She received her B.S. degree in Geological Engineering from China University of Petroleum (Beijing) in 2014. As a Master student, she was supervised by Dr. Xiaoli (Laura) Li in the department of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering.Her research topic was Phase Behavior of Solvent(s)-Light Oil Systems under Reservoir Conditions. She focused on conducting PVT experiments between CO2/propane and oil. After completing her Master’s degree at KU, Xuejia left to pursue a Ph.D. degree in Petroleum Engineering in Texas.