May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, and the second week of the month is Taiwanese American Heritage Week–but every day of the year is one of community pride for our team at TaiwaneseAmerican.org! That’s one of the reasons we launched our original 100 Passionate People Project a decade ago. Since then, Taiwanese America has continued to grow and blossom. So many pioneers, leaders, creators, and even students have made a notable impact on the communities they serve –and we see you!
We are pleased to present 100 more Taiwanese Americans whom many of you have told us that you find personally inspiring or passionate about what they do. Make no mistake, this is NOT the 100 “most passionate” people. We know there are many more accomplished individuals to connect with or hear about who also fit this description and deserve to be highlighted, too. With your help, we will continue to interview and feature the pioneers, leaders, students, and creators among us. As we introduce new profiles each week, enjoy this glimpse into the diversity of our community and a collection of their inspiring stories and work.
The mission of TaiwaneseAmerican.org, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is to connect and highlight the people, events and organizations that represent the next generation of the Taiwanese American community.
Special thanks to 2021 project team leads Vivienne Chang & Leona Chen, based on the original 2010 project by Anna Wu & Ho Chie Tsai. Interview video-editing by Crystal Hsu. Cover video by Kyle Door, showcased with permission.