Bing is a first-year Ph.D. student under Dr. David Wilcove in the Program in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy of the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. He is interested in pursuing interdisciplinary research at the intersection of conservation ecology, behavioral economics, and public policy. To do this, Bing aims to apply behavioral science insights to exigent issues like habitat and biodiversity loss, environmental sustainability, and conservation policy-making in his research.
Bing completed his undergraduate degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton in 2016, and upon his graduation spent a year on a Princeton in Asia fellowship teaching English in southern Thailand, a year conducting primate behavioral research in the Ethiopian highlands, and several months conducting coral reef assessment surveys in Dominica and hiking the Pacific Crest Trail along the American west coast.
Bing has a keen interest in utilizing simple yet effective choice architecture approaches to incite lasting behavior change, especially in new and novel ways across disciplines. He is also a firm believer in science communication, and wants to work on solutions to systematically bridge the ever-widening gap between scientists, stakeholders, and the general public.