Winnie Yang

Winnie “High Altitude” Yang – Chicago

Please read Winnie Yang on a Journey to Build Change.

Team Dayā member Winnie Yang works the cement line–cement is mixed by hand and passed to be placed into the foundation. Dhayapur, Nepal October 2019.

Bio: Winnie is a Senior Manager in EY’s Advisory practice, focusing on digital transformations for wealth and capital markets institutions. She has an MBA from the University of Chicago – Booth School of Business.

Why: Growing up in a family of educators who fought for education freedom, going to grade school in post-cultural revolution China was an undisputed expectation for me.  The sanctity of an education was weighed heavier than much of anything else – question came in this order: did you eat, did you study?  There were nights the community didn’t have electricity, so we would do our homework over candlelight. The community school was a two classroom, one storied, brick building that held 65 students each, each student would get desk space equal to his/ her shoulder width, so we used every inch and relished in every minute.  Education was the beacon to having an opportunity for a better life, it made me less conscious of what I didn’t have because I had the opportunity to go to school.  Team Dayā ( दया) will provide that opportunity, so poverty does not dim that beacon.  I’m excited to partner with Team Dayā ( दया), to be part of this movement aiming to build up communities through education.

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