Siyi lives her passion for bridging student development to human flourishing. She possesses diverse experiences in international higher education and with immigrant engineers in Canada. Siyi provides person-centred support paired with an understanding of co-existing opportunities and conflicts for transnational students. She proudly employs strengths-identifying and capacity-building approaches in her teaching and advising. In her role, Siyi supports cooperative education program in the College of Engineering at Northeastern University Vancouver through employer partnership development, co-op curriculum teaching, and individual student advising.
Prior to joining Northeastern University in Vancouver, Siyi also served New York University’s global portal campus in Shanghai, China. Siyi is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Educational Studies, focusing on student development in higher education internationalization and global migration. She received an M.A. in Pacific & Asian Studies and holds two bachelor’s degrees in English and Sociology.
Siyi is bilingual in English and Mandarin and is on her way to mastering French. She is a curious lifelong learner and a clumsy bubbly dancer.