Ann Marie Ross is a professional educator and writer. At UCAS, she teaches graduate and undergraduate students. Before coming to China in 2012, she taught in the Pennsylvania public schools and the local community college. She holds postgraduate degrees in education, communications, and African studies, and an undergraduate degree in English. Her philosophy is that the future will be built in teams. While her two children were growing up, she acted in small parts in TV and major motion pictures. In China, she is a judge and question master for FLTRP speaking competitions and has given radio interviews on Beijing Radio.