Zhengyuan is a highly motivated DPhil candidate in the Department of Education at the University of Oxford, with a strong passion for research and a deep commitment to advancing the field of language and cognition. She is currently supported by Swire Scholarship.

After completing her undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto, Zhengyuan pursued a MSc degree in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition at the University of Oxford. During her studies, she developed a keen interest in adult second language learning and processing, which has since become the focus of her research.

As a DPhil candidate, Zhengyuan is currently working on their doctoral thesis, which explores the acquisition and processing of grammar and semantics in adult second language learning. Her research is focused on statistical learning approach, with the goal of uncovering new insights and contributing to the wider body of knowledge in their field.