Yamei moved to the United States from China three years ago when she married her husband, who is from Kankakee.
She wanted to continue on her education, and signed up for the GED program in Watseka in 2014. She completed a GED in 2015.
Yamei is currently pursuing a Medical Coding certificate at KCC, with an expected completion of May, 2017. She plans to continue at KCC, to work toward an associate degree. Yamei also volunteers for the Adult Education Department, helping students with math who are studying for a high school equivalency.