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!


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.

Alice was born and raised in New Jersey and studied Computer Science at Rutgers University. She currently works as a UX Designer in a healthtech startup. When she’s not working she’s exploring new restaurants, going on photowalks, and binging movies/tv shows.

VP Internal

Alvin was born and raised in Potomac, Maryland and studied economics at Yale University. He currently works as a research analyst at a hedge fund and focuses on the healthcare industry. In his free time, Alvin enjoys playing percussion, working out, and eating food.


Amanda was born and raised in Princeton, New Jersey and attended Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration. She has been in NYC since graduation and currently works in tech doing customer success. She likes to explore new restaurants and bars, play slow mahjong, and attempt pottery in her free time!


Arthur was raised in Massachusetts and attended NYU, where he studied hospitality management with a specialization in hotel real estate finance and development. He currently works in the real estate industry. In his free time, he enjoys reading, playing golf and a good workout.


Autumn was born in Chia-yi, Taiwan, and moved to the US to attend University of Maryland College Park. She majored in computer science and linguistics. In her free time, she enjoys bouldering, taking photos, and making food that reminds her of home.


Brandon was born and raised in Miami, FL and attended college at Wake Forest University where he studied Finance. After working in Charlotte, NC, and Miami, FL for a few years, he moved to New York in July 2022 to pursue a career in Real Estate Banking with JPMorgan. In his free time, he enjoys fitness classes, dj-ing, traveling, and eating his way through the boroughs of New York.


Bruce was born in Taiwan but raised in Aurora, Colorado. He graduated from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration and moved to Atlanta soon after where he was a strategy analyst at Delta Air Lines. Shortly after leaving Delta, he spent time back in Denver before moving to New York City to continue his career in tech sales. In his free time, Bruce enjoys playing soccer, producing dance tracks, and cooking healthy meals.


Emma was born in Taiwan but grew up in California where she studied Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UC Berkeley. Before moving to NYC, she was in Seattle working as a software engineer. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis, baking/cooking, and going on long walks.


Jasper was born and raised in the Bay Area in California and did his undergrad and masters in Computer Science at the University of Pennsylvania. After graduation, he moved to New York City and currently works as an engineer at a hedge fund. In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis, following the latest Mando-pop/rap/R&B, and co-founding Lunar Accel (lunaraccel.org), a career accelerator for Asian Americans.

VP External Partnerships

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.


Shaun is a Washington state native and studied Mathematics at the University of Washington. He currently works as a software engineer at a tech company. In his free time he likes to shoots photos and videos of the city, playing board games and going to shows.

Tech / Historian

Shannon is a Los Angeles native who studied Rhetoric and Sociology at UC Berkeley. Before landing in New York as a program manager, she lived in Beijing and Austin. In her free time she enjoys reading, listening to podcasts, and doing yoga.

VP External Relations

Valerie was born and raised in the Bay Area, California before moving to New York to study Economics and Psychology at New York University. She currently works in marketing in the beauty industry. In her free time, she loves doing anything artsy, playing video games, and trying the best boba places!

Design / Marketing