I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Government at Cornell University. My research and teaching interests include Chinese politics, comparative politics, political economy, and international relations.

My dissertation examines the politics of China's state-owned enterprise reform, with a focus on the role of organizational leaders in shaping policy implementation and outcomes. I also study the global expansion of Chinese central state-owned companies and the political mobility of their leaders . 

 My research has been supported by the Fulbright-Hays Program, the Brookings-Tsinghua U.S. Exchange Fellowship Program funded by the Ford Foundation, the Smith Richardson Foundation, the Chinese Scholarship Council, the Jeffrey S. Lehman Fund, and the Cornell East Asia Program.

Before coming to Cornell, I worked for International Crisis Group in Beijing. I have an MA in international relations from Tsinghua University and a BA in political science and philosophy from Wellesley College.