Sheng Ye

Sheng Ye 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 Massai 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. 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.


在加入USCET之前,晔在国际研究与交流委员会负责国际媒体和教育项目。她的项目包括促进性别平等、促进媒体,新闻协会和新闻学院之间的伙伴关系交流等项目;为媒体法律辩护和宣传组织提供支持;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,晔曾在中国和莱索托从事针对青少年、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。晔与阿尔巴尼亚和印度尼西亚的妇女法律从业者就妇女的法律权利进行了合作,特别是关于家庭暴力和进入司法系统的权利。晔在坦桑尼亚开始了她的职业发展,在那里她与当地的一个非政府组织合作,保护土著音乐,并教年轻的马赛族武士(Massai Warrior)会话英语。