Ms. Cheng is also a recognized leader in arts advocacy, having been selected to participate in 1stACT Silicon Valley’s Multicultural Arts Leadership Initiative in 2009. She served as a member of the City of Mountain View’s Performing Arts Committee from 2003 through 2010; and, as Chair for five years, she worked to expand the scope and impact of the Committee’s initiatives.
An active member of the Music Teachers’ Association of California, Ms. Cheng currently teaches piano at the New Mozart School of Music. Her work as a performer, educator and arts advocate has been supported by grants from Arts Council Silicon Valley, 1stACT Silicon Valley and the Castellano Family Foundation.
Ms. Cheng earned her undergraduate degree with honors in English from the University of Chicago. She also won the prestigious Donnelley Cambridge Exchange Fellowship, which enabled her to study music for one year at Cambridge University. Ms. Cheng then attended Yale Law School, where she earned a J.D. while actively continuing her piano studies.