Yiding received his Bachelor of Science in Economics from Brigham Young University in 2014 and did an internship at the central bank of China. After that, he earned his Master of Science in Taxation from Gonzaga University in 2016 and passed all the CPA exams. His current research interests include financial disclosure quality, firms' voluntary disclosure, and corporate tax avoidance. Yiding also is a Chinese Cuisine chef with qualification certificate and was a national second class athlete in swimming in China. During his spare time, he likes playing golf and road trips.