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Team Introduction

Ms. Zi Hui Gu




University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign  (Urbana, IL)

Ph.D. Student in Informatics (Sabbatical)

  • Concentration: Data Analysis and Visualization

University of Illinois, College of Law  (Champaign, IL  / December 2017)

Juris Doctor   

  • Elder Law Journal, Member 2015-2017
  • Energy and Environment Law Society, Treasurer
  • American Bar Association, Student Division

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign  (Urbana, IL / August 2017)

Master of Science in Natural Resource and Environmental Science    

  • Thesis Advisor: A. Bryan Endres
  • Thesis Topic: Certification for Biofuel: A Means to Sustainable      Development?
  • Direction: Bioenergy Policy, Bioenergy Certification, Climate Justice, Human Dimensions of Environmental Science, Environmental and      Natural Resource Economics
  • The Bioenergy Policy Group

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign   (Urbana, IL /  December 2013)

Bachelor of Science in Earth, Society and Environmental Sustainability  

  • Concentration: Science of the Earth System
  • Asian American Student Association
  • Chinese Student and Scholars Association
  • Students for Environmental Concerns

Reserach Interest:

Regulation of Advance Technology,      Entrepreneurship law

Work Experience:

Dimension    Shanghai, China

Director of Compliance     -December 2017 to Present

Blockstream   San Francisco, CA

Technical Localization Specialist   -May 2017 to November 2017

· Help with real-time translations of seminars and Q&A sessions on BTCBBS

· Translate news and information about the latest development of cryptocurrency and blockchain industry

Ambisafe      San Francisco, CA

Technical Localization Specialist  -March 2017 to October 2017

  • Compose and communicate clear, concise and consistent      documentation for a variety of both technical- and non-technical audiences      worldwide

Ensure appropriate and accurate Chinese-to-English (and vise versa) translation of ICO projects, white papers, websites, memorandums, technical documentations, etc. by verifying and interacting with other

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign     Champaign, IL

INFO 202 Teaching Assistant   -August 2017 to December 2017

  • Lead two discussion sessions of 20 students to reinforce the      concept presented by the professor in class

· Graded students’ assignments, projects as well as exams and provided timely feedback

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign      Champaign, IL

Research Assistant    -January 2014 to August 2017

· Conduct thorough literature review on meta-analysis methodology of biodiversity accounting tools

· Develop accounting system for the aviation sector that measures the sustainability impacts from farm-to-fleet

· Research and analyze the international standards on environmental product declaration, quality control, life cycle assessment and internal governance to facilitate the completion of sustainable bio-jet fuel certification system in the U.S.

National Council for Science and the Environment     Washington, D.C.

Researcher, Center for Environmental Education Research    -June 2016 to Present

· Assist with production and delivery of census report, including collecting relevant data regarding environmental, sustainability and energy higher education programs via web research.

· Maintain data spreadsheets and files, and carry out data coding, screening and analysis

· Create visuals such as tables, graphs, and maps, and writes report based on collected data

Better World International   Denver, DE

Copywriter    -May 2016 to October, 2016

  • Researched and produced articles on topics with regard to      environment and human rights issues
  • Worked closely with the SEO Manager to achieve content      marketing efforts
  • Created high-engagement, click-worthy posts or guest posts for      various social media websites and channels, including Huffington Post,      etc.
  • Contributed to brainstorming sessions and offer content writing      ideas at weekly team meetings
  • Worked with various teams to complete projects and execute      marketing goals

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign    Champaign, IL

NRES 102 Teaching Assistant    -August 2014 to December 2014

· Assisted faculty members with classroom instruction, exams, record keeping, and other miscellaneous projects.

· Evaluated student performance, including grading exams, quizzes, assignments, and papers

· Maintained weekly office hours to communicate in person with students as needed and promptly responds to student inquiries regarding grades, assignments, attendance, and course material.

Trina Solar     Changzhou, China

Legal Intern    -May 2013 to August 2013

· Assisted the legal team in the coordination of the setup, development, revision of the corporation's legal documents

· Inputted metadata into a contracts database to assist Legal Team in locating relevant clauses and contracts

· Scheduled legal meetings and assisted in compiling meeting records and preparing meeting summary

· Coordinate with global legal department on various projects and help legal team negotiate contracts directly with customers, partners, and other third parties.

