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.