About me

Hello, I’m Yao Shengjie and I’m from Duke University Trinity Class of 2019. I’m an international student born in Shanghai, China, a city known for xiaolongbaos (小笼包) and its Japanese-sounding dialect. I did my education and military service in Singapore, where I spent 15 years learning English, directing plays, and avoiding the $2000 littering fine.

I’m doing a double major in Economics and Psychology, with a special focus on behavioural economics. After graduation I will be working at Kiski Gaming, an e-sports analytics startup based in New York City as a founding member.

What I hope to get out of my Duke education is the opportunity to try as much as what is available in the world so that I gain more breadth in experience before going deep in any particular field.