American Executive Director, Board of Directors
2015 American Executive Committee, 2014 US Delegate
Wellesley College '14
Major: East Asian Studies, Minor: Music
Patricia Liu is a Mandarin Chinese teacher at an independent K-12 school in Trumbull, Connecticut, where she also currently serves as the Model Congress faculty advisor. As an educator, she is passionate about bringing young people to the front lines of civic engagement and cross-cultural exchange.
Relationships matter. TASC was where I realized that bridges between nations are built by the hands of those willing to reach out to others. It's one thing to study US-Taiwan relations out of books and articles, but quite another to feel the heartbeat of international collaboration while learning and traveling alongside the very people who will one day shape the future of US-Taiwan relations: as politicians, scholars, activists, teachers, artists, world-changers. Each has big dreams for the future; each has a story to tell. During my time as a delegate and a member of the executive board, I saw American and Taiwanese students work, learn, and grow together as equals, partners, friends. The sense of mutual respect and empathy between people of such diverse backgrounds was powerful. As I witnessed all this, a single thought kept returning to me: "This is what the future of our two countries ought to look like." TASC is home to the best and brightest in Taiwan and the United States. We unite for the common goal of achieving a future where US-Taiwan relations are defined by the spirit of empathy between its people. We believe friendship can do powerful things. TASC is where it all begins.