DIRECTORS, SECRETARIES & ADVISORS
Mingqi is co-founder of Education Without Barriers. She is a first-year MPA student in Columbia University and Communication Chair of Asia Pacific Affairs Council.She studied Economics in Communication University of China and was honored as “Beijing Outstanding Undergraduate”. As the UNGC Compliance Officer of Egyliere Travel, she finished a highly-appreciated annual report and offered three trainings for staff in SDGs. While worked in China Philanthropy Research Institute, her proposal on foster care policy was adopted by Beijing Civil Affairs Bureau. In Sep 2017, Mingqi joined the Center for China and Globalization. During the internship, Mingqi finalized 15 policy report, memo, and analysis themed on global talent circulation, migration, and international school market. Mingqi also independently finished 2017 U.S Immigration Report, which is filed in 2017 Global Talent Blue Book.
Chinmay currently works as an Associate Product Manager at Walmart as part of the Smart Forecasting team, responsible for forecasting demand in US stores using cutting edge machine learning techniques. Prior to this he graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a master in business analytics and completed his undergrad from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras in mechanical engineering. Currently, Chinmay is working with EWB helping expand their operations to India and reach out to more underprivileged children. His passion for ensuring that every child receives quality education irrespective of his/her socioeconomic background stems from his undergrad volunteering experiences. During his undergrad, he co-founded the Enactus Chapter of IIT Madras and mentored two students in their preparation for engineering entrance examinations as part of Avanti Fellows. Chinmay received 5 awards during his stay at IIT Madras for his academic performance, including the President’s Gold Medal for the best academic record in the entire graduating batch of 2017.
Dan Li graduated from Harvard College with a B.A. with High Honors in Chemical and Physical Biology and a minor in Mathematical Sciences in 2015. She is currently a second year MD/PhD candidate at Yale School of Medicine. Recipient of the Gates Millennium Scholarship, Dan received a full-ride through her undergraduate and graduate studies. She was selected as the Reed Young Scholars in 2010 and graduated as the valedictorian. During high Aschool and college, Dan conducted biomedical researches in Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Institute, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, The Boston Children’s Hospital, and University of Texas, Southwestern. She published six high-impacting academic research articles during undergraduate, and part of her research results have been devoted into clinical practices. She received the Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize from Harvard College for her thesis research project in “Understanding the Structural and Functional Domains of BCL11A.”
yUNZHI FENG (Florence)
Yunzhi Feng is currently a sophomore student in Hong Kong University of Science and Technology majoring in Quantitative Finance. During university, she received University Scholarship and Hong Kong Government Scholarship. As the executive team member of volunteer association in high school, she organized and served in 5 volunteer service projects in Sichuan, and during college, volunteered in Nepal for two weeks and served as regular volunteer in Hong Kong for one year. She has served in various extracurricular activities and organizations, like Student Association of Corporations, Mainland Scholars and Student Society, Micro-distance International Youth Forum, Alumni-student Shuffle, Guinness World Record Breaking Organizing Team. Passionate about finance and investment, she was the finalist in Fidelity Student Innovation Challenge 2018 and has internship experiences in private equity, corporate finance, financial advisory and marketing.
Jueman Gong (Hellen)
Hellen Gong is currently a senior student in Dalian Maritime University, majoring in English. She co-directed the 2016 TEDxDMU event and acted as a teaching fellow in the 2017 Harvard Summit for Young Leaders in China. As a reader of Muxin, she has worked as a volunteer in the Muxin Art Museum for two months. She would like to constantly explore a better mode in online cooperation and education, to provide tailored curricula to more children in need.
Xiaoting Chen (Jasmine)
Jasmine Chen, Cofounder of Education Without Barriers, is responsible for preparing and structuring of American Chapter. During the undergraduate period in China University of Mining and Technology, she participated in Digital Architecture Design and Computer Design postgraduate research group and targeted her research on data analysis in AI application in architecture. As keynote speaker, she published a speech to raise public awareness on education innovation, empowerment, and combination between charity and education. She guided 7 high school students from three different countries to complete a research paper targeting the educational resources gap amongst Chinese orphans and won the second place among 2000 people. During the four years undergraduate life, she won lots of honors, like the Global Management Challenge Third Prize of national competition in China, Third Prize in Electrical Engineering Contemporary Undergraduate Mathematical Contest in Modeling.
Chenya Chiu (Jeff)
Jeff Chiu graduated from Renmin University of China with a LL.B. in Law and International Politics. He is currently working in Renmin Future Rule of Law Research Institute with a research focus on social responsibilities and social governance, and will soon join the China Program of Harvard Law School Project on Disability as a research assistant. During college, Jeff received a full-ride to exchange and study International Human Rights and Politics at Yale University for a summer. He further received two scholarships for being selected as the youngest-ever trainee to work at the Research Division of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France, two national scholarships for his academic performance in Law School and in School of International Studies, a scholarship for representing Renmin in attending Oxford MUN Conference. He served in various pro bono and educational projects in the U.S., Taiwan, Sri Lanke, and China, and has been awarded an honorary citizenship of the town of Addison, Texas.
Julie is the co-founder of “Education Without Borders”. She is a Year Three student studying Language & Communications and Finance at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). She was an intern at the prestigious company Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. She participated in a government-run national competition in Dali, Yunnan, leading a team from HKU and obtained a Second Class Honours award. At a competition organised by Tsinghua University, which focuses on city development, Julie was the captain and her team won a First Class Honours prize. When she represented HKU at the the HULT PRIZE Hong Kong region competition, Julie brought home a Second Class Honours award. Julie was an internship experience at the Philippines headquarters of Conversation International (CI), a non-governmental organization. During her stay, she led her group in writing a Conversation Proposal, facilitating communications between different CI departments in Southeast Asia, including Singapore, Thailand, etc. Julie dreams to use the power of education to change the world and make it a better place.
Mimi Ton graduated from University of California, Berkeley with a B.A. in Integrative Biology in 2015. Following her undergraduate studies, she received a M.P.H. in Chronic Disease Epidemiology at Yale School of Public Health in 2019. She is currently a first year PhD candidate at University of Washington studying the impact of cancer and nutrition through epidemiology.
Sai Htet Aung
An avid supporter of health, education and development, Dr. Sai Htet Aung recently worked as National Public Health Programme Officer at UNOPS Myanmar and oversaw multiple HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria control programs which are being implemented in collaboration with local partners. During an HIV Conference in Bangkok in 2013, he publicly fought for increasing domestic funding for HIV/AIDS care in Myanmar which had later come out as annual US$ 15 million country's contribution in the Global Fund's HIV grant.
A humble public health advocate, he is a medical doctor with more than 16 years of experience in clinical, research and public health program management especially in communicable diseases control. Dr. Sai has also served in the Army and different entities including government health departments and INGOs.
He holds Master of Public Health (International) from the University of Leeds, UK. Moreover, he recently graduated from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, as one of the Mason Fellows and studied Master in Public Administration. He has a vision to paly an instrumental role in Myanmar’s democratic transition.