Services and Leadership

Edinboro-Erie-Ohio-China Community

Board member, Erie SafeNet, 2020-present

Board member, ATHENA Erie, 2018-present

co-Chair, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Undergraduate Research Conference, 2019-2021

Board member, Environment Erie, 2019-2020

Co-director for Startup Grind powered by Google for Entrepreneurs-Eire 2017-2018

Consultant, Solar Revolution, LLC, 2017-2018

Consultant, PlaneSense, Inc. April 2017

Judge, 5th Annual Resilient Erie Stewardship Summit, Erie, PA, 2017

Graduation Guest Speaker, School of Economics, Shanghai University, Shanghai, China, 2016

Judge, STEM Commercialization Plan and STEM Business Plan Competitions hosted by Believe in Ohio, 2015, 2016

Member, Northwest Pennsylvania Green Economy Taskforce (NWPAGE), Erie, PA, 1. 2014-to present

Research Community

Reviewer, 2020 Agricultural & Applied Economics Association

Reviewer, 2020 American Association for the Advancement of Science Conference

Organizer, Workshop: International Trade, Shandong University of Technology, Shandong, China, May 2019

Organizer, Workshop: China-US Students’ Workshop for Economic Development, Shanghai University, May 2019

Moderator, 2018 Agricultural & Applied Economics Association

Committee member, Outstanding Research Publication for the Western Agricultural Economics Association, 2017

Discussant, Southern Economic Association 2017, 2016, 2015,2012 Annual Meeting

Discussant, 2014 Pennsylvania Economic Association (PEA) Conference

Referee for the following reputable journals:

Energy Economics                                  PLOS ONE

Cogent Economics and Finance               International Journal of Financial Studies

Entropy                                                  Waste Management,

Latin American Research Review             Sustainability


Member, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Western Integration Academics Lead team, November, 2020-present

Team leader, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Western Integration Faculty Contractual Committees sub-team, November, 2020-present

Member, Edinboro University Sustainability Institute, 2018-present

Member, Edinboro University Senate Research Committee, 2016-present

Member, Edinboro University Institutional Review Board, 2019-present

Member, Edinboro University Strategic Planning member, External Relation Team of Edinboro University (2019-2020)

Member, Edinboro University Task Force member, Mission, Vision and Values Task Force (2017- 2018)

One of four Delegates, visiting five universities in China with the Provost to establish a working partnership, May 2016

Edinboro University International Student Adviser, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania 2013-2019

Member, Edinboro University Grants, Research and Writing Committee, 2017-2018

Member, Edinboro University Sustainability Committee , 2016-2017

Member, Edinboro University Planning and Budgeting Committee , 2013-2015

Reviewer, Poster Competition in Celebration of Scholarship of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA, 2017

Judge, Poster Competition in Celebration of Scholarship of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA, 2014, 2015, 2016


Organizer and Moderator, Virtual Panel Discussion: Careers at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Microsoft, and The Coca-Cola Company 2021

Chair, Department Nomination and Election Committee, 2021-present

Member, Department Evaluation Committee, 2019-present

Organizer, Annual Women in Business Panel Discussion, 2016-present

Liaison, Center of Faculty Excellence, 2018-present

Committee Member,

     BS-Economics Committee since, 2017-present

     BSBA-International Business Committee, 2017-present

     Minor-Economics Committee 2017-present

Department Representative, University Faculty Senate, 2015-present

Department Sectary 2016-2017

Adviser, Sustainability and Humanity Club, 2015-2017

Department Representative, Association of Pennsylvania State College & University Faculty (APSCUF), Spring 2015, Fall 2017

Member, Student Engagement Committee 2015-2017

Member, Election Since 2015-2018

Member, Grade Appeals 2013-2016 (Chair the committee from 2015 – 2016)

Member, Research Symposium 2015-2018

Member, Student Recognition 2013-2017

Member, Search and Screen for Accounting Position 2013 and 2019

Member, Comprehensive Exam-Economics 2013-2014

Member, Concentration/Economics Learning Objectives 2013-2017

Instructor, “Product Development and Sustainability” Xavier and Tina Williams Summer Youth Business Academy, Summer 2014

