Bob Stanley graduated with a bachelor of science (BSc) in Environmental Chemistry from Thompson Rivers University (TRU) located in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada in 2009. He is the first foreigner to be crowned as the valedictorian in the history of TRU. He went on to obtain his master of science (MSc) degree in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in 2012. Upon graduation, he worked for a Fortune 500 company, Gilead Sciences for a year before returning to school and obtained his master of business administration (MBA) degree from the University of Alberta in 2016. He now teaches chemistry at The High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China (RDFZ) in the Haidian District, Beijing, China. He enjoyed spending time exploring China and eating hot pot with his wife, Ms. Yixuan Zhang during his spare time.