Current Board Members


Ning Zulauf
Having graduated in 2010 with a Master of Science in Technology Management from UIUC, Ning has since settled down in Champaign, IL. She currently works as an assistant store manager in an earned incoming social enterprise to generate funding for the Champaign Urbana School Foundation. She hopes to work with the Board of Directors to build a strong foundation and strengthen the network among alumni, current students and our alma mater. Find Ning on LinkedIn



Monika (Pandya) Burchfield
A 2002 graduate with a Master's degree in Education, Monika has remained close to her Illinois roots though advising student organizations, coaching leadership certificate candidates, and volunteering in her community. Professionally, Monika has 15 years of client relationship management, revenue generation and event planning experience, and she is currently the Associate Director of Development at North Central College. Find Monika on LinkedIn. 



Yao (Sophie) Wang
Sophie obtained her M.S. in Accountancy in 2013 at Illinois and currently a first year Statistics student at Loyola University Chicago. Find Sophie on LinkedIn.



Lily Huang
Obtained her bachelor's degree in East Asia Languages and Cultures in 2009, Lily is currently working as an International Advising Specialist at U of I,. She also serves as the Internship and Mentorship Coordinator for the International Educators of Illinois, the professional network for Illinois international educators. Lily is assisting the mentoring program and alumni identification for UIAAAN,she is committed to cultural exchange through open dialogue and continues to work diligently towards this goal. Linkedin.



Min-Hsin Jennifer Hayek
Jennifer obtained her B.S. in Math and Computer Science in 1995 at Illinois. She spent her earlier career in Computer Science industry at Frasca International Inc. as a software engineer. Now she is a International Admissions Specialist at Undergraduate Admissions at Illinois.



Julian Ignacio
Julian graduated in 2012 in Accountancy with a minor in Asian American Studies and in 2013 with a Master's in Accountancy. He was primarily involved in the Asian American community and served in leadership positions through the Asian Pacific American Coalition, Midwest Asian American Students Union, and Philippine Student Association. Upon graduation, he was awarded Outstanding Graduate Student Award by the AACC and the Joseph H. Smith Diversity Award from the Department of Student Affairs. Currently, he serves as a Risk Consultant with Crowe Horwath. As a programming co-director, he hopes to bridge the gap between students, recent graduates, and long-time alumni. Find Julian on LinkedIn.



Yixuan “Katie” Jin
Katie obtained her Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Science in Economics from UIUC in May 2016. She developed a passion for career development and human resources management and has more than two years of professional experience as a student intern for The Career Center and EnterpriseWorks’ Technology Entrepreneurship Incubator. Find Katie on LinkedIn.                                                               



Terry Shih-Jui Yang
Terry is a current UIUC graduate student in Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, focusing on Human Resource Development. Currently working as a graduate assistant at the UIUC Career Center, he has solid knowledge and experience in reaching out to student organizations, as well as in assisting international students with career development. His major responsibility in UIAAAN is to reach out to alumni and students for interviews for our newsletter.



Last Updated: 6-27-2016