Mengfan served from 2016-2020 as a Program Manager for the Listening to Leaders program area and a Junior Program Manager for the Tracking Underreported Financial Flows team. Her responsibilities included business development, client relationship management, project management, and dissemination and outreach. She also oversaw the data collection efforts of the Listening to Leaders team. She received her MS in Public Policy from Georgetown University. Before joining AidData, she worked for Xinhua News Agency and the Brookings Institution, among other news agencies and think tanks.