Boxian “Lisa” Li is the Compass Mandarin Chinese teacher. Lisa is a native speaker who earned a Bachelors degree in Chinese Language and Literature at the University of International Relations in Beijing, China. She also earned a diploma in computer programming systems and is currently pursuing a master’s degree. Lisa is a teacher at the Northern Virginia Experimental Chinese School in Chantilly, VA, where she delivers Mandarin instruction using online and print course materials, supports academic contests, and promotes language and culture through festivals. Lisa previously worked at Chinese Literature Press in Beijing where she was an editor for the Panda Books series and Chinese Literature quarterly magazine. Her work in literature included selecting modern Chinese literary works that would be translated for English and French-speaking audiences. She worked with authors on manuscripts and applied foreign language publishing guidelines. Lisa lives with her family in South Riding.