Who We Are2023-07-21T00:54:17+00:00

Who We Are

Equipping Students To Successfully Shape The World


ACEE International Education works every day to help young people become global citizens. We have helped students enter the top high schools and universities in the U.S. including the Johns Hopkins University School of Education International Teaching and Global Learning (ITGL) Masters of Science in Education program where ACEE is the exclusive recruitment partner. Born of a simple hope – to give students in China an opportunity to experience American education, ACEE International Education is an American company that is bringing the best of American education to the world.


The beginning of American Chinese Exchange Education (ACEE) was found in the America Chinese Exchange Association (ACEA), founded by March Fong Eu, the former California Secretary of State, and Sandra Tang, a famed Chinese-American Socialist from California. They created an educational exchange between the U.S. and China in 2004. In 2012, Cecilia Chen, co-founded ACEE and connects both Chinese and American education by focusing on study aboard for Chinese high school students. In 2014, ACEE became its own educational organization and started to market outside of the United States. In 2017, ACEE International Education focuses on China to help Chinese education benefit from the international community.


March Fong Eu
March Fong EuMarch Fong Eu
Honorary Chairman of American Chinese Exchange Association and ACEE International Education
Sandra Tung
Sandra Tung
Honorary Chairman of American Chinese Exchange Association and ACEE International Education
Cecilia Chen
Cecilia Chen
President of American China Exchange Association and CEO of ACEE International Education

Advisory Board

R. Christopher Swanson
R. Christopher Swanson
R. Christopher Swanson, Associate Research Scientist – John Hopkins Universitym School of Education, Center for Technology in Education.
Paul Soma
Paul SomaPaul Soma
Paul Soma, Superintendent, Traverse City Area Public Schools, Serving 10,000 Students, 1,500 employees and 17 schools.
Carr Preston
Carr PrestonCarr Preston
Carr Preston, Directory of Alternative Education, Chino Valley Unified School District.
Christine Guitar
Christine GuitarChristine Guitar
Christine Guitar, MA Executive Director of Communications, Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS).
Leslie Falconer
Leslie FalconerLeslie Falconer
Lesli Falconer, President and CEO of the Experience Early Learning Co. publisher of early childhood books, music and preschool curriculum.


Janice R. Rooths
Janice R. RoothsJanice R. Rooths
Janice R. Rooths, MBA, PMP, ACEE Director of Partnerships and Operations, provides collaborative support across a variety of ACEE divisions and manages projects and resources in three different time zones.
Julie Xu
Julie XuJulie Xu
Julie Xu, ACEE Global Operations Director, expertly manages a team of marketing and student recruitment professionals for foreign educational partners.
Wenna Zhu
Wenna ZhuWenna Zhu
Wenna Zhu, MBA, Director of International School Operations, leads the whole operation team to run ACEE cooperated programs in China.
Zalen Crowder
Zalen CrowderZalen Crowder
Zalen Crowder, Program Director, oversees operations for the Mid-Atlantic Region. She has over 25 years of experience in business operations, is a nationally certified counselor and certified career coach.
Lisa Xiao
Lisa XiaoLisa Xiao
Lisa Xiao, ACEE International Admissions Counselor has been working many years in international admissions and counseling in both U.S. high schools and universities.
Christine Chang
Christine ChangChristine Chang
Christine Chang, ACEE International Student Coordinator has worked in the international education field for many years serving and helping a diverse population of students.
Crystal Lopez
Crystal LopezCrystal Lopez
Crystal Lopez, ACEE Living Coordinator, has successfully placed many International students in both short term and long term homes with caring families in the U.S.