A self-proclaimed "pragmatic idealist," Cliff Champion is constantly on the prowl for news about ideas that are shifting our global culture in a more positive direction. He recently graduated from Pepperdine University with a double major in French and Intercultural Communications, and is trying to adjust to life outside of the proverbial nest. He is currently a student at the Associated Colleges in China program in Beijing to perfect his Mandarin, and to better acquaint himself with the growing Chinese environmental movement. He also hopes to one day unify his jumbled array of interests with a graduate degree in the field of sustainable design. Until then, he will be riding his bike through the tiny alleyways of Beijing in search of the city's next best dumplings.