Snow Dan Qin is a vice president for Y&J Petroleum Services, a company based in Beijing, China. She was previously an executive assistant to the president (2005–2009) and a vice president (2009–2015) for General Magnetic Group in Calgary, Canada. Earlier in her career, she hosted and edited children's programming for the China Central Television network.
Qin has a Bachelor of Arts in violin performance from the Shandong Arts Institute, a Master of Arts in music criticism from McMaster University, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of British Columbia. She founded and funded a program to help 50 financially burdened children from Yunnan, China, complete their high school educations. She and her husband have two children and currently live in Boston.