Xiaochen Su is a Chinese-American hailing from San Diego, CA. He divided his town among Kanazawa, Japan, as well as Boston and Lubbock in the US during his middle school days before moving to San Diego for high school. He holds a dual Bachelor's degree in Economics and Electrical Engineering from Yale University, and a Master's degree in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics. He currently resides in Iringa, Tanzania, where he works with an American NGO that support local farmers through provision of microfinance and high-quality agricultural inputs. As an experienced backpacker, he has used convenience of his jobs and studies to travel to more than 70 countries, with short-term residences in places like South Korea and Australia, and destinations as varied as Laos, Romania, and Rwanda.