was born and raised in a city in northeastern China, and I earned a master’s degree and a doctorate in second language teaching at the University of Alabama. I also acquired the certificate of Middle Chinese Teacher in 2012. I have taught Mandarin for years, and I believe that my role as a teacher affects not only my students’ academic development but also their socio-cultural perceptions. I am deeply honored to join the LanguageBird team devoted to establishing student-centered classrooms. Because Mandarin is spoken so widely in the world, I wish to contribute my energy and enthusiasm to helping my students to use the language properly in diverse social and cultural settings.