Qin is pursuing a Master's degree in Earth and Environmental Engineering at Columbia University with a concentration in Water Resources and Climate Risks. She works with Dr. Laureline Josset on TAP project in Professor Upmanu Lall’s group, helping with data collection, aggregation, analysis, visualization, and reporting of lead levels in NYS schools and other potential contaminants. Her research interests are climate extremes and natural disasters using machine learning and data analysis methods. Prior to coming to Columbia, Qin finished her B.S. in Environmental Studies at UC Santa Barbara with a minor in Japanese.