Yan Juan Xiong completed her Master’s degree in optics engineering from Beijing Institute of Technology with her thesis work on Light-guide design of LCD/LCOS. After graduation, she worked as an engineer in Beijing Laser Wave Optoelectronics Technology which is a pioneering DPSS laser manufacturer in China. Later she joined Pulse Power, a company focused on providing scientific lasers, first as an engineer and then as sales engineer and sales director of scientific and research laser department. During her work in pulse power, she was working on many laser projects with different scientific application including ultrafast area, laser radar and laser cooling. After joining the Quantum Cloud Lab as a master student at the university of Calgary, she would continue her study on quantum distribution and quantum memory under the supervision of Daniel Oblak.