Echo Ying has coordinated the JESIE Summer Program and recruited long-term teachers for Chinese universities and schools in Jiangsu Province since 2003. Before this, she worked for an e-learning company in Shanghai. She has also been involved with efforts to improve children’s reading skills in China and is currently working on her first children’s book.

Echo is a native of Shanghai but now makes her home in Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA. She enjoys traveling and has been to Australia and Europe among other places. Her favorite Chinese province is Yunnan.