Cathy Huber


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Cathy is the Director of GO Minnesota. She has worked as an international education professional since 1999, but her interest in the field began with a study abroad program to Germany as an undergraduate student, and continued as an English teacher in Nagoya, Japan. She holds a B.A. in German, a B.S. in International Business, and a Master of International and Intercultural Management from the School for International Training. She began working at the University of Minnesota in 2007 as a Program Director in the Learning Abroad Center, and as Director of the newly established GO Minnesota program in 2012. Prior to her employment at the University, she worked at two large public research universities and for a study abroad program provider. She has also served in several leadership roles with NAFSA at the regional level and at the national level. She has a deep interest in intercultural communication and is a Qualified Administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI).

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Fran Fangyuan Liu

China Office Director

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As Director of the University of Minnesota’s China Office in Beijing, Fran Liu advances the mission of the University’s China Center and provides marketing support for GO Minnesota. Fran joined the China Office in 2019 to enrich the connections between the University and its key stakeholders and strong alumni base in China. She holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities and a master's degree in business from the University of Washington's Foster School of Business. Fran has more than five years of integrated marketing and business development experience at small to large companies, from start-ups to Fortune 500s.