Zhen Wu has been conducting research on the issue of gender and computing since she began her graduate studies in the United States. She joined NCWIT in 2011 as a Research Scientist. Zhen manages several databases and conducts data analysis for many evaluation programs, like the Aspirations Award program. She also works as an evaluator for other NCWIT-related projects. Zhen received her PhD in instructional technology from the University of Virginia.