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Yu-Ling (Christie) Chang, Ph.D., earned her B.A. in foreign languages and literature from National Taiwan University, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Hawaii, specializing in second language acquisition, literacy, and pedagogy. She wrote her dissertation on heritage language teaching in Chinese language schools in Hawaii. She has taught undergraduate linguistics courses, as well as English, Mandarin, and Taiwanese as second languages. Before joining CIEE, Dr. Chang held the positions of Principal and Academic Dean at a prominent local Chinese Language School in Hawaii. She has native knowledge of Mandarin and Taiwanese, sensitivity to cultural differences, and an ability to bridge these differences. Dr. Chang also served as President of Sakyadhita International Association of Buddhist Women and is founder of its branch in Taiwan.