I currently teach at Lake Forest Academy as visual art and Mandarin Chinese instructor.
I was born and raised in China. After I graduated with an MA in Ceramics, I came to the U.S. to pursue an MFA in Drawing (2005–2008). I then worked as a teaching artist in Chicago area as well as a Mandarin Chinese instructor in a language institute. I quit the job and started working on my book project in 2012. Before I joined Lake Forest Academy in January 2015, I had published two illustrated books in MeimeiStory series and two workbooks.
Besides teaching and making art, I am currently working on a certificate with Global Competence certificate (GCC ) program, a graduate-level certificate program in global education for in-service educators. I will be complete the program in May 2018.
2017—2018 Global Competence Certificate Teachers College, Columbia University, World Savvy, and Asia Society
2005—2008 MFA Drawing Kansas State University
2002—2005 MA Ceramics Tsinghua University
1996—2000 BA Ceramics Tsinghua University