Rong Zhao is an assistant professor in Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, City University of New York. She earned her doctorate from Columbia University School of Social Work in May 2018, and previously studied at Beijing Normal University in Beijing, China. Dr. Zhao’s research deals with social welfare practice and policy in a global perspective. Her specific research interests include the human service workforce, gender in relation to nonprofits, volunteering, and service contracting. Dr. Zhao’s recent scholarship has analyzed the workplace gender inequality in the U.S.; service contracting and NGO development in China; and the impacts of social capital on volunteerism and philanthropy in urban China.