It takes a multicultural group spanning a variety of disciplines to pioneer transportation technology in China.
That's why Shanghai Hyperloop is made up of fifteen New York University Shanghai students from more than six different countries.
Their studies span a variety of disciplines including Finance, Global China Studies and Political Economy.
Team Shanghai Members
Hank Wu is the team lead for Hyperloop Shanghai. He led economic, technical, and political feasibility research on the Shanghai-Hangzhou hyperloop corridor and is currently designing Hyperloop Shanghai's second Hyperloop route. In the past, Hank has worked for tech corporations such as Intel, government organizations such as the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and financial firms such as CHLYS Capital. He studies finance and computer science at NYU Shanghai and will graduate in 2020.
Sean is a creative technologist, entrepreneur, and graduate of NYU Shanghai studying interactive media. He has been involved on the Hyperloop team since the fall of 2015 when he submitted one of the first Hyperloop design packages to the SpaceX team. He operates as Global Project Manager assuring that the project's vision is translated between the team's global sites in Shanghai and New York, as well as with Hyperloop One in Los Angeles.
Brad is an advisor for Shanghai Hyperloop. He spearheads research efforts for Hyperloop's development in China and has presented at the SpaceX Pod Competition. At NYU Shanghai, he studies Political Economy and will graduate in 2019. He speaks Mandarin, Spanish and Japanese.
Eric Zuo is a student majoring in Business & Finance at NYU Shanghai. He directed government and policy research for the Shanghai-Hangzhou corridor and lead discussions with government officials, consulting companies, academic institutions, and public media.
Government Outreach Lead
Kiki is a senior in NYU Shanghai studying business and finance with a minor in interactive media arts. She joined Hyperloop team in 2017 and is in charge of facilitating its conversations with local government, investment corporations, and technology firms.
Project Financing Lead
Alina Kalintceva is a Business and Finance senior at NYU Shanghai. Five-lingual , focused and passionate individual with extensive experience in financial services, business development, as well as in-depth knowledge of innovations.
Honey Asrat Lera
Passenger Flows Analyst
Honey Asrat Lera is a sophomore Biology Major at NYU Shanghai. As a Passenger Flows Analyst, she researches the demand for Hyperloop in the future. She believes that improving transportation is essential as the world continues to globalize and that one of the best places to facilitate this change is China.
Faye Dai is a Business and Finance Major student at NYU Shanghai. She is in charge of the Chinese policy research, social media management and document translation in the team.
Strategic Transformation Analyst
Anthony Yanchuk is an aspiring student of international relations and cooperative diplomacy. He's passionate about exploring the possibilities and outcomes of a Hyperloop-China partnership. In his work analyzing the transformative aspects of the project, he ensures clarity in communicating the empirical realties of a relationship between Hyperloop One and the Chinese government.
Nofar is an Economics student at NYU Shanghai and the president of Green Shanghai.
Tin supports research into the regional economic impacts of the project. He is from Vietnam, and studies Economics and Chinese at NYU Shanghai.