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Bronson Taylor

April 01, 2021 10:22 AM
Bronson Taylor is from Greenville, North Carolina. He is a senior at BYU studying Mandarin Chinese and Global Business with an emphasis in International Marketing. He started learning Mandarin during his mission...
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Mengxi Seeley

April 01, 2021 10:16 AM
Mengxi was born in Wuhan, China and grew up in Cedar Hills, UT. She is a heritage speaker of Chinese. She participated in the Flagship Overseas Capstone Program at Nanjing University in 2013-2014...
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Riley Eastmond

April 01, 2021 10:14 AM
Riley Eastmond is a sophomore studying biochemistry. He started learning Chinese when he was called to serve as a Chinese-speaking missionary in New York City...
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Paul Niedfeldt

April 01, 2021 10:11 AM
Paul Niedfeldt is our awesome alumni from 2013-2014 cohort. He is married and has a wonderful wife and four kids. He is from Crystal Lake, IL and is currently living in Charlottesville, VA attending...
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Trent Weber

April 01, 2021 10:07 AM
Trent Weber is from Waxhaw, North Carolina, just south of Charlotte, and he is currently a sophomore at BYU. He is applying to the accounting and strategy majors in June and will finalize his major in the fall...
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Tyler Parsons

April 01, 2021 10:05 AM
Tyler Parsons is from Provo and is a sophomore at BYU. He started learning Chinese back in high school and served a Mandarin-speaking mission in England. He plans to pursue a career in education and neuroscience...
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Chad Lee

April 01, 2021 09:58 AM
Chad Lee and his wife, Sara, have six wonderful children. He was our Flagship student during 2007 – 2009 and served a mission in Taiwan. He joined the Flagship Program to broaden and deepen his...
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Daniel Evensen

April 01, 2021 09:55 AM
Daniel Evensen was our Flagship student during 2007 – 2009. He was called to speak German when he served in the Munich Germany / Austria mission from 2003-2005, but his desire to learn Mandarin...
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Dunn Westhoff

April 01, 2021 09:50 AM
Dunn Westhoff was our Flagship student during 2016 – 2018 and is currently a 2L (second-year student) at Harvard Law School and a to-be attorney. He is currently living in Cambridge, MA with his wife and...
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Esther Santos

March 23, 2021 10:56 AM
Esther Dos Santos is a sophomore majoring in International Relations. In middle school, she wanted to take German originally, but it ended up being cut from the program. She chose Chinese instead and has...
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Josh Pinnock

March 23, 2021 10:54 AM
Josh Pinnock is from Centerville, Utah and served a mission in Taipei, Taiwan where he learned to speak and love Mandarin Chinese. He’s currently a Pre-Business major and is hoping to get into the Finance...
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Zach Boyce

March 23, 2021 10:52 AM
Zach is from Belmont, Massachusetts. He learned Chinese during his mission in Taipei, Taiwan. He is studying neuroscience and learned about related research happening in China. He wants to be a professor...
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