Hirokazu Koreeda, one of my favorite directors, considers himself as a "collector", collecting emotions and thoughts that are embedded in the world, and then simply displaying them back to the world. Similarly, I am also one of the collectors (or gleaners, as Agnès Varda would say), as an ecologist, a traveler, and a visual storyteller.
I grew up in Hangzhou, China. Wildness was absent in my life until a hitch-hiking trip to Tibet after I finished my undergraduate study. My passion of wildlife and open rangeland has never faded away ever since. I am currently a Ph.D. candidate at University of California, Berkeley in the US, focusing on wildlife ecology and conservation, landscape fragmentation, and associated social processes. Leading up to this, I completed a BS degree in natural resources and a MS degree in Geography.
Aside from research, I strive to be a multi-media science communicator. Currently I am working on a video series entitled WONDERER: portraits of graduate students. With a group of friends who are early career researchers, we established Broccoli Academia, a network for sharing our own life and knowledge in the academic.
Contact me if you are a communicator/artist/researcher that want to collaborate!
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