Nancy Yuan is vice president and director of The Asia Foundation's Washington office. Her responsibilities include representation to the administration, Congress and policy community, policy input, and program liaison with 17 offices in Asia, the San Francisco headquarters, and programming in Asian affairs in Washington. She joined the Foundation in 1985 as a program officer in the Asian-American Exchange (AAX) program focusing on legislative, business development, and media exchanges. She later served as grantee advisor for the program, serving as liaison to all long-term grantees. Prior to joining the Foundation, Ms. Yuan served as assistant director of academic exchanges at the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), working on programs for China, Russia, France, and Spain.