Head shot of Y. Ping Sun
  • Kinder Institute for Urban Research Advisory Board Ex Officio Member
  • Representative, Rice University
  • Of Counsel, YetterColeman LLP

Y. Ping Sun is currently of counsel at the firm YetterColeman LLP. She practiced law in the New York offices of White & Case LLP from 1988 to 1992 and Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP from 1993 to 2004. Her practice focused on corporate and international transactions.

A native of Shanghai, China, Sun attended Beijing Languages University and then Princeton University, where she graduated cum laude in 1985 with an AB degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of International and Public Affairs. She received a Juris Doctor from Columbia University School of Law in 1988, where she served as an editor of the Journal of Transnational Law.

Sun serves as university representative of Rice University, where she also serves as a member of the Advisory Council at the Shepherd School of Music, honorary co-chair of the Baker Institute Roundtable at Rice University, and as lead donors chair for Rice University United Way Campaign. Sun is a past chair of the Mayor’s International Trade and Development for Asia and Australia. She is a trustee of the Texas Children’s Hospital, the vice chair of the board of directors of Asia Society Texas Center, and a board member of BARC, Center for Houston’s Future, Hermann Park Conservancy, Teach For America Houston, and the United Way of Greater Houston. She serves on the advisory boards of the Asian Chamber of Commerce and the Chinese Community Center.