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Students Succeed Honoree: Ruiyang Xiao


Ruiyang (Rui) Xiao graduated from the Hunan Institute of Engineering in China with a degree in economics. In 2014, her employer transferred her to Los Angeles to head a newly created branch. Rui, a single mother of two, was up for the challenge. Her work responsibilities were to manage the company’s finances and to report the financial details to the head office in Beijing. This was her first full-time job in America.

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