- M.A. in Applied Linguistics, Teachers College, Columbia University
- B.A. in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages, Beijing Foreign Studies University
Yu Zhang received her MA in Applied Linguistics from Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to joining Princeton's Department of East Asian Studies in 2020, she taught Chinese as a teaching assistant at the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University and as an online instructor at Teachers College for one year. She also taught at Princeton in Beijing summer program in 2020. Her research interests include second language acquisition, pedagogy, and assessment.