Xiangjun Shi is an animator, documentary filmmaker, and world traveler. Being an immigrant since a tender age, and having lived in China, Russia, UK, and the US, XJ is determined to break down the communication barriers between people through her work. Her attention to implicit, subtle emotions is notable, especially in her animation. She is versatile in a wide variety of animation mediums, ranging from classical hand drawn to 3D CGI. XJ is bilingual, proficient in English and Mandarin Chinese, and speaks conversational Russian. She will be graduating in May 2013 with BA in Physics from Brown University, and BFA in Film/Animation/Video from Rhode Island School of Design.