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Women Who Reign: Fiona Zhang

“Today is where your book begins. The rest is still unwritten.” – Natasha Bedingfield

 

Tell us about yourself along with a fun fact!
I am a Math and CS Sophomore at MIT from Chandler, Arizona.
I love dangerously spicy food.

What # would define your life journey?
#JustDoIt #BeBrave

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Favorite website / app:
Apps: Acorns and Apptive
Websites: New York Times and THECOOLIST

Someone who inspires you and knowledge they have imparted:
Wendy Wen, the founder of the handbag company I work for is a huge inspiration. She is an MIT alumni, who eventually started her own company. She is great because she gives me the courage to venture out and figure out what I want to do. I know I want to eventually start a company, but the path to get there is still very uncertain. The greatest thing she has ever told me was, “If you want to start a company, just do it.”

Song that makes you want to dance:
”Unwritten” by Natasha Bedingfield inspires me and also takes me back to my childhood.

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Challenge you’ve faced and how you overcame it:
I think the biggest decision I had to make was what college to go to. I wasn’t entirely sure about engineering, but choosing MIT was a bit more of a commitment to that. It was the best decision I have made and I am glad to have made both the professional and personal decision to go.

Ideal Job:
Fashion+Finance+Tech+Impact

What knowledge would you impart to women in order for them to REIGN their lives?
Don’t be afraid to try new things and reach out to people! I think the best things that have happened to me have been a product of me just putting myself out there.

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