UMD: A Globally Connected University
Jeannette Dai-Wang, Esq.
Jeannette is in charge of OCA's program development, and oversees administrative and legal affairs. She plays a key role in OCA’s strategic planning and business development. She serves as a consultant to other university units at UMD and often gives consultations to other Maryland state and local government officials. On behalf of OCA, she also serves as the liaison with Chinese Government agencies and universities. Prior to joining UMD in 2006, Jeannette has worked as an attorney for financial institutions and law firms. Jeannette obtained her bachelor degree from State University of New York double major in Political Science and International Relations with a minor in Modern Language-Japanese. She received her law degree from Southern Illinois University.
Lei manages all of OCA's customized non-degree programs, including but not limited to: executive education programs, judicial/legal education programs, university administrators' leadership development programs, teaching pedagogy faculty training programs, and college student summer institute and study tour programs. She participates in program planning and content development, and is in charge of program implementation. She develops and maintains a network of United States government agencies, higher education institutions, private enterprises, professional associations, university faculty and industry experts to carry out high quality programs. She also manages day-to-day communication with program stakeholders, oversees all vendor contracts in the United States, and supervises the program team. Lei obtained her Bachelor of Laws degree from Zhejiang University, P. R. China, and Master of Laws degree from the George Washington University. She is a member of the New York State Bar.
Ken is a retired senior executive of the U.S. Government Accountability Office who is serving as a senior fellow of OCA to help design and deliver leadership develop programs for groups of Chinese officials. As an expert on U.S. institutions with a wide range of practical experience and an extensive network of people in government at all levels, Ken helps the Chinese officials gain a deeper understanding of U.S. public policy and management. His work with Chinese executive practitioners who are engaged in implementing change in China benefits his own research on long-term structural changes in U.S. and international institutions. Ken also serves as the vice-chairman on the Board of Directors of the World Future Society, a nonprofit association that publishes and convenes meetings on how social, economic, ecological, and technological developments will likely shape the future.
Yi Luo, Interpreter Intern
Yi provides interpretation for OCA programs. Majoring in International Conference Interpreting for a Master's degree at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Yi has conducted simultaneous and consecutive interpretation for international conferences as a professional interpreter certified by Translators Association of China. During her graduate study, she taught undergraduate courses on Interpreting and English Public Speaking and worked as a project manager of Interpreting and Translation Services. With a scholarship for exceptional students, she won the first prize in Provincial Interpreting and English Public Speaking Contests. In January 2019, she was a simultaneous interpreting intern at the United Nations Office at Geneva(UNOG).
Xiao Zhang, Interpreter Intern
Xiao provides interpretation for OCA programs. Xiao is pursuing her Master Degree in Translation and Interpreting at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies. She has participated in and provided interpreting services for China’s Foreign Aid Programs organized by Ministry of Commerce, PRC and business events like the China-ASEAN Expo.
Gloria Wan, Administrative Assistant
Gloria Wan assists the Office with day to day functions and manages the OCA’s website. Before joining the OCA, she was a social media and marketing intern with United Fray, a social sports company. She has a B.A. in Studio Art and a minor in Chinese from the University of Maryland. While at UMD, she was a part of the Chinese Cluster in the St. Mary’s Language House Immersion Program.
Daisy Yu, Undergraduate Assistant
Daisy Yu is a second-year student at the University of Maryland, College Park pursuing a double degree in Chemistry and Communications (Public Relations concentration). She is a student of the UMD Honors College Humanities Program. On campus, she is a member of the University Student Judiciary Honor Council and a swim instructor.