Our Team


I. Joshua Dorfman, PhD
Founder & Head of Research

Josh holds a doctorate in economic anthropology. He has spent more than a decade conducting research on China. He focuses on the ways rapid economic changes in China affect decision-making at the individual, institutional, and governmental levels. As the head of research, he tailors the methods of data gathering to meet the specific needs of each project. He oversees all research and analysis to ensure that the OTM team produces the highest-confidence recommendations and adheres to the highest ethical standards.

Shelley Xueying Chen
Head of Impact

Shelley was born in China and educated in the United States. She uses her cross-cultural perspective to build strong international relationships. As the head of impact, she focuses on the ways entrepreneurship can improve societal problems, economic opportunities for marginalized groups, and foreign relations. She also serves as our lead translator and interpreter.

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