Xin Liu is the co-founder and president of the Enlight Foundation, as well as director and co-founder of Xinhe Foundation (previously Xinping Foundation) in China. Her philanthropy work focuses on creating equal educational opportunities for children in developing countries, grooming social entrepreneurs and change makers among youth, and supporting action driven research projects to advance education.
Educated in China and the United States, Xin is an award-winning photojournalist on both continents. Xin Liu worked as a writer and photojournalist for China Youth Daily, documenting women and children’s educational conditions throughout the mainland, before she was invited to work at Baltimore Sun in Maryland in 1993, then subsequently worked at the Miami Herald, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Palm Beach Post. Xin later freelanced in China for Time Magazine, Newsweek, Fortune Magazine, among others.
With her background working in the field as a journalist for a dozen years in both countries, Xin has experienced education inequality in China and the U.S.. She strongly believes that it’s important to engage youth for social changes, while strengthen rural communities through early education initiatives to alleviate rural poverty.