Qian Zhang is a the CLIR postdoc fellow in data curation working at the Research Data Service (RDS) at the Library and the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship (CIRSS) at iSchool (formerly GSLIS) of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Qian received her PhD from Louisiana State University (LSU) with a major in Physical Oceanography and minor in Electrical and Computer Engineering. She also has two master degrees in Engineering Science and Control Science and Engineering, respectively, as well as a B.S. in Automation. Before she joined UIUC, Qian was a visiting scholar at NCAR in Boulder, CO. Her past research is centered around writing code with the help of high performance computing (HPC) to build up/calibrate numerical models and software development. Through this work Qian gained experience dealing with large datasets and complex data structures. Qian joins the RDS, iSchool, and NCSA to continue working on research data management and curation as well as the provenance-enabled scientific workflow development.