I love working with people! Throughout my research career, I've been extremely lucky to have the opportunity to work with SO MANY amazing collaborators ever since my very first project (see the author list of my publications, and there's always new faces)!

Mentoring students is probably what I enjoy the most in my work. I love knowing their needs and motivations, and tailoring the experience for them to achieve where they want to be, not where I or any other people think they should be. I'm always so proud of my students, but what's more rewarding is to see them building confidence and feeling proud of themselves! Now, please allow me to brag about them! :)

Updates: 🎉 Starting from 2023, I'm doing 1-1 mentoring for PhD student in all fields on general topics that may not be project related. I started as a mentor at UMass's Alumni Mentorship Program where I provide 1-1 mentoring sessions for PhD students on a weekly basis. The topics I cover include navigating your dream job, well-being/happiness/stress management, productivity/time management, building your network, self-confidence/imposter syndrome, effective communication, being an international students, and many more! Feel feel to reach out if you're interested in my service (even if you're not associated with UMass). It's free and always will be for PhD students. I have limited availability but I'll reply to you when I have the capacity to take more mentees :)

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