Awonder-Photoenergy Co., Ltd.     Bangkok, Thailand

Product Management Internship     -May 2012 to August 2012

· Analyzed sales and market data to facilitate business decisions for both existing products and new product concepts

· Documented requirements for new products and improvements to existing products based on customer needs.

· Assisted the Manager in completing and improving of technical documents of solar crystalline module and other products

· Collected information regarding the demand and feedback in the market, prepared for and participated in the project bid directed by Thai Ministry of Education.

Terex Corporation   Changzhou, China

Department Assistant      -May 2011 to August 2011

  • Prepared      documentation needs for import and export affairs.
  • Communicated      with over sea vendors, customers and TMS and create and implement      procedures regarding import and export.

Applied necessary license to Customs or CIQ bureau, like Certificate of origin, exemption CCC certificate.

Leadership & Other Activites

Western Returned Scholar Association        Nanjing, China

Member  -June 2018 to Present

Asian-Pacific Blockchain Development Association    Taiwan, China

Advisor   -May 2018 to Present

  • Attended legislative meetings in Taiwan Legislative Yuan to      speak about regulation of blockchain technology and token offerings behalf      of the organization
  • Provided the members with insights about the regulatory development      on cryptocurrency worldwide

Coursera Global Translator Community    Champaign, IL

Volunteer translator   -January 2016 to Present

  • Translate subtitles for lecture videos hosted on Coursera from      English to Chinese
  • Coordinate with other translators in the project and proofread      the translation from other translators

ASESEC International     Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Member   -January 2016 to Present

Published & Unpublished Works

Newspaper Articles:

Law Review Papers:

  • Lin, X., Gu, Z., & Lin, X. (2017). The Gap between Law and Practice: An Empirical Study on China’s High Rate Pretrial Detention. Hongkong Law Review, 47(2), 525-554.
  • Lin, X., Gu, Z., & Chen, C. (2018). Win some, lose some: reforms of China’s simplified criminal procedure. Asia Pacific Law Review, 1-26.
  • Lin, X., Ma, Y., & Gu, Z. (2019). The Predictors of Pre-Conviction Decisions in China. China Review, 19(2), 151-176.
  • Gu, Z. (2018). Blockchain-Based Evidence Preservation: Opportunities and Concerns. Journal of Law, Technology & Policy. Retrieved from


  • Vincent, S., Rao, S. ,Fu, Q., Gu, Z., Huang, X., Lindaman, K.,      Mittleman, E., Nguyen, K., Rosenstein, R., Suh, Y. (2017). Scope      of Interdisciplinary Environmental, Sustainability, and Energy Baccalaureate      and Graduate Education in the United States.      National Council for Science and the Environment: Washington      DC.

Conference Papers:

  • Bui, H., Sakurahara, T., Pence, J., Gu, Z., Mohaghegh, Z., Reihani, S., Wortman, M., Kee, E., Moiseytseva, V. & Johnson, D., “Protective Systems: Definitions and Terms in the Regulated Risk Assessment Setting”, in the Proceedings of American Nuclear Society (ANS) the International Topical Meeting on Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Analysis (PSA 2017), Pittsburgh, PA, September 2017.
  • Gu, Z., Pence, J., Mohaghegha, Z., Reihania, S., Wortmanb, M., Kee, E., Moiseytsevac, V., Yilmaz, F., & Johnson., D., “Protective Systems: Margins of Safety, Regulatory Authority, and the Calculus of Negligence”, in Proceedings of American Nuclear Society (ANS) the International Topical Meeting on Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Analysis (PSA 2017), Pittsburgh, PA, September 2017.



• Mandarin (Native)

• Japanese (Medium)



• Stata

• Tableau



• Python (Coursera Applied Date Science with Python Specialization, Python for everyone Specialization from University of Michigan).

• R language (Coursera Statistics with R Specialization from Duke University)

• Latex

• ArcGIS, TauDem




• Illustrator, Painter, Comic Studio

• Photoshop, Lightroom

• SDL Trados

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