Made in China, transformed in the United States, Grace is a researcher who is interested in the urban entrepreneurship economy in the networked society from a global lens. Her research focuses on regional economic development, technological innovations, and startups in Asia, with a current focus on Shenzhen, popularly known as the "Silicon Valley of Hardware". Her dissertation concerns the milieu of innovation in Shenzhen since the 1978 Open and Reform Policy. She engages her work from an organizational communication, policy and business management perspective. Grace attended the 2017 Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute. She is a mixed method researcher who is the 2016 Andrew Fellowship recipient in Survey Research Techniques at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She adopts interviews, ethnography, and computational network analysis in her work. Besides her research, Grace is passionate about teaching, mentoring her students, and trying to help her students, especially underrepresented students, to achieve their best.