Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 8:00am to 9:15am
University of Maryland Alumni Association

Three prominent doctoral graduates share their non-academic career journies in China. Speakers will share the role of soft skills, communication, networking, project management, collaboration, and other team-related skills in their respective careers.  This is a professional development opportunity for recent alums, doctoral students, and postdocs as they pursue exciting and meaningful careers outside of the academy.  

Dr. Chunling Wang (’07 PhD, Nutrition) is the president of a Appropriatech, a scientific consulting firm in China which provides R&D and regulatory solutions to the functional foods and dietary supplements industry.  Prior to that, she was the CTO of the China Tea Company, as well as the chief nutrition scientist for the COFCO Corporation.  She has also been in leadership positions at Monsanto both in China and the United States, Exponent consulting and the National Institutes of Health.  
Dr. Ke (Kate) Liu (’09 PhD, Civil Engineering) has over 15 years of experience in software asset development in supply chain management. Previously, she was a senior product manager for IBM Global Business Solutions Lab in China. There, she provided consulting services for numerous high-profile fashion companies around the world. Dr. Liu’s expertise includes customer needs analysis, identification of resources, consulting, proposal preparation, and software assets development. 
Dr. Jian Chen (’03 PhD, Computational Finance) is the founder and CEO of CreditWise Technologies, Co. Ltd. He also serves as the senior advisor of MSCI’s China ABS business, and the Caixin Insight Group. Previously, he was managing partner of RQuest Financial Services Group, the Managing Director in IFE Group, the Risk Modeling Director in Freddie Mac, and Director of Credit Risk Management at Fannie Mae. Dr. Chen is an adjunct professor at Shanghai Institute of Advanced Finance (SAIF) and visiting professor at PKU-Fordham’s joint PhD program. His academic research interests include discrete event modeling, real estate finance and economics, fixed income securities pricing & hedging, consumer behavior modeling, and quantitative risk management. Dr. Chen writes column articles for several prominent Chinese newspaper and periodicals, including Wenhui Bao, South Reviews Magazine, CAIXIN Media. 



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