A Class of the Schwarzman Scholar Program

December 3, 2018

A GCL 2017 is the First Brazilian Woman to be Named a Schwarzman Scholar

Isabela Christo (GCL 2017) is the first Brazilian woman ever to be awarded the highly competitive scholarship Schwarzman Scholars for global leaders to pursue a master's degree at the prestigious Tsinghua University in Beijing. This program brings together the world’s best young minds to explore and understand the economic, political and cultural factors that have contributed to China’s increasing importance as a global power, and to make them more effective as links between China and the rest of the world.

Isabela is among a group of only 147 students selected from over 2,800 applicants to study in China as a 2020 Schwarzman Scholar. The Class of 2020 is comprised of students from 38 countries and 119 universities, with 40% originating from the United States, 20% from China, and 40% from the rest of the world. The 147 Scholars were selected through a rigorous application process designed to evaluate academic ability, as well as leadership potential and strength of character.

Isabela Christo (GCL 2017) is the Co-founder and CEO of Soul Kombucha, the first kombucha company in her home state. She has worked with the Brazilian Government at its Mission to the United Nations in New York and with different renowned non-profits in the United States. Isabela is a Georgetown University Alumna of the Global Competitiveness Leadership program. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Ibmec, Brazil and was an active leader in student organizations. As a Schwarzman Scholar, Isabela hopes to take her leadership skills to a new level and obtain a more profound comprehension of China's power.

For a full list of Schwarzman Scholars, please click here.