Belle Lee, Co-President
Occupation: PhD Student, UCLA
Favorite thing about Taiwan/Taiwanese America: People, culture, and the food!
Hobbies: Scouting out new restaurants, reading, bullet journaling, knitting
Why TAP: I want to help foster a sense of community, find ways to give back to Boston, and share the amazing aspects of Taiwanese culture!
Randall Toy, Co-President
Occupation: Associate Director of Formulation Research at Gene Therapy Biotech
Favorite thing about Taiwan/Taiwanese America: The amazing people, rich culture, and strong sense of community
Hobbies: Cooking, tennis, golf, climbing, and kayaking
Why TAP: I have a strong interest in learning about Taiwanese heritage and enjoy the opportunity to connect with and give back to the broader community.
Alex Wu, Vice President of Programming
Occupation: Graduate student
Favorite thing about Taiwan/Taiwanese America: friendliness of the people, tight-knit communities, food, MRT
Hobbies: watching/playing baseball and tennis, movies, exploring restaurants
Why TAP: To help foster and build the vibrant Taiwanese/Taiwanese American community that we have here and to engage this community to serve the city of Boston
Karen Lin, Treasurer
Occupation: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Favorite thing about Taiwan/Taiwanese America: Inclusive community and FOOD
Hobbies: Yoga, watching reality TV, baking/eating dessert, taking pics of sunsets
Why TAP: I joined TAP through the mentorship program and discovered a friendly and welcoming community that allows people to grow personally and professionally. There is a place for everyone in the TAP - those who want to give back to the community, build their career, expand their social circle, learn more about Taiwanese culture, and more!
Catherine Wei, Marketing and Brand Chair
Occupation: Marketing in Tech
Favorite thing about Taiwan/Taiwanese America: Friends, family, and food!
Hobbies: Trying out new restaurants, going on road trips, and playing board games
Why TAP: I'm looking forward to giving back to the Taiwanese community in Boston and getting to meet new people and enjoy our events together!
Kelvin Lin, Technology Chair
Occupation: Software Development
Favorite thing about Taiwan/Taiwanese America: Night markets and community!
Hobbies: Running, music festivals and playing games!
Why TAP: I want to meet new people and get more involved with the Taiwanese community in Boston!
Amy Jin, Graphic Design Chair
Occupation: Nonprofit Consultant
Favorite thing about Taiwan/Taiwanese America: F o o d and inviting community
Hobbies: Painting (self-pubbing my art insta @ajin.arts), board games, racquet sports, switch games, casual hiking (emphasis on casual), reading, hunting down food festivals
Why TAP: I want to learn more about Taiwanese culture through engaging with a fun-loving and passionate community. I believe in TAP's ability to drive positive impact in our surrounding communities.
Monica Cheng, Community Development Chair
Occupation: Corporate Strategy
Favorite thing about Taiwan/Taiwanese America: Food and nature
Hobbies: Reading, baking, triathlons
Why TAP: I want to build an inclusive community for people interested in Taiwanese culture!
Flora Chang, Social/Cultural Chair
Occupation: Healthcare Strategy Consultant
Favorite thing about Taiwan/Taiwanese America: The food, the people, the natural greenery, the culture, and the convenience of everything
Hobbies: Traveling, attending music festivals/concerts, listening to podcasts, hot yoga and working out
Why TAP: As a proud Taiwanese American, I joined TAP to connect with others within the community! I love how our organization is rooted in our cultural identities, and I hope to help strengthen and grow our community in Boston.
Kara Chuang, Professional Development Co-Chair
Occupation: Ophthalmic technician applying to optometry schools
Favorite thing about Taiwan/Taiwanese America: How generous the locals are, authentic Taiwanese food (Hakka ban tiao noodles are my favorite!!), hot springs, 7/11s and Family Marts on every street, going up to the mountains with my grandparents, and so so much more.
Hobbies: Traveling, cooking, playing piano, watching Ghibli films and Asian dramas, and I started a small biz on Instagram over quarantine!
Why TAP: I want to increase my involvement in the Taiwanese community in Boston and nationally. I will be able to achieve this through TAP by promoting Taiwanese culture, contribute to important causes, and fostering an inclusive community!
Wei Chee Chen, Professional Development Co-Chair
Occupation: Senior Account Executive in CPG Industry
Favorite thing about Taiwan/Taiwanese America: family, people, food, and night markets!
Hobbies: fencing, working out, reading, walking, cooking, and listening to podcasts
Why TAP: I want to learn more about Taiwanese culture and the Taiwanese-American experience and meet the wonderful, passionate people within TAP. I also love that I have the amazing opportunity to give back to the greater Boston community!
Lynn Chou, Wellness Chair
Occupation: Product Marketing Manager in the tech industry
Favorite thing about Taiwan/Taiwanese America: Taiwanese food, of course, but also exploring the intersection between Taiwanese culture/stories/traditions and American identity
Hobbies: Pilates, reading, trying out new teas (I love afternoon tea), and traveling
Why TAP: TAP has an amazingly inclusive community of people who share similar Taiwanese cultural and personal values. Even from my first day with TAP, I found it so easy to connect with those around me because we had similar stories and experiences of growing up as Taiwanese Americans. I'm proud to be part of an organization that encourages growth (cultural, professional development, volunteering) and is so invested in the Boston community!
Anna Liao, EDGE Mentorship Chair
Occupation: Grad Student
Favorite thing about Taiwan/Taiwanese America: Well of course food is AMAZING! Haha but really, I love the fact that all of us can share love and understanding of Taiwanese culture within our Taiwanese-American community.
Hobbies: Kayaking, hiking, walking, exercising, tea-drinking, reading, exploring city and art museums, enjoy listening to classical music and storytelling.
Why TAP: I was introduced by a friend to TAP and I resonated with TAP's mission to provide opportunities and space for youths within our community to grow as leaders and for all members to build meaningful friendships with one another. I think the best way to give back to my Taiwanese American community back in California is to be involved and support the behind-the-scenes no matter where I am!