Lin Niu began teaching in the Hopkins Public Schools in 2012. She completed her BA in English at the Hebei University of Technology in China. She then came to Minnesota to continue her studies. She completed an MA in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) at Winona State University in 2012. She taught English language learners in the Winona Public Schools for 3 years and at the college level for 2 years before coming to Hopkins.