Xiaojie received an undergraduate degree in irrigation and drainage engineering from China Agricultural University in Beijing, and is now working on a postgraduate program in agricultural water and soil engineering. Her focus is on the effects of elevated CO2 concentrations on stomatal conductance, the impact of climate change on agricultural water demand, and the impact of climate change on crop growth and planting areas.
“I’m really very lucky and excited to have the chance to join the NM WRRI team and begin my new joint-training PhD program here. Even though this is my first time to go abroad to the US, everyone in this excellent team is so smart, so polite, so friendly, and helps me a lot so that I don’t feel alone here. NMSU life is wonderful and full of vitality. I will explore the surface and groundwater of New Mexico. I’d love to discover all the challenges and adventures here, and make a worthwhile contribution to NMSU-CAU Water Science and Engineering Joint Research program.”