Student Highlight: Kudulaiti Ainiwaer, International Development Studies

4Kudulaiti “Kerry” Ainiwaer is an incoming International Development Studies student from Xinjiang, China. Kerry completed his BA in Global Japanese Studies at Meiji University (Tokyo, Japan) in 2014. Throughout his childhood and undergraduate career, Kerry has studied four languages: English, Japanese, Chinese and Uyghur. His international degree ensures he is prepared for many multi-cultural country interactions. After completing his degree, he started working with Silicon Valley start-ups by tele-commuting around the world!

During his Elliott School studies, Kerry plans to focus on International Development Management and he will endeavor to get a formal job in World Bank to help reduce the poverty. His ultimate goal is to establish a NGO to provide children in poverty with health care and better education in Xinjiang.

Outside of the classroom, Kerry has signed up to be a runner and a fundraiser this year. He’s running the Marine Corps Marathon with the GW Cancer Institute in October.

We wish Kerry the best of luck with his program and training!