About Me

I'm a doctoral candidate in the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University - Newark. I research nonprofit management, nonprofit finance, information technology, and public affairs and nonprofit education.

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Education

2017-2022 (Expected)

Ph.D. in Public Administration

  • Rutgers University - Newark

  • Dissertation: ​​

    • The Financial Benefits of Information Technology Adoption in Nonprofit Organizations

    • Committee: Cleopatra Charles (Chair), Lindsey McDougle, Jiahuan Lu, and John McNutt (University of Delaware)

 
 

2013-2015

Master of Public Administration

  • Rutgers University - Newark

  • Concentration in Nonprofit Management

  • Pi Alpha Alpha Honor

2008-2012

Bachelor of Laws

  • Hohai University

  • Major in Political Science

 

Research Interests

Nonprofit Management   |   Nonprofit Finance   |   Information Technology   |   Public Affairs & Nonprofit Education

Grants, Awards & Honors

External Awards and Grants

  • Founders’ Fellow, American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), 2022

  • Doctoral Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, Center for Social Impact Strategy, Summer 2022

  • Graduate Diversity Scholarship, Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations & Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), 2021

  • Doctoral Consortium Scholarship, Academy of Management Public and Nonprofit Division (AOMPNP), 2021

  • Walter W. Mode Scholarship, American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), 2021

  • Wallace O. Keene Conference Scholarship, American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), 2021

  • Doctoral Fellowship, Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations & Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), 2020​

 
 

From University

  • Presidential Fellowship, Rutgers University, 2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2020-2021, and 2021-2022​

  • Rutgers PreDoctoral Leadership Development Academy Fellowship, 2020-2021

  • Fellowship, Summer Institute in Computational Social Science, Rutgers University, Summer 2020

  • Teaching Assistantship, Rutgers University, 2020-2021

  • Graduate Fellowship, Rutgers University, 2017-2018, 2018-2019, and 2019-2020

  • GSN Graduate Student Travel Award, Rutgers University, Spring 2022

  • SPAA Conference Travel Grant, Rutgers University, 2017-2018, 2019-2020, 2020-2021, and 2021-2022

  • E. Drexel Godfrey Memorial Award, Rutgers University, 2015

  • Academic Achievement Award (Graduate with 4.0 GPA), Rutgers University, 2015

  • Pi Alpha Alpha Honor, the National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration, 2015

 
 

Professional Experience

  • Instructor, Rutgers University-Newark, Newark, NJ, 2020-2021

  • Research Assistant, Rutgers University-Newark, Newark, NJ, 2017-2020

  • Business Development Associate, UniCareer LLC., New York, NY, 2016

  • Office Assistant, Rutgers University, Office of International Student and Scholar Services, Newark, NJ, 2014-2016

  • Intern, United Way Worldwide, Alexandria, VA, 2014-2015

  • Program Officer, Hangzhou Environmental Protection Voluntary Service Association, Hangzhou, China, 2012-2013

  • Volunteer English Teacher, Nanjing Hongyuan Migrant Worker’s Elementary School, Nanjing, China, 2011

 
 

Professional Affiliation

  • Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations & Voluntary Action (ARNOVA)

  • American Society for Public Administration (ASPA)

  • Academy of Management (AOM)

  • Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM)

  • Public Management Research Association (PMRA)