Class of 2012
After studying for one semester at Brigham Young University (BYU), Chas served as a volunteer missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Taiwan for two years, from 2003 to 2005. Learning Mandarin Chinese and serving among the Taiwanese people changed the course of his life. After returning from his mission, Chas majored in International Relations and minored in Mandarin Chinese. During his undergraduate studies, he completed the NSEP-funded Chinese Flagship Program, which included a semester of direct enrollment at Nanjing University in Nanjing, China and an internship at a private Chinese law firm. He also worked as a Mandarin teacher and Mandarin Curriculum Developer while attending BYU, and he graduated magna cum laude in 2010.
Chas is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree at UCSD’s School of International Relations and Pacific Studies with a focus on comparative public policy.