Meet the Team

Office of the Dean of Students

Charlene Visconti

Dean of Students
Pudong Building, 1431
Email: cv2009@nyu.edu

Charlene Visconti is Dean of Students for NYU Shanghai. She is responsible for the overall student life experience of the international community of scholars at NYU Shanghai, emphasizing intercultural communication and engagement across a broad spectrum of activities for students from diverse backgrounds. Dean Visconti holds a law degree from New York University and has worked in both the public and private sectors, primarily in the areas of health care administration, ethics, and risk management. She also served for nine years as Assistant Dean of Preprofessional Advising at the NYU College of Arts and Science, helping to prepare students for graduate school in the legal, business, and health professions. She is delighted to be returning to NYU in this role, and is committed to providing a robust set of student life programs that appreciate, respect, and celebrate the cultural norms of the NYU Shanghai community.

 

David Pe

Associate Dean of Students
Pudong Building, 1433
Email: Dp949@nyu.edu

David Pe is responsible for the day-to-day operations, development, and strategic direction of student life functions at NYU Shanghai. David spent eight years at the NYU campus in New York City and has been in Shanghai for a little over three years. He brings to NYU Shanghai a commitment to learning and development in a multicultural environment and an enthusiasm for working with students. He holds a master’s degree in higher education from NYU.

Lijie Wang

Senior Associate, Office of the Dean of Students
Pudong Building, 1410
Email: lw85@nyu.edu

Lijie is assisting with the planning, execution and development of Dean's office initiatives such as Dean's Service Awards and other special programs. She also provides support to student led initiatives including assistance with project development and planning, general administrative support and overall supervision of student planning activities.  holds a master degree in Psychology in Education from Columbia University.

Student Life

Adam Ebnit

Director, Student Life
Pudong Building, 108
Email: Ade207@nyu.edu

Adam Ebnit serves as the Director of student life. Before coming to Shanghai, Adam received a master's degree in higher education from NYU and spent the last 10 years working at NYU's campus in New York City. Seek Adam out if you're looking to get involved in a student club, student government, community service, or athletic team or want to participate in a dance, yoga, or fitness class!

Judy Li

Associate Director, Student Life
Pudong Building, 105
Email: Hl50@nyu.edu

Judy Li oversees the student mobility office, which includes assisting students with inbound and outbound visa affairs. She provides visa consultation and support and works closely with the Office of Global Services in New York City. She also makes sure Chinese national students comply with the specific legal requirements for personal dossier, CPC membership, Youth League, and Military Training. She holds a master’s degree from East China Normal University.

Jenna Jiang

Associate, Student Life Administration
Pudong Building, 110
Email: yj12@nyu.edu

Jenna is mainly responsible for assisting in planning, leading and managing programs and services with a focus on community service initiatives, student clubs and organizations, and athletics. She also manages Student Life Help Desk to provide efficient information and high-quality services to all the students. Jenna holds two master degrees, in Social and Organizational Psychology from University of Exeter and in Applied Psychology from East China Normal University, respectively. She is also the youngest member of Chinese Association of Social Psychology and the qualified national psychological consultant. 

Student Involvement & Community Engagement

Patty Xu

Manager, Student Involvement
Pudong Building, 110

Email: Px2@nyu.edu

Patty Xu is the manager of student involvment. She oversees the student run clubs, community service programs, and student government. She works closely to build strong communities through various educational and culture programs. She strives to make a positive and pleasant living experience for students. She holds a bachelor's degree from Shanghai International Studies University.

Xuan Hu

Senior Associate, Community Engagement & Outreach
Pudong Building, 110
Email: hx14@nyu.edu

Xuan is responsible for the design, development, oversight, and implementation of community-based programs and services. She also coordinates those activities with various academic units. Before joining NYU Shanghai, Xuan worked for British Council for about eleven years with a recent position as Education and Society Project Officer, East China. Xuan graduated from Heriot-Watt University with a Master’s degree in Information Technology in 2002 and obtained another Master’s degree in Business Information Technology System from University of Strathclyde in 2000.

Jeremy Hissong

Senior Global Leadership Fellow
Pudong Building, 110
Email: jjh419@nyu.edu

Jeremy focuses on creating leadership opportunities for students and supporting the out-of-classroom experience at NYU Shanghai. Before coming to Shanghai, Jeremy studied at NYU's New York campus where he worked for two years as a Resident Assistant and High School Program Assistant. In his role as a Global Leadership Fellow, Jeremy works closely with many student groups on campus and helps to develop systems to support student clubs and initiatives. Jeremy also serves as a Teaching Assistant to Deputy President Diane Yu.

