Min Li Chan an essayist and technologist based in Oakland, CA. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The Yale Review, The Point Magazine, New England Review, and BuzzFeed, among other places, and has been supported by the BuzzFeed Emerging Writers Fellowship, the Tin House Summer Workshop, and the Sewanee Writers' Conference. She is one of five finalists for Farrar, Straus & Giroux's inaugural FSG Writer's Fellowship.
Min Li holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and an MFA in Creative Writing and MA in English from Northwestern University's Litowitz program. She previously worked at Alphabet for over a decade, most recently on Waymo's self-driving cars. She has also worked on cloud computing laptops, web browsers, podcasting platforms, and tools for citizen cartography, among other products and speculative technologies, and is currently Senior Product Director at New_ Public.
Min Li was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She is represented by Matt McGowan at Frances Goldin Literary Agency.
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