Dongyi is a native of China where she graduated from University of Science and Technology Liaoning where she majored in International Economic and Trade. She is currently pursuing a Master of Art degree in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language at Towson University. She currently teaches children Mandarin Chinese at the Baltimore Chinese School. She loves her language and culture and is eager to share her love with her students. During her free time, she enjoys sports such as tennis, swimming, skiing, and horse riding.