Yingying Zeng is a fourth-year doctoral student in social work at the Brown School of Washington University in St. Louis and a research associate at the Center of Social Development. Her research centers on financial well-being of vulnerable immigrant populations in the United States. She is particularly interested in how immigrants navigate the financial system in the United States, and how their financial outcomes are related to other aspects of well-being of their households. Yingying also works on the Employee Financial Wellness Projects as a graduate research assistant at the Social Policy Institute.

Prior to her PhD study, Yingying earned her Master of Social Work degree from Fudan University in China in 2015 and the Master of Social Policy degree from Brown School of Washington University in St. Louis in 2016. She had worked on community-based disaster mitigation projects for the United Nations of Development Programme, and the Refugee Individual Development Account Program for the International Institute of St. Louis.

Research Interests
  • Financial capability and asset building
  • Immigrant economic well-being
  • Financial counseling and financial education
  • Financial inclusion
Teaching Interests
  • Policy analysis and evaluation
  • Research methods
  • Advanced statistical methods
  • Community development and practice
  • Research Associate, Center for Social Development
  • Research Assistant, Social Policy Institute
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