Sammy Kong | President
Sammy joined TAJCCNC back in 2017 and have been both the Secretary-General and Treasurer for the chapter. As the 15th term TAJCCNC President, Sammy strives to make TAJCCNC a strong platform that consists of young Taiwanese professionals and entrepreneurs that can connect all professionals and entrepreneurs from various backgrounds and ethnicities. To do so, Sammy will work with her team to provide the resources and opportunities for building ideas into businesses, developing professional, personal and leadership skills, and building long lasting and meaningful connections.
Sammy graduated from the University of the Pacific, where she studied Economics and International Affairs and Commerce. After joining TAJCCNC, she had found her passion in actively making an impact in our community and building the connection between the Taiwanese and local community.
Vice President, Sponsorship Chair
Chia-Yu (Jack) Wu graduated from Texas A&M University with a Master of science degree in electrical and computer engineering. He is the former president of Taiwanese Student association at TAMU 2013-2014. Currently, he works at Intel as a software engineer.
Secretary General & Professional Development Committee Chair
Vivian works at Sephora as a IT Change Management Analyst. She studied at San Jose State University and received a degree in Business Administration, Management Information Systems. Her current career goal is to get into project/product management.
Vivian has always been involved in many different organizations since her first year in college. During her time in university, she was involved in Residence Hall Associate, Akbayan, AIESEC and Alpha Kappa Psi. After college, she joined TAJCCNC as the Marketing Operations Officer in the 13th term. With her passion and belief in TAJCCNC, she comes back for a second term to further grow and support the chapter.
Vivian enjoys meeting new people and learning from them through the stories they tell. She finds it important to always challenge herself and continue to learn new things every day. Her personal interest includes skincare, photography/videography and dancing. To destress and relax, Vivian loves going to aerial yoga or staying home and making a cup of matcha latte to drink.
Jamie is originally from Taipei, and moved to the US for graduate school. She earned her Marketing Masters Degree from the University of South Florida, before moving to San Jose in 2015.
Jamie competed in cheerleading in college and maintains an active lifestyle. Jamie has a passion for outdoor-sy activities and enjoys being out in the sun.
Jamie has a diverse professional background, including PR and Media, early childhood development, and account/customer management in both high tech and humane resource industries.
Entrepreneurship Committee Chair
Austin is the Director of Corporate Strategy & Partnership at MoBagel (an AI startup). Prior to this, he spent 3 years in Singapore doing stem cell research at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), 2+ years in product management/sales at a pressure sensor startup in Taiwan/SF Bay, and < 1 year of intellectual property consulting for biotech/medical device companies.
Austin holds a B.Eng(hons) in Biochemical Engineering from University College London and a M.Sc in Biomedical Engineering from University of Oxford. He also studied 2 years at the joint UC Berkeley-UCSF Bioengineering PhD program.
Other than TAJCCNC, Austin is the Steering Committee Member of Oxford Angel Fund in the Bay Area.
Marketing & Branding Committee Chair
Charlotte is a UX/UI designer, product strategist, coffee drinker, and plants lover.
Currently Charlotte works as a CPO (Chief Product Officer) and founding member at BearHand, a Berkeley SkyDeck startup, while pursuing her Master’s Degree in Web Design & New Media at Academy of Art University.
Charlotte has 2+ years experience in product management and digital marketing, and she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (B.B.A.) at National Taipei University.
Membership Committee Chair
Terence is a Mechanical and Aerospace Engineer who currently works at Cruise Automation GM as a System Test Engineer. After graduating with a Bachelor degree from University of California, Davis in 2012, Terence worked in supply chain manufacturing for about 3 year. First entering the precision machining world supplying products to General Electrics, Applied Materials, Boeing, Misasole, Axtron and etc. Then joined Precision Cast Parts in supplying high nickel base alloys to Pratt & Whitney, Good Rich, G.E. and Rolls Royce.
Jie-Gang joined Apple Inc two years ago after he received his master degree in computer engineering from Columbia University. Before Jie-Gang came to the US, he received his bachelor degree in electrical and control engineering and master degree in communication engineering from National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan, and had been working in Ambarella Taiwan LTD for more than four years.
Jie-Gang plans to assist the team to hold more events which could help our members succeed in their business and entrepreneurship.
