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, musician, and plant mother. I use she/her pronouns.

Photo by John Lee

I am currently an MBA candidate at UCLA Anderson focusing on equity, diversity, and inclusion. Post-graduation, I will begin my HR career at Microsoft. Prior to business school, 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.

I completed my B.A. in English with a minor in music from UC Berkeley. While at Cal, I dabbled in creative writing and online food journalism. 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.”

In the evenings and between school and work, I spend my time training kickboxing, working out, or sitting on my computer writing. On the off chance I’m not any of those places, you’ll likely find me Latin dancing somewhere in the Bay Area, behind a book or a camera, or in the kitchen baking Asian fusion desserts.