Founder & CEO
"Education is not just an offer, but a lifestyle."
A Beijing native with eight years of studying abroad experiences, Nini remains true to her “dudish” northerner personality.
At the age of 14, Nini left Beijing Jingshan School to begin her journey abroad. She completed four years of high school career at a private boarding school Tabor Academy in Massachusetts, US and graduated as the valedictorian of her class. Nini was accepted early with full scholarship into Princeton University in New Jersey, US, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and East Asian Studies, along with Certificates in Finance and Korean Language. During college, She spent two semesters abroad in South Korea at Yonsei University and Seoul National University, respectively, for intensive language training and senior thesis research.
Nini interned at JP Morgan Chase & Co’s New York office as an investment banking analyst during her sophomore summer at Princeton. Upon graduation, she began her career as an investment banking analyst at Morgan Stanley’s Hong Kong office. After two years in the finance industry, she decided to switch career upon receiving a master degree from the Journalism and Media Studies Center at the University of Hong Kong, and joined Phoenix InfoNews Channel as an International News Subeditor. Nini subsequently transferred to CNN International in 2009, where she worked as a Planning Producer and Digital Media Producer on live broadcasts and features programs. During her career in media, Nini also worked as a part-time digital brand strategist in the 360° Digital Influence department at Ogilvy & Mather.
Nini left CNN in early 2012 to build her own digital media company, QI Post Limited, which brings a multi-city perspective to urban living topics for the jet-setting Chinese travelers around the globe. After moving back to Beijing in 2013, she is working on her second venture, Shang Learning, a boutique learning center that provides private families in China industry intelligence, comprehensive assessment, individualized curriculum, and independent advisory throughout the child’s development.
Nini currently serves as a Board Member for her high school alma mater Tabor Academy. She is the former Chair of Alumni Students Committee for Princeton University overseeing alumni interviews in northern China. She also sits on the Executive Board for JUMP! Foundation, a non-profit social enterprise specializing in experiential education. In 2018, Nini is invited to become an official mentor for Schwarzman Scholars at Tsinghua University. Nini is a certified professional member of the Independent Educational Consultant Association (IECA). She’s been interviewed by various domestic and international media including CNN, GQ, The Economist, New York Times, CCTV, BTV, Studying Abroad, etc.