Yuan joined the Ph.D. program at the Fox School of Business in 2015. She holds a M.S. degree in Tourism Management from East China Normal University in China, and earned her B.S. degree in Tourism Management at School of Geographic and Oceanic Sciences, Nanjing University. Before joining Temple, Yuan was a Ph.D. student at University of South Carolina. She received Best Paper Award at the 20th Annual Graduate Education & Graduate Student Research Conference in Hospitality and Tourism. Her research interests lie in online consumer behavior and destination e-marketing.