Alex Edmunds received his B.A. from Princeton University in 2009 with a concentration in Mathematical Economics and a certificate in East Asian Studies. He first studied abroad in Beijing during the summer of 2007, and came again after graduation through Princeton in Asia, where he worked for WildChina, a premium, sustainable travel agency based Beijing. Currently, he works as General Manager of WildChina Touch, a program offering mobile application guides to sites in China. At Princeton, Alex served as the team captain of the Varsity Water Polo Team, where he received the Karl A. Roche award for exemplary sportsmanship. He was born and raised in Los Angeles, California.
Alex currently serves as President of the Princeton Alumni Association of Beijing.
Alexander Galimberti graduated from Princeton University with a B.A. in East Asian Studies in 2009. After visiting Beijing for the first time while attending the Princeton in Beijing language program in 2007, he was eager to return to China after graduation. Alexander first moved to Beijing to work for the Managing Director of M&M Militzer & Münch, a Swiss-based logistics group specializing in Eurasian transportation solutions. He was subsequently one of the first employees at GaoPeng, the Groupon-Tencent joint-venture, where he headed up their operations in Shijiazhuang. Since September 2011, Alexander has been with YOU On Demand, the first national pay-per-view and video on demand platform in China. During his time at and since Princeton, Alexander worked for a number of startups including Art.sy and Zinch. Alexander was raised in Liechtenstein and spent his high school years in the UK.
Alexander currently serves as the Vice-President of the Princeton Alumni Association of Beijing.
Gordon Scharf has lived in Beijing since graduating in 2009. At Princeton, Gordon concentrated in Operations Research and Financial Engineering and earned a Computer Science certificate. He studied at Princeton-in-Beijing in 2007, and Princeton-in-Asia sent him to back to China in 2008 as a software engineer intern in Google’s Shanghai office. He moved to Beijing immediately after graduation where he began working for Intellectual Ventures; still with the same firm, he evaluates, funds, and licenses early-stage energy technology.
Gordon currently serves as PAABJ’s Treasurer.
Logan West was originally from Little Rock, AR and graduated Princeton in 2007 in Geology with a certificate in Italian Language & Culture. After a year as Project ’55 Fellow in Chicago, he felt the need go abroad. Following on the recommendations of multiple friends, he landed in Beijing the day after the Olympics for a one-year stint teaching Oral English at the China Foreign Affairs University through Princeton in Asia. Like so many, his experience in China with PiA and CFAU was too great to run away from. After PiA, he worked jointly for the World Resources Institute and Tsinghua University – BP Clean Energy Research Centre to help write China’s Guidelines for Carbon Capture and Storage. He’s been involved with PAABJ from the start, and came on as an officer in 2011. Sadly, he is no longer in Beijing, but happily working towards his Master’s in Geosciences at the Univ. of Texas-Austin and is keeping involved with PAABJ from afar.