Elena Yee, Director
To give you a context for why I do what I do, I’ll start with who I am - I’m a born and bred Bostonian raised in a White Jewish neighborhood and the daughter of immigrants from China and Hong Kong. I'm the eldest of three children and a proud aunt of two nieces.
I earned my undergraduate degree at UMass-Lowell in Industrial Technology and worked as an engineer for companies like Raytheon and GTE. After seven years in the engineering field, I went to China then Vietnam to teach English and in-between I spend a year in Wasilla, Alaska. From there I worked for a non-profit teaching organization in the Los Angeles area before leaving for graduate school at Wheaton College in Illinois.
It was my part-time job in residence life during my graduate studies that instilled in me a passion and commitment to college students’ growth and learning. After leaving graduate school, I had the privilege of working with students at Westmont College starting in ministries and missions then in intercultural programs.
In early August of 2011 I traveled across the US to start my job at Providence College to serve and support students. I'm glad to be back in New England and looking forward to contributing in meaningful ways to the college's commitment to diversity as well as attend a game or two at the Dunk!