My name is Yang Song, born and raised in Chuzhou, a small city known for its beautiful landscape in eastern China. I graduated from Jilin University in Changchun, China with a bachelor’s degree in General Chemistry. During my undergraduate time, I attended the CSST summer research program at UCLA working with Prof. Yves Rubin, and another undergraduate exchange research program at Rutgers University. Benefiting from those overseas research experiences, I decided to continue my graduate studies in US and received my Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from the University of Chicago, where I worked with Prof. Wenbin Lin on the development of multifunctional metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) for catalytic applications. Obsessed by the sunshine and beach of California, I decided to go back to UCLA to conduct my postdoctoral research, which focuses on the development of functional nanomaterials for electrocatalytic small molecule transformations. In my spare time, I like watching movies, cooking, and hiking.