UMD: A Globally Connected University

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 custom programs, including but not limited to: executive education programs, judicial/legal education programs, university administrators' leadership development programs, and faculty training programs. She is in charge of program planning, content development and 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 sponsors, oversees all vendor contracts in the United States, and supervise 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 American Translators Association and 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.

 

Corinne Perloski 

Program Assistant

Corinne Perloski is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park with a dual Bachelor's degree in Chinese and Cellular Biology & Molecular Genetics. She is an alumni of the UMD Global Fellows: Science Diplomacy and College Park Scholars: International Studies programs. Corinne has attended National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei through the Huayu Enrichment Scholarship and Nanjing University through the Jiangsu Cup Chinese speech competition. 

 

     Lin Yu

     Interpreter 

Lin Yu is a graduate student of Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, majoring in conference interpreting. Once worked as leader of GDUFS interpreting team, she participated in some interpreting competitions and events such as CAEXPO. In June, 2018, she worked as an intern in UN office at Geneva.

 

     Laura Xiao

     Interpreter

Xiao Mei is a graduate of Guangdong University of Foreign Studies majoring in Conference Interpreting. She won the outstanding prize at the National English Competence Contest for College Students in 2015 and the first prize at the 7th Cross Straits Interpreting Contest (Chinese Mainland Level) . Xiao Mei has worked as an interpreter for heads of states and diplomats in China.