“You cannot be what you cannot see.”
Born in Los Angeles and raised in Taipei, Christina is a 21-year-old first-generation Taiwanese American and an aspiring education entrepreneur. Her interest in working with children began when she saw students in rural areas of Taiwan with little to no access to Western culture. At the age of 16, she launched an English summer camp for children, where she tailored education to students’ interests. In her effort to build upon students’ integrative motivation in learning English, she incorporated their shared interest in sports, interactive games, and other unique aspects of American culture into the lesson plans that she created. Her efforts were rewarded when the school won School of Excellence Award from the Minister of Education for her English program. She recently earned a B.A. in Business Economics with a minor in Education Studies from UCLA and studied Social Innovation Management at Amani Institute in São Paulo, Brazil. Christina previously interned at the Center for Digital Inclusion, a global nonprofit organization that uses technology to fight poverty and stimulate entrepreneurship. After finishing her Immersion Phase at Amani Institute she started as a Junior Account Manager at the New York City Department of Small Business Services's Lower Manhattan Business Solutions Center. At the Business Solutions Center, Christina will interface with entrepreneurs and assist in delivering business education courses to nearly 1,500 participants per year. Additionally, Christina will support WE NYC (Women Entrepreneurs NYC), an initiative of the New York City Department of Small Business Services that is dedicated to helping women start and grow their businesses.