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Man-Li Lin, Supervisory Economic Development Specialist

Man-Li Lin

Man-Li Lin is a Supervisory Economic Development Specialist who leads the U.S. Small Business Administration New York District Office (SBA NYDO) marketing team in delivery small business resources to 14 counties throughout New York City, Long Island and the downstate counties of Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester.

She joined SBA NYDO as a Business Development Specialist in 2006, where she concentrated on growing and developing small business in northern Queens, the Bronx and Dutchess County.  She has also served in district roles as small business development specialist project officer; Women’s Business Center district office technical representative, and Veteran Business Development Officer for Mid-Hudson Valley.

Prior to her arrival at SBA New York District Office, Lin was a 14-year Employment Services Representative for the New York State Department of Labor, Employment Services Division. While there, she established the Asian Job Service Employer Committee which was affiliated with the U.S. Department of Labor to help educate Asian businesses and help bridge the gaps between Chinese-American businesses and the government.

Lin also founded the Long Island Families Adopt Children from China (FCC LI); and Chinese Heritage and Language Program in 1999; and the Chu Zhi Foundation Long Island Chinese School in 1998.

Man-Li was born in Taiwan and earned her bachelor’s degree in Chinese Literature from the National Taiwan University. She also earned two master degrees in “Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages” and “Management Engineering in Computer Science” from Long Island University, C.W. Post campus.

She is the author of:  The Resume Writing and Interview Skills; The 214 Categories of Chinese Characters; Adult Chinese Conversation Textbook I, II, and III; Children Chinese Reading Book I, II, and III; and English Phonics.