McNerney & Yijie

Frank McNerney and Yijie Zhao, husband and wife graduates of the Center, are now both in Washington,D.C. Yijie is teaching Chinese at the Foreign Service Institute. After working at AIR for awhile, Frank is now a freelancing consultant and a volunteer development worker.


Since 2014 Frank has been working in Bangladesh, Nepal, and Myanmar as a consultant and adviser on World Bank and EU projects. Besides continuing his interests in financing higher education, he assists various local partners in these countries, who want to strengthen civil society organizations in many sectors. [1-18]




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CIE Graduate