Xinyi Ye is assisting Professor Victoria Tin-bor Hui with research on the formation of modern China through the historical analyses of war data sets and movements. She is working on literature reviews of Chinese war history. Her work will contribute to create a database for further Geographic Information System (GIS) analysis.
Last summer, Ye was supported by the Global Professional Experience (GPE) Program to intern at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for five weeks. During this internship, Ye analyzed the effectiveness of different campaign approaches and proposed strategies for the Foundation. In light of this experience and her interest in education systems, she wants to research on how education systems differ and how social and cultural variables could change people’s attitudes towards education.