Dr. Lei Zhang obtained her master and doctoral degrees in environmental management from Wageningen University in the Netherlands and since 2002 she continued to work as teacher and researcher at Environmental Policy Group at Wageningen University. She joined the School of Environment and Natural Resources at Renmin University of China as associate professor since 2009. As an environmental sociologist, her researches cover topics ranging from environmental policy analysis, governance of environmental flows to sustainable consumption. She also worked as consultant for different international organizations. She is currently serving the Journal of Society and Natural Resources as associate editor. Since 2014, she serves as the contact person for SCORAI China.