Ted completed his bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Resources and Environment at Southwest University in 2012. He earned his master’s degree in Soil Science at Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2015. He attended University of Delaware from 2015 to 2020 where he earned his Ph.D. in Soil Science with research focusing on the source tracking of nutrients in different scale of watersheds by using multiple stable isotopes. He currently works as a Research Associate at Discovery Farms Project under supervision of Drs. Matthew Ruark and Anita Thompson.