Emily Tsiang is an Associate Arts Professor of Interactive Media & Business at NYU Shanghai and with the Program on Creativity + Innovation. She comes from Stanford, where she taught Designing Your Life and launched the Life Design Accelerator. Prior to joining academia, Emily co-founded CULTURE LABx, led global M&A integrations for Cisco, and managed urban economic development initiatives for the City of New York. Her practice centers around learning experience design and human developmental theory, drawing on design methodologies— such as rapid prototyping, visual mapping, and sensemaking— to support learners through self reflection and transformation.She holds a BA in Economics & East Asian Studies from UCLA and an MBA in Organizational Strategy & Design from University of Michigan. Emily's research areas explore cross-cultural models of human flourishing, travel as transformation, and building coaching capability in experiential/project-based learning environments.