General Information
Name
Melissa Morgenstern / 莫文婷
Sex
Female
Current City
Berkeley, CA
Industry
Education
Citizen of
United States
Personal Summary
Dutch, Israeli, American and some unexplained Asian parts, That's my ethnicity in a weird nutshell. I'm all about using my multicultural background to bring about more understanding and make the world a better place. I stayed in China for four years as a student, freelance journalist/translator, and art teacher. Now I am looking to expand my China skills in the states and get down to work!
Education
China Program
  • Hopkins–Nanjing Center (2013)
  • Institute for the International Education of Students (IES) (2009)
  • Associated Colleges in China The Beijing Center (ACC) (2010)
High School
  • Brookfield East High School (2006)
US-China Experience
Cities lived in the US
  • Milwaukee, WI (2013/08 - Current)
  • New York, NY (1988/01 - 1996/01)
  • Orange, CA (2014/01 - 2016/06)
  • Berkeley, CA (2016/06 - Current)
Cities lived in China
  • Nanjing, Jiangsu (2011/09 - 2013/06)
  • Beijing (2008/08 - 2009/06)
Chinese Level
Listening: Fluent
Speaking: Fluent
Reading: Fluent
Writing: Fluent
Work Experience (9 years of work experience)
2016/08-Current
Admissions Director at Shu Ren International School
China Related?
Yes
Industry
Education
Description
• Oversee the admissions program for all preschool through Grade 8 families, including new student, returning student, mid-year, and international enrollment. • Co-organize parent-driven marketing council and provide information for participants. • Implement the need-based financial aid program. • Review and implement school policies related to the admissions process and logistics. • Proposed and lead implementation of inRESONANCE admissions database software into the school’s communications and student information systems. • Represent the school at various gatherings including street fairs, educational exhibitions, open houses, East Bay Independent School Association meetings, and language fairs. • Plan and execute programs to enhance brand awareness of the school, including parent ambassador visits, outreach events, and open houses. • Identify and apply emerging marketing strategies within the independent school market.

2012/01-2017/04
Writer/Contributer/Translator at the Nanjinger, Map Magazine, Echinacities
China Related?
Yes
Industry
Other/Not Classified
Description
• Researched, wrote, and translated articles and press releases related to travel, business, and social issues for an audience of expatriates living in China.

2015/12-2016/06
International Program Manager/Office Coordinator at LePort Schools
China Related?
Yes
Industry
Education
Description
• Worked with an academic team to create summer camps for international students aged 5-10 and their families. • Created academic materials and curricula for both summer and academic year programs. • Managed Mandarin teacher hiring process for overseas candidates. • Planned and implemented advertising and hiring strategies for marketing and human resources. • Created and translated marketing and legal materials for LePort Mandarin Immersion program. • Developed vendor relationships with domestic and international hotels, travel agents, and academic institutions. • Maintained international partnerships to recruit for camps at LePort campuses throughout CA.

2014/01-2015/11
Business Development Associate at KnowledgeLink
China Related?
Yes
Industry
Education
Description
• Managed onsite international exchange programs for the west coast. • Worked with primary schools, universities, and local vendors to create and implement short term exchanges for international students. • Initiated outreach to American high schools and colleges to expand program partnerships. • Streamlined company procedures, including client visits and database organization. • Advised schools on various international student programs. • Created independent KnowledgeLink programs, such as foreign exchanges and internships at the high school and university level. • Researched and analyzed modern international education trends. • Recruited and interviewed prospective host families. • Worked with local host families and international students to resolve conflicts, including language barrier assistance. • Optimized logistical measures for program efficiency, including information collection, transportation, and communication procedures.