Beijing (CNN) -- Like thousands of others, the graduate student from China crowded around the finish line at the Boston Marathon to cheer on the runners.
Her parents in Shenyang, China, wish not to have her name publicly disclosed, a request CNN is honoring.
She will remain nameless but not faceless, not forgotten.
Her photos on Facebook show her enjoying a simple student life of home-cooked meals in modest surrounding, smiles over warm cups of coffee, laughs with friends.
The day she died, she posted a picture of her breakfast to the Chinese social media website Weibo -- a bowl of fruit and some bread.
"My wonderful breakfast," she commented in English with a smiley face emoticon.
In China, the news of the graduate student's death set off a wave of sympathy on social media sites.
By Wednesday, netizens there had added over 17,000 comments to the deceased's last Weibo post about her breakfast.