Emma is a traditional Beijinger, having lived here all her life. She graduated from the Beijing Institution of Education where she gained her qualification certificate of music for primary music teaching. She has worked in education for more than 21 years, spending 9 years in the Beijing Blue Sky Kindergarten as a lead teacher, and then moving into international schools. Emma started working at Dulwich College Beijing when it opened in 2005 as a TA in the Music department. In her spare time Emma enjoys reading and travelling.