Meet the Advisors

Each enrolled student is assigned to an academic adviser with whom they should meet regularly (or at least once per semester prior to course registration). The adviser is the best person to go to for support when academic concerns or questions arise. You can schedule an advising appointment in Albert or drop by the Office of Academic Advising (Room 519A) to see your adviser from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Remember to update your NYU Google Calendar to China Standard Time.

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  • Chenya Song


    Major Specialization: Biology; Neural Science; Chemistry; Physics


    Chenya Song obtained a master’s degree in international educational development with a concentration on international policy and planning from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a bachelor’s degree in Spanish language and literature from Shanghai International Studies University. During college she studied abroad at the University of Alcala in Spain and spent her junior year at the University of Havana in Cuba, sponsored by China Scholarship Council. Chenya is passionate about international education and transcultural studies. Before joining NYU Shanghai, she worked as an assistant at the Spanish Chamber of Commerce and interned at United Nations Headquarters and the Office of Global Affairs, State University of New York. Chenya was born and raised in Shanghai. In her free time she enjoys traveling, dancing salsa, playing piano, and learning languages. 

  • Fei Yang


    Major Specialization: Business & Finance; Business & Marketing


    Fei Yang received her master’s degree in Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2013. During her graduate years, she developed a passion and interest in the field of global education while working in the International Student Services and Study Abroad Office. Prior to joining NYU Shanghai, Fei was Recruiting Manager & International Student Career Advisor at a career consulting firm based in Chicago. She is also an experienced IELTS reading teacher. A huge fan of global travel, Fei has volunteered in 3 orphanages in Peru. She enjoys the feeling of embracing different cultures and meeting people from various countries.

  • Jing Zhou


    Major Specialization: Business & Finance; Business & Marketing


    Jing Zhou completed her master’s degree in Developmental Psychology and Education from OISE-University of Toronto, and her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Vancouver Island University in Canada. During her studies in Canada, she gained valuable experiences from working with a diverse population of students as a peer helper. Prior to joining NYU Shanghai, Jing worked as an education consultant at a top British education consulting company in Shanghai. She was also involved in working with various school districts in Shanghai to promote students’ social and emotional wellbeing. During her free time, she likes to travel, read, and do yoga.

  • Jinglin Guo


    Major Specialization: Interactive Media Arts


    Jinglin Guo received her master’s degree in Management and Information Systems from Western Oregon University in the US, and her bachelor’s degree in Accounting (CPA) from Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics in China. Before joining NYU Shanghai, Jinglin worked for six years in the Academic Advising and Learning Center at Western Oregon University as an international learning specialist and also taught an International First Year Experience class. Jinglin enjoys traveling, visiting museums and galleries, and exploring historic spots during her free time.

  • Lingyan (Ling) Hu


    Major Specialization: Humanities; Global China Studies; Business & Finance; Business & Marketing


    Lingyan Hu (Ling) received her bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Nanjing University in 2013, and her master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from University of Pennsylvania in 2014. Her primary research interests concern diversity in American higher education, college students’ academic achievement, and international students’ adaptation in the U.S. Ling has gained extensive experience of advising students in her role as an Academic Consultant in an education consulting company, as well as a Teaching and Residential Assistant at UPenn’s Fox Leadership Program. In addition, Ling was a Research Assistant at the Wharton School while studying at UPenn. Also, in 2015, she assisted the UPenn’s International Students and Scholars Services designing the inaugural Forerunner Leadership Program for Chinese international students at Penn China Wharton Center.

  • Maria Guo


    Major Specialization: Social Science


    Maria Menglin Guo received her M.A. in Law and Education Policy from Columbia University and her B.A. in International Studies from the University of Washington. She has served as a peer mentor or student advisor in various capacities since her undergraduate years. She founded the Jackson School Mentor Program at the University of Washington, was a graduate assistant at Columbia University’s Center for Career Education, a consultant to Barnard College’s Office of Career Development, and a program assistant at Columbia Law School. She has previously lived in Amsterdam, Beijing, Brussels, London, New York, and Seattle. Maria enjoys writing and has published various articles in newspapers and magazines.

  • Minqing Wang


    Major Specialization: Economics; Mathematics; Honors Mathematics


    Minqing Wang earned her master’s degree in education from Harvard University, with focuses on linguistics, developmental psychology, and international education. Prior to joining NYU Shanghai, she served as a student counselor at Harvard University’s Summer School, providing academic and personal development counseling for first-year undergraduate and high school students. Minqing was also a Learning Resource Instructor at Hult International Business School in Boston, teaching Business English classes as well as conducting workshops and tutoring sessions on academic study strategies.

  • Tianjun (Tony) Shen


    Major Specialization: Computer Science; Data Science; Electrical and Systems Engineering; Computer Systems Engineering


    Tianjun (Tony) Shen earned a master’s degree in higher education and student affairs from Kent State University, with a certificate in international higher education, and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Shanghai International Studies University with a minor in French. Prior to joining NYU Shanghai, he worked as an international admissions counselor for Kent State University China Center in Beijing. Tianjun is an enthusiast in language learning and enjoys reading, writing, running and swimming in his free time.