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Our Staff

Our Staff

Jeannette Dai-Wang, Esq. 
Associate Director

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 Bao
Program Manager

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 faculty training programs, and college level summer institute 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 coordinates the Office's translation and interpretation projects, supervises in-house interpreters/translators and proofreads translated documents. Prior to joining the University of Maryland in 2011, Lei worked as a manager of Chinese executive education programs at a private firm in the DC area. 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 Hunter
Senior Advisor

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.

 

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.