Yiqian Zhang's Profile

Yiqian “Phoebe” Zhang grew up in Yangzhou, a small town on the Yangtze River in China. Of course, it is “small” by Chinese standards, which translates to a population of 200,000. Her family moved to Nanjing, a major city in China when she started high school. She went to college in Grinnell, Iowa, a small town by U.S. standards, where she studied political science. She decided to come to MU and pursue journalism in print and digital news after graduating, thus taking the first step in fulfilling her dream since high school of becoming a journalist. Her dreams, aside from the obvious one, are traveling the world and eating exotic foods. She’s passionate about history and hopes to go to different places and talk to local people.