Luyi is a doctoral student at the School of Social Welfare. Her research interests include early adversities, adolescent development, youth violence prevention and intervention, and the intersection of social work and juvenile justice. Before pursuing her master’s degree in social work, Luyi was a police officer in Shanghai Public Security Bureau Xuhui Branch. She was the core member of a research project that examined the geographic patterns and behavioral characteristics of serial burglars. While studying in her MSW program, she investigated young fathers in jails and explored associations between father-child relationship, behavioral health factors, and recidivism. Luyi holds a B.E. from Tongji University, a M.S. from People’s Public Security University of China, and a M.S.W. from Washington University in St. Louis.