2023 - 2024
Coming together from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, our skilled team of professionals help shape the direction and mission of Taiwanese American Professional - San Diego as it continues to develop. Read on to learn more about our incredible team members!
Eric has found TAP provides a perfect environment to connect with the culture and community in San Diego and beyond. He is motivated by opportunities creating impact and looks to drive programs which create welcoming and valuable experiences for the TAP community. Outside TAP, you'll often find Eric taking advantage of San Diego's weather, in the ocean, the desert, or anywhere under the sun.
Jennifer is a dietitian by training and enjoys working on new food products with clients to bring new flavors to market. As Co-President, she is excited to meet and engage with other community organizations! You will find Jennifer cycling along the 101 during the weekends. She biked from Hualien to Taitung (100 miles) in January 2020 and looks forward to biking around the entire Taiwan in the very near future!
External Vice President
Kathleen is a Biostatistician, currently working on clinical trials. She completed her BS Chemical Biology at UC Berkeley, and her MPH Biostatistics at Emory University. Her hobbies include playing tennis, cooking vegan food, and spending time in the great outdoors. She is a member of the House Rabbit Society and has a pet bunny named Stellar. She is very excited to continue growing and fostering our community and raising awareness of Taiwanese and Taiwanese American culture.
Internal Vice President
A graduate of UCSD and UCLA Anderson School of Management, Jeffrey Pan leads healthcare technology and business strategy at UC San Diego Health. After beginning his career in healthcare consulting, Jeffrey independently founded an advisory and technology development consulting practice specializing in implementing risk-based population health business, analytics, and digital health strategies at major health systems.
Nick was born and raised in the Bay Area, obtained his Bachelors at Boston University and started his career as an Auditor out East. After one too many winters he moved back West; most recently southward to San Diego. A CPA by trade, he currently works in the Health and Life Sciences space. Outside of work and professional interests; he enjoys running, rock climbing, beach volleyball and binging the latest K-dramas.
Eugene is a graduate of the University of Michigan and UCSD, working as a Data Scientist. As Secretary, Eugene is excited to contribute to TAP and the Taiwanese American community. His hobbies include cooking, watching films, playing video games, building models, and playing trivia. Fun fact, Eugene has never been on a trivia team that scored outside of the top 3!
Originally from the suburbs of Chicago, IL, Joyce spent the majority of her childhood in Irvine, CA. She specializes in User Experience (UX) and Education. She obtained her Bachelors from CSUF, and her Masters at UCSD. As a second generation Taiwanese American, Joyce is passionate about her community and serves as an advisor in the annual Taiwanese American Foundation Conference. Her recent obsessions include rock climbing, sourdough bread making, plant care-taking and she also recently taught herself crocheting.
Zheng is an Analytical Chemist in the Biotechnology/Pharmaceutical industry where he is currently developing analysis methods for mRNA vaccine development. Born in Fujian, Zheng immigrated to the US with his family when he was 4 years old and grew up in Bronx, NY. He is passionate about home cooking, rock climbing, hiking, film photography, and self-development (meditation, mental health, philosophy, etc). He hopes to bring his love of nature, food, fitness, and other wellness strategies to the TAP-SD community during his term as on the board.
Frank is a graduate of Cal Poly Pomona, and works in a systems engineering role that ensures rigor is built into information technology systems. His hobbies include fishing, cooking, and spending time outdoors. As a Programming Chair, he hopes to be able to create fun events where he can bring people together and make a positive impact in the community.
Jeffrey is currently finishing his undergraduate studies at UC San Diego in bioengineering and neurobiology. Outside of class, he also performs research in neuroengineering. Jeffrey is a huge fan of public transit, especially the Taipei Metro (which is on his phone case). Jeffrey was born in Taipei and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, but he has found a new home here in San Diego. He is excited to join TAP-SD and looks forward to engaging with the Taiwanese American community!