Xiaohoa Michelle Ching

Co-Founder & CEO
Literator

Michelle Ching was a teacher in Oakland who wanted to solve a critical problem in her classroom. Literacy instruction needed to improve if her students would be successful. Michelle recruited an ex-Apple designer and a serial startup CTO to help her do just that. Together, they've built Literator.

Now, as Founder and CEO of Literator she's helping over 1,100 schools around the world meet their student's exact literacy needs. Literator has won several awards and honors from the TechStars Startup Weekend, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Teach For America, Tech Inclusion, Camelback Ventures, and The Unreasonable Group. Xiaohoa Michelle was listed as a 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30 in Education and a Forbes 30x100 "intelligencer" set to influence the next century.

She's been a speaker at UC Berkeley, Stanford, Google, and SXSWedu, and has been featured in Forbes, Voice of America, Edsurge and Business Insider.

Michelle’s family came as refugees from Laos. She attended public schools in the Midwest and went on to receive a B.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, an M.Ed from Loyola Marymount University, and a Certificate of Social Sector Leadership from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

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