Jing was a researcher in the biomedical science field for eight years, yet did not feel fulfilled. So she gave up on industry and went back to school to study landscape design. After three years at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio, Jing began her new career as a landscape designer with a 1st Place Student award from landscape design competition of Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD), and three 2nd places from landscape design competitions of Professional Land Care Network (PLANET, now NALP) Student Career Days. Jing also became a Landscape Industry Certified technician (CLT) in January, 2012. In 2014, Jing moved to Pinehurst due to her husband's new job and began working with Heffner Landscaping. She lives in Pinehurst with her husband and 2 little kids. She enjoys reading, crafting and gardening.