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1. Tell us about yourself! It can be about anything – where you grew up, your professional background, your hobbies.

I grew up on the mean streets of LA, in a little suburb called Cerritos. After graduating from Stanford, I worked in consulting in Taipei for a few years to learn Chinese before coming back to the U.S. for business school. Since then I’ve been working in finance in New York, first in investment banking and now in clean energy private equity. Outside of work I’m an avid skier, diver, photographer, and drinker.

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2. Why did you join TAP? What are your favorite events?

I knew of TAP early on through my involvement with ITASA at Stanford, and I’ve always loved skiing, so after moving to New York I started joining TAP’s ski trips. Through these trips I got to know the rest of the organization better, and over time gradually got more involved in other activities.

Alongside TAPpy hours, the ski trips are definitely still my favorite. If you haven’t been on one yet, you should — they’re really convenient and a lot of fun!

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3. Tell us something cool that happened to you this past year.

There’s so much I could write about here, but one thing that gives me a lot of joy right now are my cats! For the past several months I’ve been taking care of two cats for a friend, and they’re absolutely gorgeous. I’m now thinking of getting my own.

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4. If we wanted to hang out, where would we find you?

K-One is a good bet — I go there so often I have a gold VIP card!

5. What’s your advice for any newer members who want to get more involved?

TAP people are very friendly, and I think it helps new members a lot if they get to know the rest of the group better. There’s a lot of opportunities to do so, from TAPpy hours to dinners to joining the various TAP sports teams, so don’t be afraid to reach out. And if there’s any activity you would like to take the lead in organizing, I’m sure TAP would be open to the idea!