Cheng Yao is the Assistant Director for the Fox Leadership Program, working closely with the directors of both the Fox Program and Fox Leadership International. He received an undergraduate degree in English and International Relations from Beijing Foreign Studies University, a Master in Public Relations from Boston University and an MPA from University of Pennsylvania. Cheng worked in higher education at Shenzhen University in admissions for undergraduate and graduate programs. He also worked in the district government’s foreign affairs office for one year before coming to Penn. Most recently, Cheng is a student fellow at Fox since 2015, and has been the student chair of the China-U.S. Partnerships for Educational Advancement and Cultural Exchange student steering committee.