Mei Chan is an accomplished scientist and engineer who has worked in both private and public sectors and is also a passionate teacher. With over a decade of experience working for Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, Accenture Consulting, and Lockheed Martin Space Systems (including programs with NASA!).
Mei brings to the Baker & Bloom classroom real-world applications of science and a wonderful ability to make science, math and technology exciting and relevant in the everyday life of her students. Mei completed her BS degree at UCLA with a Computer Science major and Graphics Design minor. She continued her computer science education at Carnegie Mellon University, graduating with a 4.0 GPA in Software Engineering & Management.
Mei is a Google Certified Educator who has accumulated over 15 years of experience teaching and working with children of all ages. Ever since she worked part-time at the Los Angeles Children's Museum in 1997, Mei has discovered and rediscovered the joys of learning, teaching and playing alongside children. Throughout her professional career, she has volunteered and taught. She taught K-12 Discover-Engineering (www.discovere.org) classes in the school district of San Jose, California. In 2009, she moved to Hong Kong and continued her passion for education and child development through NPOs such as U-Hearts 兩地一心 (www.u-hearts.org) and Society for Community Organization 香港社區組織協會 (http://www.soco.org.hk), as well as founding Baby Spa Luxe (www.babyspaluxe.com), a first-of-its kind service, offering infant massage lessons and swimming services to babies aged 0-2.
Mei joined Baker & Bloom as an Academic Coach in 2014 and has coached IB science as well as leading 3D modeling and design projects. She left briefly to startup Baby Spa Luxe in 2015-16. True to her entrepreneurial spirit, Mei returns to Baker & Bloom in 2017 with renewed vigor to spearhead our STEM program, combining her passions for entrepreneurship and technology with education. Mei believes all complex scientific concepts can be taught in layman’s terms and she likes to start each lesson with a fun scientific experiment.