Cassandra Lian graduated from the University of Toronto and completed her Master of Education. She has been teaching Chinese as a heritage language and as a foreign language for over ten years. She has worked with children, adolescents, and university students in China, the United States, and Canada. Outside of teaching, she is a freelance translator/interpreter and has helped bring big and small projects to a wider audience. The most exciting project she has done is a Netflix documentary filming project as a Chinese to English interpreter.