I am proud to be a Taiwanese American, because Taiwan is not only where my roots are, it also represents hard work, perseverance, survival, democracy and freedom.
Who are you?
I was born in Taipei, Taiwan and grew up in Plano, TX. I drink too much coffee, and I love desserts. I am an animal lover, especially dogs. I have two fur kids. Mr. Snuggles is an 11-year-old border collie mix, the wise and constant companion. Biguru or “Bea” is the rambunctious beagle I adopted last year. I also love to sing, and I’ve been invited to perform at local Taiwanese American organization events. I’m a big fan of Taiwanese songs. Jiang Hui is one of my favorite singers.
What do you do?
I am a professor of political science at Austin College. My fields of expertise are comparative politics, international relations and political theory. When I have some spare time, I help the local animal shelters rescue stray and abused dogs. I am also the current Media Chair of Formosan Association for Public Affairs -Young Professional Group’s (FAPA-YPG) Steering Committee.
Why are you proud to be of Taiwanese heritage?
I am proud to be a Taiwanese American, because Taiwan is not only where my roots are, it also represents hard work, perseverance, survival, democracy and freedom. I am proud of the fact that Taiwan has overcome colonization, war, atrocities and authoritarianism. Today, Taiwan is the pillar of democracy and a model for other countries in the world.
What does the future of Taiwanese America look like to you?
I see Taiwanese Americans becoming the leaders in all fields in American societies. I also see Taiwanese American communities coming together to contribute and support the Taiwanese’ right to self-determination and be incorporated into the world community.
Any additional information you would like to share?
Please neuter and spay your pets. Adopt instead of buy!