Ruiyan grew up in Shanghai and New Jersey and graduated from Brown University with a degree in Modern Culture and Media. Before joining Teach For America as senior web editor, she worked as a web producer for POV, the award-winning independent documentary series on PBS. Her first novel was published in 2010, and she continues to be passionate about telling stories—online, in print, and among friends. Her superpower is being able to out-eat everyone around her.
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