My name is Michelle Cheng.

I'm a reporter for Quartz. I like to write about the societal impact of business and tech, and I'm curious about the world around me.

I often take a data-driven approach to reporting, having analyzed data on commercial rents, state funding of colleges, tech tools presidential campaigns are using, and gender breakdown of executives leading IPOs .

I also have an interest in higher education policy. For a FiveThirtyEight story, I reported on how most students study "practical" majors, which was referenced in The New York Times.

My work includes writing about a startup selling behives to Fortune 500 companies, Facebook corporate posters, the AI hiring talent frenzy, Revolve becoming a data-driven fashion business, how QuickBook price increases are hurting small business owners, women making over the beauty industry's boys club, Uber obscuring fare fees, an Airbnb host offering Amazon job interview prep for $5,300, and the risk of employee strikes surfacing in S-1 filings.

I received my undergraduate degree in journalism from Boston University, and I'm a first-generation college student. In a previous life, I was a competitive dancer.