About me

I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Cognitive Sciences at the University of California Irvine and a member of the Spatial Neuroscience Lab. My advisor is Prof. Elizabeth R. Chrastil and my research focuses on human navigation and spatial cognition. I also work with Prof. Jeff Krichmar on computational neuroscience modeling.

I received my B.S. in Psychology from South China Normal University, M.A. in Geography from the University of California Santa Barbara, and M.S. in Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of California Irvine. My transdisciplinary background enables me to think about research questions across different scales.

Outside of research, I am a science communication advocator. As the co-chair of the UCI Center for Neurobiology of Learning and Memory Ambassador Program Adult Outreach Committee, I host events to help adults in the Irvine community to learn more about neuroscience. My passion for data science and science communication also drives me to be a data science instructor at Coursera teaching interactive and fun guided projects to global learners.

I go by Lily :)