Priced out of science:
I almost sold my kidney for a chance to pursue my PhD 

I wrote the following piece for Science Magazine, reflecting on the difficulties students face in paying fees. This is particularly challenging for international students who are applying to graduate schools in Western countries. As an international student who faced financial struggles when applying to graduate school in the US, I understand the challenges that students from low-income backgrounds face. Universities require costly standardized tests and application fees, often disregarding the financial strain on students. I call on institutions to make the process more equitable by lowering fees, offering more waivers, and assisting with expenses such as travel and initial living costs.
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A Chinese media interviewed me and wrote about this piece: 为了读博,我差点卖掉一个肾