Our team is made up of a group of hard-working, dedicated individuals who are passionate about the impact an American education can have on our students. Whether working with students, host families or schools, each member of the Ivy team brings unique experience to ensure the highest quality service to each of our students every step of the way.
JT Niu earned his B.A. in English Education and M.A. in English from the China Foreign Affairs University, and his Masters of Public Administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School. At Harvard, JT served as chair of the Kennedy School’s China Caucus. Prior to joining Ivy International, JT worked as an international affairs analyst for China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and as the spokesman for the Chinese Embassy in the Philippines. He is passionate about building international education programs that will help change the life of young people and contribute to friendly relationship among the countries.
Anna earned her B.A. in East Asian Studies, concentrating in Chinese Language and Literature, from Wesleyan University. She enjoys working with young people, and has taught Chinese in both a charter and independent school setting. Anna has also served as private tutor in both Chinese and ESI. She spent time living in Taiwan, and has travelled to Mainland China many times. Anna’s background in education and Chinese culture enables her to provide optimal support to our students and partner schools to ensure that they receive the best experience possible through our program.
Clara Wen earned her B.A. in Philosophy and Law from Tsinghua University in China, and received her Master of Public Administration from Cornell University. Prior to joining Ivy International, she has worked in a variety of capacities at places such as the UN, a consulting firm, a publishing cooperation, and a local non-profit. She is passionate about promoting cultural exchange between China and the U.S., and helping Chinese young people fulfill their American dreams. With her experiences in consulting and business administration, Clara is able to support our overall program operations and business development well.
Sue joined Ivy three years ago with multiple years of experience as a School Board Vice President, Director of Admissions, Designated School Official (DSO) with the US Department of Homeland Security, International Program Coordinator, and Host Family Coordinator. These experiences have provided her with a well-rounded insight to all matters relevant to the international student experience. In her current position, Sue provides strategic support to IIG school partners. Working closely with school leadership and IIG Student Support Division, she seeks solutions that respect the mission of the school while keeping student welfare central. Having a strong interest in setting high standards for the level of care students receive, Sue has participated in CSIET conventions domestically and abroad. Sue has a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from the University of Stockton.
Diana earned her Bachelors of Business Administration from The Ohio State University and TEFL certification from Boston Academy of English. She joins Ivy International Group with multiple years of experience in global education and ESL instruction. Diana spent many years at EF Education First, where she developed international learning opportunities in countless schools through educational travel and cultural exchange.
For over a decade, Diana has traveled and taught English across the world. She has spent significant amount of time in China, Japan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, and more. Her passions for shaping the global perspective for tomorrow’s generation will be an asset in providing your school with top-notch support for your international program.
Lu He earned her B.A. at Xi’an International Studies University in China majoring in English Language and Culture, and later received her M.A. in International Relations and International Communication from Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University in the U.S.
Lu started her career as a TV journalist and senior editor, then joined Ruder Finn (Beijing) as Senior Account Executive. She also worked at United Nations Secretariat in New York monitoring news coverage and creating media alerts for the entire UN system.
Passionate and dedicated, Lu is hoping to help more international students accomplish academic study and adjust themselves to American culture and society.
Christina completed her B.A. at Southwestern University in Intercultural Communication before moving to China. With a TESOL certification from Language Corps Asia, she taught English at a University in Cambodia and language schools across China. While teaching English in China, she served as a Student Advisor for Chinese students preparing for overseas study. At Ivy International, Christina supports students, host families, and schools to get the most out of their Ivy experience. Passionate about international study and experiential education, Christina has worked in Tanzania, Cambodia, and China. She loves helping empower students to experience the world through international education and travel, and is excited to continue helping others develop cultural understanding through Ivy International.
Victor Li earned his Ph.D. in Genetics at the University of Iowa. He has worked as a medical scientist in universities and as a manager in a pharmaceutical company for many years. Over the course of his twenty years of living in the U.S., Victor has spent a great deal of time and effort in helping college and graduate students from China adapt to the American culture successfully. Victor is excited to be part of the IIG team and to help our students build lasting friendships with American families.
Susan Xu earned her B.A. in History from East China Normal University in China and received her Master of Business Administration from Drexel University in Philadelphia, United States. Prior to joining Ivy International Group, Susan has worked in Human Resources area for various multinational companies. She is passionate to help young students assimilate into the new country and culture.
Kate Ye graduated from the Southwestern University of Political Science and Law in 1988. After graduation, she worked at the legislative office at the government of her hometown, for eight years. Then she worked in the import and export business for years before joining Ivy as a resident advisor and eventually becoming Head Dorm Parent at the Staten Island Dorm. She came to the U.S in 2000.
Lin Zuo is based in Los Angeles, and she is a regional manager of student support on the West Coast (CA/OR/WA). Prior to joining Ivy, Lin worked as a program manager with the China-US Center for Sustainability Development (a non-profit in Portland, Oregon), taking responsibility of sustainability training programs for related Chinese government officials. Lin also has five year work experience in China as a Marketing and PR Manager with Youyou Software Co., Ltd.
Lin has a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication from the University of Oklahoma, and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business from Beihang University in Beijing, China. Her expertise include cross-cultural communication, international exchange programs, and marketing & pubic relations.