Ye Sheng

Ye Sheng is the Chief Operating Officer of US-China Education Trust. Ye provides strategic and administrative leadership for USCET’s programming, new initiatives development, and operations. She oversees all programmatic implementation in China and in the US, including capacity building and professional development initiatives, cross-cultural dialogues, policy symposiums, academic and professional conferences, and scholarship and fellowship programs.

Prior to joining USCET, Ye oversaw international media and education programs at the International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX). Her portfolio included programs that promote gender equality, foster partnership exchanges between media outlets, journalism associations and journalism schools; provide support for media legal defense and advocacy organizations; and facilitate capacity building of journalists and media outlets in Asia, Eurasia, Middle East, North and Southern Africa.  Earlier in her career, Ye worked in China and Lesotho on HIV and Malaria prevention programs targeting youth, injecting drug users, sex workers, and factory workers for Population Services International (PSI). At Chemonics, Ye worked with women law practitioners in Albania and in Indonesia on women’s legal rights, especially pertaining to domestic violence and access to the judiciary system. Ye started her development career in Tanzania, where she worked with a local NGO to preserve Masai music while helping the local women’s collective to market their handicrafts.  

Ye received an MA from American University in Comparative Regional Studies and International Development, focusing on Asia and Africa. Ye studied at Beijing University as part of her undergraduate program at American University. As a student, Ye interned at CNN’s Beijing Bureau and was a research fellow at the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission. 

Ye is a native of Shanghai and speaks Mandarin and Shanghai dialect.


加入USCET之前,盛晔在国际研究与交流委员会工作,负责国际媒体和教育项目,其中包括:促进性别平等、加强媒体、新闻协会和新闻学院之间的合作关系;支持为媒体提供法律辩护的组织;促进亚洲、欧亚地区、中东、北非和南部非洲的记者和媒体机构的能力。在她职业生涯的早期,盛晔曾在中国和莱索托负责针对青少年、注射吸毒者、性工作者和工厂工人的艾滋病和疟疾预防项目。她与阿尔巴尼亚和印度尼西亚的女性法律从业者就妇女的法律权利进行了合作,尤其是关于家庭暴力和司法系统的行使权。她在坦桑尼亚开展过国际发展相关的工作。她与当地的一家非政府组织合作,保护马赛族土著音乐、帮助当地妇女营销手工制品,以及教授年轻的马赛族武士(Masai Warrior)会话英语。