Ellis Liang graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University with a B.A. in economics and minor in political economy. Born in Japan to Chinese immigrants, Ms. Liang came to the U.S. when she was five. Ms. Liang’s passion for journalism led her to take on freelancing positions and journalism courses at Princeton where she reported on issues like student and LGBT mental health, Black Lives Matter, and veteran rights. After graduating from college, she moved to Hong Kong to work as a journalist for South China Morning Post and The Wall Street Journal, where she covered the Taiwanese presidential elections and Hong Kong’s democracy movement.
Ms. Liang earned a JD-MBA at Yale Law School and Yale School of Management. She served on the board of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association and conducted research for Justice Goodwin Liu on “A Portrait of Asian Americans in the Law,” a systematic analysis of how Asian Americans are situated in the legal profession. She is currently a corporate associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.