Trevaughn Latimer, has been selected as a member of the Schwarzman Scholars Class of 2022. A graduate of Loyola University Chicago with honors in economics, while in school Latimer held various leadership positions, including co-founding a nonprofit supporting youth shelters in Vietnam.
Latimer, of St. Louis, currently leads economic development initiatives in low-income neighborhoods in St. Louis and is the youngest appointee to a government board advising the St. Louis County executive on coronavirus relief fund spending.
Desiring to pursue a career in development economics, Latimer hopes to study economic development and poverty alleviation policy in rural China. He is one of 154 Scholars chosen from more than 3,600 applicants. As a Schwarzman Scholar, he will pursue a master’s degree in global affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing.