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Louis was born and raised in Orange County, California. He moved to San Diego to attend college at UCSD, majoring in International Economics and Accounting. He is currently an accountant at a publicly traded cloud based IT company and also an independent consultant for small business accounting. Besides his professional life, he spends his free time learning new guitar riffs, exploring new places, and attempting to become an amateur film critic.

Contact: louis.lau@tap-sd.org

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Ruby was born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan. She moved to Los Angeles (Rowland Heights) with her family when she was 14, then relocated to Sunny San Diego for college. She currently works as an accountant at a biotech company. Her hobbies include traveling, going to the beach, trying out new restaurants, and cooking. Her favorite food is pasta and her favorite dessert is tiramisu! She hopes to explore Europe on her next adventure!

Contact: ruby.li@tap-sd.org

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Jefferson has lived in many cities throughout the US including but not limited to Houston, the suburbs of LA, Miami, and Saint Louis. He graduated with a Bachelors in Computer Science in 2012 from Wash U and is now working as a software engineer. In his free time, Jefferson enjoys kickboxing, beach volleyball, sampling craft beer and coffee, and binging on reality TV shows.

Contact: jefferson.hwang@tap-sd.org

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Eric Ching is an attorney that practices real estate law and business law. Since graduating and passing the bar, Eric has worked as an associate litigation associate handling various real estate litigation matters. He is an active member of San Diego’s community. In addition to being a board member of Taiwanese American Professionals of San Diego, he is also a board member of San Diego Chinese Attorney’s Association, and a member of the San Diego County Bar Association. Eric actively participates in the local community by hosting informational seminars on real estate investment, landlord-tenant law, and business law.

Contact: eric.ching@tap-sd.org

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Howard was born in Taiwan and grew up in New Jersey. He moved to San Diego to work as a mechanical engineer in a biotech company. He found his passion for engineering from building remote controlled fighting robots in high school. When he’s not on the computer browsing Twitter or watching TV shows, Howard likes to go running and surfing.

Contact: howard.hwang@tap-sd.org

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Justin was born and raised in the Bay Area of California. He graduated from UCI with a degree in Business Economics and a minor in Computer Science, and currently works as a software engineer for a cloud based IT company. A person with many diverse interests, you can find him anywhere taking photos, at the boxing gym, or hacking away on personal projects. One of his favorite types of food is Eva Air’s airline meals because it reminds him of travel and going back to Taiwan.

Contact: justin.shaw@tap-sd.org

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Eugene was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He went to school at the University of Michigan, studying Computer Engineering. He now works at an aerospace company as a software engineer. In his freetime, Eugene enjoys watching cooking, watching movies, and playing video games. Eugene is also a self professed nerd and foodie.

Contact: eugene.zen@tap-sd.org

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Alison was born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan. She went to National Taiwan University majoring in Life Sciences. She felt the calling from sunny California and moved here afterward. Currently she is PhD student in Cancer Biology at UC San Diego, studying how different mutations impact blood cancer progression. In her free-time Alison is an amateur barista and enjoys macro/nature photography, reading Chinese and Japanese modern literature and experimenting izakaya-style cooking.

Contact: alison.huang@tap-sd.org

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Cathy was born and raised in nice, suburbia Sacramento. She found her escape in sunny UCSD and now works for a private civil engineering design firm. With SD as her new home, she enjoys living an active lifestyle, binging Netflix, cooking for friends, and everything in between. She also can be found reading Stephen King novels with a good cup of coffee and petting other people’s dogs.

Contact: cathy.woo@tap-sd.org

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Melvin was born in New York State and grew up in Taoyuan, Taiwan. He then went to attend college in UCSD and worked in the biotechnology industry before attending UCR for graduate school. He has been back in San Diego working in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries as a molecular biologist since then. He enjoys hiking, equities trading, and runs a YouTube channel (search for “Melvin Wei” on YouTube).

Contact: melvin.wei@tap-sd.org

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Momo was born and raised in Zhejiang, China. She majored in Marketing during college in Hangzhou. After a few years of working as an Assistant Manager for Belmond Shanghai branch, she moved to San Diego to pursue an MBA at SDUIS, specializing in Business Marketing. In her free time, she enjoys creating tasty fusion Jianbing Chinese crepes (煎餅果子), professional model photo shoots, cooking, yoga, U-jam, exploring new places, and attempting to travel around the whole world.

Contact: momo.zhang@tap-sd.org

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Professional pedestrian, outdoor enthusiast, and lifelong student, Eric’s favorite countries are America, Taiwan, and Mexico. Notable things he has learned recently include fish identification, sheathe leatherworking, and that non-pink flamingos are a thing. You can usually find him in the sun or by the ocean, since water makes up > 70% of the planet.

Contact: eric.yang@tap-sd.org

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Albert was born and raised in San Jose. After he graduated from UCI, he tried to move to LA but somehow ended up in the state instead of the city. He then decided to move to SD but ended up in the city instead of the state. Tired of moving, he started working as a civil engineer for the city of San Diego. In his free time, Albert likes to practice judo and attend hip hop concerts.

Contact: albert.chao@tap-sd.org

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