Zhang Qizhi was born in May 1975 in Qujing city, Yunnan Province. She studied Law at Southwest University of Political Science and Law, then she continued her study at Hainan University and obtained her master’s degree in Law and MPA of Utah University in the U.S. Zhang began her career in July 1996, working successively in Tropical Agriculture University of South China, then in Research Office, Case-filing Division, the First Criminal Division of the First Intermediate People’s Court of Hainan Province. Zhang was designated as a judge in March 2011 and then joined the Communist Party in December 2011. Judge Zhang was appointed as the deputy chief judge of the First Criminal Division of the First Intermediate People’s Court of Hainan Province in 2013. In 2015, she was appointed as a Senior Judge of the Fourth Rank.