I was born in Hunan Changsha, and came to the US with my parents when I was 8 years old. Even though I’m now a US citizen, I count myself half-Chinese and half-American. We still try to visit my extended family back in China, but keeping in touch isn't so easy.
I studied Computer Science at MIT, then wanted reconnect a bit with my Asian upbringing - so I spent a few years working in Singapore. I also explored career paths - gradually moving from a purely technical research engineer role, to technical consulting at an SF startup, to the Anderson business school at UCLA (University of California Los Angeles). I joined Google after business school, worked on a few products from Geo to Google.org to Internet Access - and am now a technical program manager.
I believe that a STEM education gives you a great career foundation in analytical skills and a curiosity and desire to try things hands-on, and change the world. Also - I recommend that students explore as much as they can during and immediately after school. Try to travel to new places, learn languages, or meet people that you wouldn’t normally!
I'm a scuba diver and love traveling to different exotic islands, and learning about the marine environment and life. In my free time I also volunteer as an aquarium diver at the California Academy of Sciences.
I want to give a little of the same opportunities I had to somebody else. Also - I'd love to hear about all the latest trends and gossip in China :)