I recently earned a PhD degree in sociology at The Ohio State University. I will start my position as a postdoc researcher at INCITE, Columbia University in fall 2018. My research agenda examines how cognitive and non-cognitive skills are developed, rewarded, and transferred across academic or national contexts. This research agenda is motivated by a theoretical interest in the role of skills in social stratification. My works on STEM skills development in high school, patterns and trends of horizontal stratification in higher education and the different family formation patterns of female scientists and professionals appeared in Journal of Marriage and Family, Social Science Research, Demographic Research, and other academic journals. I build my research on rigorous quantitative methodology with a keen interest in international comparative analysis. My CV is available here.