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Dr. Yuhsien Wu

Dr. Yuhsien Wu


Dr. Yuhsien Wu co-founded Veritas Education, an education organization that aims to promote active learning, social responsibility, and deep thinking. She served as board of director of Harvard Asian American Alumni Alliance (H4A) and is chairing the H4A-DC Chapter since May of 2016. As an active community member, she was appointed by Ryan McElveen, former FCPS school board member, to serve on the Fairfax County Public Schools Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee in 2017 for two years.


Yuhsien is an author, speaker, social entrepreneur, and mentor. She obtained a master's degree in Education with a concentration in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Missouri. Her commitment to civic engagement led her to co-found BranchOut!, a youth community outreach leadership program, and served as a faculty member for the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Center for Cross-Cultural Student Emotional Wellness for two years. As a former business school professor and researcher, Yuhsien's research interests are interpersonal in nature and include mentoring, cultural differences, communication, social skills, and emotional intelligence. Prior to devoting herself full time to Veritas Education, Yuhsien worked at K12, a NYSE-listed online education company, as its senior manager.


As an expert in the field and someone with over 3 decades of experience living in the U.S., Yuhsien has been a keynote and guest speaker covering international education, race relations in America, and mental wellness at conferences for Harvard and MIT communities, and other nonprofit and industry groups. Because of her work in public service, she appeared on Virginia Delegate Kenneth R. Plum’s TV program, Virginia Report, to discuss civic engagement.


At the beginning of the COVID- 19 pandemic, Yushien was invited to talk at Deutsche Bank regarding racial aggression targeting minority groups in May of 2020. Following this lecture, Fannie Mae, one of the largest financial institutions in the U.S, extended an invitation for her to speak about the rise of anti-Asian discrimination in March of 2021, where about 300 employees attended the talk, including its CEO Huge R. Frater. Dr. Wu was later invited to speak at American International Group (AIG), a global finance and insurance company headquartered in NYC, on breaking the bamboo ceiling for Asian American professionals.


Because of her community involvement and passion in education, Yuhsien was selected as Committee 100's Next Generation Leader in 2018 and is now a member of the advisory council of Committee 100.


Dr. Wu’s Activities (selected)


Public Service/Speaker events:

  • Chair, Harvard Asian American Alumni Alliance – DC Chapter

  • Chair, DC Region of Harvard Graduate School of Education

  • Author, Unlocking the Truth of Social Skill

  • Co-author, Discover Your Parenting Style

  • Sole Speaker on “Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling,” American International Group (AIG) (July 13, 2021)

  • Sole Speaker on “The Rise of Anti-Asian Aggression in the US,” Fannie Mae (March 29, 2021)

  • Sole Speaker on “Combating COVID-19 and Discrimination” for Asian Leadership Forum, Deutsche Bank (May 15, 2020)

  • Founder of Spotlight, a speaker forum co-sponsored by alumni associations of Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, Yale, Dartmouth, and Cornell (2019)

  • Committee member, Fairfax County Public Schools System Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee (2017-2019)

  • Featured guest on Virginia Report regarding education, development of minority groups, and cross-cultural communication. Interviewed by Virginia Delegate Kenneth R. Plum at TV program of Comcast Station (November 2017)

  • Speaker, “Life in the U.S. for Recently Immigrated Asian Americans & How Mentorship Helps,” Harvard University’s J.F. Kennedy Schools of Government (November 2015)

  • Panel speaker, "Race Relations in the US after Ferguson," 2015 Public Affairs Conference at Springfield, Missouri (2015)

  • Judge, Business Competition Pitch, 2015 China Thinks Big Conference, Harvard College Association for U.S.-China Relations (2015)

  • Keynote speaker, "Think Big: Building Cross-Cultural Competence," 2015 China Thinks Big Conference, Harvard College Association for U.S.-China Relations (2015)


Youth Development and Motivation:

  • Sole speaker for Principal’s Book Club of Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology (TJHSST), a top ranked STEM magnet high school in the US. February 2018.

  • Keynote speaker, "Your Story, Your Value and Your Winning Essay,” 2015-2017 McDonald’s Education Workshop in Washington DC. 

  • Panel speaker, "Asian students' emotional wellness," 2015 Asian American Footsteps Conference.  Conference attendees included Asian American students, Asian international students, and school administrators from private high schools, such as Phillips Academy, Milton Academy, and Tabor Academy.

  • Panel speaker, "Asian students' emotional wellness," Special presentation for Harvard University Health Services.  November 2015.

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