I was born and raised in Jingzhou, Hubei province, which locates in the middle southern China. I went to Wuhan University for my undergraduate study in geographic science. During my junior year, I went to University of California, Santa Barbara, and took courses in geography there for one quarter.
My research interest is mainly on health geography, more specifically, how epidemic diseases evolve across space and how does that affects human wellbeing. This interest actually originates from my family. My mother works at local Center for Disease Control and Prevention in my hometown, and my father is a doctor, which gave chance to have easy access to the knowledge of situations of multiple kinds of epidemic diseases in my hometown. And that has triggered my interest in using my own knowledge to help in the public health career. I am currently a MA student majoring in geography here at Uiowa.