Alan is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic and Certified Functional Nutrition Practitioner. He is the owner of two clinics in San Francisco and Campbell. Alanobtained his bachelor degree of Molecular Cell Developmental Biology from UCLA in 2004 and finished his Doctor of Chiropractic training with high honor in 2011. One of his passion and lifetime goal is to bring the strong philosophical and scientific chiropractic into Taiwan medical system so to enhance Taiwan’s health care system. He joined TAJCCNC in 2014 and has been actively involved with multiple events planning since then. He really appreciated TAJCCNC provide a platform to meet like mind people and they eventually become good friends and trusted partners. As the president of the chapter, his goal is to provide members a resourceful environment to network, foster leadership and promote entrepreneurship.
President and B.O.D
Dr. Jake (Chung) Huang is a California licensed acupuncture practitioner since 2007 and received his Doctoral in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Five Branches University in 2018. He also has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from UCSD and MS in Acupuncture from South Baylo University. As the founder of Pine Spring Acupuncture Clinic in San Jose, he is a full time practitioner concentrating on sports injuries and stress-mood disorders. In his free time, he is a lead singer in a local band and online community. In addition, his passion in photography, badminton and community services are his drive to volunteer nationally with the Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce in Northern America.
Supervisor and B.O.D / Former President
Daisy is a creative, results-oriented marketing professional with expertise in branding, promotion planning, channel marketing, and event management. She has many years of experience in managing large corporate accounts in the e-commerce and manufacturing environments. Daisy graduated from Rutgers University in New Jersey with a B.S. degree in Economics. For the past 5 years, she's been managing marketing strategies for ASUS North America. Prior to ASUS, she co-founded a successful promotional product company, GreenPearle.com. Currently, Daisy is working on her early stage start-up that focuses on bringing the latest Eco-friendly products from Taiwan that are better for health and environment. On her free time, Daisy enjoys graphic and interior design, cooking and international travels.
Supervisor and B.O.D / Former President
Benny P. Shao, O.D is a 2001 graduate of the Southern California College of Optometry and a 1997 graduate of UC Berkeley. He currently practices optometry in San Jose and Fremont, offering specialty services in vision therapy for binocular vision problems, worsening nearsightedness, and lazy eye. He is one of a handful of optometrists in the Bay Area who is board certified in vision therapy. His passions include holistic medicine, music, social networking, and spiritual growth.
Adviser / Former President 2009-2011
Jimmy Cheng was president of TAJCCNC 2009-2011. His involvement with TAJCCNC began in 2004 when he served as the Secretary General of TACCNC under the guidance and mentorship of former president Mr. John Lin. Jimmy Cheng graduated with MBA in finance at Golden Gate University. Being an entrepreneur, he has left the corporate ladder and started up his multiple business adventure: a Hong Kong trading company, Cosmos Bright Int‘l Limited, is doing international trading business. He also become a real estate broker to serve bay area customers finding their dream homes and manage their investment. His goal with TAJCCNC is to gather young professionals to create their own financial opportunities.
Adviser / Former President 2011-2012
Raised in Taipei, Taiwan, Rita came to the US at age 18 and has been independent ever since. Rita loves socializing and networking, and believes that everything is about connections which make her connect with a lot of entrepreneurs. She has her own business with telecommunication & energy; the partner in Ding ware. Also, she currently works at Facebook as a supply/chain manager. She graduated from the State University of San Francisco with double degrees: a B.S in dietetics and a B.A in consumer family studies. Rita believes that success is earned through hard work and persistence.
Adviser / Former President 2017-2018
After 20 years of teaching, Sue Yang, the founder of First Movement Music Academy -herself a musician, music educator, curriculum developer, and a parent - has established a creative and unique bilingual music program- BamBoo preschool music curriculum in mandarin that utilizes art, sensory play and eurhythmics to immerse children in the fundamental of music without resorting to the formal rigidity of the traditional music lesson. Music is a gift and she wants to bring music to families from age 0 to 100 to share that gift with best way she knows how, through teaching.
Since joining the Taiwanese American Junior Chamber of Commerce in 2011, Sue has served as local chapter's Board of Director, SG, VP, and President; Taiwanese Junior Chamber of Commerce North America (TJCCNA) Board of Director, VP, and World Taiwanese Junior Chamber of Commerce (WTJCC) member.
Advisor / Founder of TAJCCNC
Ms. Sophie has a strong background as an entrepreneur and public speaker. She is currently an Unfranchise Owner with SHOP.com which specializes in social shopping with 5000+ affiliate branded stores. Sophie Lin is a partner for Pure Blendz, Inc; Partner of SPL Int'l Inc. She is the founder and first former president of TAJCCNC 2005-2006. She is president of TJCCNA 2011-2012. She coordinate a number of fashion show and fundraisers to benefit various nonprofit organization. Sophie earned her degree in Interior Architectural Design from Academy of Art University in San Francisco.