Born in Beijing, China, Xuemin came to the United States in 1989 to pursue a graduate degree at the Ohio State University.  After graduation, she went on to work for General Motors as an electrical engineer in Warren,  Michigan.  In almost 3 decades, life took her and her family to Germany,  South Korea, China and back home in Michigan.  She was a founding board member of CAGD and had also served as a board member of ACSGD. She and her husband Michael are proud parents of a Navy submarine officer and an aspiring animator.