Before I started my Ph.D. program at Annenberg, I had been involved in science and multimedia journalism for four years. I used to work for news organizations such as National Geographic (China),, The Why Files, and Madison Commons. I was awarded the Madison Commons Scholarship for my coverage of science and environmental issues in Madison, Wisconsin. I used to be a videographer for UW Hospital & Clinics, covering its art healing program. Outside of my research and teaching, I am also interested in photography. My photographic work has won a series of international awards, including the Smithsonian Photo Contest, American Aperture Awards, and iPhone Photography Awards. I recently published a book on mobile photography (in Chinese) and I maintain an Instagram account of 24 thousand followers.

Advisories on eating fish from local lakes may not be reaching all
Road salt lingers in Madison’s watersheds and drinking water

Art healing program at UW Hospital & Clinics: 1, 2

The beautiful iPhone photography of Yilang Peng
Instagram: lithium42
Book: Introduction to mobile photography (in Chinese)

Science writing (in Chinese)
Geology, psychology, and communication