Cai Qi is from Handan, China and received her bachelor's degree in English Education from Beijing Normal University. She has been an English teacher at Handan No.1 High School since 2010 and has won many awards in teaching. She is also the assistant to the Dean of the International Department of the school and has successfully helped coordinate several events, including the Mayor of Greenville, South Carolina’s official visit. She enjoys Chinese tea ceremony, Chinese calligraphy, and swimming, and has a five-year-old son. During her year in the U.S., Ms. Cai looked forward to sharing cultural holidays with her American students and community members. Her primary objective for participating in TCLP was to help American students improve their Mandarin skills and acquire in-depth cultural knowledge of China. She also aimed to help establish a lasting sister school relationship between her home school and host school. She was hosted by Memphis Business Academy High School in Memphis, TN.