Zongzhong Tang graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2013 with a BSc. in International Relations, and has strong interests in emerging markets, especially in Asia. He grew up in four different cities in China, and prior to attending Yale, he was a risk consultant in Singapore for three years at Blackpeak Group, an Asia-focused research firm. His responsibilities included the management and execution of complex pre-investment research, political risk analysis, business intelligence and fraud investigation assignments across Southeast Asia and Greater China for both private and public sector clients.

His earlier experiences also include providing live online coverage of the 2016 general election in Taiwan, working at the Peruvian Embassy in London as a research assistant focusing on domestic political issues in the UK, as well as volunteering with an environmental NGO in rural Uganda. While at Yale, Zongzhong looks forward to deepening his knowledge on the political, economic and security challenges in Asia, as well as exploring the interactions between politics and business in emerging markets in general.