Born and raised in Yunnan Province, Juan, a Hani nationality, received a bachelor’s degree in teaching Chinese as a second language from Beijing Language University in 2006.
Juan taught Chinese at Tai Haad School in Thailand from July to August of 2005 and taught Chinese to foreign students at Yunnan Normal University from 2006 to 2008. Since April 2008 she has been teaching SIT students on both semester and summer programs. She obtained a Certificate of Mandarin Chinese Qualification and a Certificate of Professional Chinese Proficiency in 2004. Juan is a certified ACTFL OPI tester.