Get to know the 2015-2016 TASA board!
—————————— Executive Board ——————————
Courtney Wong | President
SEAS 2018, Computer Science
San Jose, California
Hi! I’m Courtney! I’m a senior in SEAS and TASA’s president for the 2016-2017 school year. I’m from San Jose, CA and I’m super excited to be a part of the TASA family this year and work with the rest of the board to plan awesome events for everyone. In my free time, I love taking long naps, going online shopping, eating dessert, and watching Netflix!
Hello! I’m Danielle and I’m from Louisville, Kentucky! When I’m not spreading the word about upcoming TASA events, I like to run in Central Park, hunt down cheap eats, and chill out on the floor!
Alice Thum | Barnard VP
BC 2019, Computer Science
Westchester, New York
Hi, I’m Alice, and I’m currently a sophomore in Barnard College. I grew up in Westchester, NY, and I enjoy napping, ramen, and singing in the shower. I’m also super excited to be Barnard VP in TASA this year!
Michelle Lu| Treasurer
SEAS 2018, Computer Engineering
Hi, I’m Michelle! I’m currently a junior in SEAS studying computer engineering. I’m TASA’s treasurer, and I love spending time with the TASA family! I’m so excited for all of the TASA events this year. In my free time, I like to kick butt in martial arts, go to EDM and alternative music concerts, and go hiking or canoeing!
Royce Chen | Secretary
CC 2018, Environmental Biology
Palos Verdes, California
Why hello there! I’m Royce, a junior in CC majoring in Environmental Biology. I come from the far-off land of Southern California, and love eating curries, picking up heavy objects, and not sleeping. Here’s to a great year of TASA!
————————————— Chairs —————————————
Ashley Sun | Interboard Co-chair
CC 2019, History
Hi! My name is Ashley, and I’m a sophomore in Columbia College thinking of majoring in history and going premed. In my free time, I like playing team sports, watching/reading anything Sherlock Holmes-related, and learning new languages. I’m really excited to be a part of the TASA family, and I look forward to helping organize all our events!
Hello hello everyone! My name’s Veronica, and I am so so so so happy to be a part of the TASA fam bam. I love spending so much time with TASA, especially the coolest person in the world Angel!!!!!!!! Fun fact is that I love to rap in my free time and I recently picked up fostering fluffy puppies~ I also have a big collection of M&Ms
Gloria Tso| Programming Chair
CC 2019, Political Science and East Asian Studies
Heyo, I’m Annie, and I’m a junior in Columbia College majoring in psychology with a concentration in business. I’ve lived in Taipei for pretty much my whole life before coming to Columbia, and it’s my favorite place in the entire world. If you’re reading this, you probably love Taiwan too But just in case you don’t… click here! I am super excited to be a part of the TASA fam! <3
Alan Lin | Education Co-chair
CC 2018, Economics
Hi, I’m Alan! I’m currently a junior in CC studying Economics. I’m TASA’s Education co-chair, and I love spending time with the TASA family! I’m so excited for all of the TASA events this year. In my free time, I like to listen to classical music, drink coffiest and soylent, serenading my friends !
Angel Yang | Outreach Co-chair
SEAS 2018, Computer Science
Hi, my name’s Angel and I’m from sunny Irvine, California! In my free time, I love doing arts and crafts, playing with dogs, hiking/running, and trying new restaurants with friends and family. Super stoked to spend the year with my TASA fam!
Hi! My name is Ingrid, and I’m a sophomore in Barnard planning on majoring in biochemistry and pre-med . I’m excited to be a part of the TASA family this year and look forward to planning CASPY this year! In my free time, I like baking treats, dancing with CU Gen, and hanging out with my friends!
Hi! My name is Lauren and I’m from Taipei, Taiwan and San Francisco, California. I’m stoked to continue being a part of the TASA family this year and look forward to planning our events! In my free time, I enjoy running aimlessly, singing whilst playing mediocre guitar, watching competitive reality TV, concerts, and puzzles! #SFGiants #RogerFederer
Alex Liao| Publicity Chair
CC 2019, Economics and Linguistics
San Marino, California
Hi! I’m Alex and I’m a sophomore in Columbia College, undecided but thinking about majoring in economics with a concentration in linguistics. I’m super pumped to be publicity chair for TASA this year and already feel insanely close to my TASA family. I love studying languages, eating doughnuts, and shoes that make sounds when I walk.
Eric Ng | Media Chair
CC 2019, Economics
Edison, New Jersey
Hey, I’m Eric. I’m a freshman in Columbia College and excited to be an OCM in TASA this year. I like playing video games, editing, and I’m on the swim team. My mom is from Taiwan, while my dad is from Hong Kong. Also, follow me on Instagram: Ngy55 Subscribe to my YouTube channel: Ngfinity
Hey guys! My name is Mabel, and I’m in the SEAS class of 2018, majoring in IEOR with a double minor in business and political science. I’m from San Jose, CA, and I’ve lived in the Silicon Valley my entire life. I love going to the beach, dancing, playing sports, and eating desserts – I have the biggest sweet tooth and am a huge foodie.
—– Organizational Committee Members (OCMs) —–
Calvin Liang | OCM
CC 2019, Architecture and Sustainable Development
Hi y’all! My name is Calvin and I’m a sophomore in the college studying architecture and sustainable development. I’m from toasty Phoenix, Arizona and when I’m not crying in the architecture studio, eating food, or hanging out with the good folks here at TASA, y’all can probably find me in the fencing room in Dodge getting ready for my next competition! Swing on by and let’s have chat!
James Wu | OCM
SEAS 2020, Financial Engineering
Hi y’all! My name is James and I’m from Topeka, KS. I am currently a freshman in SEAS and I’m super excited to be a part of the TASA fam. In my free time, I enjoy fishing, going to concerts, napping, and taking pictures.
Jenna Bucien | OCM
BC 2019, East Asian Studies
Randolph, New Jersey
Ken Yen | OCM
CC 2019, Computer Science
Hi, I’m Ken Yen, better known as Ken. You might know me as arm candy, Prince Charming or the guy-in-waiting, but my friends know the real me: confident, considerate, and of course, handsome! While Barbie is known for traveling the world and for her glamorous adventures, I’ve been quietly leading a very active Ken-tastic life of my own. Over the past five decades, I’ve tried on many hats– businessman, Olympian, pilot, and most recently, actor. In fact, I even landed a starring role in my first feature film Toy Story 3. A total blast! Check out my website here: http://www.barbiemedia.com/ken/history.html
Lois Wu | OCM
CC 2020, Evolutionary Biology and Neuroscience
Hi! I’m Lois. I hail from the 216, home of the Cleveland Cavaliers, 2016 NBA Champions. I’m a freshman in CC hoping to major in Evolutionary Biology and Neuroscience. I’m incredibly excited to join TASA! In my free time, if I’m not napping, you can usually catch me running around taking photos. (Follow me @loiswuphoto pls)
Priscilla Maccario | OCM
Teresa Tseng | OCM
BC 2020, Computer Science
Chappaqua, New York
Thomas Li | OCM
New York, New York
—————————- Senior Advisors —————————-
Steve Fan | Senior Advisor
CC 2017, Economics
Justin Kung | Senior Advisor
CC 2017, Biology
Justin Chang | Senior Advisor
CC 2017, Computer Science
Jill Chow | Senior Advisor
CC 2017, Psychology
Katie Lam| Senior Advisor
BC 2018, Sociology