Xiao Yin Zhao is Executive Director of the World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana. She joined the Council in October 2010 as the Visitor Program Manager. Prior to joining the WAC, Xiao Yin focused her work on corporate social responsibility issues, first as a doctoral student at the University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School for Public and International Affairs, and later as a corporate compliance analyst and consultant at Jones Apparel Group. Her studies and work experience has taken her to China and Hong Kong numerous times, working with professionals engaged in managing and monitoring social compliance in factories along the supply chain, as well as exploring ways for companies to be responsible corporate citizens. Having studied and worked on global issues throughout her academic and professional life, Xiao Yin strongly believes in the soft power of international cultural exchange and its transformative effect on those engaged in it.