Shi Cuilian is originally from Zibo, China. She holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from Shandong Normal University. Ms. Shi has been an English teacher at Linzi No. 8 Middle school in Zibo since 2011. She is also a head teacher now, and has been awarded as Outstanding English Teacher by the school in the first semester of 2013-2014, Outstanding Tutor of the tenth "Star of outlook English Talent Competition in Zibo area" in 2014, and a March 8 red flagger of Linzi District in 2015（an honorific title for woman who have extraordinary achievements and outstanding contributions in different fields). Ms. Shi enjoys reading books, playing ping-pong, and watching movies. She especially likes singing songs and picking up English. Ms. Shi has always dreamed that one day she would be able to work in a job where she can spread Chinese language and culture in order to use language in a more meaningful way. Ms. Shi was hosted by Learning Community Charter School in Jersey City, New Jersey. She was an Alumni Buddy to Li Chunxia in 2017-2018.