• Stanford University. With distinction. BA in communication/journalism.
  • University of Maryland. MA in English.


  • Medical Interpreting Certificate, University of Massachusetts
  • Scored “Superior” on the University of Massachusetts Chinese reading comprehension test given to undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Certified Pro Status on

Language Training and Cultural Competency

  • Formal Chinese classes from elementary through high school.
  • Spoke Chinese (Mandarin) at home, English outside the home.
  • University courses in Chinese.
  • Intensive Chinese training and immersion at Taipei Language Institute.
  • Second generation Chinese-to-English translator.
  • Extensive travel to China and Taiwan.

Selected Previous Professional Experience

  • Director of Publications, Center for Responsive Schools / Responsive Classroom. Turners Falls, Massachusetts, USA.
    (Writer, editor, and proofreader before becoming director.)
  • Writer and assistant editor, Channing Bete Company. South Deerfield, Massachusetts, USA.
  • Writer, Children’s Defense Fund. Washington, DC.