Meet Me

Hello, hello! My name is Courtney Cheng, and I…

…am a full-time writer, reader, and baker; as well as a part-time cook, photographer, dancer, martial artist, and musician.

I am currently an MBA candidate at UCLA Anderson specializing in social impact. Previously, I worked as a marketing project manager at the Cal Alumni Association and served as one of two education and advocacy co-chairs for the Asian Pacific American Systemwide Alliance (APASA) on the UC Berkeley campus.

Photo by Luna Zhang

I earned my B.A. in English, with a minor in music, from UC Berkeley. At Cal, I took several creative writing courses and in 2015, I served as the Editor-in-Chief of Spoon University at Berkeley, an online food publication. During my senior year, I wrote my honors thesis: “Romanticization and Reality: How Fan Engagement in Three Contemporary Adaptations of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice Speaks to the Strength of Austen’s Legacy.”

Most nights, after I return from training kickboxing and/or Brazilian jiu jitsu at the gym, I’ll be sat in front of my computer writing. On the off chance I’m not there, you’re likely to find me Latin dancing somewhere in the Bay Area, behind a book or a camera, or in the kitchen baking Asian fusion desserts.