Board of Directors
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 school 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.” She served on board for Harvard China Care, Harvard Square Homeless Shelter, First Church Homeless Shelter, Harvard Square Summer Shelter, Boy Scouts of America, Project Swim for Autism Children, Harvard College Premedical Society, and Asian University for Women. Dan served in medical and educational humanitarian projects in Panama, Uganda, and China. She is currently serving for Yale-China Association and volunteers at Doctors without Borders.
Lin zhu (julie)
Julie is the co-founder of “Education Without Borders” and the president of the Hong Kong Chapter. She is mainly responsible for administering human resources and planning ahead for future events. She is a Year Three student studying Language & Communications and Finance at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). During her winter break of 2018-19, she was an intern at the prestigious company Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu.
In the first two years of university, Julie did a lot of traveling. She visited twenty provinces and cities in China to immerse in local Chinese culture and represented HKU at an immersion programme to Russia in 2018. This greatly enhanced her exposure and a sense of diversity.
In 2017, she participated in a government-run national competition in Dali, Yunnan, leading a team from HKU. Named “Dali, GO!”, the contest required students to draft creative development strategies, Julie and her team obtained a Second Class Honours award for their 30,000-word report. 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. Another noteworthy event is a mock diplomacy advocate session held by the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic Of China in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Julie was awarded with “Best Speaker” for her convincing statement. When she represented HKU at the the HULT PRIZE Hong Kong region competition, Julie brought home a Second Class Honours award.
On top of these competitions, Julie helped in promoting social awareness. For example, she was the person-in-charge in promoting the concept of a Social Enterprise to students in China. She designed an online game where players will understand more about the nature, purpose and operations of a Social Enterprise. The game had over 4000 hits.
Lastly, the most inspiring experience Julie had was an internship experience at the Philippines headquarters of Conversation International (CI), a non-governmental organisation. 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. After this experience, Julie realised one of her biggest goals in life. With the aid of online platforms, Julie strives to redirect learning resources across the globe and accumulate the zeal of volunteers, to improve education quality and increase learning opportunities for children living in deprived and impoverished conditions.
In a nutshell, Julie dreams to use the power of education to change the world and make it a better place.
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, and an honorary title of Merit Student for his all-round development of morality, intelligence, and physique. 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. With eight-year learning experience, he has also won several prizes in different art competitions and participated in a few exhibitions. His interests extended beyond fine arts to disability studies and human rights law.
Yunzhi Feng (Florence)
Executive President of China Chapter
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.
xiaoting Chen (Jasmine)
Jasmine Chen, co-founder 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 also played the role of teaching assistant in Harvard Summit for Youth Leader in China and assisted in organizing more than 10 series of activities such as opening and closing ceremonies, guest speeches, road shows, etc. Each event has a scale of more than 500 people. 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, she was happy for everything she did as an academic coach in China Thinks Big Competition. The summer of 2018, she applied for Summer School in the Goethe University of Frankfurt and started her new learning in Psychology and Organizational Behavior courses. 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, Second place in Jiangsu Provincial Graduate Academic Innovation Forum and National Third Prize of National Securities Investment Simulation Competition.
Mingqi Song (Angel)
Mingqi is co-founder of Education Without Barriers and the director of EWB American Chapter, where she works across fundraising, branding and strategy-related projects. Mingqi 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. Mingqi accumulated rich experience in policy research and empowering social enterprise. 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. She provided policy consultation for Beijing Chaoyang District government, Sichuan, and Guangdong Provincial government. Mingqi also independently finished 2017 U.S Immigration Report, which is filed in 2017 Global Talent Blue Book. She is destined to exploring effective pathways to empower disadvantaged children, connecting policymaker, civil society and the beneficiaries, and give them the capability of living a happiness life.
jueman Gong (hellen)
· B.A. of English Language
· Board of director
- 2016 TEDxDMU Co-Director
- 2017 HSYLC Teaching Fellow
· I would like to constantly explore a better mode in online cooperation and education, to provide tailored curricula to more children in need.
Senior Leadership Team
tinglei chen (Terrie)
Terrie is the director of Depart. Of HR in EWB American Chapter where she regularly works on recruitment, training, planning and other things about HR. She is studying in Shanghai Jianping High School as a student of grade 12. She won the Bronze Prize in China Thinks Big of 2017, play the role of liaison minister in student union and worked as a volunteer in READMORE. As a member of EWB, Terrie is destined to providing more possible ways to happiness for disadvantage children.
qi zheng (QiQi)
Qi Qi is the director of EWB Legal and Compliance Department where she regularly works on ensuring compliance with applicable legal requirements, providing legal assistance for disadvantaged children and so on. She is studying law in Ocean University of China where she received National Scholarships and won the best oralist of the 2018 National Law of the Sea Moot Court Invitational Competition in Wuhan, the runner-up of the 2018 International Law of the Sea Moot Court Competition in Beijing and the first prize of the 2017 "Investigation in Shandong" College students’ Social Survey Activities. She also worked as an intern in Beijing Dacheng Law Offices, Shanghai Landing Law Offices and Great Eastern SG. As a member of EWB, Qi Qi is destined to providing the powerful backup for children’s happiness and growth, and thus to reflecting on response of law and policy to disadvantaged children.
