Yu Aihua is originally from Dalian, China. She holds a bachelor's degree in English teaching from Dalian University of Foreign Languages. She has been a lead teacher for her grade since 2011 at Dalian Yuming High School. Ms. Yu is also a mentor for the school English Club, supervising and arranging after-school activities connected with English learning. She enjoys singing, dancing, swimming and cooking, and has a seven-year-old daughter. Her primary objectives for participating in TCLP are to serve as a cultural bridge and to help Americans and Chinese to know more about each other. Ms. Yu was hosted by Mingus Union High School in Cottonwood, Arizona.