I have an abiding passion for seeking creative solutions to challenging problems and transferring in-depth insights into positive and measurable impacts. And I have dedicated myself to services with empathy, which I believe is one critical cornerstone of any civil society.

At Ohio State University

Judge for Career Development Grant, Council of Graduate Students, The Ohio State University, U.S.A., Jan. 2017–Present

Judge, Ray Travel Award for Service and Scholarship, Council of Graduate Students, The Ohio State University, U.S.A., Nov. 2016–Aug. 2017

Open Door Partner, Multicultural Center & Diversity and Inclusion, The Ohio State University, U.S.A., Mar. 2017–Present​

Dance Illumination, Inc.

Founding President

Mar. 2013–Nov. 2017

As a non-profit organization, Dance Illumination, Inc. exists to unite our local community through the celebration and practice of dance. We host workshops and multi-cultural carnivals for the local community to educate individuals about various dance styles. Our performing group travels to local schools, charity banquets, nursing homes, etc. to increase awareness and interest in diverse dance histories. 

Other Services

Steward for HowTheLightGetsIn Festival, the Institution of Art and Ideas, U.K., Sep. 2018

Committee Member of the Community Square Project, Asian Festival, U.S.A., May 2015–May 2017

Co-Founder and Development Director, Danse De L’Amour, Inc. (a non-profit organization with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status), U.S.A., Aug.–Dec. 2016

Dancer and Fundraising Volunteer, UNICEF, U.S.A., Feb. 2015

Dancer and Fundraising Volunteer, BuckeyeThon, U.S.A., Sep. 2013- Feb. 2014

Research Assistant, Issues of Migrant Workers, Institute of Economics, Chinese Academy of Social Science, China, Jan.–May 2011
Research Assistant, Summer Field Study of Entrepreneurs Low-Carbon Consciousness, Peking University, China, May–Aug. 2010
Service and Philanthropy Chairperson, Exchange Project of Foreign Interns for True Love Education, AISEIC, Beijing, China, Feb.–May 2009
Vice-President, US-China Business Communication Association, Beijing, China, Aug. 2008–May 2009


School of Business Management

East China Normal University

Shanghai, China 200062



©2019 by Luyao Zhang                                                                                          Wherever I go, no matter what the weather is, I always bring my own Sunshine.

The Master Said, "Virtue is not left to stand alone, for those who practice it will find neighbors."–Analects 4:25