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UN-BEE-LIEVABLE VOLUNTEERS

Shuang Zhang

Shuang loves nature and agriculture. She is always interested in the impact of food production on humans, environment, and other sentient beings. Shuang spent the first three years of her career working for the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture. As an international project coordinator, Shuang worked on intergovernmental agricultural projects between China and the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Between 2001 and 2015, Shuang was contracted by the USDA Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service to work on bilateral quarantine negotiations and collaborations with its Chinese counterpart. These negotiants and collaborations led to billions of agricultural import and export between U.S. and China. Apart from agriculture, Shuang has also worked as a founding team member for startups in preclinical research, synthetic biology, and neuroscience. Shuang is a Class 20 Kauffman Fellow. She holds an MBA from the University of West Florida and a B.A. in English Language and Literature from Peking University.

What do you love about bees?

I am humbled by bees since these creatures can see what we can’t see and can smell what we can’t smell.

If I wasn't so good at my job I would be...

Traveling the world meeting interesting people and trying unique local food.

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Shuang Zhang
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