Professor Zhao’s areas of expertise include environmental law, energy law, natural resources law, and the Chinese judicial system and reform. Her published textbooks include Legal Study on Ecosystem Management and Environmental Resources Law. She also has numerous journal and news articles published. From 2012-2013, she served as a visiting scholar at the University of Maryland School of Law. She earned her BE degree from Henan Institute of Finance and Economics, her LLM degree in Economic Law from Zhengzhou University, and her DrJur in Environmental Law from Wuhan University.