I grew up in Beijing and Pittsburgh, and did my undergraduate studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where I received B.S. degrees in Physics and Mathematics. For my Ph.D., I studied defect centers in diamond and their uses in quantum optics in the group of Mihkail Lukin at Harvard. The experiments I worked on included entangling the spin of a nitrogen-vacancy center to an emitted photon and developing diamond-based nanophotonic structures. My current research focuses on exploring new materials, designs, and geometries for creating the next generation of superconducting qubits and cavities.