Ms. Hu graduated from The University of Colorado Boulder with a B.A. in Environmental Studies with a Minor in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences in 2020. Throughout her undergraduate studies, she conducted research under the direction of Dr. Chris Ray at the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research. She analyzed the impact of sub-surface temperature on the survival of the American pika (Ochotona princeps) in southern Montana, USA. She projected the effect of future temperature changes on the American pika and realized climate warming would accelerate the extinction of this species. Her script was written in the R language for statistical computing and was implemented on several platforms. After graduation, Ms. Hu chose to further her education and decided to enroll Environmental Analysis Professional Science Master’s Program at Rice University. Through the master's program, she devoted herself to studying environmental sustainability and ecological issues. She plans to work in areas related to environmental consulting, natural resource management, or environmental sustainability in her future career.