Three words that describe me:
Appreciative: Every morning when I wake up, I appreciate that I can have a new day to be a better person.
Artistic: Once I bought four flowering plants and wanted to put them on our balcony. I changed the arrangement five times until I was satisfied.
Passionate: Life is filled with things worth doing and things not worth doing. I’m glad I can work on important things. I love to share my knowledge and experience with other people.
MIT. My cousin and my husband both graduated from MIT. They are not only smart but also willing to work hard. Through their habit of discussing what they read, I discovered new aspects of my personality and my relationships with other people. Being around them inspired me to talk to new people with different experiences and therefore become a more informed and interesting person myself.
Special moment in my career:
“Cheers! Thank you ladies for all the hard work,” Wan said. We were sitting at the best table in the SeaChest Restaurant in Cambria, and enjoying the view of the sun setting over the ocean. It was my first company retreat, and in that moment, I felt so lucky to work with everyone at IvyClimbing.
If you were 16 years old again, what would you do differently?
I wouldn’t be afraid to break out of my comfort zone. I would challenge myself and make more ambitious goals for myself. At my school, all students took the same classes, and I followed everyone else. I think my 16-year-old self would have more fun and surprise herself with what she was truly capable of.
Describe your ideal student:
Some students are so used to receiving knowledge instead of sharing or exchanging knowledge. My ideal students would be ones who want to share with me the things that they are passionate and knowledgeable about. Whether or not it’s academic, I would love to be the audience and listen to those students.
Iris Yang, Office Manager
Iris is originally from Liaoning, China. She earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Missouri State University: major in Accounting, minor in Mathematics. She was a Teacher’s Assistant for calculus at Missouri State University. She worked as a Business Valuation Analyst for Kingsley Group before she joined IvyClimbing.