She acquired initial work experience doing critical analysis at Bank America Corporation, Donaldson Lufkin, and Jenrette International. Ms. Chin proceeded to Moore Capital Management, LP, and S.A.C. Capital Management, LLC to build on her analytical background. Her leadership skills peaked at Neuberger Berman LLC, where she served as the Vice president. She had also served as the portfolio manager at Visium Asset Management before settling for investments and portfolio management at Tidal Bore Capital in New York, US. She founded Tidal Bore alongside Bill Leach, her esteemed business partner.
Her excellence in organizing and achieving can be attributed to her experience in portfolio management. She made her observations at PS11 and swung into action. The institution serves a characteristic lacking community in New York. Its feeding is financed by a couple of housing units denoting a financial constraint in the system.
The lack of books and/or morale to read stops the students’ reading during summer. A total slant in their academic skills may result from lack of reading during the summer break, usually 3 months long. Some children even forget the entire reading syllabus learned during the academic year for the inconsistent reading or lack thereof during summer. Ms. Sandy Chin’s son, a student at PS11, however, does not face such a challenge. The lad has access to a variety of books at local libraries within their locality.
Several public libraries organize reading programs during the summer to cultivate a reading culture. Most children have no access to these libraries though. The majority cannot afford the books and those who can carry them around dearly denying their mates a chance to at least have a read. Being an enthusiastic lover at a young age, Sandy Chin understood the scarcity of books.
Sandy and PS11 resorted to organizing a book drive to avail the much-needed books. Allowing each child to pick out a book would also go a long way in boosting their reading zeal. Sorting the books into appropriate reading levels was thus crucial. The novel experience for choosing as well as receiving free books to take home was perhaps thrilling for the kids. The book drive lifted the worry of lack from the parents as the books were available to each child.