Nova Shao is Stepping Stones’ Volunteer and Intern Manager, responsible for the recruitment and management of volunteers as well as interns. Nova is a Shanghai native. She holds an MPhil degree in social anthropology from University of Bergen (Norway), and an undergraduate degree in sociology from ECNU. Nova once worked as a volunteer teacher and an anthropological fieldworker in a migrant school in Shanghai in 2005 and 2006. When Nova worked as a staff member for various study abroad programs before joining Stepping Stones, she loved building bridges between international students and local disadvantaged Chinese youth. She feels lucky to be able to contribute to the education and general welfare of the disadvantaged community through Stepping Stones again.