Snow Xue XIA

Snow Xue XIA joined the South China Morning Post (SCMP) in 2019. Prior to this, she produced documentary videos for Boston Channel 5 (Hearst Television) in the United States. She graduated with a Master’s in journalism from Boston University and a Bachelor's in finance from Kean University. She is adept at reporting across different mediums (video, photo, podcast, writing, and data visualization). Growing up in China and having traveled to many countries over the past few years, she loves covering issues beyond borders and bridging the gap of misunderstanding between different cultures. 

There is only one true heroism in the world: to see the world as it is, and to love it

-- Roman Rolland

Snow Xue XIA   

snow.xia@scmp.com | linkedin.com/in/xiaxue1995/

EDUCATION

Boston University, M.S. in Journalism, expected: Jan. 2019


Wenzhou-Kean University, B.S. in Finance, magna cum laude, June 2017, GPA: 3.83/4.0

  • Zhejiang Provincial Outstanding Graduates Award
  • Zhejiang Province College Students with Excellent Academic and Extracurricular Scholarship (top 3%)
  • Relevant Courses: Corporate Finance, Financial Statement Analysis, Financial Derivatives, Money & Capital market, Investments, Asset Management, Supply Chain Management, Economics, Accounting, Statistics, Business Law, International Relations Theories, World History, Literature, Art history, Biology, Psychology

EXPERIENCE

South China Morning Post, Hong Kong

Reporter, June 2019 – Now

    Hangzhou Luo Xia Culture Limited Co, Hangzhou, China

    Founder/CEO, March 2019- Now

    • Founded the first international volunteer travel organization Make A Difference in China in Hangzhou, analyzed overseas users’ data, optimized SEO ranking, operated overseas social media, placed online advertisements, and served overseas volunteers
    WCVB-TV (ABC Affiliate), Needham Heights, MA

    Production Intern, June – Aug. 2018

    BUTV10, Boston, MA

    Reporter/Producer/Anchor, Jan. – May 2018

    • Produced a weekly half-hour newscast, broadcast on cable TV and the Internet, with video reports on local, national and international news, as well as sports highlights and weather.
        BU News Service, Boston, MA

        Reporter, Sept. 2017 – Present

        • Cover breaking, business and technology news about the city, neighborhoods and wider issues.
          Wong MNC Center, Shanghai, China

          Research Intern, April – Aug. 2017

          • Prepared weekly political-economic news summaries and monthly news briefs of upcoming event related to foreign direct investment/multinational corporations
          • Wrote a research paper on the background of China-Malaysia political-economic relations, and conducted research on China’s Maritime Silk Road Initiative and Southeast Asia
              Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Meetings, Manila, Philippines

              APEC Voices of Future China’s Youth Delegate, Nov. 2015

              • Conducted research on green finance in China and addressed a speech on how youth can build sustainable and resilient communities in the Asia-Pacific region to APEC Voices Leadership Council
                Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) Wenzhou Convention, Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China

                Interpreter/Emcee, Oct. 2016

                • Interpreted speeches of SATW representatives and Wenzhou government officials, and hosted the welcome and closing ceremony of SATW’s Journey to Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China
                Global Faculty Development Symposium at The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

                Global Student Ambassador, Jan. 2016

                • Led the group presentation on “Learners’ Needs in Global Education” to the American and Japanese academics and wrote a summary report on the symposium

                HONORS & AWARDS

                • Champion of 2015 APEC “the Voices of Future” China National Competition
                • Top 20% of BNP Paribas “Ace Manager” International Online Business Competition
                • Third-Prize Winner of 19th “Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press Cup” China National English Debating Competition
                • First-Prize Winner of 2015 China Central Television (CCTV) English Talents China National Contest
                • 2015 Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges

                SKILLS

                Language: Mandarin, native; English, proficient; Arabic, basic; Spanish, basic

                Data Visualization: MS Excel, Tableau

                Video & Audio:Premiere, Final Cut, Audition

                Image & Photo:Lightroom, Photoshop, Illustrator

                Web:Word Press, HTML


                ACTIVITIES

                MIT Cambridge Chinese Choral Society, Soprano, Sept.2018 – Now

                Toast Master International, Public Speaker, March 2014 – March 2015

                Volunteer Society of Nepal, Chinese Language Educator, July 2014

                Green Lion, Turtle Protection Volunteer & English Teacher, Jan. 2014

                Wenzhou-Kean University Student Ambassador, Member, April. 2013 – May 2017

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