Ziyao Tian is a Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology at Princeton University. Ziyao Tian received a B.A. in Sociology from Peking University (2015) and an M.A. in East Asian Studies from Stanford University (2017). Her research areas include stratification, economic sociology, education, gender, and family. Her past research has been funded by various institutions including Stanford's China Fund Scholarship and Princeton's Center for the Study of Social Organization. In her dissertation, Ziyao employs a mixed-method design that uses both survey data and interview data to examine the relationship between parents' educational investments, children's academic achievements, and the long-term economic well-being of Asian American families.