Y Combinator: Startup School
School of Economics, Fudan University Shanghai: MSc Economics
Pantheon Sorbonne University Paris: MSc Economics
Barnard College, Columbia University: BA Economics (Dean’s List)
BIOGRAPHY & INTERESTS
Throughout my life, the mentorship of others has made all the difference in improving my abilities and opportunities. As a result, I'm always excited about the opportunity to to share my knowledge with others! I was born and raised in Norway to Chinese parents, but have spent my adult life living in the US, UK and China. In my spare time I enjoy hiking, yoga and cooking. In a past life I also danced professionally and continue to enjoy ballet.
I have spent most of my professional career in the technology industry. First working as an investor, then as an economic researcher at the United Nations (UN) and now as a founder of a technology startup. As part of that, I am working towards becoming a certified mental health therapist.
EXPERIENCE & APPROACH
For me, what’s exciting about the content taught in the classroom is that it helps us better dissect and understand the world around us. I believe that theory starts to come to life through the stories of their creation and discovery. The application to the real world brings understanding and the flowering of wisdom. My mentoring experience comes primarily from spending four years working with high school students during my undergraduate degree. I also give ongoing professional mentorship and have experience with conducting US university interviews. Although I primarily teach math and social sciences I can also help with Chinese (Mandarin) as well as Norwegian. I am particularly excited about the prospect of mentoring economics, as my academic, business and research experience from the UN informs theoretical concepts with a real life grounding. After all, it is real life that brings theoretical models to life!