Tiger Profile: Rachel Wang 王永新
Former Asia Director of the Elisabeth Luce Moore '24 Wellesley-Yenching Internship Program and former Managing Director-Asia, Acoustiguide Corporation
Rachel was 10 years old when her family emigrated from Taiwan to Massachusetts. At Wellesley, she enrolled in Chinese literature classes in an effort to reconnect with her native language and heritage. After braving Classical Chinese with Mrs. Lin (Fall semester, 1985), Rachel spent Junior Year studying Chinese modern literature and linguistics at Beijing Normal University, and traveling around China. Upon graduation, Rachel served as the Wellesley-Yenching Fellow at Taipei's National Palace Museum. Afterwards, she worked at Ogilvy & Mather Taiwan, before relocating to Hong Kong, where she became Manager at Hanart T Z Gallery. In 1993, Rachel joined the NYC-based Acoustiguide Corporation, focusing on regional business development, and establishing audio-guide services at Taichung’s National Museum of Natural Science, Taipei’s National Palace Museum, and Shanghai Museum. As Acoustiguide’s Managing Director-Asia, she oversaw operations and personnel in Mainland China, Taiwan, Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand. In 1998, Rachel took an active role in conceptualizing and launching the pilot Elisabeth Luce Moore '24 Wellesley-Yenching International Internship Program, then served as the Program's Asia Director until her family relocated from Hong Kong to Sydney. In subsequent years, Rachel continued to promote alum networking, experiential education, and intercultural communications, acting as a longtime volunteer in the international school community in Tokyo, where her family lived for nearly a decade. In 2020, Rachel completed an MFA in Writing for Children. Currently, she is developing manuscripts, editing literary translations, and writing for Kirkus Reviews. Also, she has resumed studying Classical Chinese.