As Program Director for Shanghai, Yan oversees all student services including orientation, excursions, and cultural activities. She advises students on issues related to cross-cultural information, health, and safety, and is responsible for responding to student inquiries and concerns. Yan serves as a resource to students as they transition into Chinese culture, and functions as their primary point of contact.
Originally from Shanghai, Yan lived and worked in the U.S. for seven years, where she ran a travel company specializing in business travel from China to the U.S. Yan also worked as a Senior Consultant in a leading Chinese trading company where she helped hundreds of organizations build successful teams and train powerful leaders, and as an Area Manager at a multinational fast food company.
Yan holds a master's degree in Business Administration from the University of International Business and Economics in China, and a bachelor's degree in International Economics and Trade from Shanghai University.