Candice Snowden was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania but calls South Florida home. She majored in East Asian Studies at Wellesley College, ultimately focusing on minority identities in contemporary China and the state’s differing policies toward them. As a graduating senior, she earned the Wellesley-Yenching Fellowship that allowed her to teach at Nanjing Normal University for a year. She went on to teach at Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine while earning her Master’s degree in International Education at Concordia University Irvine. For her Master’s thesis she surveyed Chinese college students’ perceptions of Russia, Japan, and the United States. At Yale, Candice hopes to continue studying identity in contemporary China, with a focus on generational identity, student movements, and popular culture. Outside of the classroom, Candice is an avid fan of figure skating, gymnastics, and cinema.