Benming Zhang '16

Benming Zhang '16
  • Hometown: Williamsburg, VA
  • Major(s): Asian American Studies (self-designed)
  • City Council Member; Williamsburg, VA

About Benming Zhang '16

My name is Benming Zhang, and I hail from Long Island, New York. I was elected to the Williamsburg City Council on May 3, 2016 and am applying to Law School!

I am believed to be the second William & Mary student, first Asian American and youngest Council member elected in the city's history.

Posts by Benming Zhang '16

My William & Mary Education in Life after College

My family vacation to China brought my William & Mary education into focus in a pleasant and unexpected way. When I left, the last

POV: A Typical Day’s Worth on the Hill (with photos)

Interning with the United States House of Representatives can be one of the most rewarding experiences in your college career. This photoblog recollects my

Engage! The StudentImpact Series, Part 1

When I tell classmates or locals about my political action committee, The StudentImpact, they jokingly ask for my age. After all, how many twenty

Observations from an Election Officer

It was 4:38 in the morning when I pulled in to the United Methodist Church parking lot. Outside was still dark, with no traces

#tbt: My Quest to be the Ideaman

A quick note: In honor of #throwbackThursdays, I am posting my college application essay as I’ve now come to the half point in my

Managing Ambitions

“Ambition is a passion, at once strong and insidious, and is very apt to cheat a man out of his happiness and his true

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Whenever a friend asks me about my future, I cannot help but reflect both my past and present. My distant and close memories converge