Audrey Cheng

Evanston, Illinois, United States

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” ― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Audrey is a journalism student minoring in global health and political science at Northwestern University. Her passions have led her down two paths: entrepreneurship and journalism, and she is trying to expose herself to a number of life experiences that pushes her out of her comfort zone. She is curious, loves innovation, and is looking to contribute to the entrepreneurial sphere wherever she goes.

Her passions have led her to work for CNBC, 1871 (Chicago's startup incubator), Duke Cannon Supply Co., LiveWatch and Rotary International. She is a huge supporter of experiential learning, and from March to May, will take off from school to work for a venture capital firm in Nairobi, Kenya.

She is driven by a passion to empower people to create the lives they want and create a lasting impact on our problem-driven, yet beautiful planet.

  • Work
    • Savannah Fund
  • Education
    • Northwestern University