Lirong Shi is a graduate student in Chemistry at University of Michigan. She is pursuing a PhD degree and a graduate certificate in Science, Technology and Public Policy (STPP). Besides lab work, Lirong has a variety of research interests especially in science communication and diplomacy. She participated in many sci-comm related events hosted by organizations such as U-M Museum of Natural History, Engaging Scientists in Policy and Advocacy, Union of Concerned Scientists, National Science Policy Network, etc. In her free time, Lirong likes listening to music, playing the piano, reading, travelling and running around with her dog!