Yan Dong is a graduate student in the School of Architecture, University of Southeast University, and graduated from China Academy of Art. Her research interest lies in contemporary design taste research. During her study, she received Exchange & Visiting International Student Academic Excellence award from University of Wisconsin- Madison and BA (Hons) in Design and Science from China Academy of Art. She also has work experience in practice including a recent one at Chazen Museum in US. As an designer, Yan's profile includes design and research projects in China and US. She was also accredited LEED from USGBC in 2019, and taught in Soochow University as a guest tutor for Architectural studio.