Ph.D. Candidate in Human Development and Family Science
Syracuse University, United States
M.A. Educational Psychology
University of Colorado, United States
Lei attended Nanjing Normal University where she received a B.S. in Applied Psychology while working in an educational program, specializing in children’s behavioral management and emotional regulation. After finishing her undergraduate program, Lei moved to the US to receive her M.A. in Educational Psychology at the University of Colorado. While in Denver, she began working with Asian immigrant families, helping them with family relationships, psychological wellbeing, and child behavior.
To gain additional experience in her field, Lei practiced as a teaching fellow at Syracuse University, working with children in the Child Lab School, where she contributed to their social and emotional development. She is now finishing her doctoral degree in Human Development and Family Science at Syracuse University.
Lei’s cross-cultural experience has allowed her to realize that not only is every child unique, but they are also greatly influenced by their family and cultural upbringing. Her time in the US and China has also allowed her to help children and families better adjust in their transition to a new culture.
Along with her education, Lei’s specialties for support include: parenting, parent-child relationships, and child adjustment in cross-cultural context. She’s a member of the Association for Psychological Science (U.S.), the National Council on Family Relations (U.S.), and the American Educational Research Association. Lei is also currently a Research Assistant in Applied Psychology at New York University in Shanghai.
As part of the ELG team, Lei holds the position of Educational Psychologist where she provides Psycho-Educational assessments in Mandarin and English, parenting support, and workshops to help other professionals. Her love for working with children from different cultures is essential for supporting ELG’s families to overcome challenges they might be facing. She recognizes that many parents are worried when they initially reach out for help, and she is committed to helping them become happier and more informed throughout the process.
Languages: English, Mandarin