Li Haining is originally from Nanning, China. She received her bachelor's degree in economics from Fudan University. She also earned a master's degree in economics from Kobe University in Japan. However, she found her calling was teaching Chinese, so she went back to school and earned her teaching certificate from Pacific Lutheran University. She has been teaching Chinese at Inglemoor High School for seven years. As an International Baccalaureate (IB) Chinese program teacher, she teaches students in beginning through advanced levels in 9th through 12th grade. she is well connected to the Chinese communities in the greater Seattle area through volunteering, writing, and dancing. She performs with a Chinese dance group to promote Chinese culture at local cultural events. She will be the mentor teacher to Huang Lijun from Ganzhou, China.