This month, we’re welcoming Jessica Yeung to the board of TAP-NY as our 2015 Design Chair! Learn more about Jessica below, and be sure to say hello at one of our upcoming events!
1. How did you hear about TAP and why did you decide to join the board?
I was initially introduced to TAP through one of the non-official TAP Trivia Nights. In addition to being wowed by everyone’s impressive repertoire of general knowledge, I could also tell that there was a strong community bond there. Everyone seemed to enjoy each other’s company and trivia night was merely an excuse to get together in the middle of the week. Attending trivia night knowing only one person was intimidating at first, but everyone effortlessly welcomed me into their group. I decided to join the board because I wanted to meet more great people and contribute my own strengths to building up the TAP community.
2. What do you hope to accomplish in your role?
As the design chair, I hope to strengthen the TAP brand through a strong visual voice. I want every visual point of contact to be reflective of the vibrant and unique members that shape the TAP community. My other goal is to plan more events centered around arts and culture, ranging from the sophisticated, such as attending the New York Asian Film Festival, to the casual and fun, like hand-making valentines for children’s hospital patients.
3. What TAP event are you looking forward to?
I’m most looking forward to the scavenger hunt. It combines two of my favorite things: riddles and the outdoors.
4. If you could meet anybody past or present, who would it be?
I’d love to meet Gloria Steinem, an influential activist in the feminist and social justice movements. She has been actively writing and speaking about topics from women’s reproductive rights to child abuse since the 1960s. She is a true inspiration to anyone who wants to be more involved in a cause they’re passionate about. One person really can make a huge difference!