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Our Mission Statement

TAP-NY is a chapter of TACL National, a 501c3 non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers. Our mission is to connect, develop, and represent the Taiwanese American community in the greater NYC area by providing programming and partnership opportunities, and by supporting and promoting the evolving Taiwanese American identity everywhere.

TAP-NY events are open to all regardless of background. Whether your goal is personal or professional development, cultural engagement, or simply to have fun, get active, and meet new friends, we look forward to welcoming you to an upcoming event!

Interested in learning more about our reach, demographic, and how you can support our mission? Email us at [email protected] for a packet regarding partnership opportunities!

Values

Community building


 Openness and friendliness  

Cultural and social relevance

Meet the Board

The board of TAP-NY is a diverse and ambitious set of individuals committed to furthering TAP-NY’s mission. By dedicating our time to TAP-NY, we are contributing to something bigger — harnessing our passion into giving back and building a stronger community. We are ambitious in our goals, strive for creativity and innovation, and are continuously working to grow both the organization and ourselves.

Allison was raised in Maryland and studied Marketing and Operations, Information, and Decisions at the University of Pennsylvania. She moved to NYC after graduating and currently works in marketing. In her free time, Allison enjoys exploring dessert places, watching Taiwanese variety shows, and cuddling with her cats.

Allison
Cultural

Connie was born and raised in NorCal. She enjoys cooking donabe recipes, listening to audibles, and shopping for vegetables. With her remaining time, Connie practices law.

Connie
Community

Connie was born and raised in New Jersey and studied Cognitive Science and Piano Performance at Northwestern University. She moved back to the east coast after graduation and now currently works as a software engineer at a startup.

Connie
Vice President

Emily was raised in Chattanooga, TN and studied Violin Performance at Northwestern University. She moved to New York to pursue artist management in the classical music world. In her free time, she likes to explore different cuisines, binge watch TV shows, and an occasional active lifestyle.

Emily
Treasurer

Jeff
Cultural

Jonny was born and raised in Illinois and studied Business Administration at the University of SouthernCalifornia. After living in Los Angeles for a few years, he moved to New York City to pursue a career in Finance and currently works at a fintech startup. In his free time, he enjoys playing video games, building mechanical keyboards, and listening to jazz.

Jonny
Professional

Cheechee was born in California and raised in Taipei, Taiwan. She studied Communications with a specialization in Computing at UCLA. She recently moved to New York and currently works as a product designer in a tech company. In her spare time, she enjoys practicing yoga, fitness, pottery, and exploring New York neighborhoods on foot.

Cheechee
Design

Kelly was raised in Maryland and attended Emory University, where she studied Political Science and Economics. After graduation, she moved to NYC and currently works in the crypto industry. In her spare time, Kelly enjoys attending concerts, making bagels and working out at Barry's to burn off all the bagels consumed.

Kelly
President

Rachel was born and raised in Maryland, and studied Industrial Engineering at Northwestern University. She has been in New York since 2017 and currently works in healthcare administration. In her spare time, she enjoys sampling ice cream spots, stumbling upon street festivals, and exploring museums.

Rachel
Vice President

Warren was born and raised in the upstate town of Vestal, NY and traveled further upstate for his undergraduate studies at SUNY Geneseo. Upon graduation, he ventured south to the University of Kentucky and obtained a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration – spending the next 5 years working in the veterinary & orthodontic industry. In his spare time, he can be found at his local CrossFit box, cheering for his favorite soccer team, NYCFC, watching anime, or planning his next travel adventure!

Warren
Social