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Qi Su

About Qi Su

Mandarin Linguist


Hailing from Guangzhou, China, Qi has resided in the U.S. since she was 16 years old. She lives in Los Angeles and is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese. Qi holds a master’s degree in instructional technologies from the University of Pennsylvania, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester, with a double major in business and film and a minor in music.

Before joining Quark Expeditions, Qi worked in a film mastering and distribution company in Hollywood, California. Her film studies education also led her to photography and videography; she specializes in astrophotography, time-lapse photography and landscape photography. An avid snowboarder, Qi spends every spare minute snowboarding in winter and longboarding in summer. She is also a pianist, with over 20 years of practice.

After traveling to 40 countries and both Polar Regions, Qi discovered her passion for the high-latitude world and became a part of the Quark expedition team. She appreciates every moment she spends in the rarely explored wild.