Weiwei Wang immigrated from Beijing, China as a child and grew up in Vermont, California, and Utah. After completing undergraduate studies at Connecticut College, she worked in various roles in higher education, fitness, event management, international shipping logistics and trade, project management, and research. Through all of these experiences, Weiwei has focused on access to community as a source of self- and community empowerment, and community building as a source of grounding and inspiration. This has driven her work within the Burlington community and has been fostered through her work as a founding member of the VT Professionals of Color Network. As Yuri Kochiyama said, “Life is not what you alone make it. Life is the input of everyone who touched your life and every experience that entered it. We are all part of one another.” Community is vital.
Currently, she serves as the Director of Operations and Development for the VT PoC Network, and is a co-founder of the Vermont Health Equity Initiative. Weiwei serves on the boards of Public Assets Institute, The Governor’s Institute of Vermont, Champlain College Stiller School of Business Dean’s Advisory Council, UVM Cancer Center’s Community Advisory Council, and the State of Vermont’s Racial Equity Advisory Panel. She is an alum of Vermont Changemakers Table (’18), New Leaders Council – Vermont Chapter (’20), and Leadership Champlain (’22).
When not working, Weiwei loves to work. For “fun” she likes to give herself anxiety by performing stand-up at the Vermont Comedy Club. She has recently successfully completed two obedience training classes with her dog, Don Covito “Vito” Corleone. Vito is very proud of her accomplishments.