Although she graduated with a degree in marketing and communications from Emerson College, Chen said that she still found challenges in adapting to the business culture in America after growing up in Southeast China with different values and expectations.
"The most frustrating thing is when I tell people that I make tea, they too often say 'Oh that makes sense."- Evy Chen, founder of Evy Tea
However, Chen said it was her hard work that made all the difference.
"I got quite lucky," said Chen. "But my determination showed in my face and that's how I actually got my foot in the door in this industry."
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