Zhou is proficient in Java, Python, SQL, R, Android, Unix and C. In 2016, she won the Grand Prize in the Grant Hackathon hosted by Audio Rule and Google for her restaurant recommendation Android app. She has coded games, created document ranking software, and created an interactive data visualization app used for Blue Devils basketball data. She interned as a programmer for Lucas (Laboratory for Conflict and Unconventional Analysis) in Durham where she was part of the natural language processing team in 2016. In 2014-15 she was a product management intern at Anomo, Inc. in Bellevue, WA where she wrote product specifications and user stories for their mobil app. Zhou is a member of Wiring with Women, Duke University's community for women in tech. She is a writer/editor and designer for Passport Magazine - Duke's International culture and travel-themed magazine. And a member of Scale and Coin business society.