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Yingfang Tian

Graduate Student

Library and Information Science

University at Buffalo

Phone: 845-591-2383

Email: yingfang@buffalo.edu

Yingfang Tian's Resume


I grew up in China and received my MS in Civil Engineering. After working as a Civil Engineer for a few years, I had moved around the world several times with my family. Now I live in Albany area, NY with my husband and two children. No matter where we are, the public library is the most wonderful place for us. We love books and library. With my kids becoming more independent, I decided to enter the field of Library and Inforamtion Science, get educated and help more children.

I like hiking, jogging, and aerobic exercises. I am always on the road of learning something new with my children that I never touched before, such as swimming, skiing, and piano. Life is Beautiful, Dream and Explore the Possibilities!


  • Enjoy to work with and help Children develop their cultural competency and intellectual ability
  • Comfortable in communicating and cooperating with parents to meet need of their children
  • Hardworking and willing to take challenges
  • Bilingual in Chinese and English
  • Experience in engineering, excellent interpersonal skills



Oct.2015 -- Present

All Language Translations, Schenectady, NY

  • Part time English-Chinese Interpreter, translating language between Doctor and Chinese patient, teacher and Chinses parent.

Jan.2017 -- Present

Captain Youth and Family Service, Clifton park, NY

  • Volunteer, helping elementary school children’s homework

Feb.2015 -- June 2015

The Language Learning Institute, Latham, NY

  • Part time Chinese Teacher, teaching Beginner Chinese for adults

Sep.2007 -- Dec.2007

National University of Singapore, Singapore

  • Research Engineer, Environmental Engineering, Study of PFOS and PFOA in water environment of Singapore, using LC-MS-MS method

July 1996 -- Jan.2000

Central and Southern China Municipal Engineering Design & Research Institute, Wuhan, China

Civil Engineer, Research and design in water & wastewater treatment

  • Study on deep treatment process for Shenzhen reservoir water, in disposal of high concentration of NH3-N, CODMn and a large number of Algae.
  • Design of Nanyang Wastewater Treatment Plant, Henan. In charge of the feasibility study, preliminary design and construction design. A/O was adopted in the design of the plant.
  • Feasibility study of Xiangzhou Wastewater Treatment Plant, Zhuhai.


  • 2000 Technology Prize of Chinese Construction Department, principal participant
  • 1994 Outstanding Graduate Award of Wuhan University of Technology
  • 1993 Outstanding Undergraduate Award of Wuhan University of Technology