My road in life took a while to figure out.
As a fourth-generation entrepreneur, she grew up admiring the creativity of new business ideas—says she would “wonder when an idea would come along she was passionate enough about to pursue.”
In middle school and high school, she dabbled in various entrepreneurial ventures including an arts and crafts company, and a video production company.
Following her interests in math and business, she attended the University of Notre Dame where she received a degree in finance.
She got a job at Robert W. Baird & Co. investment bank where she worked as an equity research analyst covering U.S. and Chinese education services companies.
After spending over six years studying K-12 education, she began to notice the problems plaguing the system and how technology could make a difference.
In 2014, she decided to leave her job in investing to attend Northwestern University and pursue her master’s degree in business administration.
She spent her two years in grad school actively working to start her company alongside her co-founder and fellow MBA classmate, Qinyuan (Chen) Liu.
In 2016, she launched The Graide Network, which connects teachers with qualified assistants to grade and provide data-driven feedback on student work.
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