Xiaoyun Yang

Xiaoyun Yang

Naval Reactors Engineer by day, Entrepreneur by night, Naval Reactors; LooseLeaf
Washington, DC

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Biography
I studied Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon on a Navy ROTC scholarship, got both my Bachelors and Masters in ECE in 5 years before commissioning as an officer in the Navy with an assignment at Naval Reactors at Washington DC. I work on reactor plant components that go into nuclear submarines and aircraft carriers and my day job requires knowledge of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and reactor engineering. I do a lot of reading and writing of technical documents. When I'm not at work, I work on bootstrapping my tech startup, Looseleaf.us, writing software for the web application, designing a logo and infographics to convey what my product does, and going to meetups and tech conferences to network with other entrepreneurs and designers.
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Volunteer Opportunities
  • I am willing to be contacted by educators for possible speaking engagements in schools or in after school programs or summer camps.
  • I am willing to answer written interview questions to be posted on the EngineerGirl website.
  • I am willing to create an article or short feature about my some aspect of my career for the website.