American Executive Director, Board of Directors
2014 American Executive Committee, Co-Founder, and Advisor
Neurosciences PhD (Candidate)
University of Wisconsin-Madison '14
BS Biology-Neurobiology Option, Honors in the Liberal Arts/Certificate: Professional Japanese Communication
Through the Japan-America Student Conference, Sharon was inspired to create impact that would address social disconnects between her two homelands—Taiwan and the U.S. Thus, she co-founded TASC. Having split her life between the two homelands, Sharon served as a bridge in bilateral communication and connected the TASC founding committee to various networks in both Taiwan and the U.S. Her pertinent experiences as a JASC delegate as well as organizer further enabled her to guide the development of TASC. Sharon now advises TASC as its American Executive Director. Outside of TASC, Sharon is currently a PhD candidate at Stanford University where she conducts neuroscience research and trains in design thinking and leadership.
Having split her life between Taiwan and the U.S., Sharon always had a tough time grappling with her identity. During the Japan-America Student Conference, particularly through heartfelt, vulnerable conversations with fellow delegates, she was able to uncover and appreciate the uniqueness and strength of her background. This realization sparked a strong desire in her to help bring the Taiwanese identity into the international spotlight, to create more opportunities for Taiwanese students, and to bring aspiring Taiwanese and American students together to learn about each other and themselves. Thus, she co-founded TASC. She hopes that the unique and authentic experiences that TASC provides will inspire future generations of student leaders to forge lifelong friendships and support each other as they dream big and make a difference in Taiwan-U.S. relations and the world in general.