“I have always been interested in the intersection of multiple disciplines,” Jin says. “The IDM program provides the ideal opportunity for me to integrate three careers.”
By the age of 11, Jin had fast-tracked in math to the college level. She graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in electrical and computer engineering, studied art and design at the CyberARTS program in Toronto, and took business training at two summer programs at MIT prior to IDM. Ambidextrous and synesthetic in nature, Jin has always been interested in the intersection of multiple disciplines. She pursued three careers in tandem for numerous years as a mobile network engineer, social entrepreneur, and graphic designer. The IDM program provided the ideal opportunity for Jin to integrate these three careers into one.
Passionate about making a difference in the lives of the underprivileged, she has worked on multiple engineering/design/business roles in a variety of social startups in the areas of poverty, water sanitation, healthcare, and the environment. In her spare time, Jin enjoys learning languages (13+), fixing cars, building houses and furniture, rock climbing, DJing, playing musical instruments, building models and IoT projects, and watching NFL and X-Games.