Natasha Zhang, whose Chinese name is Zhang Jiangong, is a Sichuan native who moved to Shanghai for her full-time accountancy job at a foreign-owned firm. She completed her financial studies degree in Chengdu in Southwest China, before moving to neighbouring Chongqing for internships and work. She speaks very good English.

During her studies and work in her hometown, she met international students and colleagues with whom she had the opportunity to communicate in English. There she got used to hearing different types of accents in English. She soon discovered the joys of introducing Chinese culture, cuisine and history to foreign visitors.

Since coming to Shanghai, she has completed a course in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, and has met people from many different countries in the process. As a Newman Tours guide, she looks forward to introducing this huge exciting city to visitors and tourists.