Hi. My name is Abby Chao, and I’m a student at USC studying finance and entrepreneurship. I love playing tennis, I want to visit 50 countries by age 50, and I believe reading makes you smarter. Most of all, I chase my dreams as hard as I can.

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The Longer Version
Despite my current persona as the quintessential business student, I grew up in an engineering-dominant environment. After going to a math and science high school, most of my friends at home in Illinois are soon-to-be doctors or engineers.

After high school, I went to the University of Southern California for the spirit of entrepreneurship – plus great weather and “chill” culture. However, I got a lot more than I bargained for. For example, in my time in Los Angeles, I have:

  • Caught an octopus in my bare hands while snorkeling off Catalina Island
  • Said “hello” to Ludacris in my freshman dormitory
  • Gone sky-diving… and spotted Mila Kunis prepping to sky-dive as well
  • Flown a plane up and down the Santa Monica coastline

On a more serious note, I’ve also had some fantastic career opportunities over the past few years. My internships have allowed me to work with million-dollar microscopes at a nanotechnology startup, watch marijuana debates in LA City Hall, spend 3 months in Shanghai with GreenTree Hotels, pitch acquisition ideas at Internet Brands, and get a first-hand look into Corporate America through Goldman Sachs.

On campus at USC, I am deeply passionate about my co-ed business fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi, as well as the Marshall Case Team and the volunteer consulting group, Los Angeles Community Impact (LACI). In these organizations, I have been extremely fortunate in meeting incredible people and making close friends.

Life is amazing.

Current Country Count

  1. China
  2. Mexico
  3. Canada
  4. Jamaica
  5. Nicaragua
  6. France
  7. Spain
  8. Italy
  9. Germany
  10. Hungary
  11. United Kingdom
  12. Vatican City
  13. Denmark
  14. Sweden
  15. The Netherlands
  16. Panama
  17. Kazakhstan
  18. Singapore
  19. Korea
  20. Myanmar
  21. Thailand
  22. Japan
  23. Australia
  24. Tanzania
  25. Belize

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