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Zheng An graduated from Tsinghua University with a BA in Journalism in 2006. She received her MA in Communication from the University of New Mexico in 2008 (thesis on Perceptions of Appropriate Tactics to Communicate a Mental Illness Diagnosis). At UNM, she also studied in the Master’s program in Statistics, worked in the Department of Psychology on EEG data analysis, and taught undergraduate courses in Public Speaking, English Composition, and Introduction to Statistics. Prior to her graduate study, Zheng participated in “World Without Borders,” an international exchange program, with AIESEC (a world non-profit organization) in Ukraine, and interned in PHOENIXTV in Beijing. Zheng is interested in the influence of communication on health-related issues, such as social perceptions of mental and physical diseases. At Annenberg, she hopes to study interpersonal and health communication, as well as interdisciplinary perspectives on health and culture.