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Advising, Undergraduate Dean’s Office

Sijie Yao

Senior Academic Advisor
111 Cornell Hall
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

700 Tiger Avenue
Columbia, MO 65211

Sijie is originally from a small city Kunming in China. She came to the United States as a high school exchange student in 2010. Sijie graduated from the University of Missouri with her master's degree in Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis (ELPA). During graduate school, she worked as a graduate assistant for the Dean’s Office of Arts & Sciences where she developed an interest in academic advising. She also received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri in Communication. Sijie is hoping to utilize her degrees to support students for the Trulaske College of Business. Additionally, she likes to travel during her free time. She has been to 25 states here in the U.S., and a couple of East Asia countries.

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Master of Education in Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis, May 2019; Bachelor of Arts in Communication, May 2016; Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies, May 2016