Yeng currently serves as the Senior Clinical Research Coordinator for the UCSF Fresno Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Additionally, she is also a masters student studying Psychological Research at California State University, Long Beach and set to graduate in July 2023. She has been involved in research for over 6 years, with skillset experiences ranging from IRB applications, literature reviews, study creation, data collection, data input and analysis, and poster/PowerPoint presentations. Her research experiences encompasses clinical (i.e., orthopedic sports concussion), psychological (i.e., mood and affect, mental health, aggression, social exclusion, implicit vs. explicit biases), and environmental concerns (i.e., water and drought, soil and biodiversity).
Yeng first got involved in research her first year in undergraduate when she got accepted into the 2016-2017 cohort of the research-intensive College of Science and Math (CSM) Building Opportunities through Networks of Discovery (BOND) First Year Experience (FYE) Program when she studied environmental concerns such as California's drought and soil biodiversity. She transitioned her research into psychology in her second year, studying mood and affect and as a research assistant within the judgment and decision making lab until her senior year. During her senior year, she was accepted into the 2019-2020 psychology honors program where she completed and presented her senior honors thesis evaluating public support for mental health treatment for incarcerated individuals. During her senior year, she was also accepted into the 2019-2020 Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program and completed a summer research thesis exploring the complex relationship between mental health treatment within the correction system. In her first year of graduate school, she was 1 of 76 students among several hundreds across the CSU system to be selected for the prestigious Sally Casanova Pre-doctoral Scholars Program and completed a summer research experience studying juvenile youths and mental health with the University of California, Santa Barbara. She continues her graduate research studying variables that impact aggression, specifically ostracism and is set to complete her masters thesis studying the role of pain in mediating the relationship between ostracism and aggression and various factors that can impact aggression.