Dr. Yuhong He is the Associate Director of Integration and Community Engagement at International Student and Scholar Services. Her main responsibility is to lead the integration team to develop strategic plans and initiatives, deliver programs and services, maintain and create new partnerships to advance ISSS’ integration mission and promote international student advocacy. Dr. He received her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology with a minor in Multicultural Psychology and Education from the University of Missouri. Prior to ISSS, Dr. He was first a postdoctoral fellow and later retained as the first International Specialist at Penn’s Counseling Services (formerly known as CAPS) between 2011 and 2020, during which she provided multilingual therapy/consultation/supervision/workshops, and worked closely with ISSS and many schools and centers/offices across Penn to increase students’ access to mental health services and campus resources.
Dr. He has dedicated her career to the work of understanding and supporting international students’ adjustment, integration, and general well-being through different roles and positions in the past twenty years. She has conducted and published research in the areas of coping and collectivism, job-search stress, career decision-making, and cross-cultural adjustment. She also has made numerous presentations on those topics at national and international conferences. Dr. He had experiences of being a tenure-track faculty member at West Chester University and teaching Sociocultural Foundations in Counseling and Group Seminar to master’s students at the Graduate School of Education of Penn. She speaks Mandarin, Cantonese, and Hakka.