The Shanghai Office operates as a natural extension of the Illinois-China partnership serving students, faculty, and staff through outreach, protocol, and career activities. The Shanghai Office team reports to the director of Global Education &o; Training.
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Karen joined the University’s Shanghai Office in April 2013. As Program Specialist, Karen’s priorities include professional training and summer programs, student and alumni career services, and alumni relationship development. Previously, Karen was a program specialist for “1000 Sister School Initiative” between Zhejiang Province (China) and the State of Illinois. She earned both a B.A. in International Business with French, and M.S. in Risk Management, from the University of Nottingham (UK).