Hometown: Chapel Hill, NC
Education: B.A. English, B.S. Computer Science, Brown University
Born to Chinese immigrants in Oakland, California and raised in Chapel Hill, NC, Cissy grew up with the help and inspiration of many wonderful and dedicated public school teachers around her. She always knew she wanted to give back to the people who helped her, but wasn’t sure what that would look like. After dabbling in many different college majors, Cissy took some time off school to work in technology in Seattle and got involved in activism and service work there, meeting lots of inspiring people who were working for equity, justice, and a better world through the education system. This inspired her to volunteer more as a teaching assistant and tutor, which made her think maybe she could try out working in a real classroom! She looks forward to getting to know lots of brilliant, fun, and creative kids through Blue Engine and helping them with stuff they’re trying to figure out at a time when she’s also figuring out lots of stuff herself.