Meet Your Advisor
Title/s: Academic Advisor
Born and raised in Chicago, China earned a B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, an M.A. in Writing from DePaul University, and an M.S. in Counseling from National Louis University. She has worked in the field of education for over ten years, teaching elementary school students, advising high school students, and assisting adult education and college students with their academic goals and progress. China is committed to student success, especially the success of first-generation college students. When China is not learning about social justice issues, she takes time to dance, sing loudly when no one is around, and enjoy conversations with her family and friends.
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
My First Year Memory:
I remember the moment my grandparents pulled away from campus in their Chevy Suburban, leaving me outside my dorm as a first-year student, 140 miles away from home, surrounded by students who didn’t look like me and a community in which I was not familiar. Taking it all in, there was a sadness that I entertained, but only for a moment, because it was quickly followed by an empowering freedom and curiosity that, now as I look back, carried me throughout my four years of college.
M.S. in Counseling, National Louis University
M.A. in Writing, DePaul University
B.S. in Elementary Education, University of Illinois