President – Grace Lin
Grace is an International Business Development Manager for a cloud based technology solutions company where she focuses on company strategy, operations, and global expansion projects. Prior to her current position, Grace worked as an internal consultant within the same company. She also has external consulting experience at a large consulting firm. She received her undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley and her MBA from UCLA Anderson. After experiencing both the San Francisco Bay Area and Greater Los Angeles, she resolved to round out her tour of California living by moving to San Diego in 2011. Throughout her life, she has been dedicated to giving back to her community and is enthusiastic about sharing her culture and experiences with others. When time permits, Grace enjoys trying new recipes, exploring scenic hiking trails, attempting to surf, and feeding her fiction addiction.
VP External Affairs – Wani Chen
Wani is a financial services professional who works with individual and small business on their financial and insurance planning. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Business Management and a minor in Marketing. During college, she worked as an executive intern at Target and enjoyed most when a new clothing line launched and she could buy before everyone else. Wani enjoys reading, traveling, and going shopping with friends after a long day of work. But what she really loves to do is being around her husband, James. Wani and James got married in the summer of 2007 and you can often see both of them at TAP events!
VP Internal Affairs – Julia Kao
Julia is currently a reading specialist who helps children with speech impediments and reading disorders. She enjoys working with kids and engaging in opportunities to help support the community. She came to San Diego straight from Taiwan in 2010 and started her relationship with TAP-SD not long ago. She has been loving the experience and felt fortunate meeting all the great people. In her free time, she enjoys modern dancing, listening to music and going to concerts, traveling, and exploring local restaurants.
Secretary – Kenneth Fu
Kenneth works in the aerospace industry, developing technologies to make this world a safer place. He got his B.S. degree in Physics and a Ph.D in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Prior to working as a scientist, he worked in the music industry as a musician and taught guitar and music theory at Yamaha Music Centers. In his free time, he enjoys reading, swimming, cooking, learning new things, thinking about questions that no one cares about, and spending quality time with his 10-year-old Chihuahua.
Treasurer – Jimmy Chen
Jimmy works as a mortgage real estate professional in San Diego. He has been in San Diego since middle school in the Carmel Valley Area. He enjoys outdoor activities such as basketball and tennis. He graduated from UCSD in Management Science, and has worked in the financial industry for over 5 years. He has been living in San Diego for over 10 years and is really familiar with the San Diego Area.
Professional Chair – Jessica Liu
Jessica works in the biotechnology industry to help deliver novel therapeutics to areas of unmet medical need. She enjoys traveling and exploring places through sights, sounds, and smells–Cinque Terre, Taipei, and Cappadocia are a few favorites. Interests: reading, swimming, tea.
Social Chair – William Chou
William is a Taiwanese Canadian American engineer employed by Qualcomm. An enthusiast of beer and wine, William has found his calling as Social Chair of TAP-SD.
Cultural Chair – E-Fann Saung
E-Fann is an engineer working for startup company in San Diego developing energy storage technology. His career passion is focused on product development and bringing conceptual ideas into fruition. E-Fann was born and raised in San Diego and has recently begun taking advantage of San Diego’s most beloved activity – surfing. If he isn’t sleeping in, you can find him catching waves at dawn. He completed his B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology and San Diego State University, respectively, and is a licensed Professional Engineer.
Membership Chair – Jusuan Lee
Jusuan works in operations at LPL Financial in the Money Markets department. He graduated from University of California, San Diego in Management Science. Hobbies include reading, catching up on TV shows, gaming, and the outdoors.
Wellness Chair – Joshua Wang
Josh hails from Arkadia, CA, and attended University of California, San Diego with a degree in Something. His mission is to get TAP-SD in shape (physically)!
Technical Chair – Amy Fan
Amy is a San Diego native who received her Bachelors in Computer Science at Washington University. She is a freelance software developer who is trying to figure out how to also fit entrepreneurship, backpacking, and Sidecar into the same life. Other hobbies include editing video, playing taiko, obsessively attending festivals of any sort, and taking photos of mundane things.
Advisor – Christina Wang
Christina is part of the Strategy department at EEDAR, working with clients in the video game industry. Previously, she was a Business Analyst at Cricket Communications and J.P. Morgan Chase in New York. Her extra-curricular activities include traveling the world, reading manga, and making healthy lifestyle choices. Hailing from Houston, Texas, Christina completed her B.S. in Computer Science at the University of Texas, at Austin and is currently an MBA Candidate at UCLA Anderson. Her involvement with TACL/TAP includes being President of TAP-SD from 2011-2013 and Director of New Chapter Development on the national board starting in 2013. Interesting fact about her is that she enjoys singing Chinese songs at karaoke.