Lingyan Ma is a Ph.D. student at Department of Communication, with her research interest in Public Relations. She obtained her B.A. in Journalism and M.A. in Communication at Southwest University of Political Science and Law (China). Her research interest is mainly in risk/crisis communication and environmental communication, especially building relationships between organizations, communities, and publics, on risk/crisis issues, such as environmental problems. She also wrote news about health issues at Chongqing Evening and assisted with corporate social responsibility and crisis communication in Edelman, Shanghai.