Hi, I am Chen Hong. I come from Yuncheng, Shanxi Province, which is a beautiful, rich and historic city. In 2009, I was admitted to Beijing Normal University, majored in sociology. Four years later, I was selected to Peking University, pursuing a master degree in sociology. During my undergraduate period, I was interested in nonprofit organizations and did a thorough academic research on the topics of participation and incentive mechanisms in the operation of nonprofit organizations.
Since graduation, I have been working in Zhongguancun Listed Companies Association, whose mission is to assist the government, represent members in providing suggestions to the government, provide professional policy consultation for its members, and establish a high-level networking, resource sharing and learning platform.
In addition, I volunteer as a coordinator in Yanxing China and the Qian Zheng Memorial Scholarship in my spare time. I take responsibility for communication with core members of Yanxing Schools, the ground communication between Yanxing China, the Qian Zheng Memorial Scholarship Board and the China Social Welfare Foundation, and the management of the QZ Scholarship’s WeChat group. I love to take part in these volunteer activities because there has been a strong bond between me and the two organizations. During my college life, I joined Yanxing in the first year and the Qian Zheng family in the third year, and I gained a lot from them. I have become more confident, optimistic, and open-minded. Also, I met some excellent, independent female role models in Qian Zheng family. For these reasons, I want to share my experience with more students in Yanxing and the Qian Zheng family.
In my spare time, I love swimming, jogging, reading and listening to music, all of which make me feel happy and energetic. Moreover, travelling is one of my favorite activities: to experience a different culture, lifestyle and environment can broaden my horizons.
One of the luckiest things that has happened to me during my university years was joining the family of the Qian Zheng scholars and sponsors. It was in the summer of 2012, I happened to attend a dinner meeting with many other students, the founder of Qian Zheng Memorial Scholarship, Ms. Yin Yin and some sponsors. I found that Yin and other sponsors were passionate people full of positive energy. From that time on, I longed to become a person like them. I want to be optimistic and confident, and be able to spread positive energy to people around me by what I do. I applied to the scholarship and very fortunately I was selected. Later, I joined more gatherings by the program in Beijing and every time I felt that I was able to learn a lot from this group. Without the Scholarship I would lack some excellent, independent female role models.”