Christie (Yu-ling) Chang was President of Sakyadhita International Association
of Buddhist Women between 2009-2013 and had continued to serve in its conference planning committees until 2020. Outside of Sakyadhita, Dr. Chang has chaired the Steering Committee for the International Lay Buddhist Forum (ILBF) between 2014-2019, and currently, she is one of the eight Joint Presidents of the International Buddhist Confederation (https://www.ibcworld.org/). Professionally, Dr. Chang is a prolific linguist, translator and educator, leading CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange/www.ciee.org) study abroad programs in Taipei between 2001-2020. Dr. Chang has won various awards, such as Mentor of the Year Award (2003) in Taiwan, Buddhist Peace Activist Award from India (2016), International Tara Award from Thailand (2017), and Outstanding Women in Buddhism Award (Thailand, 2018).