I came to the US as a child of 6 from Kunming where my father was teaching at Xi Nan Lian Da during the war with the Japanese. My father returned to China to teach at Tsinghua after obtaining his PhD from Harvard. He came back to the US after the war but his first love was always his homeland. Shortly after Nixon’s historic visit to China, my father organized and led the first delegation of Chinese American scientists to China and Premier Zhou Enlai received them at the Great Hall.
I graduated from Bryn Mawr College in physical chemistry and worked at Stanford University in the department of Microbiology and Immunology for over 25 years. George and I went back to China for the first time in 1974 with my parents. We have 3 grown children.
By serving on the board of 1990 Institute and working on projects such as the Teacher’s Workshop, I hope to further the goal of helping the people of US and China understand each other.