Sharon Huang was born in the United States to immigrant parents from Taiwan, and did not grow up speaking Mandarin in her household. Prior to founding HudsonWay Immersion School in 2005, Sharon worked in the corporate world for over than 15 years. Her role as international director at Nabisco involved significant travel to Asia and Latin America, forming the basis for her belief in children’s need to become bilingual global citizens. She received an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She is married to Bill Hicks, and their twin sons recently graduated from 5th grade at HWIS.