Shannon Liu – Chapter President of Asian Pacific American Law Students Association

Boston, MA

I am pursuing a career in the public sector, particularly employment law, so I can spur positive change in a large scale way in a field that affects everyone.

liu.shannon2Who are you?

I am a law student who seeks to better society through effective communication, legal aid, and a kind heart. I was born in North Carolina, spent most of my life in California, and am currently studying at Boston University in Massachusetts. I am pursuing a career in the public sector, particularly employment law, so I can spur positive change in a large scale way in a field that affects everyone. I am a dedicated person who likes to take on new goals and challenges; my latest goal was running my first marathon. I am always looking for new ways to make a difference and bring smiles to other people.

What do you do?

I am a strong advocate for Asian American culture and networking, which was propagated during college when I tutored in the Los Angeles Chinatown community. After my college experience, I had the opportunity to attend the Overseas Compatriot Youth Formosa Study Tour. This led me to become even more active with my community in law school. I am President of my school’s Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, planning large scale events and mentoring other Asian law students. I have been called to represent the Asian community often, most particularly lately through publicizing efforts to get more Asians on the National Bone Marrow Registry.

Why are you proud to be of Taiwanese heritage?

I am a 2nd generation Taiwanese American and I could not be more proud to be able to blend two cultures well. Taiwan is a country that has gone through so much political strife since its beginnings of gaining independence from Japan and the current happenings with China. Through it all, its people have been dedicated to change, progress, and it shows. Taiwan is a gorgeous country that preserves its natural beauty well (e.g. Taroko), but also prides itself on the modern growth of its cities. People are nice, the food is amazing, and most of all, it is a country based on strong ties to the country, even if you don’t live there.

Any additional information you would like to share?

I love everything about Taiwan and the fact that it has so many different landscapes and things to see.  From the harbor at Jian Tan, to bustling Taipei, to beautiful Taroko, and mountainous rocky areas, it is unbelievable what this country offers.

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2 Responses to “Shannon Liu – Chapter President of Asian Pacific American Law Students Association”

  1. Hi everyone,

    Thanks for recognizing my efforts with the Asian American community. I wanted to further elaborate on joining the Bone Marrow Registry. Asians are disproportionally underrepresented in the registry with only 7% accounted for. Although it is not a 100% correlation, typically ethnic background is correlated with bone marrow matches. The bone marrow donation process is not the invasive painful process that it once was viewed to be and is an important way to save lives.

    If you are not on the registry, please consider joining (which can be done at a local fair or through a kit sent to your home). For more information, please see: http://www.marrow.org and http://www.asianmarrow.org/.

    Thank you!

  2. Hey Shannon!

    It’s good to see you on this list too! It’s been forever since we talked. Haha, orientation at UCLA seemed so long ago…

    Anyway, hope all goes well and feel free to let me know if you ever need help with anything! :D

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