ExperiencePing graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 2010 with a master's degree in general social science and a bachelor's in geography. His studies primarily focused on human geography, tourism, demography, and urban sociology. His current research interest is on China's economic growth and Japan's population crisis. At the university, Ping is also a faculty adviser for several student organizations. He has given many public presentations and has helped in organizing a manifold of tourism-related events on campus, including the Southeast Michigan Geotourism Conference and Geography Awareness and National Security featuring Dr. Harm de Blij.
Originally born in China, Ping immigrated to the United States at the age of nine. He is fluent in Cantonese, Taisan-dialect Chinese, and English. He also plans on learning Japanese eventually. Ping has extensive travel experience across North America and East Asia, and he plans on someday visiting Peru, Iceland, Bhutan, Thailand, Croatia, and Antarctica.