Open Seas has three bi-lingual country-specific consultants, one bi-lingual special needs consultant, and one tri-lingual information technology consultant.
Yingying Wang is our China Consultant. Yingying is a Chinese national lawyer fluent in Chinese and English. She was born, raised and educated principally in China. Yingying also earned an LL.M. at New York University School of Law. Presently, she lives in Shanghai with her husband Chen and daughter May, and practices law with Fangda Partners where she is a principal of the firm. Yingying has at least twice visited, and for one week served as a volunteer, at an orphanage in Tianjin, two hours east of Beijing. On several occasions Yingying served as a translator in our behalf as Open Seas initiated contact with the adoption authorities in China, and will continue to do so into the future.
Serene Su is our Information Technology Consultant. Serene is a Chinese national who was born, raised and educated partly in China, and partly in Europe and the United States. Serene holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science and fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, English and French. Presently, Serene is working and continuing her studies in New York City. While pursuing an undergraduate degree in Macao, Serene worked at an orphanage and, by the way, earned the first prize in an International English essay contest for her work with the children in the orphanage.
Martha Siringo is our Special Needs Consultant. Martha was born, raised and educated principally in Lima, Peru, and is fluent in Spanish and English. Martha has a background in special needs children and, incidentally, also in finance. Presently, with her husband Stephen, she is raising two young boys in New York, Stephen, Jr. and Christopher. On a recent trip to Peru in connection with a family matter, Martha made some initial inquiries of the adoption authorities in Lima on behalf of Open Seas, and with her fluency in Spanish will continue to be of assistance to the Agency as we pursue the possibility of developing a program in Peru.