Meet Liann, a Chinese Canadian who takes both culture’s holidays very seriously and is always trying to keep up her Mandarin. Liann has an interesting resume: from studying cell biology and working on cadavers, to owning an education business. After reading 384 picture books a year to her students, she’s a professional at fun facts from pre-k to second grade. When she’s not working with students, she can be found trying really hard to meditate or shaving her head (okay, the second one has only happened twice).

(Updated on)
All photos are not retouched and taken in natural light.