Bio


I am intrinsically motivated in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) by lived experience. As a first-generation Taiwanese immigrant, I have been perceived as every stereotype, from model minority to illegal alien. Comments targeting my name, my accent (or lack thereof), and my appearance only enhanced fears of deportation and heightened feelings of otherness. Living without psychological safety showed me that trust and belonging bloom naturally from a culture of strong allyship - a principle that guides my activism and sets the foundation for my approach to organizational diversification.

Prior to working at Stanford, I was a middle school science teacher serving Oakland Chinatown. At UC Berkeley, I majored in Integrative Biology (Human concentration) and minored in STEM Education, receiving a California teaching credential at the end of the program. I have always been interested developing solutions toward the vast inequity in the Bay Area. I witnessed first-hand how socioeconomic injustice could impact the trajectory of an individual's life, even at its very beginning. Having seen how inequity manifests, I have made it a personal mission to continue working in the DEI space at Stanford and advocating for cultural changes in higher education.

Current Role at Stanford


Education Program Manager and Fellowship Coordinator for Pediatrics - Neonatology

Projects


  • Evaluation of the effect and associations of preterm infant-parent bonding with parental mental health and infant health outcomes (IRB-57962), Stanford University

    Location

    Palo Alto, CA

    Collaborators

    • Melissa Scala, Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics - Neonatal and Developmental Medicine
  • Evaluation of a detailed burnout survey and targeted intervention on neonatology fellow burnout (IRB-60625), Stanford University

    Location

    Palo Alto, CA

    Collaborators

    • Melissa Scala, Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics - Neonatal and Developmental Medicine

Personal Interests


Diversity and Inclusion
Developing Self & Others
Positive Work Environment
Positivity and Resilience

Professional Affiliations and Activities


  • Co-lead, Recruitment and Advancement team, Stanford Pediatrics Advancing Anti-Racism Coalition (2020 - Present)
  • Member, Health Equity in the NICU (2021 - Present)

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