Xin Tie (she/her/hers)
Position/What you do at U of R?
I am a Ph.D. candidate studying climate change-related research.
Where are you from?
Sichuan Province, China
What got you interested in Earth and Environmental Sciences?
I want to know how the atmosphere works and what I can do to help solve the air quality issues that this fast-developing world has.
What do you enjoy most about U of R?
The MUSIC! I am a huge fan of the Eastman School of Music concert series. Sometimes during the weekends, I would go to Java's for a cup of coffee or a slice of carrot cake, get some work done or just chill with my friends and then go to the concert.
Do you have any hidden talents or hobbies?
I enjoy activities that involve making/building things (e.g. knitting, cooking); I am also interested in DJing and hopefully I can do that in front of a crowd after a lot of practice.
What is one thing that instantly makes your day better?
Cooking delicious food at the end of the day or going to a nice restaurant (who doesn't like good food?).