Incoming Ph.D. candidate Deng focusing on poverty & inequality

Humphrey welcomes new Ph.D. candidate Ms. Shuyi Deng.  Ms. Deng's faculty advisor is Professor Samuel L. Myers, Jr. and her areas of expertise are in social policy, poverty and inequality, policy-making process in China  
Shuyi Deng was born and raised in China. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Renmin University of China in Beijing and her Master of Public Policy degree from University of Maryland, College Park. After completing her master’s degree, Shuyi worked at NASPAA in Washington DC to help Chinese MPA/MPP education programs to establish their accreditation system. With the aim of better understanding her own country, Shuyi returned to China and worked as a Policy Analyst at the Institute of Public Policy in South China University of Technology, where she mainly researched the policy-making process of Chinese governments and rural poverty and inequality in China. Shuyi published journal articles and wrote internal reports to the governments in these areas. In her PhD study, Shuyi plans to continue research on poverty and inequality and the role of public policy in these issues.
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