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 Client Solutions Account Executive at Chouinard & Myhre, Inc. Previously worked as 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.
Hailing from Ohio, Eric moved to the Bay Area in Spring of 2014. During his first week in SF, a TAP member met Eric and asked whether he would want to dive in with the organization and help MC the upcoming cultural festival. Not knowing that cultural festival hosted over 15,000 people, Eric took on the responsibility and never looked back. He looks forward to working with a great team to spread the mission of TAP amongst the community. Outside of TAP, Eric works in Business Development for a startup called Optimizely. You can also find him somewhere outside enjoying some sort of sport (Tennis, Golf, Cycling, Swimming, etc) which helps to offset his love for good food.
Steven was born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan, moved to the state of Maryland in the Spring of 1996. He is currently a recent transplant from TAP-DC where he served as Social Chair and became the Membership Chair of TAP-SF in 2015.
Originally from New Jersey, Ada moved to the Bay Area in the Fall of 2015. An active member of the Taiwanese American community, she previously served as National President of the Intercollegiate Taiwanese American Students Association (ITASA), ITASA National Development Director, and ITASA East Coast Conference Director of Operations. As a transplant, Ada was delighted to find her home away from home as part of the TAP-SF community. Ada is a recent NYU Stern alumna and passionate about human resources & people operations, leading marketing initiatives at Everwise. When she’s not at TAP events or in the office, you can find her playing with her dog Mochi, trying new exercise classes around the city or baking macarons.
Alice moved to Bay Area from the cold lands of Michigan where she completed her education at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor and worked in downtown Detroit in public accounting. She was deeply involved in the Taiwanese community during college and looks forward to continue to be involved. She discovered TAP-SF when she moved to the Bay Area and has met many great people with TAP. She is excited continue her role on the core team as Treasurer and help continue to building closer ties in the Taiwanese Community. Alice currently lives in Santa Clara, home of the new 49ers Stadium, and enjoys trying out all the amazing restaurants in the South Bay. In her spare time she enjoys baking, movies, hiking and, exploring all the fun things the Bay Area has to offer.
In 2015, Vivian served as Social and Cultural Chair of TAP-SF. Prior to this, she held the same role at TAP-Boston. She is passionate about building strong connections with people from all backgrounds and hopes to do so as a TAP-SF Board Member. By day, she is a consultant wielding ‘big data’ to make big waves in healthcare. By night, you’ll find her hunting for the best hole-in-the-wall joints across town. She’s always looking for recommendations, so let her know your favorite place that serves great Asian food or a cocktail done right. In 2016, she is excited to lead the Annual Taiwanese American Cultural Festival in Union Square. Mark May 14 on your calendar!
A previous TAP-SF President (2015), Eddie is continuing to serve on the TAP board as an advisor, as well as Technology Chair.
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.
Albert is a Taiwanese Canadian on the TAP Chair team who grew up in Vancouver since 1994 and attended University of British Columbia with a Computer Science degree. He has just recently moved to the Bay Area in 2015 to work for a startup in the enterprise cloud space. A new city and new job means new opportunity to make new friends, half Taiwanese half Canadian, Albert is always smiling, super friendly and eager to help out. As this year’s Professional Development Chair, he hopes to bring more career networking and development opportunity for the members of TAP-SF by connecting talented TAP members with each other as they grow their careers. In his spare time, Albert has a passion for cooking and photography, keep an eye out for him taking photo at the next TAP event you attend and feel free to introduce yourself to him and make a new friend.
Matthew enjoys reading, socializing with friends (over board games, coffee or even whiskey!), lifting weights, hiking/backpacking/camping, self-reflection and meditation. Matthew was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and moved out to the Bay area because, well because its awesome! Matthew was introduced to TAP through the lovely Alice Chang and has since been fortunate enough to become more involved and develop friendships among the wonderful people who comprise TAP!