San Francisco

The office is located right on Market Street, the main artery separating San Francisco’s bustling Financial District and tech-heavy SoMa district. We are a stone’s throw from Union Square, the spectacular Embarcadero waterfront, the largest Chinatown outside of Asia, and the famous cable cars of Powell Street.

Our office is responsible for assisting applicants from North and South America throughout the pre-departure process. Telephone interviews for our programs will also be conducted through this office.

Office Address

CRCC Asia LLC (San Francisco)

Suite 306, 12 Geary Street
San Francisco, California 94108
United States
Phone: (+1) 415 243 0968

Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Staff Members

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Daniel Nivern


Daniel studied French and German at Oxford University (Keble) and obtained a Masters Degree in International Management for China from the University of London (SOAS). He taught at a university in Hebei Province and worked with Exxon Mobil in the UK, before co-founding CRCC Asia in London in 2006. Daniel set up and managed the CRCC Asia offices in Beijing and Shanghai between 2007 and 2012, overseeing the operations of placing 4000 international students in internships in China.

Since 2012, he has been located in San Francisco where he works with global universities and institutions to develop their strategies for running internship programs In China. Daniel has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, The Guardian and The Sunday Times for his work with China and he was the main role in a documentary on doing business with China for American TV. He has presented on the subject of internships in China at various conferences worldwide including NAFSA: The Association of International Educators, The Forum on Education Abroad and The Global Internship Conference.

Daniel was listed as a UK Government connector, with the role of encouraging entrepreneurship amongst young Brits, he was the Vice President of the Oxford Cambridge Club Beijing, is one of the founding members of the China Advisers Network and is a member of the 48 Group Club, committed to the development of relations between China and the West. He speaks French, German and Chinese, is a keen follower of international affairs and enjoys sports, foreign cinema and travel.

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Mike Moen

USA Regional Manager

Mike was born in Sacramento, California, and attended Chico State in Northern California where he received a BA in History and Religious Studies. He continued his studies with a Masters Degree in Recreation Administration, with an emphasis on service learning. Mike has lived and worked in China, South Korea, Belgium, Germany and Hawaii. His previous work experience was focused on recruiting university interns to work on US Military bases internationally and running youth programs for military dependents at 126 different locations around the world.

Future travel plans include backpacking in South America and Southeast Asia and on the weekends you can find him on the golf course or in the Marin Headlands hiking and taking in the views.

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Katie Rolfes

US Marketing Manager

Katie grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from UC Davis with a double major in International Relations and Communication. While in college, Katie participated in a study abroad program that cultivated her desire for international affairs. Upon graduation Katie taught English in Japan for two years, and was also part of the disaster relief after the Great Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami. She then worked in Rwanda empowering women through education and global commerce. Having already explored over 35 countries, Katie is an advocate for travel and values cross-cultural understanding and cooperation.

Katie enjoys photography, Pilates and live music. She plans to backpack through Tibet, Nepal, and Bhutan, and hopes to hike to the base camp of Mt. Everest.

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Trevor Pygeorge

North American Regional Manager

“Trevor is from the Bay Area and received a BA from the Recreation, Hospitality, and Parks Management Department with an emphasis in Resort and Lodging Management from California State University-Chico. He has a background in running summer programs, volunteering and teaching in classroom settings, and spent time teaching and living in Bilbao, Spain.

In his spare time you can catch him playing volleyball, attending music festivals, or watching the Travel Channel. Future plans include traveling to Croatia and Greece as well as obtaining his Masters in International Education in Europe.”

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Jennie Miller

US Marketing Manager

Jennie comes to us from the University of Illinois where she worked in their Study Abroad Office as the advisor for Australia & New Zealand programs. Academically, Jennie attended Purdue University in Indiana for her bachelor’s degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management and went on to receive her masters’ in Higher Education at the University of Illinois. In the past four years, Jennie has worked in higher education in a variety of capacities including: fraternity & sorority affairs, student programming, and international programs.

Jennie has spent extended time abroad living, working, and leading service-learning programs in places like Kenya, Malawi, Philippines, and Malaysia. She has also traveled throughout Asia to places like Thailand, Indonesia, China, and Borneo. Personally, Jennie enjoys exploring new restaurants (vegetarian preferred), hiking, snow boarding, and yoga.

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Jay Gonzalez

Faculty Associate

Jay Gonzalez, Ph.D. is Faculty Associate with CRCC Asia. His main responsibility is to raise awareness among U.S. and Philippine University students about the value and importance of interning in China. Specializing in international political economy, Professor Gonzalez has taught internship and immersion courses for two decades in the U.S. and Asia. Dr. Gonzalez is the Mayor George Christopher Professor of Government and Society at the Ageno School of Business of Golden Gate University and adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco in California.

He has conducted training workshops for Chinese business, government, and civil society organizations and teaches at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, China. He has consulted with the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, the Institute on Governance of Canada, the Pew Charitable Trusts, and the governments of Singapore and China. He has also taught at the National University of Singapore, De La Salle University, and the University of Utah and has published ten books.