I grew up in Shanghai, China and came to the States to attend graduate school in Connecticut. After defending my PhD thesis I came to Cleveland to work at the Cleveland Clinic. Fast forward many years, now I have a family here with 2 teenage children. Both my kids have studied Chinese. My daughter has performed Chinese Classical Dance many times at the annual Cleveland Asian Festival, and I have been a volunteer. I love Cleveland – it has racial, cultural diversity, Cavs, Indians, and Browns, and world class art and music institutions. Clevelanders are friendly, open-minded, and full of entrepreneurial enthusiasm. I believe immigrants can bring new ideas, new skill sets, and new markets to the regional economy. After a career in biomedical research and development, I’m setting up a business whose products reflect Asian cultural heritage. I applaud the mission and effort carried out by Global Cleveland, and I look forward to more collaborations in the future.