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.

  • Jenny Wang



    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. During her studies in the U.S., she provided individualized advising and programs to a diverse population of undergraduate students at UChicago. Prior to joining NYU Shanghai, Jenny worked in the United Nations in Turin, Italy to assist students' needs during the admission and distance learning phases. In her role, Jenny will assist students as they develop meaningful educational plans compatible with their life goals. She will serve as a source of information about the degree requirements, policies, and procedures of the university and meet with students to discuss individualized academic questions and concerns. During her free time, she likes snowboarding and diving.

  • 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.

  • 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 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 playing foosball and doing yoga during her free time. 

  • 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. Tony enjoys reading, writing, distance running, hiking, and swimming in his free time.

  • Xinyuan Shen

    Major Specialization: Biology; Chemistry; Neural Science; Physics; Business &Finance; Business &Marketing


    Xinyuan received her master’s degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from University of Pennsylvania, and a bachelor’s degree in English Translation with a minor in Germanistics from Shanghai International Studies University. In both her academic endeavors and extracurricular activities, Xinyuan has honed her research skills and enlarged her teaching repertoire. During her graduate study, she served as an ESL teacher of Hispanic immigrants in Philadelphia. Xinyuan was also an English instructor at NYUSPS, teaching listening and speaking skills to EFL learners. Before joining the team of Academic Advisors, Xinyuan has been working at NYU Shanghai as Global Academic Writing and Speaking Fellow and Coordinator of Academic Support Program in Academic Resource Center.

  • Xixi Ni

    Major Specialization: Global China Studies; Social Science


    Xixi 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 the Massachusetts Institute of Technology providing one-on-one career counseling and professional development workshops to undergraduate and graduate students. She also worked as a first year program facilitator and an instructional design consultant during her time at Boston College. Xixi is interested in educational anthropology and is passionate to help diverse students develop meaningful, long-term educational plans. In her spare time, she enjoys reading novels, watching drama, and exploring historic sites in Shanghai.

  • Xue (Sophie) Xu

    Major Specialization: Interactive Media Arts; Humanities


    Xue (Sophie) Xu received her master’s degree in International Education Management from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in the US. 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 for American and Australian universities in Malaysia, South Korea, and China. Professionally, Sophie is interested in intercultural communication and engagement, facilitating cultural & social integration, supporting students’ holistic experience. Sophie loves to stay informed about world news, adventure to new places, and experience different cultures!

  • 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.