Jane was born in upstate New York and raised in the Northeast of the United States. She graduated from Smith College where where she earned a BA in Economics and Art History. She pursued graduate studies in international business at Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan, awarded by Rotary International. This experience launched her interest in world cultures, along with her career in international financial markets.
Jane and her husband, Paul Shang, lived 10 years in the Far East, followed by 6 years in the UK, before returning to the US in 2003 with their young children.
A passionate supporter of Education and the Arts, Jane has chaired committees, volunteered, and donated to numerous schools and non-profit organisations including her alma mater, Smith College, The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, The Posse Foundation, Thomas’s Preparatory School, UK, City Year UK, and Greenwich International Film Festival, GIFF.
Jane and Tandiwe Njobe have worked together over the past 10 years to create “Where I Became”, and is deeply grateful to the women involved for sharing their friendship, trust, and personal experiences.