Nicholas Young manages, develops content, and directs strategy for the organization's social and digital media platforms. He also works on the concept and writing of the annual report, manages the website, and develops, designs, and writes the monthly e-Newsletter. Mr. Young joined the National Committee in 2013 as communications and program assistant, after interning and filling in as administrative manager.

Prior to his work at the Committee, Mr. Young attended Occidental College in Los Angeles, graduating in 2012 with a B.A. in Diplomacy & World Affairs and Chinese studies. At Occidental, he conducted a year-long independent research project on the Chinese Communist Party's various public diplomacy initiatives within the context of Joseph Nye's definition of the term 'soft power.' Mr. Young received an award from his department for "Highest Achievement in Independent Research" for the 2011-2012 academic year. He also sang in the Occidental Glee Club and Cadence, an all-male a cappella group.

Mr. Young grew up in Massachusetts and attended the Dover-Sherborn public schools, which emphasize China throughout the curriculum. As a high school junior, he was selected to participate in the Dover-Sherborn/Hangzhou High School Exchange. After nearly a year of preparation, which included an intensive independent study course on Modern China as well as Chinese language classes, he spent two months of his senior year attending Hangzhou High School and living with two host families. Mr. Young returned to China in 2010 for six months, spending the summer as an intern at the Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press, followed by a semester at Capital Normal University in Beijing, where he studied Chinese language and politics through CET Academic Programs and interned at the Beijing LGBT Center. In addition to living in Hangzhou, Shanghai, and Beijing, he has traveled to Gansu, Sichuan, Yunnan, Guangxi, Guangdong, Shaanxi, Hebei, and Henan provinces.

In his spare time, Mr. Young serves on the board of directors of the The Cecilia Chorus of New York, where he is also a member, volunteer, and web manager. He is also active with his alma mater, serving as class secretary for the Occidental College Class of 2012 and a member of the Occidental New York Regional Engagement Committee.

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