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Full Name

Holly Chang

Last name

Chang

Chinese Name

张虹琳

Profile Headline

Social Entrepreneur, President of The Golden Bridges Foundation, Chief Pengyou of Project Pengyou

Gender

Female

Current City

Beijing

Current Industry

Nonprofit Charitable Organizations

Date of Birth

1979-04-02 00:00:00

Show birthday

Only show month and day

Country of Citizenship

United States

Diversity Info

Chinese

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.

In 2007, she invested her life savings to start the Golden Bridges Foundation to build bridges to China and through charitable projects that serve, inspire and transform lives.

Holly entered college at 16, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with dual degrees in BS Civil Engineering & BS Psychology from the University of Kentucky, & she holds an MBA with thesis on the China market from Bellarmine University.

general

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Edu_Program

["Tsinghua University","Hopkins-Nanjing Center u2013 SAIS China","Golden Bridges Foundation","Project Pengyou","Teach for China"]

Edu_School

["Raffles Girls' Secondary School"]

Edu_University

["Bellarmine University","University of Kentucky"]

Exp

["Houston, TX","Lexington-Fayette urban county, KY","Louisville / Jefferson County, KY","San Francisco, CA","Beijing, Beijing","Shanghai, Shanghai"]

Exp_Work

["United Parcel Service","Plant Engineer","<strong>Process Support Group (Febu201804 u2013 Novu201805)nOperated a highly time-sensitive international package sortation Responsible for 6,500 automated conveyors handling ~5,000 packages per minute. u00a0Managed teams of unionized mechanics & supervisorsnn</strong><strong>Facility Support Group (Janu201802 u2013 Febu201804)nResponsible 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 24×7 facility-support operation.nn</strong><strong>Hub 2000 Project (Mayu201800 u2013 Janu201802)nWorked with small team of project engineers to execute $1.3 Billion construction project.","Engineering Services","Golden Bridges Foundation","President","Golden Bridges is a cross-cultural bridge in China that serves those who seek to serve a greater good. nnOur 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.nnWe 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.","Nonprofit Charitable Organizations","Project Pengyou","Chief Pengyou","ProjectPengyou.org 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.","Nonprofit Charitable Organizations"]</strong>

First Name

Holly

Education

China Program

Tsinghua University/2006

University

Bellarmine University/2004;University of Kentucky/2000

High School

Raffles Girls' Secondary School/1995

US-China Experience

Where have you lived in China?

Beijing, Beijing/2006-8/Current;Shanghai, Shanghai/2006-4/2006-8

Where have you lived in the US?

Houston, TX/1984-1/1992-7;Lexington-Fayette urban county, KY/1997-7/2000-5;Louisville / Jefferson County, KY/2000-5/2005-12;San Francisco, CA/2006-1/Current

Listening

Proficient

Speaking

Proficient

Reading

Average

Writing

Basic

Work Experience

Total Years of Work Experience

12

work_exp

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