My name is Kait Szydlowski (中文名字：徐齐礼), and I am a graduate of Mount Holyoke College (MHC), the first of women’s college in the United States. While at MHC, or “MoHome” as students call it, I majored in International Relations and Chinese; I am currently fluent in Mandarin and particularly love working with Chinese students and their families. In 2009, I graduated Magna Cum Laude with High Honors in Asian Studies and membership in National Phi Beta Kappa society. I currently serve on the Board of Trustees at Mount Holyoke, working on a range of issues from student life to alumnae engagement.
I am so excited to be working with InGenius, especially because I love teaching, mentoring, and working with students at the high school level. For 4 years, I worked an admissions counselor and academic tutor for a Beijing-based educational company, working closely with more than 15 Chinese students through their high school careers and helping them gain admittance to their top choice and best fit schools. In 2011, I worked as Mandarin Instructor for a public high school in Massachusetts, where I piloted a Mandarin language curriculum; many of my students have gone on to study Chinese in college.
I also bring to the table experience in the legal and business worlds. Immediately following graduation, I worked as a corporate legal assistant at the New York-based law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, and Flom LLP in corporate mergers and acquisitions. And, in 2010, I received an U.S. Department of State Fulbright Research Grant to China, where I conducted social welfare research for marginalized groups, subsequently co-founding a social enterprise in Beijing to improve the lives of Chinese children with disabilities, Abled Lives Inc.
In my spare time, I still volunteer for global organizations working to support people with disabilities and their families. Also in my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my family dog, a Siberian huskie named Koda, hiking, and volunteering with a local youth group.