Yi is a Ph.D. candidate in Chinese Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition & Teaching at the University of Arizona. Her major research interest focuses on the linkage of the macro ideological constructs with the micro-culture of language interaction/use in study abroad context. She is also interested in the process of additional language acquisiton of multilingual individuals. Yi’s research interests reflect her own experience as a language teacher and program director, whose students are mostly multilingual and transnational individuals. Her current research projects intersect with fields of study aboard, multilingualism, language ideology, sociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology. She has publications and conference presentations in major avenues in the field of applied linguistics.