Sharol Gauthier has worked as a teacher and writer for a nonprofit organization. In 2014, she moved with her family to Shanghai, where she taught high school English at Shanghai American School, Puxi. While in Shanghai, Sharol created the blog China Incidentals where she explored life as an expat in China. In 2019, she returned to the U.S. where she teaches English, podcasting, and Chinese-American literature at an independent school in the greater Seattle area. She continues to travel back to Shanghai regularly.