Hello! Nihao! I am excited to be part of the McAuliffe team as your Mandarin Chinese teacher. I am a native Chinese speaker born and raised in Taiwan. I came to the States in 1993 for my graduate study at Colorado State University in Fort Collins where I met my husband and settled in the Front Range area since then. I received my MA in design, merchandising and consumer sciences from CSU and currently hold a Colorado teaching license with a Mandarin Chinese endorsement (K-12). Inspired by my daughters as their Mandarin tutor, I found my second talent and passion in teaching. With almost a decade of teaching experience, I have taught Mandarin to small groups and large classes and worked with a diverse range of students from Chinese kindergarteners with American parents to college students from Ethiopia. I enjoy spending time with my family going hiking and biking, skiing, playing tennis and golf, and traveling to discover all the different places and cultures around the world. In my free time, I also love to cook authentic home style foods, practice yoga, take care of my garden, and listen to music while reading my favorite Chinese novels.