Sam is a final year student at University of Canterbury, New Zealand studying a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in International Business and a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Language studies.
In 2014, he received a Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia to study at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics for one semester. Upon returning to New Zealand, he assumed the role of President at Global China Connection Canterbury, a non-profit, student-led organisation connecting students to opportunities in China.
Since then, Sam has returned to China, interning at an engineering consultancy company based in Shenzhen. Sam has an intermediate grasp of conversational Mandarin Chinese and has experience in cross-cultural working relations between New Zealand and China through his education, professional development and cultural heritage.