Harker announced today the appointment of alumna Christina Yan MS ’93 to the position of director of alumni relations. She will begin work on Sept. 8.
Yan attended Castilleja School after her years at Harker and graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. She went on to study electrical engineering at Columbia University and sociology at Hunter College, CUNY, where she earned her B.A. summa cum laude and phi beta kappa.
Yan’s interest in education and children’s issues was influenced by her work at the public policy organization Citizens Committee for Children of New York. There, she helped train a diverse group of teen and adult volunteers to lobby legislators at the city and state level. Yan most recently spent several years in the development office at San Francisco University High School, where her duties included coordinating the school’s annual silent auction and monitoring the progress of the school’s numerous fundraising efforts. “She is thrilled to be joining Harker’s advancement team, and is very excited to help continue to build the alumni program,” said Melinda Gonzalez, director of development.
In her role at Harker, Yan will work closely with faculty and staff to connect with and engage the school’s alumni community. Yan was also present at the opening dinner in Aug. 20, where she presented veteran AP U.S. History teacher John Near with the Phyllis Carley Service Award. “As a Harker alumna, Christina brings terrific energy and creative ideas to our team,” Gonzalez said. “Please welcome Christina back to Harker in her new role!”