Born and raised in Shanghai, August proudly calls himself “an authentic Shanghainese” and is more than happy to present this wonderful city to friends from home and abroad.
Pursuing his love and passion for languages, he got his BA in English and later an MA in linguistics, during the acquisition of which he did an exchange to Germany to study in Business Administration. His longtime fascination with diversified culture led him through half of Europe and beyond.
After having taught English for over a decade, he caught up with the trend and joined the marketing department with a unicorn company VIPKID and became a business developer / lecturer, analyzing the market and distributing contents from a linguistic point of view.
Today, still sidelining as an English teacher, you can find him earnestly teaching English on IPTV in Shanghai.
Born and raised in a city nearby Shanghai gave her the opportunity to be exposed to both local and international culture. Since high school, at the age of 17, she decided to move to England and did five years of study and culture exchange there. In an international melting hub as London, that five years was truly life changing for her as that was the time made her realize people can be so different and this background diversity is absolutely fascinating to study.
Cathy is a sociologist specialized in cultural comparison and gender studies. Graduated from London School of Economics and Political Science in 2016 with a MSc in Society and Culture, she started working in the market research field in understanding consumer behaviour as a cultural decoder. For her, understanding constantly changing culture and human beings should be a continuous life passion.