General Information
Holly Chang / 张虹琳
Current City
Nonprofit Charitable Organizations
Citizen of
United States
Personal Summary
Holly is a Chinese-American social entrepreneur, and has served over 100 nonprofits in China as a program builder and accelerator. She has an engineering, psychology and business background, with management experience in projects budgeted > US$1b. Holly entered college at 16, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with dual degrees in BS Civil Engineering
China Program
  • Tsinghua University (2006)
  • Hopkins–Nanjing Center (2013)
  • Golden Bridges Foundation
  • Project Pengyou
  • Bellarmine University (2004)
  • University of Kentucky (2000)
High School
  • Raffles Girls' Secondary School (1995)
US-China Experience
Cities lived in the US
  • Houston, TX (1984/01 - 1992/07)
  • Lexington-Fayette urban county, KY (1997/07 - 2000/05)
  • Louisville / Jefferson County, KY (2000/05 - 2005/12)
  • San Francisco, CA (2006/01 - Current)
Cities lived in China
  • Beijing (2006/08 - Current)
  • Shanghai (2006/04 - 2006/08)
Chinese Level
Listening: Fluent
Speaking: Fluent
Reading: Average
Writing: Basic
HSK level: 4
Work Experience (14 years of work experience)
President at Golden Bridges Foundation
China Related?
Nonprofit Charitable Organizations
Golden Bridges is a cross-cultural bridge in China that serves those who seek to serve a greater good. Our mission is to build bridges to China that strengthen the sustainability and capacity of community-based nonprofits and individuals to serve, inspire and transform lives. We have served over 100 nonprofits in China as an international facilitator, interpreter, and accelerator. Past projects include launching the China Foundation Center, mobilizing the first China Youth Delegation to Copenhagen for the UN Climate Conference, and facilitating 300 simultaneous grassroots actions across China on a single day to promote international youth engagement and climate awareness. Golden Bridges previously published the China Nonprofit Weibo Digest, a monthly collection of frontline voices from the nonprofit sector translated into English.

Chief Pengyou at Project Pengyou
China Related?
Nonprofit Charitable Organizations
Description is a global community of people with firsthand China experience. Conceived as the alumni network of President Obama's 100,000 Strong Initiative, it is the first nonprofit social network of its kind aiming to serve and connect "ambassadors" for US-China relations. Project Pengyou is a program of the Golden Bridges Foundation.

Plant Engineer at United Parcel Service
China Related?
Engineering Services
Process Support Group (Feb‘04 – Nov‘05) Operated a highly time-sensitive international package sortation Responsible for 6,500 automated conveyors handling ~5,000 packages per minute.  Managed teams of unionized mechanics & supervisors Facility Support Group (Jan‘02 – Feb‘04) Responsible for monthly budget of $20 million to ensure reliability of mission-critical mechanical, electrical & fire protection systems in 4 million sq-ft building; established new department - staffed and trained team of facility engineers in start-up 24x7 facility-support operation. Hub 2000 Project (May‘00 – Jan‘02) Worked with small team of project engineers to execute $1.3 Billion construction project.