William Liu

Education: Valparaiso University, M.A., Digital Media Luther College, B.A., Communication Studies, Minor in Scandinavian Studies

While at Luther College, William focused on intercultural communications. As part of his studies, he lived and traveled extensively throughout Greater China, Southeast Asia, and Scandinavia, where he immersed himself in local culture, folk art, and languages. After earning his masterÔÇÖs degree in digital media, he relocated to Macau to work as a cinematographer for a TV production company. Through his work with various Chinese marketing and video production crews, he was introduced to Apple’s video podcasting team at their Shanghai Campus and brought onboard to support CEO Tim Cook during several of his visits to China. His passion for photography and video production has deepened his connection to Asia; specifically, Chinese-speaking countries. William is a native of Taiwan. He is fluent in Chinese, Hokkien, and English, and proficient in Cantonese and Norwegian. William has led numerous National Geographic and Putney Student Travel programs in China, Japan, Croatia, and Norway since 2012.