A native of Changzhou, China near Shanghai, Leilei (LAY-lay) Zhou is a new graduate of Columbia University in New York, awarded her degree in Business and Entrepreneurialism with Honors in December 2020. Having lived in Manhattan during the first three of her four years at Columbia, Leilei had to complete her senior year while back home in Changzhou due to the pandemic – which meant attending class remotely at 1 AM, 2 AM or even later local time because of the 13-hour time difference between Shanghai and Manhattan. How’s that for tenacity!
More than a scholar in matters business and finance, Leilei is an accomplished short-story writer. Her imagination takes readers from the here-and-now to a unique dystopian future in which she interweaves moments of fact with the ecstasy of pure fiction evoking passion, love, disappointment, and survival.
Leilei is supporting AAlchemy by applying her knowledge of finance and marketing to the team’s strategy and implementation of its financial modeling, funding efforts, and social media marketing initiatives..(back to Team page)