Yiling Chow lived in Montreal for a number of years where she completed her undergraduate program at McGill University and later moved to the West Coast and completed her MA at UBC. Yiling has extensive background in education policies and worked on the Vancouver School Board for many years before moving to Vancouver Island. She has been teaching at NIC for the past 15 years, both as a sessional and regular psychology instructor. One of her areas of major interest is on cognitive perception and aging across cultures. Yiling loves to travel and has visited over 30 countries in the various continents so far. It is her goal to visit at least 50 countries in her lifetime and incorporate volunteer work while visiting each country.