Kerry Read is currently an Advisor to GWL’s Executive Board, and was previously on the programming committee for the 2017 conference. He is a fifth-semester MA student at SAIS concentrating in Energy, Resources and Environment, having done his first full year at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center. His main goal before graduation this December is to help lay the foundation for GWL’s new initiative, The Manbassadors, in an ongoing effort to engage male students and partners at SAIS in a productive, ongoing conversation about gender issues. Prior to coming to SAIS, Kerry worked in his hometown of St. Louis for three years, traveling to China several times each year with a small education company. He completed his Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Chinese at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2011. He decided to come to SAIS to make a career shift towards energy finance.