Venerable Zhi Ji is one of the members at Hsi Fang Temple. She is currently the Secretary of San Diego Buddhist Association. She is in charge of managing the kitchen, cooking healthy vegetarian food to serve the devotees on Sundays after services as well as on retreats or special celebrations at the temple. She is also the head of maintenance and general services at the temple. Prior joining Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Order, she immigrated to the US since 16 and lived San Francisco for more than 30 years. She graduated from San Francisco State University with Degree in International Marketing Business. Before being assigned in San Diego, she served at Fo Guang Shan for three years.