Chu is a Master in Public Policy student at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and interning at the United Nations' Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG) this summer. Born in Beijing and raised in Ottawa, Chu is passionate about using economic empowerment to accelerate social progress globally. At HKS, Chu is Co-Chair of the HKS LGBTQ Caucus and a Research Assistant at the Belfer Center’s Future of Diplomacy Project (FDP). In addition to researching statecraft and diplomacy for FDP, Chu has also designed seminars and itineraries for senior officials, including Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and High Representative Federica Mogherini. Prior to Harvard, Chu was a management consultant for Boston Consulting Group where he developed economic strategies for Canadian cities and female empowerment policies for a Middle Eastern government. He is fluent in English, French, and Chinese Mandarin.

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