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I am a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, researching the recent influx of Chinese students into U.S. private high schools, along with its transnational relevance to educational attainment, international migration, and elite reproduction. I obtained a BA degree in sociology from Fudan University (China) and a MA degree in sociology from Columbia University. My work focuses on the areas of urban sociology, immigration, education and inequality.

I was born and raised in Shanghai, China and moved to New York City in 2012. I developed my interest in immigration and urban neighbourhoods as a keen observer of diverse communities in different metropolitan areas. I also like to cook, travel, jog, wander in the museums and enjoy a cup of good coffee.