Mengya was born and raised in Beijing, China. Instead of signing a contract to play professional volleyball in China, Mengya chose to pursue higher education in the U.S. and play NCAA Division 1 volleyball on a full scholarship. She got on an exciting journey through Kansas, Washington, California, and Peru. With over ten years of experience in playing and coaching at high-level volleyball teams, she has developed strong interests in learning and training teamwork and leadership. After receiving an MBA from Dominican University of California, Mengya is now back to her homeland and continue to pursue her passion for education as well as the work of non-profit organizations.