Elizabeth Fei is a savvy and experienced programming professional with specialties in arts, culture, and education. Her goal is to support organizations that enrich life experiences, grow creative people, and build vibrant communities.


Minnesota Humanities Center—Program Associate                 St. Paul, MN                                         2012—Present

  • Collaborating with partners in creative and conscientious program planning, design, and execution. Utilizing strategic thinking and ongoing management to ensure outlined objectives and goals.
  • Participant in developing and communicating organization-wide best practices for: event and program planning, Customer Relationship Management system (CRM), developmental evaluation, grants and contracts management, and deep community engagement.
  • Championing community and relationship-based approaches to programming that are inclusionary of a multiplicity of voices and experiences.
  • Project Highlights:

o    Why Treaties Matter: Life in the Dakota and Ojibwe Nations. In partnership with the Minnesota Indian Affairs council. Managed scheduling, shipping, and set-up logistics of a traveling exhibit and partnered with local organizations on events and programming.

o    Reading Together Project.In partnership with the Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans. Oversaw the creation and publication of 4 culturally-relevant children’s book titles. Designed and executed a plan for distribution of over 9,000 books across the state. Planned, promoted, and coordinated details for a book launch attended by over 150 community members. Authored educator guides for the titles in collaboration with educators and other community experts.

o    Toward a More Perfect Union: Talking About the Constitution. In partnership with Twin Cities Public Television (tpt). Using the documentary Constitution USA as inspiration, designed and executed a program for communities to engage in civil conversations around the US Constitution.

o    Online course development. Utilize rich resources to develop online courses for educators.


Data Recognition Corporation— Reader                                 Woodbury, MN                                                Summer 2011

  • Read and scored student basic standard essay tests from around the US. Consulted with rubrics and graded on various domains such as spelling/grammar conventions and content.

Yinghua Academy—Administrative Assistant                         Minneapolis, MN                                 2009—2011

  • Using English and Mandarin Chinese, served as first point of contact for families, teachers, students, and community.
  • Managed admissions, enrollment, and all student records. Major participant of re-design and codification of enrollment procedures.
  • Planned, promoted, organized, and executed large scale community and school events such as Chinese New Year Celebration, School Conferences, Kindergarten Orientation, and Art-a-Whirl.  

SteppingStone Theatre— Teaching Artist                                 St. Paul, MN                                         Summer 2009

  • Designed and delivered circus-themed curriculum for children ages 6-8.


EPIP – YNPN Leadership Institute (2014 - Present)

Young Non-Profit Professionals Network – YNPN (2013 - Present)

Schubert Club’s Theoroi Arts Ambassadors Program (2013 - Present)




University of Puget Sound—Bachelor of Arts                            Tacoma, WA                                        2005—2009

Major: Foreign Language (Chinese) and International Affairs

Minors: Economics and Music

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