Yu Tian(Rain) is originally from Taiyuan, Shanxi, China. She is currently a Ph.D. student majoring in Chinese Linguistics. She received her M.A. in Linguistics from the University of New Hampshire and B.A. in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language in China. Her major research interests include syntactic theory, syntax-semantics/pragmatic interface, second language acquisition and teaching in Chinese and multilingual writing& tutoring.