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Xinlin (Shelly) Rao

CO (Creative Organizer) - China
Born and raised in four different countries, Shelly is passionate, curious, and constantly seeking new adventures and territories to explore. She recently joined the Kepri team to share her passion for China and sustainable travel.
Xinlin (Shelly) Rao, CO (Creative Organizer) - China

Shelly comes from a Chinese-Japanese background, and is fluent in four languages. She moved to Montreal at age of 13, and fell in love with the city’s multicultural flare. She came back again for University in 2009 and decided to stay for good!

She caught the travel bug while on her exchange year in Japan, where she backpacked extensively to Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Japan, Korea, China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan over the course of one year. Her love for the outdoor pushes her constantly to new challenges – conquering the highest peaks of Japan, Korea, Andorra, and South East Asia, her biggest ambition is to climb the Himalaya one day! Besides mountain climbing, Shelly is also an avid deep water diver and surfer.

Throughout university, Shelly has been actively involved with Chinese student organizations in bringing new exciting events to Montreal’s student population –Some of which include the first Intercollegiate Hip-Hop competition in Canada. She loves being creative and adding her own “edge” to each project, with her finance background and analytic mindset, she makes sure every project succeeds and stays remembered.

Shelly has recently joined the Kepri team to contribute to promoting sustainable travel around the world and to help the organization with various aspects of finance. She is currently finishing her Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Mathematics at McGill University while also preparing for her CFA title.