Simone Francis

Global Leadership Fellow
Pudong Building, 110
Email:sf1525@nyu.edu

Simone focuses on enhancing NYU Shanghai's diversity initiatives and developing leadership opportunities for the students. As a student at NYU's New York campus, she worked in leadership and diversity in the Center for Multicultural Education & Programs and the Academic Achievement Program. As a Global Leadership Fellow in Student Life, she works closely with students to engage them outside of the classroom in community service, student organizations, leadership and diversity initiatives. 

Residential Life

Eli Berk-Rauch

Manager, Residential Life
Pudong Building, 106
Email: Ebr6@nyu.edu

Eli Berk-Rauch has been working at NYU Shanghai for three years, beginning in the Department of Public Affairs before transitioning to the Office of Residential Life. A graduate of Cornell University, Eli majored in economics and took four years of Chinese. During his time at Cornell, Eli studied abroad at Fudan University in Shanghai and fell in love with the city. In his role as residential hall director, Eli oversees the residential life experience and helps students create a community which is inclusive and supportive. In his down time Eli enjoys traveling, sports, reading, and corny jokes.

Shara Yim

Associate, Residential Life
Pudong Building, 110
Email: Shara.yim@nyu.edu

Shara Yim graduated from NYU with a degree from media, culture, and communications and an East Asian minor. She became infatuated with Shanghai when she studied abroad with the NYU in Shanghai program. During her time at NYU, Shara was a fearless resident assistant, which lead her to her current position as a residential life associate at NYU Shanghai. She helps in all aspects of the residential life experience and helps oversee the residential assistant program.

Siwen Li

Senior Associate, Residential Life
Pudong Building, 110
Email: sl163@nyu.edu

Siwen supports the NYU Shanghai Study Away students from the New York and Abu Dhabi campuses and takes the marketing, and development of programs that address the transition and acclimation to Shanghai. She focuses on planning the cultural activities that support Study Away students academic studies in Shanghai. She will also help to oversee the residential assistant program. Siwen graduated from University of California, San Diego, majoring in Economic and minoring in Urban Study and Planning.

Candice Wang

Associate, Residential Life
Pudong Building, 110
Email: sw2710@nyu.edu

Candice oversees Resource Center at residence hall. She fell in love with NYU Shanghai dating back to 2008 when she signed up for the very first class at NYU Shanghai. She served as a RA while in graduate school and stayed in Residential Life after graduating from East China Normal University with master’s degree in cultural studies. Candice focuses on helping build a friendly and diverse residential community for students.

Athletics, Recreation, & Intramurals

Elyse Hong

Senior Associate, Athletics
Pudong Building, 110
Email: yh36@nyu.edu

Jay Voigt

Global Leadership Fellow, Athletics
Pudong Building, 110
Email: jcv6@nyu.edu

Orientation and New Student Programs

Shelly Lu

Manager, Orientation & New Student Programs
Pudong Building, 110
Email: xl21@nyu.edu

Shelly is responsible for developing and executing a well thought out orientation curriculum and managing other new student programs. She also liaise with other offices for collaboration and co-programming. Shelly graduated from University de Rey Juan Carlos in Spain with a Master’s Degree in Travel Agency Management and obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Biotechnology at ECNU in 2005.

Joyce Tan

Associate, Orientation & New Student Programs
Pudong Building, 110
Email: rt1130@nyu.edu

Student Mobility & Chinese Student Services

Chloe Ma

Associate, Inbound Mobility
Pudong Building, 110
Email: chloe.ma@nyu.edu

Chloe Ma is responsible for international mobility and helps students with the appropriate visas or residence permits to enter China and study here. NYU Shanghai international students and NYU study-away students can get assistance with visa documents, such as application letters, admission notices, and JW202 forms. She holds a master's degree from the University of Southampton.

Vivian Chen

Associate, Chinese Mobility
Pudong Building, 110
Email: Yc44@nyu.edu

Vivian Chen is responsible for Chinese Mobility and Youth League Committee Affairs. She assists all Chinese students with household “hukou” affairs, dossier management, student ID booklet, and train tickets coupon production. She is also the point person for all things related to your Youth League or Party membership. She holds a master’s degree from East China Normal University.

Agnes Zhu

Associate, Outbound Mobility
Pudong Building, 110
Email: mz69@nyu.edu

Agnes Zhu is responsible for outbound visa affairs. She assist with developing necessary support for processing all outbound students to the NY or AD campuses, other 11 global academic centers and NYU Sponsored trips and programs. NYU Shanghai students can get assistance with visa consulting and visa application instructions. She holds a master’s degree from East China Normal University.

