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Bao Lee-Yang

Assistant Director for Academic Advising

Bao Lee-Yang, She/Her/Hers

I am a UMN CLA Alum! I came to the U of M with  Political Science in mind with hopes to attend Law School. Shortly, after taking a Political Science course, I learned that it was not a good fit. With the help of my amazing Academic Advisor, I learned about Sociology of Law, Criminology, and Deviance. I absolutely fell in love with the major. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology of Law, Criminology, and Deviance and a minor in Asian American Studies. I earned my Masters of Arts in Leadership and Management from Concordia University- St. Paul.  

Adjusting to college life
As a first gen student, I wasn't sure what to expect in my first year. It was challenging and exciting all together. The best thing that I did in my first year was putting myself out there and connecting with others who were different from me. I pushed myself to get out of my comfort zone and it truly helped me to make friends and to find my sense of belonging on such a large campus. 

Favorite part of the job?
I get to work with amazing students who wants to achieve their goals and dreams and to change the world. I get to go on this journey and adventure with students and get to witness their growth from beginning to end. Every day is a different day; it's never the same. 

Current passions, hobbies, things that give you joy? 
Outside of the office, a lot of my time is spent my husband and toddler. I also enjoy a good game of volleyball, trying new recipes and restaurants in the Twin Cities, watching korean dramas, traveling, spending time with family and friends at the lake, and pinteresting.

Be on the lookout for…
Lots of quotes in my office & lots of pink and gold! 


3-104 MCB
420 Washington Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455