Dr. Ai Addyson-Zhang

Hi, it is my pleasure to meet you. My name is Dr. Ai Addyson-Zhang. I am a professor turned entrepreneur. I earned my MA from Syracuse University and PhD from the University of Maryland. I taught in higher education for 10+ years and then resigned from my tenured Associate Professor position to start my own education company, Classroom Without Walls (CWOW). CWOW works with teens and young adults to gain confidence, motivation, and real real-life skills to become career- and life-ready through a tested and proven curriculum developed by me. I am also an Education Consultant, working with high schools and colleges to prepare students to become career ready. My work has been featured in Forbes, Today Show, Entrepreneur, Pearson Education, Inside Higher Education, and numerous other outlets. I also serve as an Adobe Education Leader, Adobe Insider, and HubSpot Academy Instructor. I frequently speak at flagship conferences such as Adobe Education Summit, Inbound, LinkedIn INFused, VidCon, etc. I am super excited to do my first TEDx talk in January 2022.

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