Bu was born and raised in China. She earned a Bachelor’s degree from Beijing University before coming to the U.S. to get advanced training. After graduating with a MS in Statistics and a PhD in Sociology, she did Social Science Research in educational settings for about 10 years, and for the past 9 has been an analyst/data scientist in corporate settings.
Bu enjoys doing volunteer work (sorting food for food banks, being a judge at the science fair, doing community outreach for microfinance fundraising, serving on a non-profit board, etc.), and lives in the Seattle area with her husband. She loves reading and traveling.