I was born and raised in ShanDong, China until I emigrated with my parents to Toronto, Canada. From there, I completed my Bachelor of Science (BSc) at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario where my focuses were field ecology and psychology. I went on to complete a Masters of Public Health degree at Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sante Publique (EHESP) in Paris, France, majoring in Biostatistics and Epidemiology. My masters thesis was on the effect of Noise Exposure during Daily Commutes and Subjectively Reported Stress.
I continued my work on environmental exposures at INSERM before joining the H2020 European research project SURREAL. Currently, I am working on my PhD dissertation under the joint supervision of Dr. Amit Birenboim and Dr. Basile Chaix (iPLESP/INSERM). My research is focused on the Personal Sensor Tracking of Environmental Exposures and its Effects on Sleep and Mental Health. When I’m not working, I can either be found climbing up vertical surfaces (also known as bouldering) or reading.