Her professional experience includes working at a language arts training center, and as a teacher in China, and helping to prepare students applying to Chinese universities. Yan has also worked in television in China, with experience in improvisational oral expression, talent performance, language skill and broadcast phonation techniques in Mandarin; as a result, she is familiar with the operation of the Chinese media industry, and television production. Currently she manages the official Facebook pages for the Canada Youth Robotics Club, and Sager Education in Canada, managing both social media sites and editing videos. Yan’s areas of interest include Communication and Media, Intercultural Communication, Film, Second Language Acquisition, and Applied Linguistics. She has studied media development in ancient China and China today, the management pattern and political trends in the Chinese media industry, as well as Chinese scholarship in communication and media theory today.
Yan has traveled not only in China, Canada, and the United States, but also Cuba, Russia and Korea. Her goal is to promote cultural diversity, cross-cultural understanding and second language acquisition through travel and applied approaches.