Nancy Xiong

Nancy Xiong

Nancy Xiong

Senior Fellow

Nancy Xiong is excited to be part of a team that catalyzes human well-being by promoting the science and practices that lead to a life of vitality, purpose, resilience, and engagement. 

Prior to joining CWB, Nancy worked with Mason's Women and Gender Studies Program, where she was part of a leadership team running a resource center, plans programs and events, advises and fearlessly teaches young folks on issues of women and gender. She also worked in the field of gender-based violence as an educator and advocate at the local, national and international level. One common thread that she has found in her work is that in any kind of traumatic experience, a person’s mental health, well-being and healing process is an ongoing journey. She has discovered art, writing and storytelling to be powerful tools to move beyond the pain to live an authentic life of well-being.
Furthermore, Nancy is a first-generation Hmong American born to Hmong refugee parents from Laos and is the first one in her family to attend college. She received a master of arts in Social Justice in Intercultural Relations from SIT Graduate Institute and a second master of arts in Sociology from George Mason University. Her bachelor's degree in International Studies and East Asian Studies is from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Current Research

Mental Health, Trauma and Spiritual Healing

Grants and Fellowships

Curriculum Impact Grant 2018-19 - To explore the possibility of establishing an Asian American Pacific Islander Studies Minor at George Mason University

Courses Taught

Asian American Women's Voices

Healthy Relationships

Introduction of Women and Gender Studies

Global Representations of Women



Master of Arts in Sociology, George Mason University

Master of Arts in Social Justice in Intercultural Relations, SIT Graduate Institute

Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and East Asian Studies, University of Wisconsin -Madison