Elaine Poon

Elaine graduated with honors as a Business Economics major and Entrepreneurship minor at UCLA. During college, Elaine did research on the economic implications behind the import and export of Bolivian quinoa and was published in the school newspaper. Outside of academics, Elaine spent two years working at UCLA Anderson’s MBA admissions office, where she was exposed to application work for the first time. She also volunteered as a mentor for Chinese adoptees through China Care Bruins and became the president of the organization during her junior year. Over two consecutive summers, Elaine was the business and finance teaching assistant for the Johns Hopkins’ Center for Talented Youth (CTY) site in Hong Kong. Her experiences led her to ESC, where she enjoys pushing her students to explore new activities and discover their academic passions. In her free time, Elaine loves rock climbing, traveling, and captaining her Beijing flag football team.

 

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