Meet the Advisors

Each enrolled student is assigned to an academic adviser with whom they should meet regularly, at least once per semester prior to course registration.

  • Chaoer Chen



    Chaoer Chen received her master degree in International Education from New York University and her bachelor degree in Sociology and Italian from Skidmore College. Prior to joining NYU Shanghai, Chaoer provided academic advising to student-athletes at New York University helping them balance between school and training. She worked on educational programs such as the National Shakespeare Competition and volunteered as an ESL tutor at the English Speaking Union of the United States. Chaoer has lived in Italy, the U.S and China. She enjoys skiing, swimming, contemporary art and design.

  • Chenya Song


    Major Specialization: Interactive Media Arts


    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. 

  • Jing Zhou


    Major Specialization: Business & Finance; Business & Marketing; Interactive Media Arts & Business


    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; Interactive Media Arts & Business


    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.

  • Minghui Zhou


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

    Minghui earned her master’s degree in Social Work from The Ohio State University. Prior to joining NYU Shanghai, she worked as a mental health counselor in Columbus Ohio, providing psycho-education, individual counseling and group counseling. Minghui identifies herself as a strength-based counselor who believes people have capabilities within themselves to change successfully. While in college, Minghui served as a Chinese teacher in Yantai City Sports School. In her free time, Minghui enjoys leading meditation groups and reading, especially science fiction.


  • 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.

  • Qinmi (Sammi) Li


    Major Specialization: Business & Finance; Business & Marketing


    Qinmi (Sammi) Li received her master's degree in Economics from San Francisco State University, and her bachelor's degree in Public Finance from Xiamen University. Prior to joining NYU Shanghai, she worked as a Curriculum Coordinator at Wenzhou-Kean University, responsible for academic advising as well as curriculum scheduling. She was also involved in various business programs as an assistant to Dean of Business. Sammi enjoys traveling and doing yoga during her free time. 

  • Tong Jin


    Major Specialization: Biology; Chemistry; Neural Science; Physics; Computer Science; Data Science


    Tong Jin obtained her B.S. in Chemistry from Lanzhou University and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of New Hampshire, where she conducted research in the areas of energy and sustainability and published ten research papers. During her Ph.D. program, she served as a Teaching Assistant for four years, delivering weekly pre-lab lectures and advising undergraduate students. She enjoyed working with students and discovered her passion for helping people reach their full potential. In 2018, Tong earned an M.S. in Higher Education Administration and Policy from Northwestern University. She worked as a graduate assistant in her program office, assisting with program recruitment, admissions and assessment. She also worked at Northwestern's International Office, focusing on program design, implementation, and evaluation, as well as building new on-boarding resources and mentoring supports for international students and scholars. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, baking, Zumba, and watching movies.


  • Zihan Li


    Major Specialization: Social Science


    Zihan received her master’s degree in Education from Harvard University, focusing on developmental psychology, international education, social entrepreneurship, and applied data analysis. She received her B.A. in Psychology and Asian Studies from Dartmouth College. Prior to joining NYU Shanghai, Zihan worked as an International Student Advisor at the American International School of Utah as well as a Research Assistant at the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. She has also worked with UNICEF on education-related consultancy projects and has experience working at the Career Services Office and the Academic Skills Center at Harvard University and Dartmouth College, respectively. Zihan loves experiencing new cultures and is passionate about cross-cultural communication. She enjoys reading, drawing, watching movies, and learning languages in her free time.