Hometown: Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province, China
Focus: Nonprofit Management; Social Policy
Bio: Hi, I’m Elsie! I was born and grew up in Shijiazhuang, China, studied in Tianjin, Berkeley and New York, and worked in New York and Beijing. Now I am in Seattle! I received my B.A. in English Language and Literature from Nankai University in China; then I spent a few years studying and working in the field of education in the city of New York and Beijing before I came to Seattle. While working in the field of child elite education in Beijing, I found myself always wondering what I could do to make high-quality education accessible to larger children population, especially to those who were underserved. To find the answer of my concerns, I came to the MPA program of Evans School of UW, where I also discovered my passion in non-profit/philanthropy management. I am also seeking for summer internship opportunities in both of the fields now.
Why did you choose Evans? One of the reasons is that Seattle is blessed with amazing nature resources: driving less than an hour from the city, you will pass a few beautiful lakes, have a glance of the seashore, and then reach the forests in the mountains. Hiking/biking/skiing-lovers will find this place as fun as heaven. Besides, Evans is an integrated community that is loving, caring and supporting. From peer students to staff and faculty, Evans provides an inclusive and righteous environment for academic communications as well as personal connections. Although the proportion of international students at Evans is not high compared to those of other schools in UW, Evans keeps doing a lot of work to support the international community in academics and in personal life in the U.S.
Ask me about: Non-profits in Seattle, Early Childhood Education in China