Thursday, September 5, 2013

Meet Zach Valenta, American Program Coordinator at HNC

The Hopkins-Nanjing Center is pleased to welcome Zach Valenta as the American Program Coordinator.  Zach is not new to the Center community, however, having graduated from the HNC certificate program this past June.  Before attending HNC, Zach graduated from Penn State in 2010 with a degree in English, but it was an interest in comparative literature and a scholarship from the Confucius Institute that brought him to China.  In 2010 he moved to Dalian, where he studied Chinese until attending the Center for the 2012-2013 academic year. 
As American Program Coordinator, Zach provides administrative, clerical and program support to the American Co-Director and to the joint staff of the HNC.  This includes but is not limited to preparing student orientation activities, assigning rooms, managing Federal Work Study assignments, and coordinating arrangements for the use of HNC facilities.