Yaxin Ren

Yaxin Ren

Hometown: Richmond, VA

About Me: I’m a fourth-year student at the McIntire School, concentrating in Finance. I am also pursuing a B.A. in Computer Science and a minor in Studio Art.

I have a wide range of interests, and I try to balance my personal and career interests throughout my involvement in different organizations. I am part of the web design team at HackCville (a student-founded educational startup), and I work as a freelance designer/photographer. I’m also involved in Alpha Kappa Psi, the professional business fraternity at UVA. In addition, I volunteer for CASH to help local disadvantaged residents file their taxes. I recently joined the Salsa Club at UVA and really enjoy salsa dancing so far. During my free time, I like long-distance running, cooking, and chilling with my friends.

What I’ve enjoyed most about the McIntire community is the close-knit and diverse network of students. I’ve made close friends with people from different backgrounds and have learned a lot from my peers. As an international student, I definitely feel at home at McIntire and hope to help prospective McIntire students as an ambassador.

Fun Facts: I was on a nationally broadcasted talent show when I was in middle school.