Ms Jessica (Zonghong) Yang is originally from Beijing, China. She moved to the UK in 2000. Having first gained a degree in music, she then graduated with a Masters degree in tourism management at Napier University. She runs a tourism business in Edinburgh mainly for business exchange and arts performance groups between China and the UK.
For 10 years she has volunteered with the Chinese community to promote Chinese culture and performing arts in Scotland. She also teaches dance classes. She founded the Edinburgh Chinese Arts Association (ECAA) in 2012. Since then the group has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe, Jazz Festival Parade, Edinburgh Mela, community events in Scotland, Chinese New year Gala etc to improve Edinburgh as a multi-ethnic/cultural city. She recently produced a successful performance of Chinese dance, music and performance for ECAA to raise funds for the charity Breast Cancer Care Scotland.