Shura graduated from San Francisco State University in World Music, Flagship Chinese, and Pacific Asian Studies, and is currently a graduate student of Chinese at San Francisco State University.

In the area of music, Shura has been a piano instructor since 2002, guzheng instructor since 2010 and a music theory instructor since 2017. Shura has been performing regularly throughout the Bay Area at public and private events as a solo guzheng player, with other guzheng performers at the San Francisco Guzheng Music Society, and with her band, Sawharo since 2011.

In the area of language, Shura has been active in the field of translation since 2011, and has completed translation projects for the San Francisco Guzheng Music Society, The Asian Art Museum, the Nanjing Municipal Museum and the Jiangsu Provincial Arts Committee Chinese Orchestra. Shura is currently a Chinese tutor for undergraduate students in the Chinese Flagship program.



M.A. - San Francisco State University (Est. 2021)

B.A. - San Francisco State University