NSU School of Business Student Doerr to attend Leadership Summit at Harvard University

Shanae Doerr

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University School of Business student Shanae Doerr of Aberdeen will attend an exclusive Leadership Training Summit from Sept. 15 to 18 at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.

Doerr, representing NSU, will join 40 young American and Chinese leaders from across the country, where they will explore and discuss U.S.-China relations. Fellows will gain skills to mobilize people and resources in their communities, to promote empathetic and constructive dialogue to fight xenophobia and develop their capacity as U.S.-China bridge-builders.

Doerr is a member of Project Pengyou, which is a network of student organizations at U.S. high schools, colleges and universities built by Americans and Chinese who have lived and/or studied in both countries. They serve as advocates to fight xenophobia and promote inclusion, collaboration and mutual understanding between Americans and Chinese.

Doerr is a junior, double majoring in International Business and Management, with a leadership emphasis. She is also minoring in Mandarin Chinese. This past summer, she studied at Jinan University for five weeks in China. Prior to that, she studied abroad in Aberdeen, Scotland, over the summer of 2016. She is passionate about bringing people closer together by pursuing opportunities to learn more about other countries, cultures and people.

“I am beyond honored to be accepted into such a prestigious and exclusive leadership camp. It will be a great opportunity for me to learn how to improve U.S.-China relations starting with my generation. Visiting China, I experienced first-hand the kindness and generosity of the people that most other countries haven't seen. I would like to spread that image to the world and let the true China be known,” remarked Doerr.

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