XiaoKang Zhou grew up in Jiangsu outside Shanghai in China.
She got her Bachelor in Machine Engineering from University of Technology in Jiangsu. Curiosity and a lust for adventure brought her to Norway in 2009. A year of Norwegian language studies was followed by a master degree in Electrical Engineering and a master degree in Industrial Engineering.
Ann worked as a private tutor throughout her studies, and supplemented her engineering degrees with formal teacher qualifications. She has a keen interest in batteries and wants to meet and deal with the challenges in this field.