Cindy grew up in Hefei, China. She graduated with a B.S. in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Davis, and a M.S. in Environmental Sciences from Emory University. As a graduate researcher in Dr. Eri Saikawa’s lab, she studied heavy metal soil contamination and developed phytostabilization methods for lead remediation. Upon graduating, she worked for RayBiotech where she focused on research and development of antibodies and antibody-based research tools, especially COVID-19 related. Cindy spends her free time playing with her cats, watching anime, playing video games, and exploring hiking trails near Atlanta.