Hao li (Grace )
As one of the leaders of the HR department at EWB, Grace is in charge of coordinating the department’s short-term agenda and long-term development strategy, fostering communication and coordination within the organization. Overall, HR’s main responsibilities include but are not limited to volunteer recruitment, training, assessing, as well as team-bonding. She is currently a senior studying at Shanghai YK Pao School, with economics as her main area of concentration. She has won a range of economics-related awards such as the Egon Sohman Economics Research Competition ($1000). Moreover, she is active in promoting speech and debate in Shanghai. Her honors include Top 32 in 2018 Stanford Invitational, Top 8 in the 2nd Tournament of Champions (China), and 1 st Place in NSDA Shanghai.
Yinzhan Fang (Livia)
She is the leader of EWB’s Department of Publicity and Public Relations in China. She is responsible for organizing the work of all the groups under the department, making plans for department’s future development, and cooperating with other department’s leader to support EWB’s communication and public relations issues. She graduated from China Foreign Affairs University, majoring in Diplomatic Studies. Now she is MPP student in the University of Chicago. During her work in EWB, she wishes to enlarge EWB’s influence through publicity, support EWB in finding more potential cooperative partners, and provide more complete translation and technical support for the organization.
Yu Xia (Summer)
Volunteer of Education Without Barriers(EWB), Director of Department of Academic Affairs. My responsibilities are managing curriculum and teaching system, monitoring research on children's physical and mental health, supervising teaching training and other work related to education and development of disadvantaged children. I hold a bachelor degree from Jilin university and a master degree from London School of Economics and Political Science in International Relations. I am currently working as a research fellow in a think tank on international relations, with duties of providing policy consultation, writing reports, organizing international conferences, etc. My research interests are international development, South-South cooperation, and China's relations with developing countries. I have studied German, Russian, and Japanese out of academic requirement and personal interest. During the school days, I was a awarded by National Scholarship, Outstanding Student, Outstanding Graduate, and Outstanding Researchers, etc.; I participated in several projects sponsored by the National Social Science Fund, conducting research on compensation policy on parents who lost their only-child, public health-care as well as social justice issues; I was an exchange student of University of Hong Kong and National Cheng Chi University in Taiwan; I was a volunteer to many activities such as short-term teaching in Hunan province and post-earthquake reconstruction in Nepal.
Xiaoyi Jiang (Iris)
Head of Finance Department of Education Without Barriers, obtained Masterof Science in Global Finance at Fordham University and graduated from Shenzhen Universitywith a bachelor’s degree in Economics. At present, she is mainly responsible for the accountingand financial management activities at Education Without Barriers(EWB). During her master’sdegree, she served as the Vice President of Treasury department of Fordham Asia Pacific StudentAssociation (Ascend), responsible for the annual financial budget control and analysis. InNovember 2017, she represented Fordham University to participate in the National InvestmentBanking Competition in Toronto. In October 2018, she was invited to participate in the UPennEducation Forum and actively networked with the heads of different non-profit organizations.During her studies in New York, she had extensive finance internship experience at Wall Street,including financial services company, family office, and wealth management company. Currently,Xiaoyi (Iris) is working as an analyst in the financial department of Nomura Securities at NewYork office.
Wenqing Chen (Vicky)
Wenqing is director of EWB American Chapter Technology Development, where she is currently responsible for the establishment of EWB technology platform development. Her major is Library Science. She has worked as the team leader of incoming Global Volunteer Department and the vice president of Finance Department of AIESEC. From 2016 to 2017, Wenqing organized two "Explore China" projects, and led more than 60 university volunteers from 15 countries to work on the protection and publicity of traditional Chinese culture in Huizhou, China. She held more than 20 activities in three months, with 20 new media reports and over 10,000 times of reading. She once worked as an English teaching assistant in new Oriental and Beijing Top Global Education. As a volunteer, she participated in the Fourth China-Russia "Yangtze River -- Volga River" Youth BBS, The 20th FLTRP Cup National English Debating Competition, 2018 China Artificial Intelligence Summit,
etc. She hopes to endow education with science and technology, eliminate education inequality and let children enjoy more equal and high-quality education.