Alumni Connect Mentor

Yixi completed her master’s thesis in organizational sociology under professor Kristen Schilt. She is originally from Ningbo, China and have spent several years working in financial services industry prior to moving to Chicago for MAPSS. Her background in history and her work experience inspired her to study employees’ informal networks in the context of organizational changes. She is currently working at Berkeley Haas Business School’s Computational Culture lab while working on her PhD application. Yixi enjoys spending her free time reading novels and contemplating about the next travel destination (post-covid). As a mentor, she hopes to support students who are returning to academia after working in industry for several years, and those who are transitioning from another discipline, as she did.