Elm College

Chiaping Wen

Residential Life Officer

Hello Everyone! My name is Chia, your RLO at Elm. I graduated from Peking University with a master’s degree in International Relations. The past 3 years I worked as the student engagement manager at Yenching Academy at Peking University. I had the honor of working with graduate students from over 44 countries.

I am a high energy person and love being on the go! Interacting with students is one of my favorite aspects of working in higher education. Prior to my work in higher education, I worked in a variety of roles, including a role of business development assistant at an American owned travel agency in China, financial consultant at an investment firm, and intern at the US Chamber of Commerce in China. With my experiences in various types of industries, I welcome students to come chat with me any time.

Advice for Students

Take risks and step out of your comfort zone! Now is the time to be daring and try something new. You never know how one bold move could help you to discover a new passion that may even turn into a career prospect. Keep an open mind to new things and experiences - even the ones that make you uncomfortable. You may just discover something new about yourself and your view of the world around you.

Why Yale-NUS?

I’ve always been passionate about working in international higher education. The liberal arts institution of Yale-NUS and its location in Asia seemed like a perfect fit for me.

Travel Bucket List

Vienna, Austria (Christmas market)

Fun Fact

I spent 3 weeks at a kungfu school in Yuntai Mountains in China training in Chinese boxing from sun up to sun down.