Qiongyue (chee-own-yu-eh) grew up in Sichuan, a province in Southwest China, also known as the hometown for pandas. Through her journey from a suburban child to a college student in Beijing, education changed Qiongyue’s life, and she saw how it affected those who didn’t have access to the same educational resources. Knowing that she wanted to do something about educational inequity, Qiongyue chose law as her major in Renmin University of China where she tutored and advocated for students from low-income families and children with disabilities through clinical and extracurricular activities.
Qiongyue continued her pursuits in law and education at Harvard Law School. She focused her legal study on disability rights and education law and spent two summers at nonprofit organizations advocating for children’s rights and educational equity. In her third year of law school, Qiongyue took courses in Developmental Psychology, and Neurodevelopment with Harvard Graduate School of Education to learn early childhood development and different types of developmental disorders.
Following her graduation from Harvard Law, Qiongyue joined the Learning Rights Law Center to provide direct advocacy and legal services to children with disabilities and their families. During the four years at Learning Rights, Qiongyue represented families in due process cases, provided year-long advocacy trainings to parents, supervised intake consultations, and monitored the implementation of settlement agreements.
Qiongyue is so happy to find herself with a group of compassionate, experienced, and intelligent people at Vanaman German LLP every day, to engage in the important and rewarding work.
Qiongyue speaks Mandarin Chinese and loves her two dogs Momo and Yoyo.