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Hi! My name is 赵卉萌, Iris Huimeng Zhao.

I received my BAs in sociology and gender studies at Indiana University - Bloomington, later a MA in social sciences at the University of Chicago. I started my sociology Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 2021. 

My research interests include social demography, fertility, family, gender, and reproductive justice. My M.A. thesis focuses on fertility preferences and flexibility of young people in Mainland China. 

I have been working as a research assistant in various research groups since 2016. These groups were in different disciplines including social demography, sociology, and social informatics. Aside from research activities, I also work as a tutor in undergraduate-level sociology coursework and academic writing. 

When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my cat Chouchou, listening to music, cooking, and climbing. I am also good at remembering random facts about people I first met instead of their faces or names.

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