Princeton University, Ph.D. in Geosciences, May 2016

Thesis: “Nitrogen isotopes in scleractinian corals: Modern ocean studies and paleoceanographic applications”

Advisor: Daniel M. Sigman

Committee: Michael L. Bender; John A. Higgins; Blair Schoene

Nanjing University, B.S. in Geochemistry (with Distinction), June 2010

Senior thesis: “Carbon isotope constraints on the organic carbon cycle of the Yangtze River”

Professional Experience

California Institute of Technology, Jan 2017 – Present

Postdoctoral Scholar (Advisors: Alex L. Sessions, Woodward F. Fischer, and Jess F. Adkins)

Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Summer 2016

Visiting Scholar (Advisor: Gerald H. Haug)

Princeton University, May 2016 – December 2016 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Advisor: Daniel M. Sigman)

Princeton University, September 2010 – April 2016

Graduate Research Assistant (Advisor: Daniel M. Sigman)

Honors & Awards

Simons Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship (SCOL), 2017 – Present

Charlotte Elizabeth Procter Honorific Fellowship, Princeton University, 2014 – 2015

Schlanger Fellowship, Consortium for Ocean Leadership, 2014 – 2015

Princeton Energy and Climate Scholars, Princeton University, 2013 – 2015

HSBC Scholarship, Nanjing University, 2009 – 2010

People’s Scholarship, Nanjing University, 2006 – 2008