OWN Academy is made up of an intimate team coming from different industry and parts of the world.
Natalie ChanFounder & CEO
Christy TsuiProgramme Designer
Julianne DionisioMarketing and Content Creator
Natalie Chan is an educator, engineer, film producer, adventure-seeker, entrepreneur and a Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Natalie’s education background ranges from a local Chinese school, international school, boarding school and university in the United States. Natalie’s curiosity in education was sparked from the realization that there is a misalignment between the focus of schools and the real-world expectations. After three years in the corporate world, Natalie spent six years in education before founding OWN Academy in 2016 with the goal of solving the gap between schooling and employment, help students find their purpose in life and equip them with the skills and mentality to success.
My background consists of Family Therapy, Sociology, and Family Studies but a majority of my learning comes from exploring the world. I am in education because the current system doesn’t make much sense to me nor was it very beneficial for my development as an individual. I can reach a meditative state with weightlifting and the gym is my second home.
Marketing and Content Creator
Having spent the best part of her life in the Philippines and Thailand, Julianne moved to Hong Kong for her studies. With a degree in Media and Communication, she enjoys both writing and filming. Spot her around town on her white bicycle with a camera strapped on her back. Currently, she is working for OWN Academy as a marketing and content creator.