Marco L. Valadez

Director of Academic Advising, M.S. Ed

marco.valadez@dukekunshan.edu.cn

Marco gained an appreciation for higher education and a passion for working with students as an undergraduate student at Texas A&M University. After graduating with his BA he worked for a few years at institutions across Austin before eventually pursuing a Master’s of Science in Education at Baylor University, which he graduated with in 2009. After this he returned to his alma mater and worked with a couple of different departments in the College of Liberal Arts where he both advised students directly and helped the faculty design several new degree options which helped to grow each of their associated programs significantly. Excited by both the prospects of being at a liberal arts focused university and at a startup university he joined DKU in 2021. Since then has since enjoyed connecting with students and faculty from all over the world as well as exploring the community in Shanghai and the surrounding areas whenever he can.

Coordinator for Academic Advising, M.A.

Arianne (Pronounced as ar-re-on) received her B.A. in Psychology from University of California, Davis (UC Davis) and M.A. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from University of San Francisco (USF). Her interests in academic advising began when she worked at UC Davis as a Peer Advising Counselor and has grown since then! As the Senior Coordinator for Academic Advising, she will help coordinate academic advising for UG students, manage advising systems and records, and provide administrative support to the Director. In her free time, she enjoys crafts such as sewing, crochet, hiking with friends, watching comedy movies, and drinking herbal and citrus teas.

Primary Role Advisor, M.A

Haoyuan Qu is a double alumna from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook, having earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Russian Studies and a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration. Prior to joining DKU, she worked as a Graduate Career Coach at Stony Brook University and volunteered for the Committee on Teaching About the United Nations (CTAUN). Haoyuan joined the DKU UG Advising Office in April 2021. She provides advising services to students as well as support to faculty advising, with a specialty in Social Sciences and Arts & Humanities.

Primary Role Advisor, MSc.

Shuyu Guan completed her master’s degree in Management of Training and Development from University of Edinburgh. Prior to joining UG Advising office, Shuyu worked six years as a senior coordinator in Global Health Graduate Program at DKU. She currently provides advising services to students as well as support to faculty advising, with a specialty in Natural and Applied Sciences.

Coordinator for Academic Success, M.S.

Jingting loves to stay in different cities, see different landscapes and meet different people. She was born in Inner Mongolia, grew up in Beijing, obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacological Chemistry from University of California, San Diego, and received her Master’s degree in Molecular Biology from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. After graduation, she worked as a product specialist in BGI for one year in Shenzhen. Now, here she is at DKU. She started supporting biology learning for students at DKU in April 2020. Outside of work, she is a Yogi who loves travelling, reading books and watching movies.

Learning Consultant, M.Ed

Dorothy grew up in Shanxi, which is famous for noodles and vinegar. She had a passion for organic chemistry in high school and it finally became her major in undergraduate and graduate schools. After working in the ARC for about a year, Dorothy found her interest in education. She went back to school and obtained her master degree in Education. When Dorothy is outside the office, you can find her reading novels and listening to music, enjoying her time at home.

Learning Consultant, M.A.

Irina grew up in Jiangxi, a province in southeastern China. She left home in high school to pursue education in the United States. She attended Stony Brook University and double-majored in Psychology and Linguistics. As an undergraduate student, Irina worked on campus and eventually found her passion in education. She attended Boston College and obtained a graduate degree in International Higher Education. Irina joined DKU in June 2022. Outside of work, Irina spends her free time reading, cooking new recipes, and taking long walks to explore different cities.

Learning Consultant, M.S.

Yiling was born and grew up in Jiujiang, a beautiful city in Jiangxi province which is famous for Mountain Lu. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Child, Youth and Family Studies and Master’s degree in Educational Psychology both from University of Nebraska -Lincoln. Previously, she worked at University of Nebraska – Lincoln as Lecturer and Administrative Research Assistant for two years in Lincoln. Outside of work, she is a Yogi and a big fan of beagle dogs.

Learning Consultant, M.S.

Yuanyuan was born in Yangzhou, a small but very beautiful tourist city in Jiangsu province. She got her Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Information Science and Technology in Soochow University. After that, she continued her study in Soochow University for her Master’s degree in Physics. She started working at DKU in February 2020. Yuanyuan’s favorite hobbies are traveling and eating wonderful foods. Her dream is to taste all kinds of food when traveling around the world.

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