Jing Xuan (Jessica) Miao

Western University – Ivey Business School

Jing Xuan (Jessica) Miao is a third-year student at Ivey Business School. As a first-generation Chinese-Canadian, she felt extremely fortunate for her educational opportunities, and is constantly driven to become a leader in her immediate communities to create learning opportunities for others.
As the founder of the Red Cross: Syria Relief Committee, she received a $1000 SpeakUp grant from the Ministry of Education of Ontario to take Syrian Refugee families on a tour of Toronto to help them adapt to the city. She taught 150 students how to help local refugees and fundraised $2000 towards the Syrian refugee crisis. As President of the W5 Entrepreneurship Association, Jessica designed a student-run startup accelerator to make entrepreneurship more accessible on campus. She provided mentorship, co-working space, and $12,000 in funding to student entrepreneurs.
As VP Academic of her class at Ivey, Jessica organizes tutoring sessions and ensures that her classmates are on track to reach their academic goals by being the liaison between the student body and professors. She hopes to use her creative problem solving skills in her future career by becoming an entrepreneur and developing a business that focuses on social impact.