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 HR and D&I professional at Microsoft. In June, I graduated with my MBA from UCLA Anderson, where I spent much of my time focusing on equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives on campus. 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.”

Beyond my work, I dedicate my time across a spread of hobbies: kickboxing, reading, writing, baking Asian fusion desserts, or dancing bachata. As a recent transplant to Seattle, I am seeking ways to get connected with communities in the area and find education-based volunteer opportunities.