Stephanie is proud to be Taiwanese American. Prior to being elected President, Stephanie ran PR and Marketing efforts for the Taiwanese American Culture Festival and the Taiwanese American Conference, West Coast. She also covered a variety of Taiwanese American stories as an on-air reporter-producer with WNBC-TV Channel 4 in New York, and was chosen as one of TaiwaneseAmerican.org’s Top 100 Passionate People.
Stephanie graduated with a degree in Mass Communications and a minor in Chinese from UC Berkeley (Go Bears!). When not TAPping, Stephanie works full-time as a Marketing Manager at mobile games monetization start-up, Chartboost. She is passionate about the video games start-up community, entrepreneurship, and professional development for women and minorities in the workplace.
Kevin grew up in Orange County in Southern California and came up to the SF bay area to attend UC Berkeley. He currently works as a software engineer at GT Nexus Inc in Oakland.
Kevin joined TAP-SF as a member of the social committee in 2012 and has grown very fond of its goals and people. He is most passionate about increasing professional development opportunities and giving back to the community. He also believes strongly in education programs, specifically those to foster leadership, public speaking skills, and language.
In his spare time, Kevin plays the piano and badminton. He loves hanging out with friends, singing karaoke (badly), and meeting new people.
Previously involved in TAP-LA, Stephanie found TAP-SF to be home away from home when she first moved to the bay area in 2012. She enjoys being completely immersed in Taiwanese culture and proud of her heritage; you can easily find her stealing glances at Taiwanese variety shows and learning more about Taiwanese history. One of Stephanie’s most memorable moments in TAP was at the Asian-Heritage Festival when a bunch of TAP-SF girls, including her, started randomly dancing to the festival music at the wine booth that they were manning – who says community service can’t be fun!
Stephanie graduated with a degree in Biochemistry from California State University, Los Angeles. She currently works full-time as a Business Program Manager at a Taiwanese electronics manufacturing company, Foxconn. Among other things, Stephanie is passionate about the giving back to the community, issues surrounding education inequality, and preventive medicine education advocacy.
Naomi Cheng is currently an Audit Senior at Deloitte & Touche, LLP and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. While at Cal, she was actively involved in Phi Beta Lambda- Future Business Leaders & developing community within the residence halls as an RA. She was born in Taiwan but grew up in Honolulu. In her spare time, she loves to travel to new places, read a good book, and meet new friends.
Gina is a proud second generation Taiwanese American born and raised in the US. As a previous member of TAP Boston Secretary for 2012-2013, she is extremely excited to join TAP San Francisco this year as secretary again. She received her B.S. from UCLA and her MPH in Biostatistics from Boston University School of Public Health and is currently working full time in analytics. Gina has a very strong Taiwanese identity and speaks both Taiwanese and Mandarin. In her spare time, she enjoys blogging, making lists, and like a true TA… discovering the next best boba shop around!
Vicky was born in Taiwan and moved to the US at the age of two. She previously lived in Arcadia, Taipei, and Fremont before moving to San Jose, where she now works and resides. During her undergraduate career at UC Irvine, she studied abroad at the University of Hong Kong for two semesters and joined the co-founding board of the Taiwanese American Organization, serving as Event Coordinator.
She is excited join the TAP family, reconnect with the Taiwanese-American community, and share her passion for Taiwanese culture and heritage. In her spare time, she loves to travel, attend concerts, read, and take pictures (not just of food). She also volunteers at Julian St. Inn with Hands On Bay Area. Her goals include learning how to speak Taiwanese and finding authentically stinky tofu in the Bay Area. You can find her wherever there is sunshine, delicious food, and good music.
Born in Taiwan, Tai had the privilege of experincing a decent amount of Taiwanese culture before he moved to America at age of 13. After he graduated from the Art Institute of California – Orange County, in Game Art and Design, Tai experienced the full diversity of American cultures by working in Wisconsin and Massachusetts for a couple of years. After returning to California in 2012, Tai is currently employed at Sledgehammer Games (an Activision studio) as a Senior Environment Artist.
Tai is fluent in Mandarin, so feel free to practice speaking it with him! Tai joined TAP-SF last year as a social committee, and after participating in multiple events, he decided become the TAP-SF culture chair. He is looking forward to offering people in the Bay an authentic experience in Taiwanese culture through fun events! See you all there!