Sun Li Ya
Lea Simmons
Outreach Manager
“Guilin is one of the most beautiful places I’ve visited.”
Lea Simmons

Lea is originally from Maryland and has since ventured to more than 12 countries. In 2011, she had the opportunity to study abroad with CLI and found inspiration in its welcoming community and Guilin’s idyllic landscape. In addition to her experience in China, Lea studied for a semester in Granada, Spain and for eight weeks in Cairo, Egypt before graduating from Howard University summa cum laude. As an Outreach Manager based in CLI’s DC office, Lea is committed to sharing study abroad opportunities with as many students as she can so that everyone has a chance to experience the beauty and culture of China.