Chong went to college in Northern China and graduated in 2007 with a major in computer science and technology. Then I went to the College of Ocean and Earth Science in Xiamen University and started to study bioacoustics, specializing in the subject of dolphin whistle classification. I got my master’s degree in 2011 in marine physics. Now, I am a doctoral candidate at Xiamen University in Southeast China and am working as a joint Ph. D student at the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology with Dr. Whitlow Au. My research mainly focuses on using the finite element method to create a simulation for the dolphin sound production mechanism. During the R/V Falkor cruise, I will help collect active acoustics data with Adrienne Copeland and work on the DIDSON with Giacomo Giorli at night.