Tianxia Xiao, GS, CHM

Professional Development Working Group Member
Social Impact Fellow
Clio Hall Award Recipient

Tianxia Xiao is a rising fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Chemistry. During her undergraduate study, she researched the chemical aspect of pesticide safety with Professor John E. Casida. She graduated magna cum laude with a double major in Molecular Toxicology and Environmental Economics and Policy from UC Berkeley in 2017. In the same year, she began her Ph.D. study at Princeton University. Soon, she started to work on energy metabolism in the Rabinowitz lab, with a broader aim on facilitating the production of valuable chemicals from renewable resources. Beyond science, Tianxia is passionate about bridging academic knowledge to everyday life. She initiated and facilitated the "Scholarly Communication in Social Settings" workshop series in 2019-2020. She is also involved in philanthropy efforts and entrepreneurship developments.

"The style of professional development at Princeton inspires and supports: when I see a common need from interacting with my peers, I set out to seek allies and create solutions so that others will have resources when they encounter the same challenge.

GradFUTURES makes my experience at Princeton even more vivid than I expected! Initially, I was seeking a way to help researchers to develop communication skills to talk about their research on casual settings. Then I connected with the GradFUTURES team and got tremendous help on funding and delivering a series of workshops, "Scholarly Communication and beyond." Now, seeing my passion meet GradFUTURES's focus again, I get the opportunity to join the Professional Development Working Group to welcome a new wonderful year in professional development."

Ask me about:

  • GradFUTURES Forum
  • GradFUTURES Virtual Meetups
  • Star Lessons in Leadership
  • GradFUTURES Learning Cohort