Academics

Simon Koo 古嘉文
Simon Koo 古嘉文Ph.D. Purdue University

Executive Director

Dr. Simon Koo joined TBC in 2017, bringing over a decade of teaching, research, and administration experience in higher education. He is currently the Executive Director of TBC.

Interests
  • International Education
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • STEM Education
  • Data Science
Sara Huang 黄雅芬
Sara Huang 黄雅芬MBA, Johnson & Wales University

Associate Director of Partnership & Career Ventures

After receiving her Master’s degree, Sara Huang continued to work in the education field for a year in the U.S. before moving back to Beijing in late 2014. She has six years of experience in increasingly responsible roles within education at several organizations. In her most recent position, Sara was the head admission officer for Education First’s 12 campuses in the U.S. and 9 in the U.K. Her experience is enhanced by her graduate studies in the U.S. and her working experience at JWU and Brown. Sara has a passion for writing fiction in her spare time and volunteers with organizations that work with orphans. She also loves doing outdoor activities with her pets – a Jersey Wooly and a French Lop. Finally, like most people that grew up in Xiamen, Sara is a seafood lover, so be sure to share good seafood places with her!

Interests
  • Travel
  • History
  • Hiking
  • Networking
  • Reading
Frank Hannafey 韩乐飞
Frank Hannafey 韩乐飞Ph.D. and MBA, Loyola University Chicago

Professor and Academic Advisor

Frank has worked in university higher education for many years and has most recently served as a professor at Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA. His teaching, research, and writing is focused in the fields of business ethics and contemporary moral problems. He has lived and pursued research projects in Hong Kong, Yunnan Province, and Guizhou Province. Frank continues his study of the Mandarin Chinese language and is presently engaged in a writing project on Chinese tea– with special focus on Puer Tea from Yunnan Province in southwest China.

Interests
  • Chinese Tea
  • Yoga
  • Travel
  • Walking
  • Reading
Emily Xiong 熊嘉澜
Emily Xiong 熊嘉澜BA, University of International Business and Economics

Assistant for Operations and Academic Affairs

Emily joined TBC in July 2018 after graduating from the University of International Business and Economics. She was first part of the TBC family as a Chinese language tutor in 2016, and later a Chinese roommate and intern at the Anton Library in 2017.

Interests
  • Travel
  • Film
  • Reading