Zhengjie Li or Silvia, was born and raised in Hefei, China. She has just completed her B.A. in Sociology through the interdisciplinary Yuanpei Program at Peking University, China. Her undergraduate research focused on hunger memories and the Great Famine 1958-1961. At Princeton, she wants to continue exploring starvation, eating and social transformation in modern and contemporary China with combination of sources from both field work and literatures.