MNE Career Advising and Academic Wellness

Meet the Counselors

Career counselors are available Monday-Friday in the E-Knowledge Commons in Reber Building.

Yuan Zheng

Yuan Zheng

Yuan is a masters candidate student in Counselor Education program. She majored in Applied Psychology during her undergraduate studies and was responsible for research about career planning. Because of her outstanding academic performance and practical experiences, she graduated with honors.

Yangyang Liu

Yangyang Liu

Yangyang is a first-year masters student in Counselour Education with an emphasis on Career Counseling. Originally from Zhejiang, China, she received her bachelor's degree in Psychology from UC San Diego. She loves interacting with and supporting students in their personal and career development. In her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with friends, watching Japanese anime, singing, and taking walks.

Brenda Colby

Brenda Colby

Brenda is a Career Counseling Master’s student. She is particularly interested in helping students realize and succeed in their career goals. She's also a teacher and a small business owner. Brenda has lived in State College with her family since she was a Penn State undergrad. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, playing board games with her family, and binge-watching her favorite TV shows and movies - when she has the time!

Lillian Ma

Lilian Ma

Lilian is a masters student in the counseling program. She is from Taiwan and likes to experience new things and different cultures. She loves to help people and prides herself on being a good listener. Her mottos are "live life to the fullest" and "aim high, dream big!"

Chris Hughes

Chris Hughes

Chris was born and raised in Southern California before moving to Las Vegas shortly after high school. He attended the University of Nevada Las Vegas and received his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. Chris is part of the Counselor Education Master's program at Penn State with an emphasis on Career Counseling. In his spare time, Chris likes to read comics, play games, and listen to music.

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For course scheduling issues, please consult the advising staff in 139 Reber.



The Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at Penn State is one of the nation’s largest and most successful engineering departments. We serve more than 1,000 undergraduate students and more than 330 graduate students

We offer B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering and nuclear engineering as well as resident (M.S., Ph.D.) and online (M.S., M.Eng.) graduate degrees in nuclear engineering and mechanical engineering. MNE's strength is in offering hands-on experience in highly relevant research areas, such as energy, homeland security, biomedical devices, and transportation systems.

Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

137 Reber Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-2519