Jia was born and raised in China. She has been a language teacher (English and Mandarin Chinese) who has taught in China, the United Kingdom and the United states. Jia’s passion for helping others to communicate over the last 10 years has led her to become open about her own experience of stuttering in various cultures. Jia now is an active member of NSA and a host of Stuttersocial, a google hangout for people who stutter. Jia is currently teaching in a public high school in Michigan and taking classes in communication sciences.