Zhen is a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and received her Ph.D from SEAS in 2020. She currently works on the experimental study of aerosol particle reactivity for geoengineering. She is broadly interested in climate and environmental issues. In the past she has managed clean water projects in Haiti and China. Prior to Harvard, Zhen earned an M.S. from UIUC in electrical engineering, and B.S./B.A. from Cornell University in Materials Science & Engineering and Chemistry.