Li Rong is from Beijing, China, where she received her B.A. in Chinese Language and Literature from the Beijing Normal University. She holds an M.A. in Education Management from King’s College London and an Ed.D in Educational Administration and Policy from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. She started her career of teaching Chinese at the Inter-University Program (IUP) at Tsinghua University in Beijing in 1999. She has held teaching positions at UC Berkeley (2006-2008), the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2010-2018), and with Princeton in Beijing (PiB) in 2007 and 2009. Her research interests include language teacher education, teacher development, teacher identity and transnational education.