Hello, and welcome to my webpage! My name is Tony Quan and I am excited for another year at QISS/QCIE.
My grandparents were born in Hainan and Hong Kong and migrated to Vietnam, where my parents were born. They then moved to the United States in the mid to late 70s. I was born and raised in southern California and spent most of my life in Long Beach. However, I did live in St. Kitts and Nevis island for roughly a year in 2009.
I went to college at California Polytechnic State University, Pomona, where I obtained my degree in Animal Science. I have always been passionate about the field of Life Sciences, particularly in genetics and zoology. Throughout college, I worked as a veterinary technician and mentor at a hospital in Pomona, California for four years. I then volunteered at the American Language Center at UCLA in 2013 and discovered my passion for teaching. At the same time, I felt gravitated towards my family’s roots and wanted to experience the culture first-hand. This led me to come to Shijiazhuang, China in 2014, where I taught English and Life Sciences. Although I immediately felt at home in China, I soon realized that I had a lot to learn about this country’s culture and society. Now, I am ready to continue my journey in Qingdao!
During my spare time, I enjoy hiking, reading, painting, traveling, trying different foods, camping, canoeing, and spending time in nature. I consider myself to be an outgoing, optimistic, compassionate, responsible, honest, adventurous, and level-headed person.
I am looking forward to another great year in China, learning more about this city, meeting new friends, teaching high school math and sciences, and working with all the students at QISS/QCIE.