Yalan King brings senior management experience spanning non-profit education and startup organizations, corporate marketing and the arts to her role as Chief Commercial Officer of Mandarin Matrix and Executive Director of the Mandarin Institute.
Under her direction, the Mandarin Institute has grown into a national K-16 bilingual and culture education resource preparing students for global opportunities. She developed a concurrent high school and college pathway for students to achieve higher levels of proficiency in Chinese. Ms. King was Program Director for 20 STARTALK programs, part of the U.S. National Security Language Initiative, spanning elementary to high school student and teacher training programs and infrastructure awards. Ms. King has forged strategic alliances nationally with schools, administrators, teachers, publishers and professional organizations to promote the growth of Chinese language and culture education. She earlier held senior managerial positions in marketing, account management, product development, and strategic alliances with Xerox Corporation and was part of several startups. She is excited to have joined the Mandarin Matrix team in 2019. Ms. King holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada.