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.
Major Specialization: Economics; English for Academic Purpose
Brian Li received his master’s degree in Higher Education from Harvard University, focusing on student development, leadership, and international higher education. Prior to joining NYUSH, he served as the Academic and Personal Development Coach at Harvard Summer School and provided coaching for academic development and personal growth to students. Brian also worked at Harvard College Dean of Students Office, NYU International Student Center, and NYU Office of Residential Life. As an alum of NYU, Brian obtained his B.A. (Honors) in Economics from College of Arts and Science.
Specialization: Art; Chinese
Jenny Wang completed her master’s degree in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago, and her bachelor’s degree in Math and Economics from Emory and Henry College. Prior to joining NYU Shanghai, Jenny worked at the United Nations and the University of Chicago.
Major Specialization: Business & Finance; Business & Marketing; Interactive Media Arts & Business
Jing Zhou completed her master’s degree in Developmental Psychology and Education from University of Toronto, and her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Vancouver Island University. 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.
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.
Major Specialization: Computer Science; Electrical and Systems Engineering; Computer Systems Engineering
Minghui earned her master’s degree in Social Work from Ohio State University with focuses on mental health and substance abuse. 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.
Major Specialization: Economics; Mathematics; Honors Mathematics
Minqing Wang earned her master’s degree in education from Harvard University, with focuses on linguistics and developmental psychology. Prior to joining NYU Shanghai, she served as a counselor at Harvard University’s Summer School, providing academic and personal development counseling for students. Minqing was also an instructor at Hult International Business School in Boston, teaching Business English classes and conducting workshops/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 curriculum scheduling. She was also involved in various business programs as an assistant to Dean of Business.
Tianjun (Tony) Shen
Major Specialization: Data Science
Tianjun (Tony) Shen has 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. Previously, he had worked at Kent State University China Center in Beijing, NYU Shanghai, and Duke Kunshan University in international admissions or academic advising capacities.
Major Specialization: Biology; Chemistry; Neural Science; Physics; Business & Finance; Business & Marketing
Xinyuan received her master’s degree in TESOL from University of Pennsylvania, and a bachelor’s degree in English Translation with a minor in Germanistics from Shanghai International Studies University. Before joining the Advising team, Xinyuan worked at NYU Shanghai as a Global Academic Writing and Speaking Fellow and Coordinator of Academic Support Program in the Academic Resource Center. Xinyuan was also an English instructor at NYUSPS, teaching listening and speaking skills to EFL learners.
Major Specialization: Global China Studies; Social Science
Xixi Ni received her master’s degree in International Higher Education from Boston College with a focus on student development and international learning and teaching. She obtained her B.A. in Anthropology and International Economics from the University of Richmond. Before joining NYU Shanghai, Xixi worked as a career assistant at MIT providing one-on-one career counseling and professional development workshops to undergraduate and graduate students.
Xue (Sophie) Xu
Major Specialization: Humanities; Interactive Media Arts
Sophie Xu received her master’s degree in International Education Management from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. Prior to joining NYU Shanghai, she worked at the international office at the University of California, Berkeley, where she served a diverse student population and developed programs that supported Cal international community. She also worked with the Center for International Studies to coordinate study abroad programs.
Major Specialization: Social Science
Yinxuan Gu received her mater’s degree in Education from UC Berkeley, and her bachelor’s degree in mathematics, with a double minor in science & math secondary teaching and educational studies from UC Santa Barbara. She also has a College Counseling Certificate from UCLA-extension. Prior to joining NYU Shanghai, she worked at UC Berkeley’s Disabled Students’ Program. She also had experience working with a wide range of students, including K-12 students, first-generation undergraduates, and students on the autism spectrum.