The Data Guru
Min Qin joined ScottMadden in March 2014, following completion of her graduate degree in economics at North Carolina State University. She supports ScottMadden’s Corporate & Shared Services practice area and is an involved member of the firm’s human capital management, finance and accounting, supply chain, and tech communities of practice. With a deep interest in data analytics, Min has become the resident expert—hence her nickname: “the Data Guru.” Due to her invaluable skills and contributions to ScottMadden, Min was recently awarded Support Staff MVP during the firm’s annual meeting. It was certainly well deserved!
The Outdoor Enthusiast
Following her undergraduate studies in economics and political science, Min left her home in central China to attend graduate school at North Carolina State University. Coming from such a densely populated country, she immediately noticed America’s abundance of space and quickly developed a great appreciation for the environment. Since her 2012 arrival, Min has visited the Great Smokey Mountains, Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, and Arches—camping and hiking along the way. And, fun fact: Min’s visit to North Carolina’s Outer Banks was her first time to ever see the ocean or beach. As part of her day-to-day routine, Min enjoys jogging around the lakes in Raleigh, North Carolina with her husband and dog.
The Global Traveler
As a child, Min traveled with her parents to many provinces within China. Even at a young age, Min was fascinated by the cultural differences among regions and countries. Min recalls her father’s advice, “You will enrich your life immeasurably if you approach it with a sense of wonder and discovery. Always remain respectful and appreciative of all the differences and similarities you might encounter along the journey.” She traveled outside of China for the first time in college. This trip to Russia set in motion Min’s desire to see the world. Since this trip, she has visited New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, and Canada. Her newfound goal is to travel outside the United States each year, alternating between China, where her family still lives, and a new country. Soon, she will be choosing a new place to visit in 2018. Perhaps, this vacation will include bungee jumping, as Min has been twice before!
The Ultimate Animal Lover
Min’s animal family includes a golden retriever, a cat, and 11 tropical fish—all rescued near her home in Raleigh. Yes, this even includes the tropical fish! Anyone who knows Min knows how deeply she loves her dog, Pipi. Pipi is Chinese for “very, very bad dog,” a fitting name for anyone who’s heard the stories of Pipi swallowing a sewing needle or being attacked by a squirrel. Pipi was even flown to China to partake in Min and her husband’s wedding ceremony. Min’s cat, Mellow, was introduced into the home to pacify this crazy pup and the fish to entertain Mellow. Today, Pipi is just as “bad,” Mellow is staying amused, and the fish are keeping their flippers strong.
Min serves as a great reminder to go about life with a sense of adventure and humility. We should all be so lucky to live out this attitude. The sky’s the limit for this one!