Mengyu Dong, from Beijing, China, is pursuing a master’s degree in journalism at Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences. She studied political science and history at the University of California, Berkeley. Mengyu has conducted research and reporting for numerous publications in the U.S., Europe, and her home country. Her work focuses on information control, grassroots resistance, and minority rights. She aspires to bring quality journalism to both English and Chinese audiences through open-source investigation and data-driven storytelling. In addition to journalism, she strives to improve access to education for children in rural China. She received the Matsui Fellowship for Public Service from UC Berkeley.