Patricia Huang – Student, Entrepreneur, and Adventurer

Los Angeles, CA

The sense of community with Taiwanese is so strong! Taiwan will always be home and will always have a special place in my heart.

huang.patricia3Who are you?

I’m currently a Senior at USC, majoring in Communication. I’ve also co-founded a company promoting a Tibetan skincare product with my sister in 2007, when we were inspired by a local skin salve on a trip in Tibet. The Tibetan skin salve we discovered there was amazing –its quality is unparalleled compared to what we have here, so we jumped on the opportunity. Now there’s ShangraLily.com. Be sure to check it out!

I’m quirky. I love intellectual conversation. I’m captivated with science and psychology. I love learning about different cultures –the world is a fascinating place and I love exploring it.

What do you do?

Life balance. Trying to find the right combination and balance of work, adventure, learning, sport, school, people, friends and family. For adventure, my friends and I traveled to different places with cameras such as sand surfing on the Kelso Dunes at the Mojave Desert, search for a WWII fighter pilot graveyard at the Salton Sea, explore a secret underground rain tunnel for the fabled graffiti artist den in Irvine. For sport, I recently picked up Aerialism (acrobatics on silk rope), after an intermission earning a blackbelt in Taekwando. On top of that, I’ve been meeting so many amazing people that it’s been a challenge juggling everything.

Why are you proud to be of Taiwanese heritage?

I’m 2nd generation Taiwanese, born in San Gabriel, moved to Taiwan for 8 years of school, then came to LA for college. Even though it’s been awhile, meeting another Taiwanese is like meeting another member of the family. The sense of community with Taiwanese is so strong! Taiwan will always be home and will always have a special place in my heart. The night markets, the shopping, the beaches, tv shows, 路邊攤!! Can’t wait to go back!

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