I’m a UX researcher on the Ads Research team. I was in the PhD program specializing in human-computer interaction at Illinois Institute of Technology. My past research involves using mixed methods to understand how and why communities (including fans, local residents and non-profit organizations) use social media, and the relationship between their social media use and civic engagement. I have a diverse background in engineering, information science and design. My passion lies in understanding how people interact with technology in order to better support them to achieve different goals. During my PhD, I have interned at Facebook on the UX research team. Before IIT, I received a BE in software engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China.