Jenny Zhenli Liu

Jenny Zhenli Liu

Senior Director, Office of Philanthropic Partnerships
Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Jenny Liu is Senior Director of Philanthropic Partnerships at MIT. In addition to her primary focus on Asia, she also focuses on NYC and California. She leads a team of Philanthropic Advisors who cover Europe, Asia, California and Greater Boston. She works collaboratively with colleagues around the Institute to develop, oversee and maintain projects consistent with engaging alumni, parents and friends for the Institute's high-priority initiatives. She has been working at MIT since 2007. From 2007 to 2008,  Liu worked at the Office of External Relations in the Sloan School of Management at MIT. She developed Sloan's international prospects outreach strategy, including the creation of MIT Sloan International Executive Boards.

Prior to MIT, Liu was a television journalist for China Central Television (CCTV), where she produced and presented for daily news program Xinwen Lianbo to over 1 billion viewers in China and worldwide. She conducted in-depth interviews with political leaders and scientists including former US President George H. Bush, former Australia Prime Minister Bob Hawke, former Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo, Stephen Hawking and John F. Nash. She spearheaded the reporting of China’s launch of its first manned spacecraft, which won her the National Outstanding News Prize in 2004.

Liu has a Master's degree in International Relations from Yale University and a Bachelor's degree in International Relations from Beijing (Peking) University.