Yiqiu (Echo) Yan
Echo Yan is a 2nd-year HDCLS doctoral student at UT Austin. Growing up in Shenzhen, China, she moved to San Diego later in higher school in her junior year. Then, she went across states for her undergraduate education in Indiana. She graduated from Purdue University in May 2020. During her time at Purdue, she was involved in multiple research projects, including a longitudinal closed relationship research study advised by Dr. Ximena Arriaga and Dr. Christopher Agnew, Corpus & Repository of Writing Research, and Transculturation lab with Dr. Bradley Dilger at the College of Education.
In Fall 2020, she joined UT as a Ph.D. student at the HDCLS program Educational Psychology Department. She works with (and advised by) Dr. Katherine Muenks in the Learning and Motivational Beliefs Lab. She is also involved in a jointed lab, Science of Learning and Metacognition Lab, that Dr. Veronica Yan and Dr.Katherine Muenks have together.
She is interested in studying the growth mindsets of students and educators, student perceptions of facing difficulties, learning strategies, cultural competence, and diversity & inclusion in higher education.
Her teaching philosophy is to not only induce student's motivation and academic achievements but also take a step beyond to prepare students for a professional career by implementing good learning strategies. It is a pleasure to be the attentive and caring mentor, and foster positive teacher-student relationships to help students gain success.
Beyond academic life, she is a portrait photographer. She has been in choir for 15 years. She is passionate about teaching music theory and vocal lessons.