Being a Chinese by birth and Kiwi by choice, Ada knows China and New Zealand well. She immigrated from Beijing to Hamilton in 2012. During these ten years, Ada has worked mainly as an aircraft designer and then as a political candidate for the General Election 2020 and the Hamilton East Council by-election 2021. As a result, Ada has a good understanding of NZ society and NZ culture.
One important thing that motivates Ada to be a Mandarin language teacher is that, in her previous working experience, she has seen so many people wanting to have some basic skills about the Mandarin language, and some Chinese culture, for personal interests, or business requirements. While Ada was a political candidate, quite a few local people questioned her about China and Chinese people. In Ada’s opinion, this was due to a lack of understanding and communication. Ada is grateful to be able to teach the Mandarin language and introduce Chinese culture through the EarthDiverse platform.