Cornell's Luce Scholar

Huang '14 will work in international labor law in Asia
Monday, March 3, 2014

Huang ’14 will work in international labor law in Asia

Michelle Huang ’14 is one of 18 students nationwide beginning a year of employment in Asia this fall through the Luce Scholars Program.

Huang plans to work in an international labor law position, perhaps in Thailand or Cambodia.

A Law and Society minor, she began her undergraduate education at Wellesley College. After transferring to ILR, she worked at the New York City Commission on Human Rights and at Proskauer Rose, a law firm.

Huang is a member of the Cornell Forensics Society and volunteers at the Finger Lakes Residential Center, where she teaches debate and public speaking. She has a black belt in tae kwon do.

This is the first time Cornell students have been named Luce scholars two years in a row.

Adam Lerner A&S '13 works in New Delhi through the program, begun in 1974 to increase awareness of Asia among future leaders in American society.

The list of the 2014-2015 Luce scholars is available at

The program provides stipends and one-year positions for U.S. citizens with at least a bachelor's degree. Applicants must be under 30 years old and demonstrate leadership and high achievement, and have clearly-defined career interests.