Xin Tie (she/her/hers)

Position/What you do at U of R?Xin Tie sitting on bench

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?).