Yuanyuan Zeng joined Penn from Johns Hopkins University where she served as social sciences and area studies librarian at the Eisenhower Library from 2003-2012. From 2000-2001, she worked at the Asian Division of Library of Congress. She received her B.A. from Sichuan University, and her M.S. in Library& Information Science and her Ph.D. in Anthropology from Catholic University of America. In her spare time, she serves as an English/Mandarin conference interpreter for the U.S. Department of State.