Zhen Yu is a student from Lhasa, Tibet, in China. She studied in mainland China from middle school to University. She completed her English as a second language studies at the Center for English and American Culture (CELAC) at the University of New Mexico. Also, at UNM, she obtained her MA degree in Public Policy. Currently, she is a doctoral student in Linguistic Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies [LLSS]. Her research area is Bilingual Education and TESOL. She loves traveling, cooking, and discovering new cultures. She is passionate about examining the instructional materials provided by teachers in her native Tibet to teach young children.