Eleanor Chang ’78 is the cofounder and chief operating officer of UP, an educational summer academy for high school students from Asia who aspire to attend universities in the US. UP’s mission is to provide international students with an American college experience before they apply for admissions.
Eleanor began her banking career at Chase in New York City and worked in strategic planning and marketing at Bank of America in San Francisco. She completed her thirty years of management and marketing leadership at United Commercial Bank as senior vice president and marketing director.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Eleanor came to Mount Holyoke College as an international student. She served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Mount Holyoke College from 2009–2014. Eleanor received her MBA from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie-Mellon University. She resides in San Francisco and visits Hong Kong frequently.
Barbee Bartolome Chuidian ’90 is excited to be a member of the organizing team that will bring you the inaugural Asian Alumnae Symposium on women and entrepreneurship. Upon graduating from MHC, she pursued a banking career in New York with Salomon Brothers. In 1997, she received an MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University and moved to Hong Kong where she worked at Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch. It was at Merrill Lynch that she nurtured her entrepreneurial spirit and discovered that it is possible to be an entrepreneur even within a large organization—she built her own client base and investment portfolios, while taking on the risks and rewards associated with financial investments.
Today, Barbee manages a private real estate portfolio as well as a household that consists of three children—two sons aged 14 and 13 and a daughter aged 7, who is being groomed for the MHC class of 2028. After sixteen years in Hong Kong, Barbee and her husband, Tim, have recently moved back to Manila.
Leslie Yun Ting Fu ’97 is thrilled to be part of the organizing team of the inaugural Asian Alumnae Symposium on women and entrepreneurship in Hong Kong. After graduating from MHC, Leslie pursued a teaching career in Hong Kong with the Hong Kong International School. It was during her twelve years at HKIS that she developed her skills as an early child educator, receiving a post graduate certificate in education in 1999 and an MEd in 2001 from the University of Hong Kong. In 2007, Leslie’s desire for continual self-development led her to enroll in a doctorate in education degree program with a focus on teaching Chinese as a second language in the international school system in Hong Kong.
Currently, Leslie is a part-time lecturer at Baptist University working on teacher training for future early childhood educators. She also manages a household of three children—daughters aged 6 and 4, also currently being groomed for the class of 2030 and 2032; and a son aged 3.
Nancy Sun ’80 is pleased to be one of the four organizers of the first Asian Alumnae Symposium. Upon graduating from Mount Holyoke, Nancy began a long career in banking that began with Chemical Bank in New York and concluded with Bank of America in Hong Kong. At Bank of America, Nancy was responsible for managing and marketing leveraged credit and corporate finance to entertainment and media companies. Subsequent to her family’s move to Hong Kong, Nancy managed Bank of America’s problem Asian project finance portfolio following the 1997 financial crisis. In 2003, Nancy retired from the world of banking to take care of her three daughters and simultaneously became a very active member of her children’s school PTA, first as treasurer and subsequently as co-president. Additionally, Nancy served as co-chair of the school’s twenty-fifth and thirtieth anniversary activities, and was co-chair of the parents committee for the founding of Chinese International School’s ninth grade boarding school in Hangzhou, China. Nancy and her family have lived in Hong Kong for nineteen years.
August 22, 2014