Staff Directory


Eugenia Lean
Waichi Ho
Executive Director
Vanessa Giardino
Senior Coordinator

General Administration

Elizabeth Demissie
Director of Finance
Kazue Tomiyama
Financial Assistant
Frank Spinelli
Administrative Assistant
Rattana Bounsouaysana
Administrative Assistant
Bennett Williams
Administrative Assistant

Program Officers

Jooyeon Kim
Center For Korean Research Coordinator
Ross Yelsey
Publications and PR Coordinator
Katherine Forshay
Coordinator for Events
Laura Lechner
Student Affairs Coordinator
Geoffrey Waring
Program Coordinator



Asia for Educators (AFE) Program

Roberta H. Martin
Karen Kane
Associate Director

Mailing Address:
Weatherhead East Asian Institute
Columbia University
9th Floor, International Affairs Building
420 West 118th Street
Mail Code 3333
New York, NY 10027

Office Phone Numbers:
Tel: (212) 854-2592
Fax: (212) 749-1497

For press inquiries, contact Ross Yelsey, Communications Coordinator, at or at 212-854-6396.

For directions to the Institute, please click here.