Yujia graduated in 2012 with a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Sheffield. Later, she moved to the University of Oxford to complete her MSc in Pharmacology. In 2014, Yujia joined the group of Prof. Hagan Bayley where she completed a DPhil in Chemical Biology and then undertook postdoctoral research. In 2019, Yujia received the Reaxys PhD Prize and the Dream Chemistry Award. In 2020, Yujia started her Glasstone Research Fellowship in Science and joined Magdalen College as a Fellow by Examination. In 2022, Yujia was appointed as an Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry and Tutorial Fellow at Lady Margaret Hall.