Each month, TAP will be profiling one of our amazing members! This month’s member of the month is Jenny Ling!

Member of the Month

1.       Tell us about yourself! It can be about anything – where you grew up, your professional background, your hobbies
I grew up in New York City and went to college here too at NYU. After college, I wanted a lifestyle change so I moved out to Salt Lake City for work. I had a great time there traveling, learning about new cultures, and picking up hobbies like hiking, skiing, and snowboarding but started to miss home so I moved back a little after a year. I think my experience outside of New York, especially in the Midwest, has really added to my perspective and helped me grow as a person. Right now, I’m working in finance and am constantly looking forward to meeting new people from different backgrounds!

2.       Why did you join TAP? What are your favorite events?
I joined TAP, because I wanted to be involved with an organization that has a large network, meet like-minded people, and have fun! There are many events that I enjoyed, but my favorite one would definitely be the Scavenger Hunt back in October. I think it was a great way to bring us together in small groups, and everyone was surprisingly competitive! Another series of events that I’m looking forward to is the tech / startup tours. It’s an unique opportunity that gives us an intimate exposure to the industry, the people, and the startup culture.  

3.       Tell us something cool that happened to you this past year.
Haha I actually spent the most time thinking about this one and it really made me reflect on my life for the past year. I think the best thing that happened this past year is that I got re-engaged with volunteering and giving back to the community. Giving my time to others has added a lot of value to my life and TAP has been a great channel for this.

4.       If we wanted to hang out, where would we find you?
Running around the city! There’s always so much to do, new places to try or new streets to discover. But there are definitely consistent themes with all my hang outs; hidden cafés, good Korean food, and irresistible
desserts.

5.       What’s your advice for any newer members who want to get more involved?
My recommended way of getting involved with TAP would be to attend a dinner series (it was how I got involved!). It’s in a smaller group setting so you’ll be able to get quality time with everyone at the table. After that, come out to various events to see what you like most and volunteer with that committee. You’ll gain a better understanding of the TAP infrastructure and be more immersed in the TAP community.