Xuemei graduated from Nanyang Technological University with Bachelor of Arts (Education), and a Diploma in Education from the National Institute of Education (NIE), Singapore. She has also undergone International Baccalaureate's specialised training in teaching History and in guiding students on their Creativity, Activity, Service projects.
Xuemei taught English Language, History and Social Studies at Fairfield Methodist School (Secondary). As the Curriculum leader for Upper Secondary Social Studies, Lower and Upper Secondary History, she led her teams in designing curriculum and crafting assessments. She was also part of the Character Leadership Education Committee where she crafted numerous Lifeskills lesson packages and was a mentor to student leaders in the Student Council.
Xuemei believes that the teaching of Humanities is an avenue for her to impart essential skills and values in students. It is the key to helping students to understand the world they live in so they can be constructive and valuable contributors to society in the future.