Originally from Maryland, Anne has lived in China for nearly 15 years. While teaching in Fujian Province in 2009, she began studying erhu and leaf whistle with a teacher who spoke no English. Fascinated by Chinese traditional music and hoping to communicate with her teacher directly, she started studying Chinese at a local university. From 2013-2015, she pursued an MA program taught entirely in Chinese at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center and after graduation, she worked at a Shanghai-based education start-up for several years before joining the CLI team. Anne has traveled to 15 Chinese provinces and nearly 30 countries and loves helping CLI students discover China and the world. She holds a BA in English and French literature from the University of Maryland, College Park and is proficient in French and fluent in Chinese.