Branford, CT, United States
My name is Patricia Liu and I'm a recent graduate of Wellesley College, where I majored in East Asian Studies and minored in Music. I was born to Taiwanese parents in Washington, D.C., and grew up in a Connecticut suburb before attending college in the greater Boston area. I currently teach Chinese at Christian Heritage School in Connecticut. I'm also a writer, as well as the editor-in-chief of TASC Voices. When I'm not writing or teaching 5th graders how to say "kiwi" in Chinese, you can usually find me taking pictures, making music, or looking at photos of vintage airplanes. I really like airplanes.
In many ways, TASC 2014 was supposed to be an end of a long chapter. Having graduated in May with no immediate plans to attend graduate school, TASC would have been the last time I could honestly call myself a student and enjoy the life that comes with that title: one full of excitement, wonder, innovation, and constant learning. During TASC 2014, I carried a video camera with me wherever I went, literally documenting the people and places around me with an obsessive fervor. As I walked along the streets of Tainan at night, hung out with my homestay family in Taichung, or even rode the MRT in Taipei with my fellow TASCers and watched lifelong friendships begin to take root, I constantly issued myself the same stern reminder: Never forget this feeling. Never forget this moment.
I look forward to creating more unforgettable moments with TASC 2015. I am incredibly excited to see what the future holds. Join us as we make history together.