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SPOTLIGHT: Joliana Yee

JolianaYeeBorn and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Joliana Yee came to the USA in 2006 as an international student to pursue her undergraduate degree at Miami University (Ohio). It was at Miami that she became involved with Residential Life as a Resident Assistant and was first introduced to the field of Student Affairs. After graduating with a B.A. in Economics and Political Science, Joliana made the decision to attend the Higher Education and Student Affairs Master’s program at Indiana University (Bloomington). Her experiences as an Asian international student and now professional at PWIs continues to informs her practice as a social justice educator as she strives to advocate for inclusive environments that are built on practices that are more ethno-relative as opposed to ethnocentric. Her academic interests are international education, Asian identity development, access and retention of underrepresented students. Outside of work, Joliana is an avid traveler who enjoys learning, making cross-cultural connections and expanding her perspective through experiencing new foods, sights and conversation.

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