Born and raised in Beijing, China, Jingying came to the States after graduating from Tsinghua University. She studied Urban Planning and Real Estate Economics at USC, before moving to NYC to work for Lehman Brothers in early 2000. Receiving her MBA from NYU Stern while working at Lehman, Jingying current runs her own real estate investment firm, while serving as a Board Member for International Academy of New York, a K-8 private school in Manhattan. A daughter of two university professors, Jingying has always been interested in education and improving the quality of education in rural areas. Currently, she lives Manhattan with her husband and two boys, Young and Noah.