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About Sylvia Pu, Ph.D.

About Sylvia Pu, Ph.D.

I am a researcher and strategist. I help change-makers like you create more equitable outcomes with adult learners.

I am a first-generation immigrant from China with a unique background in finance, sociology, and nonprofit management. For over a decade, I have been drawing insight from these drastically different yet complementary fields to drive change for under-served adult learners. I work with foundations, nonprofits, higher educational institutions, and growing companies.


I received my B.S. in Finance from the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in China. I completed my Ph.D. work with the Department of Sociology at UConn, where I specialized in the causes of differential trajectories of learners and professionals. I also hold a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from UConn. 

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