Nicholas Young joined the National Committee as communications and program assistant in October 2013 after interning during the spring of 2013 and filling in as administrative manager during the summer of 2013. As communications associate, he manages social media, web content, and videography. He also works on the concept and writing of the annual report, and develops, designs, and writes the monthly e-Newsletter.

Prior to his work at the Committee, Mr. Young attended Occidental College in Los Angeles, graduating in 2012 with a B.A. in diplomacy and world affairs and a Chinese minor. At Occidental, he conducted an eleven-month 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." He 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 an all-male a cappella group.

Mr. Young grew up in Sherborn, MA and attended a public school system (Dover-Sherborn) with a China exchange program. As a high school senior, he participated in a two-month educational and cultural exchange in Hangzhou, attending Hangzhou High School and living with two host families. He returned to China in 2010 for six months, spending the summer interning at the Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press and fall semester in Beijing studying at Capital Normal University through CET and interning at the Beijing LGBT Center. In addition to living in Hangzhou, Shanghai, and Beijing, he has traveled to a number of Chinese provinces, including Gansu, Sichuan, Yunnan, Guangxi, Guangdong, Shaanxi, Hebei, and Henan.

In his spare time, Mr. Young is a member of The Cecilia Chorus of New York and class secretary for the Occidental College Class of 2012.

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