Wendy was born and raised in China. After earning her B.S. at Tsinghua University, she moved to the U.S. to pursue graduate education. She earned a master’s in public administration at Columbia University and a doctorate in engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. She has 10 years of research and work experience in academia as well as in the public and private sectors, focusing on environmental and energy policy and social-impact investments. She was a Stanton Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and a policy adviser in the New York City mayor’s office. As a mom of two, she is particularly interested in personalized education to improve children’s learning experiences and performance.