My name is Canwen (pronounced phonetically) and I currently work in product marketing at iris, an AI dating app startup.

Previously I was a third grade teacher in the South Bronx with Teach For America, journalist with the Kansas City Star, and real estate private equity intern. I graduated from Columbia University with a degree in political science and computer science in 2020.

Some of my favorite books that I read in 2021: Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides, Corrections by Jonathan Franzen, and Less by Andrew Sean Greer.

Feel free to reach out at canwen.xu@columbia.edu.