Baoqing was born and raised in Beijing, where she graduated from Beijing Language and Culture University with a BA in English, before moving to the US in 2014. In the US, Baoqing taught at the Western Michigan University before getting her MA in teaching Chinese at University of Massachusetts Amherst. Baoqing is currently a lecturer of Chinese at Boston University.
Jack graduated from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with a BA in Chinese and a BA in Linguistics, graduating summa cum laude in both degrees. During undergrad, Jack received the Global Ambassador Summer Program Scholarship and studied at National Cheng Kung University in Tainan. Jack is currently pursuing his PhD in Linguistics at Harvard University.
Jonathan earned his BA in History at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He then completed an MA in the Social Sciences at the University of Chicago, before beginning a PhD in History at UC Berkley.
Shelby holds a Master's in American Studies (Oxford) and an MFA in Fiction (UC Irvine). His stories have been published in places such as Vice News and GOOD Magazine, primarily about climate change and the environment.
Max is a PhD student in Bioengineering at Harvard. He graduated summa cum laude from UMass Amherst with a BS in Chemical Engineering and a minor in Chemistry, and then attended UC Santa Barbara for his MS in Chemical Engineering.