Meet The Team
Advising Specialization: Steinhardt, Liberal Studies
Leigh completed her bachelor's degree at Smith College where she studied Sociology and Environmental Science & Policy. Prior to joining the advising team, Leigh worked at NYU Shanghai's Academic Resource Center for two years as a Global Writing and Speaking Fellow. Before Shanghai, she was a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Taitung, Taiwan.
Advising Specialization: CAS, Gallatin, Tandon Engineering, Stern, Silver
Qingyin Zhang received her master’s degree in College Student Development & Counseling from Northeastern University, and her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Earlham College. Prior to joining NYU Shanghai, Qingyin worked as an academic advisor assistant in the College of Engineering at Northeastern.
Advising Specialization: CAS, Liberal Studies, SPS
Yiren Ruan completed her master’s degree in International Education Development from Teachers College, Columbia University, and her bachelor’s degree in NYU Shanghai. Previously, Yiren worked at the State University of New York’s Global Affairs Program. She has worked with a wide range of students, including migrant students, K-12 students, and first-generation undergraduates.
Advising Specialization: Tisch, CAS
Zixia completed her bachelor's degree at Wellesley College, where she majored in English Literature. Prior to joining the advising team, Zixia worked as a Global Writing and Speaking Fellow at NYU Shanghai's Academic Resource Center. Beyond working one-on-one with students on their writing, speaking, and listening assignments, she also partnered with other offices at NYU Shanghai, including the Committee for Critical Inquiry and the Office for Community Engaged Learning.