Ting was born on the island of Hainan and grew up in San Francisco and Beijing. She is passionate about cross-cultural dialogue, global affairs, and social impact. She studied International Politics and Asian Studies at the University of North Carolina with semesters abroad in Singapore and Hong Kong.
Ting has launched initiatives to cultivate a new generation of young changemakers in China in the fields of philanthropy and social innovation. She has also worked at the UN, diplomatic NGOs, as well as American and Chinese think tanks. Ting served on the board of a student-led philanthropic foundation where she led trips to rural America and China. She is also a Yiqiao fellow, a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-backed public service fellowship in China, and a World Economic Forum Global Shaper.