Echo is a first year Ph.D. student in the Asian Religions subfield. Her research interests center on disability, body, medicine, and healing in medieval Chinese Buddhism. She is particularly interested in the disciplinary nature of Buddhist images and the interactions between images and practitioners in the realm of dream. She is also highly interested in the dialogue between religion and science fiction, and their shared ideals of body, consciousness, and transcendence. Prior to coming to Princeton, Echo received her B.A. in Comparative Literature at Georgetown University and her M.A. in East Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University.