Media Coverage

  • “Local Asian community leaders speak out about the hate crimes around the nation”, Mar 23, 2021,, WJET-TV
  • Asian Americans” Live Screening and Panel Discussion”, June 11, 2020, hosted by WQLN, Erie Art&Culture
  • “How universities are adjusting to online learning” Mar 26, 2020,
  • “AOC’s Green New Deal at the center of most recent ‘Uncomfortable Conversations’ panel”, April 24th, 2019, EdinboroNow
  • “Edinboro Professor co-chairing federal reserve contest”, April 17th, 2019, EdinboroNow
  • “Edinboro University students help launch glass recycling survey”, April 7th, 2019, Erie News Now
  • National Podcast Women Really Mean Business Series “Perseverance Through Failure Equals Success”, Apr 12, 2019
  • “’Women’s Empowerment Panel 5.0′ features influential figures in the regional workforce”, April 3rd, 2019, EdinboroNow
  • “ Karl Marx Makes lasting impression”, November 14th, 2018, EdinboroNow
  • “Women’s empowerment panel: Local leaders bring advice to business students”, April 4th, EdinboroNow
  • “The birth of bitcoin and its rise popularity”, March 21st, 2018, EinboroNow
  • “Google this: How to grow a business”, October 29, 2017, Erie Times-News

Honors and Awards

  • Nominee as the university Faculty of the Year. Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, 2021
  • Nominee as the University Scholar of the Year. Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, 2016
  • Teaching Online Certification Course (TOCC) Certificate, 2014
  • National Institute of Food and Agriculture Partnership Award for Innovative Programs and Projects from the United State Department of Agriculture, 2013
  • Nominee as the university Faculty of the Year. Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, 2013.
  • Two Awards for Excellence in Teaching Honored by the Dr. Robert C. Weber Honor Program, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, 2013
  • Graduate & Professional Student Association (GPSA) Registration Grant Award, Washington State University, 2012.
  • Best Graduate Award of 2009 at Shanghai University
  • 1st Prize Scholarship in 2006, 2007, 2008 (Measured by academic performance)
  • 2003 Mathematical Olympiad Competition at Yunnan Province, China, 3rd Prize
  • 2001 New Concept of Creative Writing Competition at Yunnan Province, China, 3rd Prize

Assessments and Professional Development

  • Data Manipulation with Python, (99% Percentile), DataCamp SignalTM Assessments
  • Advanced Python Programming, (95% Percentile), DataCamp SignalTM Assessments
  • Advanced Statistics Fundamentals with Python (92% Percentile), DataCamp SignalTM Assessments
  • Advanced Understanding and Interpreting Data (98% Percentile), DataCamp SignalTM Assessments,
  • 2018 Towards an Improved Understanding for an Impactful Career. Applied Economics Congressional Visits Day, Washington DC. (Spoke with leadership at key agencies within the USDA about the opportunities and resources that exist for agricultural and applied economists. Visited the congressional delegation of PA to describe the research that I was performing.)
  • 2016 Big Data in Applied Economics: Knowledge and Applications Workshop (Significant speakers included Dr. Rob Johansson, Chief Economist at USDA, Mr. Stanley Wood, Senior Program Officer at Bill &Melinda Gates Foundation, Dr.Guido Imbens, Applied Econometrics Professor and Professor of Economics at Stanford University)
  • 2016 Applied Computational Economics Workshop, Boston, MA (Speakers: Dr.Mario Javier Miranda, Professor at The Ohio State University and Fellow of AAEA)
  • 2014 Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Mentorship Workshop.

Professional Memberships

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE)
Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP)
American Economic Association (AEA)
Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA)
Southern Economic Association (SEA)
AAEA-Teaching, Learning, and Communications Section (TLC)
AAEA-Committee on Women in Agricultural Economics (CWEA)
AAEA-Land, Water and Environmental Economics Section (ENV)
AAEA-Applied Risk Analysis section (ARA)