Sirui comes from Shanghai and majors in social sciences at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU Berlin). As an international student, she is especially interested in intercultural encounters and is devoted to working as a student mentor at HU Berlin, in order to help foreign students with their studies and life in Berlin. She participated in the International Summer University at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. After learning the Japanese language by herself, she also attended the cultural program at Meiji University Tokyo. These experiences inspire her to work more in the field of intercultural communication and the support of international students.