Xin Huang was born in Shijiazhuang (City), Heibei (province), about a 2 hour train ride away from Beijing, and moved to Memphis, TN in 2004. Currently, Xin is a Mechanical Engineering Major, minoring in Reliability and Maintainability Engineering. His junior year, Xin acted as president of the Golden Key International Honor Society and Vice president of operations of the Honors Ambassadors. Outside of class, Xin volunteers in the Simulation Center at UT Medical School and is currently a teaching assistant for honors general chemistry. During the Summer of 2013, Xin worked as a Reliability and Maintainability Engineering Intern at Owens Corning in Granville, Ohio, studying the reliability of equipment in the manufacturing process.