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 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’m also a 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 its creation and discovery. The application to the real world brings understanding and the flowering of wisdom. Since embarking on my entrepreneurial journey, I have been woking as an Oppidan mentor, specialising in maths, interview preparation and building resilience. I also give ongoing professional mentorship and have experience with conducting US university interviews.
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!
“[Our daughter] loved the way you explained maths - it was an eye opener for her!” Mother of 16-year-old, February 2019