Michella Chiu is the Director of Brand Marketing at GREAT WINE, Inc. She plays a crucial role in managing the company’s strategic plans in marketing, public relations (PR), and sales. Companies Chiu has worked for successfully gain publicity in important media outlets including Forbes, Entrepreneur, monster.com, and U.S. News & Report etc.
Chiu went to Columbia University for her M.A. in East Asian Languages and Culture (History track) and Princeton University for her Ph.D. in History. She also holds certificates including Strategic Leadership for Supervisors from the University of Washington, and Wine & Spirit Education Trust WSET Level 3. Chiu’s education ignites her interest for wine history and concepts behind wine for consumption.
As a prolific researcher and marketing professional, Chiu gained numerous academic research experiences as a historian at University of Chicago and the Rockefeller Foundation. She received invitation to publish from the University of Cambridge and Indiana University presses. In recognition of Chiu’s passion and academic excellence, she was invited to visit University of Washington as a Visiting Scholar from 2015 to 2016.
Out of her busy times, Chiu takes a number of leadership roles in the community to help young people explore their career options. She is the Vice President of the Princeton Club of Western Washington, a Member of the Columbia Alumni Career Coaches Network, and a Member of Versatile Ph.D. – student-run organization aiming to help Ph.Ds and Ph.D. candidates look to non-academic jobs. She also has a newspaper column on graduate school application tips.