Ming spent first half of her life in a beautiful mountainous metropolis called Chongqing, China; second half in the historic latino neighborhood of Pilsen in Chicago. As the first asian student in her high school’s history, she learned English through Spanish speakers, graduated from Benito Juarez High School as the valedictorian and went on to the University of Chicago with a 4 year full scholarship. She thoroughly enjoyed a liberal arts education and majored in economics and biology. After college, she worked in healthcare consulting and software development before going back to school for a master’s in Human Computer Interaction from DePaul University and a master’s in Educational Neuroscience from Harvard University. She is an aspiring polymath determined to keep learning and exploring interesting things. She loves to dance, sing, cook, do nature-inspired art, and be an Airbnb host. As of late, topics on her mind are: green urban design, artificial intelligence, post-humanism, mindfulness meditation, and learning to make as many food items as possible with honey.