Cynthia Yuen, PhD


Program Officer

Cynthia Yuen joined the United Board as a program officer for Northeast Asia in late 2014. She rejoined the program team in October 2022 to support the work in Northeast Asia and Faculty-Scholarship Program for a start. She graduated from the University of Hong Kong with an MPhil in Sociology in 1998 and earned her Ph.D. from the Renmin University of China in 2012, and her research focus is on rural finance. Cynthia has more than 20 years of experience working for Hong Kong, China, Asia youth, rural-urban sustainability issues, and the higher education sector.