April Xiaoyi Xu

Juris Doctor Candidate at Harvard Law School and Freelance Writer

April is a Juris Doctor (J.D.) candidate at Harvard Law School and a freelance writer. She graduated summa cum laude from Pomona College, earning the Phi Beta Kappa Scholarship Award, John A. Vieg Prize in Politics, Dole-Kinney Award in Creative Writing, and Bernard Chan Service Award. April was selected as a Downing Scholar for the University of Cambridge's MPhil programme and a Rhodes scholarship finalist. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa (initiated junior year) and Sigma Delta Pi. She has served as Editor-in-Chief of the undergraduate law journal, hosted TV and radio shows, chaired speaker series, and conducted academic research projects across three continents. April graduated from an international IB school in China as Presidential Merit Scholarship recipient and Founding President of the conservation club Roots & Shoots. Having been to 28 countries around the world, she is curious about international affairs. In her spare time, April loves creative writing, reading, strolling under the sun, public speaking, learning foreign languages, experimenting with international cuisine, and karaokeing.