Jean completed her Bachelor of Arts in Architecture along with a minor in Architectural History at UC Berkeley. During her studies, she traveled to Japan and China to explore sustainable urban patterns in two of the world's most populous cities. While at Cal, she was awarded the Stout Best Architectural Essay Wasrd for her written work in architectural history. Jean has worked locally as well as in China. In her spare time, she enjoys reading magical realism, cooking Japanese dishes , and banking bread. Jean conversational in Mandarin and literate in Spanish.