Duan Xuewen (Vivian) is originally from Zibo, China. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Shandong University and a master's degree in English linguistics and literature from Southwest University. She has been the head of English teachers at No. Six Middle School of Zibo since 2013. Ms. Duan has taught in four different schools including a language teaching school, a high school and two middle schools, and volunteers to teach the children of migrant workers. She enjoys reading, doing yoga and traveling, and has a golden retriever named Michael. Ms. Duan’s primary objectives for participating in TCLP are to go abroad to improve her teaching and language proficiency and to share her understanding of Chinese culture with American students. She was hosted by Tenakill Middle School in Closter, New Jersey.