Xiaolan Sun is a business analyst for Future Electronics, Inc. She is the key contact to originate, support and drive all tracking, analysis and business modeling reports required to support the business unit by using the tracking tools (Access & Foxfire). The reports include monthly and quarterly WW Key Business Metrics; Business Opportunities Management and Analysis; General Market Research Projects and Competition Analysis. And another important part is analyzing and interpreting data and making recommendations to the management team.
She is very interested in environment and sustainable development and attended a couple of activities related voluntarily when she was in China , which was one of the reasons that brought her to Arizona State University for her study in Public Administration. At school, her concentration was Environmental Policy and Natural Resource Management. However, to get her masters degree done, she had to finish courses required generally and did not have chances to take all the courses in her area. During the time, she tried to apply for several interns in the States but got refused because of her foreign status. Meanwhile, she applied for a Ph.D. in the same area and got adimission from the State University of New York at Albany and her concentration would be Environment and Sustainable Development. Unfortunately, her visa application got rejected twice and she could not go to Albany to start her Ph.D. study. Although she is working in the private sector and what she is doing has nothing to do with the environment and sustainable development, she has never given up and is still trying her best to go back to the field that she really is interested in.