Core team

Michael li                Co-Founder

Psychology PHD graduated from Peking University and researcher of Gallup-Peking University Positive Psychology Center; Ex co-founder of EIC Education with 20 years in overseas study area;  Founded the Theory on Successful Overseas Study and the Career Planning System for 100,000+ international students.


Based on my past two decades working experience in education agent industry, my professional ethic bottom line has always been that no nightmare at night – never rip off students, having a clear conscience; trying best to have good dream – do what I can do to help every student to grow up, be successful and happy through oversea study. I sent my son to an American private high school in 2012, I have spent four years with my son to understand everything about studying in American high schools. I would like to share my reflection and experience about American high school education with all my students, parent and partners as an old saying in China “ love our own and others’ children”

Yufei Chen                Co-Founder & CEO

Ex co-founder of EIC Education Beijing; Ex Head of China of 3W, helping U.S. high schools recruiting 1,000+ students annually; Advisor of Chinese Overseas-Study Service Association;   Education expert of Sina.com, Celebrity of Baidu Baike as Top 10 Well-connected Professionals in Chinese Overseas Study Industry.


12 years working experience make me witness the development of education and American high school agents. 8 years’ management experience of traditional agent markets, channels and two years’ experience of manage high school agents in the U.S. and Canada. Those experiences make me clearly understand the rigid demand of NIESL’s products and the pain point of the market. It is my sincere hope to provide excellent services to satisfy parents, comfort students and glory ourselves. We take our reputation for life, treat customers as family. In the future, we would spare no effort to prove that NIESL is the most reliable American High school agent.

Yao Yao                Co-Founder & COO

Graduated from Wharton; Have study experiences in countries of five continents (e.g. USA, France, Chile, India and the South Africa); Senior manager in Amazon US; Founded “Chinese parents in the North America”, one of the largest U.S. study social medial platform for Chinese parents; Founded two overseas-study companies, each of them valued above $20million.

Connie Zhao                Director of international student service center

Connie earned herBA from Beijing Wuzi University majoring in Economics and achieved the MA in Accounting and Finance from Macquarie University in Sydney Australia. Before Connie moved to the U.S., she had been working as the manager and senior education consultant for more than five years in Beijing EIC China. After moving to Pittsburgh PA, Connie worked as the director of Pittsburgh office of Prepare Education Group to help international students to adjust themselves to the new places. Being a two kid’s mom and living in the U.S. for seven years, Connie is always passionate to work with students and help them accomplish their academic goal.


To that end, I would like to use NIESL as a platform to create an international education group that focuses on servicing students.  In that capacity, I will develop a team that will stringently select the American High Schools and host families which will participate, and  closely monitor the implementation of the service system. We will encourage and welcome Chinese students to study in American high schools, and I hope that in the future top-tier College is the next stop for those students. Lastly, it is my sincere hope to initiate and expand cooperation with partners in China and ultimately facilitate the development of international pre-college education between the U.S. and China. 

Ray Sun                 Director of international student service center

Ray Sun, graduated from Shandong University of Finance and Economics with Bachelor of Economics, University of Tampa with Master of Science in Marketing and attending University of Tampa for MBA. Ray now serves NIESL as Director of Students management and services Center. After graduating from college, Ray joined the 11thChina National Games as a volunteer and awarded best volunteer by Shandong education department and Shandong government. His working and intern experience includes administrative assistant at China MINSHENG Banking Corp., LTD, Marketing coordinator at Xuefu chain hotels and Education International Cooperation Group, and Customer service representative at Yixiaoli E-commercial company.


I have more than 6 years oversea study experience which gives me deeply understanding about the need and wants of foreign students and recognition of the keys that make students successful oversea. We would like to help you to achieve your dream as your family and friends do.