Yixi Zhao

World Bank-Finance and Private Sector Research Group
Economics and Media Studies
"My name is Yixi Zhao, a third year Berkeley student double majoring in Economics and Media Studies. Since I have previously interned in the China Development Bank and focused on policy development, I'm really excited about my spring internship at the World Bank, which will further my research on international bank governance. Also, I will be able to take seminars about Washington media and political journalism with previous columnist from the San Francisco Chronicle. I believe the variety of choices and museums in Washington, D.C. will make my spring semester a memorable journey. Thank you to the Matsui Center for providing me with the fellowship! Go bears!"


Life has a funny way of giving back what you put out. My semester in D.C. was like that, the more I did the more I got out of my experience. I never thought that I would be able to get into the graduate internship program at the World Bank; I never thought that I would do campaign strategy...
As the end of the semester comes, the thing people have most asked me recently is what will I miss most when I leave D.C. I believe people have different experiences with this city, and so I would like to share my best memories of Washington, D.C. 1 . Cupcakes . It has to be on your to-do list in D...
In Washington, D.C., there are plenty of incredible things you can enjoy. For example, meeting two presidents at one time. Invited by the United States Student Association, a group of UCDC students including me were so honored to witness the State welcome French President Francois Hollande. As...
A New exploration. The main reason that drives me to participate in the UCDC program is to expose myself physically and mentally to the east coast. When I got off the plane, the breeze awakened me completely, reminding me that my journey had started! The takeaway from the orientation was that if...