TIM LIU, Assistant Director. Tim has been living in China since graduating from Middlebury College in 2011. He received a Fulbright scholarship in 2011-2012 and conducted ethnographic research on Chinese elementary schools in Hangzhou. For his research, he lived with a Chinese host family and completed eight months of observation at a public elementary school and one month of observations at a private school. This unforgettable experience persuaded Tim to remain in China by enrolling at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center. There, he honed his Chinese language skills by taking masters level classes in Chinese and once again living with a Chinese roommate. After graduating with a certificate in Chinese Studies, Tim will be returning to Hangzhou to help enrich future students' China experience. When he is not in the office, Tim enjoys playing ultimate frisbee, reading, and hiking.