I am a Ph.D. candidate in Human Development, Learning and Teaching at Harvard University. I am interested in how children's interaction with the social world shapes their early language and cognitive development. My current research explores how caregivers' beliefs influence the way in which they communicate with their children and how caregiver verbal and nonverbal input shapes children's language and cognitive development. 


2016 - 2021 (expected)

Harvard University 

Ph.D. Candidate in Education (concentration: Human Development, Learning and Teaching)

Secondary Field: Mind, Brain, and Behavior (concentration: Language Acquisition) 

2014 - 2015 

Harvard Graduate School of Education

Ed.M., Language and Literacy 

2010 - 2014

Tsinghua University

B.A., English Language and Literature