One aspect that Kimya appreciates most from the MIEF program is the strong bond she has already formed with her cohort, which is extremely demographically diverse. For her, the real world value lies in the opportunity of being exposed to different perspectives and approaches in solving a singular issue.
Prior to attending graduate school, Kimya focused almost exclusively on corporate finance within U.S. domestic markets. She then saw the Hopkins-Nanjing Center (HNC) as the first time to truly broaden her understanding of China and to research the social, economic and political issues that pertained to the country she had developed such a strong interest in. Outside of the classrooms, Kimya was excited for an opportunity to immerse culturally in China and see first-hand the economic growth and social impact of the policies she learned in school.
After graduating, Kimya is looking forward to enacting change in economic policy to encourage global economic growth within a major international financial body, as she hopes to foster a more globalized and prosperous future for everyone