In this episode, we chat with Anna Xie, financier-turned-lawyer, and all around master of hyphenated identities, about self-advocacy, the influence of familial expectation, and the process of personal reinvention. Anna is a first generation Asian American, born in Beijing and raised in the States, and currently a JD-candidate at Columbia Law School. Her journey to law is an unconventional one. It began with a career in Silicon Valley and a business degree from UC Berkeley.
Through our chat, we walk through Anna’s various transformations: in geography, in profession, and in mindset, and dive into the lessons she’s learned along the way. From self-promotion at work to working through immigrant guilt, we leave no stone unturned.