Dr. Rhea Ren

Research Associate


Dr. Rhea (Rong) Ren has recently joined NIET as a research associate with a linguistics and language teaching and learning background. She has 7 years of teaching experience in higher education and has taught students across various languages and cultures. 

Before joining NIET, Rhea worked in research operations for a year, where she oversaw the entire process of agile research projects from start to finish.

Rhea holds a doctoral degree in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics from Arizona State University, as well as a master’s degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from California State University, East Bay.

Dr. Rhea  Ren

Who’s is your favorite teacher? 

My math teacher from my senior year of high school. I used to get easily discouraged when the subjects were difficult. So, I didn’t think I could do well in math as I always found the math problems challenging. However, my math teacher never gave up on me and consistently encouraged me to strive for better. With her support, I began to believe in my abilities and developed a genuine interest in math.

What do you do in your free time? 

In my free time, I enjoy going to the gym, reading, and traveling.