I am a Ph.D. candidate in comparative politics at Harvard's Department of Government. I use observational data to study the effects of past experiences on future attitudes. My dissertation project argues that variation in democratic inequality is caused by differences in what people think democracy means. Broadly, I am interested in the political economy of redistribution, democratization, and media politics. 

In 2021-22, I am a nonresident scholar based in Vancouver, B.C. 

Before coming to Harvard, I received degrees from Stanford and Peking University (Yenching Academy) and worked as a news reporter in Vancouver, San Jose, Hong Kong, and Beijing.