After almost 20 years working experience in IT companies, Mei quit her job in 2016 to spend more time with her kids, with the oldest one entering high school the same year. Mei connected with Little Masters Club immediately when her daughter signed up for the Education Support and Culture Exchange Summer Program in Shanxi China. The idea of raising socially responsible kids with a strong connection with their culture heritage resonated with Mei greatly. She joined the project committee in 2016 and the board in 2017. Mei believes that it's the parents and community's role to provide opportunities to nurish and develop both the heart and mind of children, so they grow up to be independent, confident and impactful adults.
Dr. Haiqin Wang is a principal data scientist in a startup and has 15 years of professional research experience in Boeing. She holds a Ph.D in artificial intelligence from the University of Pittsburgh and 11 US patents. Since 2014, Dr. Wang has been heavily involved in community service as a founder and a board director of the nonprofit organization Little Masters Club.
At Little Masters Club, Dr. Wang founded the Shanxi Education Support Program which aims to bring a wide range of modern classes to schools in rural regions of China, emphasizing American culture. Dr. Wang has been organizing this program every year since 2015 and has recruited many high school students to be volunteer leaders and teachers.
For her devotion to community service, Dr. Wang has been awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Gold Awards for the past three years.
Amanda is one who has the tendency wandering to a new path, never minds about the messy process of trying something new. She chose to study computer science because she never saw a computer. She asked to be a program manager when she joined Microsoft China as she had been talking to machines and now wanted to talk to people. She transferred to Microsoft Redmond as it offered so many new
things. She quit Microsoft so her kids could live in China to experience something different from the environment they were born into. She founded Litter Masters Club with two other friends so more kids and their parents can try something new in a supportive community.
Right now Ms. Han is leading two projects in Little Masters Club:
1. Personal finance education for high school students
2. Bring American Style Summer Camp to China
If you want to learn about Little Masters Club or are interested in financial education or summer camp in China, shoot her an email at [email protected]
Qiong Chen, MS in Computer Science, is a former employee of China Telecom and Microsoft. As a mother of 2 lovely daughters, Qiong truly believes leading by example is the best way to teach kids. Qiong is active in the community and serves at Little Masters Club board and International School PTSA board. In her spare time, she enjoys swimming, hiking, flower arrangement and spending time with her family.
Yanchun hold Master Degree in Computer Science. She started STEM project in the early of year 2016 and lead it since then. Right now STEM group activities mainly include:
- FLL teams to participate tournament in season, and team build up/training other time
- Python Little Teacher Program to train kids teaching younger kids
- Hold STEM related training and knowledge sharing sessions to community
Little Masters Club provided platform for kids to learn by doing things, learn by example. Yanchun has two lovely daughters and she can feel their growth in Little Masters Club. In her spare time, Yanchun enjoys reading, running and chatting with friends.
Emma Hao major in Computer science and worked for IBM about 8 years. After that, A new journey started. She and her family moved to New Zealand and live there for 3 year. After that, she and her family moved to Seattle for pursuing new experience. She still kept herself busy as a IT professional, meanwhile, she started to work in the area of the finance and accounting.
Since her arriving in Seattle, Emma felt a strong connection to the local community of kids and parents. Thus she joined LMC as a volunteer in 2015 and then a board member since 2016. She led the IT system development and also act as a treasurer at times for LMC. She is the board focal for LMC News and Choir project. She believe a supportive community could help kids to find their way to become our future leaders. And it can also help parents to grow themselves.
Yi Luo - Chairman of Beijing Branch
Yi Luo hold Master Degree in Corporation Law. When she joined Little Masters Club in 2012, she set up a reading group in her community. She is currently Little Masters Club’s Beijing branch chief. Her 13-year son has been a volunteer of LMC for three years, teaching English to some members of LMC Jingdezhen branch.
Yi Luo likes running in her spare time and she has ever completed a marathon this year. Besides, she likes reading mystery novels.