Irene Wu

Ashoka Staff
Change Manager, Venture and Fellowship

A native of Beijing, Irene spent most of her life in Japan, Hong Kong, and the U.S. After transitioning from a professional musician, Irene ventured into education and international development, and has subsequently worked in the U.S., Kenya, China, Southeast Asia, and India. While in Asia, Irene designed and led youth social innovation programs with local NGOs, combining human-centered design with experiential learning to equip and empower young people from under-resourced areas to solve local challenges. Irene is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University, University of Michigan, and Vanderbilt University.