I was born in a port city on the coast of China and moved to the US when I was 10 years old. Because of my upbringing, I often saw the world through multi-coloured lenses between East and West, perhaps was the reason why I loved travelling and seeing the various cultures unfold before me. It also made me realise that being bi-cultural made me a more interesting person, and thankful for my Mother's diligence to maintain my fluency of Chinese.
I chose to study Economics at Barnard College, Columbia University in New York City, the beautiful city that I grew up with. The concrete jungle made me tough and able to handle any challenges before me, especially surviving September 11th, on that fateful day in 2001 with the freshmen class of Stuyvesant High School in downtown Manhattan.
Since I was little, I was always fascinated and curious about the world, studying social sciences gave me the reason and a possible explanation of my endless questions. It was also the reason that I took a brief stint in the financial world post graduation. Following which, I fell in love with the digital world and decided to take up a new challenge.
When I settled down in London, the city's massive transport network with the rest of Europe and the world gave me an amazing springboard to meet a myriad of interesting international jet-setters. I began to build a community of women in digital, tech, and start-ups as I stumbled on the need for a bridge between digital creatives and Tech City when looking for a community myself. I met many amazing women (and men) through this community and will continue the effort to connect through social events, inspirational speakers and mentorships.