Emily Gao

Associate, Outbound Mobility
Pudong Building, 110
Email: qg294@nyu.edu

Emily is responsible for international mobility and help with students with proper visas to study in NYU global network. She mainly focus on the outbound supports to students who study away in the United Kingdom, Germany, Czech, Sydney and Argentina. Emily graduated from East China Normal University with a master degree majoring in Educational Management.

Health and Wellness

Madeleine Dupre

Senior Counselor, Health and Wellness
Pudong Building, 605
Email: mad20@nyu.edu

Madeleine received her doctorate in Counseling and Supervision from James Madison University (JMU) in Harrisonburg, Virginia and Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Antioch University. Before coming to Shanghai, Madeleine was a psychotherapist at Elson Student Health Center at the University of Virginia. She taught in the Department of Graduate Psychology at JMU from 2002 until 2014. She has more than twenty-five years of experience as a counselor, supervisor, and trainer in the mental health and substance abuse fields. Throughout her career, Madeleine has worked in a variety of settings with children, adolescents, and adults including an inpatient psychiatric hospital, a medium security prison, and community mental health clinics.

Chelina Wang

Health Promotion Manager
Pudong Building, 605D
Email: Pw55@nyu.edu

Chelina Wang is responsible for launching health promotion programs, leading talks on health education, managing health insurance and hospital-visit expense claims, providing local healthcare providers with information, and handling case management. She has more than 15 years of experience in education, nursing, and customer service. Chelina holds a bachelor’s degree in education and is a Registered Nurse.

Yirui Wang, PsyD

Counselor, Health and Wellness
Pudong Building, 605H
Email: yw37@nyu.edu

Yirui is a licensed Clinical Psychologist from Australia with seven years' experience practicing psychology. She received her professional doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Queensland, Australia and worked in several hospitals and psychology clinics in Brisbane before coming to Shanghai. Yirui has also worked with adolescents and is familiar with Australia's child protection system. She will provide clinical assessment, individual and group counseling, and crisis intervention and management to the NYU Shanghai community.

Lin Lin

Associate, Health and Wellness
Pudong Building, 605
Email: linlin@nyu.edu

Lin is responsible for providing high quality and positive customer service to students and other clients and performing general clerical duties. She previously worked in the health insurance industry and took charge of providing customer service to expatriate members in Asia. Lin studied Biomedical Engineering in France and also holds a master's degree from the International School of Business (ISG Paris).

Career Development Center

Hao Guo

Assistant Director, Career Development & Director of Employer Relations
Pudong Building, 608
Email: Hg40@nyu.edu

Hao “Hao Hao” Guo is responsible for providing guidance, advice, and support to students through their career planning, decision-making, and job search processes. She will primarily focus on employer relations and services and also collaborate closely with the NYU campus in New York City and NYU Abu Dhabi career development centers. She holds a master’s degree from East China Normal University.

Jane Hsu

Assistant Director, Career Development & Director of Student Development
Pudong Building, 608
Email: jhh236@nyu.edu

Jane’s primary focus is creating an overall strategy for supporting student development in regards to career exploration and pre-professional advising. She counsels students, implements professional development trainings, and is involved in building stronger employer relations with the university. Jane previously worked in advertising and marketing as well as various U.S. higher education institutions including University of California San Diego and George Washington University. She earned her undergraduate degree from the NYU Steinhardt School of Education in Communications and holds a master’s degree in International Education Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She welcomes students, alumni and employers to connect with her about career related inquiries!

Linda Mai

Senior Associate, Career Development
Pudong Building, 608
Email: sm6582@nyu.edu

Linda's primary focus is employer relations. She establishes and maintains effective relationships with both Chinese and multinational organizations who are interested in NYU Shanghai and the student body. She is also responsible for providing professional services and partnering with employers to meet business needs. Before joining NYU Shanghai, Linda worked at a world-leading electrical manufacturer in their Pennsylvania and Shanghai offices. She graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.B.A in HR Management and Finance.

Yuwei Gu

Associate, Career Development
Pudong Building, 608
Email: yg41@nyu.edu

Yuwei manages the entire On-Campus Job Program which offers valuable pre-professional skills to our undergraduate students. She organizes the On Campus Job Fair, application process, hiring process, student training, supervisor training, payment process and evaluation of the program. In addition, she supports all of the center's career related events, workshops, seminars and panels.