This month, we interviewed superstar member Eric Yang. Read below to see his responses!

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

Howdy, everyone! I’m a native New Yorker (Queens represent!). I have a MBA from Georgetown University (DC) and a BS from Babson College (Boston). Post-MBA, I stayed in DC, working on Audi’s Corporate Strategy team. After 2 years with Audi, I left my job and spent a year in Taiwan caring for my grandmother. Taking the time to reconnect with her was one of the best decisions of my life. To finish, 10 months ago, I moved home to NYC to find love and settle down.

Among my many hobbies (rock climbing, board games, and unsuccessfully getting cats to like me, to name a few), my true passion lies in volunteering and improving my community. I’m a Team Leader with New York Cares and also involved with a number of animal rescues. I’m most proud of my service as a volunteer Firefighter/EMT-B. Nobody calls 911 on a good day, and it’s an honor to answer the call for help and be part of the solution.

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

I joined TAP to meet interesting people and make new friends. I enjoy TAPpy Hours because I get to meet interesting people, reconnect with friends, and drink with both. However, volunteer events are my favorite. You get to spend a few hours with great TAP folks and have a positive impact. Now that’s what I call having your cake and eating it too!

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

This past year has been a whirlwind in all the best and worst ways. I couldn’t whittle the list down to one, so here’s Eric’s Top 3 Monster Jams

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

Aside from the hanging/eating/drinking/breathing air with friends, I frequently attend TAP events. Outside of TAP, you’ll find me rock climbing at Brooklyn Boulders or team leading a New York Cares event. Or if you’re in the DC area when I am, call 911 and I might show up.

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

My advice is to simply show up; the rest takes care of itself. The Board puts a lot of work into their events, and it shows. TAP members are fun, welcoming, and all-around impressive folks. And if you’re still anxious about meeting new people, find me and I’ll introduce you to cool folks!