Jessica Zhai

Jessica Zhai

Los Angeles, CA, USA


Last updated April 30, 2021

Who I Am  

A Little About Me

I was born in Houston, Texas, and was partly raised in Houston and party in Shanghai, China. I am now studying at the University of Southern California, majoring in Communication with a progressive degree in Communication Data Science.

 

I love to travel, especially taking road trips in different countries (if my driver license is allowed there) because I believe it's the best way to experience the country. My most memorable road trip was in Iceland. I circled half of the island in 4 days (and at one point I was driving above clouds). I love to learn new things and to meet new people because I feel I can become more connected to the world around me this way. I always stay curious of my surroundings.

 

I am also a big advocate for animal rights, with a focus on animal rights and stray animals in China, as well as promoting China's native dog breeds. I rescued two stray dogs this past winter and now looking for adoption families for them. I am involved in multiple local animal rescue groups. If I ever see pups on the street, I take them and find homes for them.


Interesting Factoid

I have been to all the Disneys in the world.


Languages

Mandarin and English

Countries Visited

Map View

Czech Republic
Romania
China
Austria
France
Spain
Japan
South Korea
Iceland
Belgium
Italy
Slovenia
Greece
Hungary
United Kingdom
Jamaica
United Arab Emirates
United States of America
Germany
Mexico
Canada

What I Do  

Professional Experience

Part-time Assistant

Dec 2019 - Dec 2020

• Researched and analyzed traditional retail markets, gathered insights from various key opinion leaders, produced detailed reports and summarizations on gathered information

• Co-led a team to conduct both online and onsite consumer surveys, analyzed the results, and produced graphical illustrations to visualize the outcome

• Manipulated large dataset from client’s database using SQL, created and executed various SQL workflows to carry out client queries

• Designed and visualized client data quires using Tableau, created multiple interfaces for client’s online use; delivered the product as part of the project’s in-scope core.

USC Roybal Institute on Aging

Project Coordinator

Nov 2018 - May 2019

• Oversaw the Asian Caregiver Training Program which aimed to equip local caregivers with caregiving knowledge

• Coordinated caregiver training programs with local organizations and communities

• Conducted both online and in person surveys with participating caregivers

+2 more experiences

Professional Expertise

Communication
Data Science

Professional Interests

Media
Consulting

What I Stand For  

Social Causes

Animal Rights
Mental Health

Non-Profits

+1 more non-profit

Volunteer Experience

Shanghai, China

Jun 2014 - Jun 2019

• Arranged and organized transportation, schedule, recreational activities for assigned guest

• Researched and synthesized any information about specific movies, attractions, etc. requested by the guest

• Translated business meetings, conversations, or documents for the guest

 

Crisis Intervention of Houston

Oct 2014 - May 2015

• Counseled and guided any individual crisis, ranging from substance abuse to school stress

What Inspires Me  

Favorites  

Hobbies

Travelling
Animals

Food & Drinks

Dr. Pepper
Fried Dumplings

Games

Pokemon

Music Genres, Groups & Artists

Jazz
Pop

Sports, Teams, Athletes

Equestrian

Movies, TV Shows, Actors & Actresses

U.N.C.L.E.
Tenet

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Brands

Tumi
Huawei
Lenovo

Bucket List  

Jessica's wish list

- travel to many more countries (goal: 70) - skydiving - eventually establishing shelters / rescue programs for stray animals

Education  

School


Clubs and Communities

USC Equestrian Team

Feb 2017 - Dec 2019
Trained and competed in horse shows

Chinese Students and Scholars Association

Sep 2018 - Present
Managed and maintained CSSA's Facebook account