Meiqing's academic interests lie in political attitudes and opinion dynamics, applying natural language processing methodologies. She completed an MA degree in political science from the University of Chicago and worked for NORC during and after her studies. Before returning to academia, she conducted market research and media analysis for multinational agencies, and serviced Fortune 500 advertisers in automotive, chemical, and FMCG sectors. Previously, she studied at the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington and Harbin Engineering University.