Our board is dedicated to showcasing Taiwanese culture and fostering a community for our members. We pride ourselves in providing a home away from home - no matter where you come from or who you are, we welcome everyone of all backgrounds into our family. Our diverse and accomplished board exemplify this value, working towards a common goal of forming long-lasting friendships and spreading the unique culture of Taiwan.
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Getting to know Sean Na, is like getting to know a sweet and beloved leader, a skillfull dancer, a prime-time memer, a PUBG master, and a chicken wing eater. Growing up in Long Island, NY, Sean is now a junior majoring in Biology, acing orgo and pre-med while leading PTS to be the coolest and warmest cultural club it could possibly be. Catch this athletic boi Ice skating in the class of 1923 arena, winning streaks in badminton, and running in the gym or on the track in high school in NewYork. Not only sporty, Sean also enjoys singing and dancing, and performed in several amazing dance shows in Pan Asian Dance Troupe.
William Li is a smol boy from Cupertino who dreams to be big. Sit-ups, push-ups, and even bench pressing competitions which his fb clout actively supports—Will has a schedule that destines him for bigness! …except it only exists on a whiteboard in his room, not in reality :( While extremely roastable and memeable, this smol boy does have something big. His heart. Except for a lack of wholesomeness, Will is chinese mother 第一. He approaches everyone with the sweetest and most thoughtful intentions, and can be counted on to lift you up with his big 马手s. You can find him rolling down locust on his skateboard, studying (crying?) over his mcat book in stommons, saying “dood” way too much, or baking cookies with his litto and then eating them all and asking her for more!! Will helps make the PTS community the safe haven it is, and is always excited to welcome in new members :)
Fiona Tsai is a sophomore majoring in Biology. She is a wannabe Snorlax, not because you won’t catch her sleeping in the middle of the road and blocking upset Pokémon trainers, but because she is very smol. You can also catch a wild Fiona Tsai at the following locations: studying until closing time at Stommons and ignoring her litto, dancing (rather embarrassingly) at 88rising concerts/frat parties, frantically searching for her phone at raves, and playing next-level trombone solos at Penn Jazz shows. If you do manage to catch a wild Fiona Tsai – good luck with that, she’s a feisty one – you will find that she is an amazing, kind, caring, adorable person who will make you feel simultaneously loved and hated, but mostly loved. Born and raised in Taipei, her Taiwanese-ness will overpower even the most passionate boba connoisseur (just ask her about “the tattoo”).
JEN!! Is literally the sweetest person. And probably the most active, out of all of PTS board. (Or just about anyone you’ll meet??) This Internal VP is out there running and doing crazy trails on her bike back in Cleveland, Ohio. Hit her up to do tennis or let her get you into running! She likes coding but don’t talk to her about cis 160 :(. (Don’t talk to any board member taking 160 about 160 actually.) Jen Yen is seriously the best kind of friend you can ask for, and you’ll love her once you get to know her. <3 <3 (Which you totally should, aka come to PTS events and talk to her!!)
Rachel is the cutest, smiliest, sweetest person you will ever meet! She was born in Korea, but has also lived in Taiwan! Even though Korean food is both delicious and spicy, Rachel can neither cook (she’s burned pasta before) nor handle spice! She has an incredible sense of fashion and always looks so nice and put together, despite sleeping very late. Rachel is always on top of her game, especially with selling presales! Rachel may have been MERTed before, but she will make sure that you won’t be! Come out to PTS events and get to know Rachel! Don’t be afraid strike up a conversation with her first because she’s got a super bubbly, loving personality :)
If you're ever in need of a friend, she's the one for you! Meet Hanwen Yang - the sweetest and most wholesome person in all of PTS. She's a pianist, a theater person (past Cultural Chair!!!), and also a pre-medical student (or should I say soon-to-be Dr. Yang?) Did I also mention Hanwen is a dedicated MERT? She'll be there to look after you when your weekend activities get a little too wild. Ask Hanwen to study organic chemistry with you, or ride all the thrill rides at Six Flags, or grab delicious food in Chinatown, I promise hanging with Hanwen will be the highlight of your day!
Alvin was always a special child. When his parents asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up, he left and returned holding a snake in his arms, grinning from ear to ear. He ventured into the exotic, international land of Vancouver, Canada, enrolled into a school that fostered his growth into a Fine Young Man, and decided he had an aptitude for biology. From thereon, it was his Big Brain and his Humble Shoe Collection against the world. On the inside, he is a passionate advocate of sighing, a cunning and well-connected financial VP, and a great food companion. He makes sure that he supports those around him and can be seen with a huge smile on his face, inspiring those around him to follow their dreams!! Other than giving the best advice, he makes a great big to a very lost litto, and openly encourages everyone to find their family at PTS!
