Content Creator. Marketer. Dog Mom.
I am a content creator who loves to create with my two corgis, Tofu and Boshi. Tofu and Boshi have over 1.5 million+ followers across TikTok and Instagram who love seeing our silly videos and life updates. The two of them have been featured in influencer campaigns for companies such as Disney, Warner Bros, Target, Marvel Studios, Electronic Arts, and more. We have also raised money for many causes such as Stop AAPI Hate, the NAACP, and Project Hope and last year, created a campaign to encourage our followers to vote in the 2020 presidential election.
In addition to running Tofu and Boshi’s social media accounts, I am currently in the process of starting a real estate investing company with my sister. Previously, I was a marketing manager at the Disney/ABC Television Group for Freeform where I got to work on national marketing campaigns and experiential activations for shows such as Pretty Little Liars, Grown-ish, The Bold Type, Shadowhunters, Siren, and more. I am also a proud Trojan who completed both my bachelors and masters degrees at USC.
How does being Taiwanese/Taiwanese American and/or community ally play a role in your life?
My mother was born in Taipei and my grandma still lives there. I grew up eating many Taiwanese dishes made by my grandma. Before the pandemic, we would always make an effort to visit Taiwan every 1-2 years and my grandma would also try to come visit us every year. I always looked forward to going to Taiwan to spend time with my grandma, visit the night markets, see friends and family, and eat all the delicious food.
If you could teach future generations 1 thing about being Taiwanese/Taiwanese American or Taiwan, what would it be?
I always encourage everyone I know who isn’t familiar with Taiwan to try Taiwanese food. I think food is such an important connector for people and a great first step for anyone to begin learning about our culture. It’s already so amazing to see the popularity of boba in America but I would love to see people try more Taiwanese food beyond that.
What does the future of Taiwanese America look like to you?
For me, I see a future in which there is more prominent Taiwanese American representation across all industries. When I was growing up, I never truly felt represented in the media and entertainment. Event when there were Asian characters, they were almost always in supporting roles or fell into negative stereotypes. It wasn’t until the last few years where I began seeing empowering Taiwanese American figures. I hope that the “List of Taiwanese Americans” page on Wikipedia gets longer and longer as time goes by.
Favorite memory of Taiwan/Taiwanese America?
I really loved visiting Jiufen with my grandma and trying all the delicious street food and tea houses there. The last time I was in Taiwan, I also got to visit Chiayi to meet some family friends there, and I had so much fun exploring the city and eating food with them.
Favorite Taiwanese food?
I can’t just pick one so here is my top five: gua bao, orh ah mee sua, beef noodle soup, lu rou fan, and bamboo shoot salad with mayo