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Susan Yankee-Dillner

Voice

Susan Yankee-Dillner performed the Mezzo-soprano repertoire across the country, including two solo appearances at Carnegie Hall and soloist in the Mozart in Mass Series at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center and the New York City Opera National Company. Ms. Yankee is a graduate of the Hartt School of Music and the Yale School of Music.

Ms. Yankee is a (3) three times National Endowment of the Arts grant recipient for her creation of interactive educational operas for children based on popular fairytales to the music of classical opera composers. Each opera has a civic-minded topic; youth smoking prevention, recycling, and healthy eating and exercise. She is the past Artistic Director of Shreveport Opera’s Young Artist Program. Ms. Yankee has been on the faculty of many young artist programs and makes it her mission to guide young performers in a successful career in the arts.

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Joliana Yee

Assistant Dean, Director Asian American Cultural Center

Joliana Yee’s tenure as Director of the Asian American Cultural Center at Yale began in January 2018. Prior to joining the AACC staff, Dean Yee served as a Residence Hall Director at the University of Connecticut for four years where she worked closely with campus partners to create an inclusive and equitable living and learning environment. Dean Yee’s dedication to serving Asian/Asian American students and striving for social justice stems from her re-racialization experiences as an Asian international undergraduate student at Miami University over a decade ago. Born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Dean Yee is a first-generation college student who earned her M.S.Ed. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Indiana University and her B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Miami University. Dean Yee is also currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Higher Education from Loyola University Chicago. Her dissertation focuses on highlighting student affairs practice that cultivates the critical consciousness development of Asian/Asian American college students.

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