MingYue Sun



MingYue Sun is passionate about promoting learning and positive development for children and youth in formal and informal settings. Her current research focuses on media, technology, play-based learning, intergenerational learning, and family engagement.

Ming is experienced with qualitative and quantitative research methods and analysis, formative evaluation, data collection, and instrument design. Currently, she conducts research on Ready To Learn, a U.S. Department of Education-supported initiative led by PBS and CPB, investigating how digital media can empower families to foster learning and improve school and career readiness for children in low-income communities.

Before joining EDC, Ming worked at Project Zero’s Next Level Lab at Harvard University, where she evaluated the impact of virtual reality on workforce development in collaboration with Accenture and Goodwill Industries. She also served as a researcher at Penn Graduate School of Education and Bryn Mawr College, examining ways to promote Asian American and Asian international youth’s cultural adjustments and socioemotional development. Additionally, she has instructional design and project management experience, having designed and taught classes at Harvard Graduate School of Education and an international summer school in Japan.

Ming holds an EdM in Human Development and Education from Harvard University and a BA in Psychology from Bryn Mawr College. She is fluent in English and Chinese.