About Yanqin “Carrie” Xu (徐燕勤)
I am a Shanghai native, currently I work for the Pac-12 Conference as Senior Manager, International. This blog was a project out of my passion for sports and international cultural exchange and collaboration that I developed in my years as an MBA student at University of Southern California (USC). Previously I worked for Nike China and Nike International Basketball. I was also the Vice President at USC Marshall Sports Business Organization.
I have been deeply impressed by the fascination of sports in the U.S. during my time here, no matter it was watching the USC football games and March madness, volunteering at NBA All-Star weekend and IMG World Congress of Sports, listening to speeches given by legendary executives such as Peter Ueberroth or simply passing by the neighorhood recreation center seeing bunches of kids kicking balls there every weekend. I have been dreaming of bringing such level of sports participation, professionalism and business sophistication back to China. I am fortunate that on my current role at Pac-12 I am doing what I am most passionate about, that is to bridge sports between the US and China. At the same time I have met and worked with many people in the U.S. and around the world who have a curiosity about the sports and business in China. If you are one of them, then this blog is exactly written for you and hopefully it will bring you some valuable information and/or fun of reading.
Please note that all the thoughts and opinions on this blog are mine, and not that of my employer’s.
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