As a Singaporean native who spent ten years living and studying in Shanghai, Zhiyi (Joycelyn) Su understands and believes in the special role that people-to-people relations play in building cross-cultural understanding. She is especially interested in US-China educational exchange and how it transforms the perspectives of its participants. This led her to organize a public briefing on the importance US-China educational exchange during her internship at the US-Asia Institute, which was widely attended by Congressional and Embassy staffers, scholars in think tanks, and business leaders. Her research experiences span from studying the impact of foreign-educated returnees on the Chinese economy at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics to investigating the implications of the Chinese stock market volatility at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), Su facilitates dialogue and the exchange of ideas among students and scholars through her position as the Deputy Director of Duke-UNC China Leadership Summit.