Yuxuan Chen

Fellow, Serve for China


CHEN Yuxuan graduated from Tsinghua University with a Bachelor’s degree in English. She is currently working in an underdeveloped village in Hunan Province with Serve for China, an NGO that fosters entrepreneurship and public service in rural regions. Yuxuan is helping villagers start agricultural cooperatives and explore e-commerce business opportunities, while also striving to preserve their Miao cultural heritage. Previously, Yuxuan was an intern with the UN Population Fund, assisting in the launch of Dance4life in China to educate youth about sexual and reproductive health and rights. Yuxuan plans to pursue Master’s degrees in comparative education and public policy at Oxford. She hopes to return to China as a public servant, focusing on poverty alleviation and sustainable development in rural areas. Yuxuan was selected as a Rhodes Scholar in 2016.