Tairong Zheng (郑泰榕) was born in Nanjing in 1974 to schoolteacher parents and grew up in China under the effects of the end of Mao’s Cultural Revolution. She met her Chinese-American husband at 25 and followed him back to Houston, where she earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from the University of Houston. In 2009, she began teaching middle school and high school Chinese at the Awty International School. She now has two children, Kristen and Jonathan, and continues to teach at Awty.
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