Cathie Dai is a Digital Marketing Manager at Microsoft. She was born in a wealthy city in the Zhejiang Province, China. She has worked with various charities in the past, including Hope Project and Loving Heart Association at Peking University. Her Master's thesis at University of Chicago was on NGOs and civil society.
Cathie and her family have been donating to CTEF for years. In 2009, she was touched by a video that introduced poor students supported by CTEF and fell in love with CTEF. She now serves as a CTEF board member, focused on marketing.
Jia Dai, Board, Secretory (China)
Jia joined CTEF in May 2017. She is a new immigrant from Beijing and comes to Seattle several times every year. Jia will help to set up the CTEF Beijing office and coordinate the projects in China.
Xin Ge, Board, President
Xin has been working in the financial industry since 2000. As a child, she was influenced by her father's dedication to helping underprivileged college students at the college where he taught. Even though the family was in debt, he donated all his best teacher rewards to qualified students. Xin joined CTEF in 2008.
Gia graduated from the Business School of George Washington University, and worked as a professional CPA for a few years. After she moved from New York to Seattle in 2009, she decided to apply her passion to a real estate career. Gia became interested in CTEF after the annual dinner in 2015, and she is active in community service and dedicated to helping disadvantaged children in her home country.
Mindy He, Board, Project Manager for 1+1 Student Sponsorship
Mindy He was a teacher at a teacher school in Beijing. As a teacher, Mindy believes that education can change the future of anyone. After learning about CTEF through a friend, she became a member of CTEF and committed herself to helping underprivileged students in China. She is now in charge of the 1+1 program.
Xin Hui joined CTEF in 2013 and leads many fundraising events.
Mengke LI, Project Manager for Teacher Award
Mengke works as a software engineer at Microsoft and develops products and services as part of Microsoft's Office 365 solutions. She joined CTEF in 2012 and has been serving as a board member since 2013. Her passion is helping the students and oversees various school projects. Starting in March 2017, Mengke started to help with the treasurer duties for CTEF. Mengke received her Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Prior to that she graduated from HuaZhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan city.
Mark grew up in a professor's family and was inspired by his grandmother and mother, who loved to help the poor and students with financial difficulty. Mark considers it a great pleasure to help students to continue their studies and he hopes the help can change their lives. Mark also hopes that through his volunteer work at CTEF more people will become CTEF donors and more students can be helped. Mark has a Master of Science degree in Finance and a Master's degree in Engineering Economy. He is a Senior Analytics Manager at Microsoft at the moment. Previously, he worked for AT&T and several consulting firms.
Waisiu Law, Board, Project Manager for School Projects
Waisiu was born and raised in Hong Kong. He co-founded CTEF in 2000 with Dennis Su. He was an analog IC design engineer in the US for 20+ years. He returned to China in 2004 and is now in charge of a mixed signal IC design house in Hangzhou.
Anna Wang, volunteer manager
Having been a high school teacher in Beijing for 14 years, Anna Wang developed a deep rooted love for her students and is passionate about improving education in China. After moving to Seattle, she had been looking for opportunities to contribute. Then, she found CTEF. She holds the same belief as CTEF - to change a student's life, one at a time. She also finds that CTEF is a family where you can work with a team of passionate and fun people. Anna Wang is a certified high school teacher in China and has acquired a certificate in nonprofit management from the University of Washington.
Ting Weng, Board, Co-Treasurer
Ting Weng worked as an accountant specializing in Non-Profit sector in Greater Boston Area for many years. After moving to Greater Seattle Area in 2015, she was inspired by the mission of CTEF to help disadvantaged children in China and joined the organization in 2017. She has been involved in the organization's activities ever since, especially in finance related activities.
During his thirty years of experience in architectural design in the Pacific Northwest, Dennis has been heavily involved with many community activities.
He has been either president or board member of many community organizations since the 80s. He is a firm believer that merging his eastern background into the western environment will enhance the understanding and harmony between the east and the west. Ever since he entered into semi-retirement from architecture in 2000, he has been leading CTEF in helping rural children in remote parts of China get a basic education.
One of his many hobbies is travelling - he's been to many parts of Asia, Europe, North America, and South America.
Peng Zhang joined CTEF at the beginning of 2012, starting as a volunteer. He enjoyed that CTEF was helping children in rural areas of China. Now Peng is CTEF’s general secretary, responsible for PR with China and cooperation with sister organizations.
Zhibing Zhang is a Chinese lawyer, a partner of the B.D.L. International law Firm in Beijing. She passed the bar exam in 1986 and got a Chinese lawyer qualification certificate and practicing license in 1987. She has practiced in law for 30 years. In 2016, She was admitted by Washington State Bar Association as a foreign law consultant.
Shirley has been working as a tax CPA in various national and regional public accounting firms since 2008. She has extensive experience in tax compliance and consulting for NFP organizations, partnerships, corporations and individuals, with federal and state income tax, as well as related international tax filings. Shirley is a contributing editor of the 'Form 990 Compliance Guide', an online treatise published by the CCH. She is also a member of AICPA and WSCPA.
Founder and CEO at Pacific Technologies Consulting Group (PTCG), Michelle Yingyi Zou is building a consulting, training, coaching, and marketing business focusing on US-China cross border opportunities, and facilitating organizations to learn from each other across the Pacific Ocean. In addition, she is a business and leadership coach specializing in helping leaders and professionals grow their business and achieve their career goals. She is also a management and marketing consultant and trainer for Microsoft, a board of director at Washington State China Relations Council, and a public speaker frequently speaks in China invited by the US Embassy in China. She is passionate about education and have been leading and volunteering in China Tomorrow Education Foundation (CTEF), and has served as the president of CTEF in the past.
Ms. Xiao Xi received the Bachelor of Law degree (L.L.M.) from Zhongnan Political and Law College in 1993 and the Master of Law degree from Zhejiang University in 2006. She is currently a lawyer in the Zhejiang Wulian Law Firm, P.R China. She also serves as the Deputy Director of the Labor and Social Security Professional Committee in the Hangzhou Lawyer Association. Her specialties are insurance law, company law, and labor law in China.