Jimmy is a Dean’s Honors Scholarship recipient and graduate of Tulane University, where he double majored in Chinese History and Asian Studies with a focus on China. At Tulane, Jimmy was involved with multiple New Orleans-centric volunteering agencies including the New Orleans Sports School and helping out with tutoring at various charter schools. Jimmy also studied abroad in Beijing through IES’s intensive language program at Beijing Foreign Studies University and worked for IES after graduating as a resident advisor, managing residential life and the IES homestay program. Prior to joining ESC, Jimmy has spent several years working in Beijing at various educational institutions, including acting as a Writing Center Instructor at Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University as well as managing marketing, communications, and bilingual craft beer education at Great Leap Brewing. In his free time, Jimmy enjoys reading both fiction and non-fiction historical novels and doing Sudoku puzzles.