CCS Staff

Xiaojie Ma

Program Director
Center for Chinese Studies

Xiaojie Ma (马晓洁) manages the Center for Chinese Studies' programs, lectures and conferences and administrative matters. She holds a B.A. in English from University of International Business and Economics, and a Master's Degree in Pacific International Affairs from University of California, San Diego, with a career track of International Management. Prior to joining the CCS team, she served as the Program Manager from 2008-2012, and Assistant Director from 2013-2018 at the UCLA Confucius Institute, working on connecting the dots, filling the gaps and tapping into the tremendous resources...

Skye VanValkenburgh

Program Coordinator
Center for Chinese Studies

Skye VanValkenburgh (吴思凯) manages all aspects of the Visiting Scholar Program at CCS. She earned her B.A. in Chinese from San Francisco State University and is an alumni of the Chinese Language Flagship Program. As part of the Flagship Program, Skye studied Chinese language and culture intensively at National Taiwan University, conducted several summer internships in Taiwan, and completed a yearlong intensive language capstone at Nanjing University, which included a six-month internship as the Program Assistant for the American Councils Chinese Language Flagship Nanjing Center. She...