Joyce Y. Zhang
MPA ’15, Princeton University, MBA ’15, Stanford University; CEO, Alariss Global
San Francisco, California
As the CEO of Alariss Global (cofounded with a Harvard classmate), Joyce Zhang enables international skills and knowledge exchange by matching global citizens in developed countries with emerging market opportunities where they can achieve the highest positive impact.
Zhang previously worked for financial technology company Human Interest, American technology companies in China and Singapore, the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation in Kenya, and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Zhang found inspiration for her career through classes and student organizations like the Institute of Politics, the Undergraduate Council, the Chinese Students Association, and the Harvard College in Asia Program. For her leadership on campus, she received the Harvard Foundation award for improving intercultural and race relations, as well as the Reflections award for Asian American leaders, and was elected as a class marshal.
Since graduating, she has served as an officer for the Harvard Asian American Alumni Alliance (H4A) Shared Interest Group, an alumni interviewer, an HAA Board member, co-chair of her 10th Reunion, and non-resident tutor for Leverett House.
“I am so grateful for the opportunities, friendships, and learnings that I gained as an undergraduate and will continue to receive throughout my life as an alumna of Harvard University. I hope to give back and would be incredibly honored to serve as an elected director. I would endeavor to continue building bridges, to create even more meaningful support for alumni of all backgrounds, and to leverage modern technology to extend engagement to the farthest reaches of the globe.”