PhD in International Education

Jia-Lin Liu

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Program: International Education

Research Interests: global migration, undocumented immigrants in the US and the world, the Chinese Diaspora, arts education, international development

Principal Adviser(s): Hua-Yu Sebastian Cherng

Research Description/Bio:

Prior to coming to NYU, Jia-Lin worked as a child welfare social worker at the Center for Family Life, based in Sunset Park Brooklyn for 6 years. During her time as a social worker, she provided clinical casework counseling to around 100 Chinese and Latino immigrant families. In addition, Jia-Lin also ran many community groups and helped the process of starting the first tutoring cooperative, Sunset Scholars, which continues to flourish in the community today. Jia-Lin has also done a variety of volunteer community work that has taken her to India, China, Japan, and her home Taiwan. Jia-Lin graduated from Columbia University with her Masters degree in social work and graduated from Vanderbilt University with her Bachelors degree in molecular cellular biology.