Chengyan Zhu

Name: Chengyan Zhu
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Role: PR/Marketing Team member

Fundraising Goal: £400

How did you get interested in global issues?
I have studied translating and interpreting for two years at Newcastle University. In the past two years, to practise public speaking skills, I watched over 100 Ted Talks on global issues such as nuclear energy, global warming and global poverty. I was inspired by these great speakers and I want to do my bit to help solve global issues.

Why are you volunteering your time to serve the world’s poor?
The Covid pandemic led to 97 million more people being in poverty in 2020. It is difficult for the poor to share their voice and I want to voice for them and let more people know how unjust the poor are treated.

Any interesting tidbits to share?
I like reading autobiography books and watching travelling documentary films. I am also fond of cooking dishes from different cultures. My master’s dissertation is about the application of Nida’s Dynamic Equivalence theory in the translation of food culture.


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