Miriam comes from Somerset in England. She gained her BA in fine art at the Glasgow School of Art (with qualifications awarded by the University of Glasgow), completing an Erasmus exchange at the Vienna Academy of Art as part of her undergraduate degree. Following this, she studied her Postgraduate Certificate in Education at the University of Stirling which is ranked 4th in the UK for Education. She's been teaching British Art and Design education in Suzhou, SIP for 3 years. Outside of teaching, Miriam is interested in health and fitness, is an avid reader and is attempting to learn Chinese!