Board Members

Dan Du, Chair of the Board         

Dan received her B.S. in Psychology from Peking University, China and Master's degree in Child Study and Human Development from Tufts University. She worked as a teacher-researcher at various early childhood school settings in Massachusetts. She is currently an education consultant, business analyst and guest writer for <Early Childhood Education>, a well-known Chinese magazine. In her spare time she enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with her family.  The idea of Chinese Family Network traces back to a thought she had while applying to study aboard - to become a bridge that helps overcome cultural barriers.

Annie Li, President

Annie received her PhD in Child Study and Human Development from Tufts University in 2010. As a senior research scientist at one the world's largest behavioral an social science research and organizations, she leads research and evaluation of national and state level education and child development programs and publishes study results as book chapters, reports, policy briefs, and articles in peer-reviewed journals. She is interested in exploring how different social contexts promote the development and integration of academic and social-emotional competence in children and adolescents. As part of her work in Chinese Family Network, Annie hopes to help Chinese American youth establish healthy self-identities and visions for the future by providing opportunities for youth and their families to interact, connect, and support each other and building a sense of community. 

Yang Ji, Program Director

Yang is an experienced Quality Assurance engineer with a Master degree in Computer Science. She has been living in US for over 20 years. In her spare time she likes traveling, gardening, hiking, and spending time with her family. She's hoping to establish an environment with the Chinese language, and build a strong community where Chinese culture is appreciated.