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Cynthia (Jia Xi) YAN

March 6, 2015

Welcome to the Arbitrator Intelligence Member Spotlight series.  This week our spotlight turns to Cynthia (Jia Xi) YAN!

Cynthia Yan is currently a J.D. student at the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law. Born in Shanghai, China, Cynthia immigrated to Canada and completed her undergraduate iBBA degree in the Schulich School of Business at York University, in Toronto. Cynthia graduated recognizing the importance of being a global citizen and learning through experiences on an international scale. With such explorative attitude, Cynthia came to Pennsylvania in 2013 to pursue her law school dream. Cynthia has served as an international commercial arbitration Research Assistant for Professor Catherine Rogers and an independent contractor for the American Law Institute’s Restatement (Third) of the U.S. Law of International Commercial Arbitration.

Cynthia became an Arbitrator Intelligence Member immediately after the site launched. In the time since, she has proven irreplaceable in her enthusiasm for and contributions to the project. In addition to conceptualizing this Member Spotlight series, she has uploaded more Awards to the Arbitrator Intelligence website than any other single Member. Cynthia further created Arbitrator Intelligence LinkedIn and Twitter pages to connect with professionals, students, and anyone interested in, or currently or potentially involved in, international arbitration around the world.

According to Cynthia, being involved in the Arbitrator Intelligence Project has enabled her to gain substantive and practical knowledge of international commercial arbitration, while adding much meaning to law school life. Cynthia looks forward to continue her support towards Arbitrator Intelligence and the international arbitration community.  Thank you, Cynthia!