Mei-Chen (Michelle) Pan (she/her/hers)

Academic Success Coach



  • Provide academic and personal support for students to succeed in college
  • Educate students on how to advocate for themselves
  • Guide exploratory/undecided students to find their passion and explore possibilities
  • Help international students navigate different cultures and academic expectations


  • PhD in Comparative Literature, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • MA in Cultural Studies, University of Amsterdam
  • MA in Communication Studies, National Chengchi University (Taiwan)
  • BA in Foreign Languages and Cultures, National Taiwan University (Taiwan)


  • Stationery is my thing. I love to collect various items in cool designs.
  • When I have time, I like to watch way-too-addictive Japanese and Korean TV dramas.
  • I am fortunate enough to travel to many places, and my favorites so far are: Amsterdam, Prague, Barcelona, Kanazawa, Kyoto, and Taipei.
  • I enjoy cultural diversity in the Bay Area: people, food, music, marches, and all kinds of activities.
  • I can speak Mandarin and Japanese, so feel free to practice your language requirement with me!

LET'S TALK ABOUT: Nerdy stuff, movies, travel, and your life at USF!

I LIKE: hiking, yoga, reading, hot springs, and alternative rock music

MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT USF IS: its vision of educating leaders who will build a more humane and just world