Paul Lin! He spends his days studying geology, but he knows about more than just rocks. He knows about being roasted and ridiculed on a daily basis, and he also knows so much about parallel lines - especially how he and a 4.0 will never meet (ps. He sucks at math240). But mostly, he knows about rocks because he is one- grounded, unwavering, and always there for you. If you want home-cooked food at 2 am, he’ll be there. Hit him up to learn more about tundras, white rice, environmental science, or how Maryland is an “amazing but underrated” state!
Hi world, meet Karen Yen, PTS's External/Financial chair!!! She is from California and Hsingzhuwu, Taiwan where she took Chinese for 5 hours a week, for six years. Don't let that fool you though, she still didn't pass her Chinese placement test. HOWEVER, she is in M&T, where she is a CIS GOD so hit her up if you ever need help!! On campus, some of her interests include engineering council, going to Starbucks for drinks everyday~, flaking on people, and incessantly tagging people in memes (like literally 5 per day). If you're ever looking for a great friend or the tips on being the best little in the world, make sure to meet Karen at our future events!!!
Meet Danielle, a smol but strong bean hailing from New Jersey! :^) ambitious from day one, she presides over the Class of 2022 as part of the class board. She may be studying hard in nursing school, but her radiant and infectious (haha) smile can cure any illness in a minute! Her love for pies (pecan, pumpkin, you name it) can't be doubted, but if she were to have only one kind of pie for the rest of her life, it would be a cutie pie ;) Ask her about her ultrasensitive taste buds for WATER (?!!) and why she loves Poland Spring so much. Come say hi to her at our next event -- she's an amazingly sweet and cheerful ball of sunshine! :)
Carol (“carz”) Li comes from the amazing city that is Vancouver, Canada, and is taking PTS by storm with her savage roasts, loud voice, and dank memes. Just because she is Canadian and nice, don’t expect to be spared from her roasts and playful jabs. Not only is she an orgo legend (she took it in high school :o), but she is also a trendsetter when it comes to emojis and memes. Just look at how she spread ~uwu~ to the entire board! When she is not coding for CIS, Carol can be found teasing her fellow PTS board members (especially her Big) with her endless creativity. Carol truly never fails to cheer you up with her bubbly demeanour and uwu, so be sure to say hi to her on Locust!
Freshly graduated from the highly prestigious Monta Vista High School in Cupertino, California, Grace “Grass” Zhou has generously graced PTS with her big brain intellect and “boba” expertise. Even though she’s always “trying to sleep early,” you’ll her late at night in either in Huntsman on the Wharton/consulting grind or at Allegros recovering from her Asian glow (despite carbs being her #1 enemy). Her strengths include baking, running, and (apparently?) talking in weird voices; her flaws include poor cooking/knife wielding skills, wearing socks and slides, and bullying to her big :(. Grace has all these odd qualities, but most importantly, she has an incredibly kind heart and genuine care for other people. Give her mangos and she’ll love to get to know you!
The wonderful Amelia Peng is a freshman majoring in Digital Media Design! Born in Beijing, but enrolling in boarding school in Maryland and eventually moving to Atlanta, she is no stranger to travelling. Amelia is a sweetheart with a plethora of different hobbies and interests that include painting subjects like Timothee Chalamet and KITTY KATS as well as being a pacifist in the popular FPS game PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds (where she has yet to get a single kill - JK). She pumps out amazing quality marketing materials for PTS faster than you can say "pump out those marketing materials." If you're ever in town, it would be wise to treat her to some curry, naan, or crepes to get on her good side. You wouldn't want to get on her bad side (aka the underside of her gigantic longboard).
Chris comes from California and will always be down to rave to you about how great Stevie Wonder is. He has a quirky sense of humor and a broad music collection that ranges from hip hop to rap to heavy metal and jazz. When he’s not jazzing away on the drum or piano, come talk with this talented cultural chair about Taiwan politics and your relationship problems. Tell him you love Chick Corea in exchange for his collection of 10,000 not-so-funny youtube videos. He might not make you laugh, but he will definitely put a smile on your face!
Meet Fiorentina Huang (ikr that’s a mouthful so call her Fio!), queen of creative writing and coming up with roasts on the spot. When she’s not staying up until 4, 5, or 6am, you can probably catch her in Huntsman or crafting a REALLY epic cultural show script. In her free time, she enjoys watching nature documentaries so her big insists on showing her how to climb trees to make her an actual treehugger (please check back for progress updates). In addition to knowing (almost) everything about Taiwan, she has traveled to more countries than I can remember and is our worldly little gem!
From Taiwan to Florida, Harrison has always been wholesome on the outside, lit on the inside. He found his hidden music talent at Penn as he is now the beloved bass for Penn Yo. Catch this talented cultural chair getting bubble tea, singing in rehearsals and on stage, grinding to finish CIS projects or writing cheesy lines for the annual PTS cultural show. Say that you love cute Chinese songs to get his attention or invite him to play tennis to hang out together. Also don’t forget to ask him about his interest for APSC and UMC!