Senior Vice President and Director, Washington, D.C.

Nancy Yuan is senior vice president and director of The Asia Foundation’s Washington, DC office. Her responsibilities include representation to the U.S. government, diplomatic community, Congress, policy community and private sector; policy input, and program liaison with 18 offices in Asia, the San Francisco headquarters; and programming in Asian affairs in Washington. She joined the Foundation in 1985 as a program officer in the Asian-American Exchange (AAX) program focusing on legislative, business development, and media exchanges. She later served as grantee advisor for the program, serving as liaison to all long-term Asia Foundation fellows. Prior to joining the Foundation, Yuan served as assistant director of academic exchanges at the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), working on programs for China, Russia, France, and Spain.

Education: Bachelor’s degree from Barnard College; master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

Phone: (202) 588-9420