Xiang Zhao

Xiang Zhao

M.S. in Commerce 2019, University of Virginia
B.S. in Food Science, University of California Davis

Track: Marketing & Management

Hometown: Beijing, China

Why did you choose UVA’s M.S. in Commerce Program? My goal is to find a position related to general marketing or brand management in food industry. My science background prepares me well with theoretical knowledge and frameworks of food, but not on principles of business. Therefore, I chose to study at UVA’s M.S. in Commerce Program, which can help me gain those professional business skills within a short period of time and prepare me for a career in the industry.

What do you enjoy about the program so far? All professors and faculty members from the program are super nice and willing to hear your thoughts. Your smart classmates always surprise you by approaching problems from different angles. Free coffee in the lounge also always makes my day!

Fun facts about me: I am a big fan of watermelons. My favorite cartoon character is Snoopy.

Hobbies: Making crepe cakes, fishing, traveling