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Yiqi Zhu, MSW

PhD student in Social Work


I am originally from Shanghai, an international city located on the east coast of China. Growing up with the interplay of international visions and the lovely Chinese traditional value, I love working on the challenges in international development.  After gaining the professional training as a social worker,  I worked with Teach For China in rural China for two years. The life in rural communities has grounded my research interests and life long pursue. I believe that the future of the world depends on the proper development of agricultural sector and rural communities, and the future of China depends on the rural China. The true development work is about how we embrace humanity, not just about industrialization, urbanization and modernization. My PhD study is dedicated to the nutrition of children and agricultural development in rural China.


  • Food security; nutrition; rural development; social innovation;
  • Global health; international social and economic development;
  • System dynamic; sustainable development; community action research