Conference Team

The 2013 ITASA East Coast Conference is co-hosted by students of New York University and Columbia University.

 

 

ANGELA CHEN, Conference Co-Director

School: New York University
Majors: Biology, Public Policy & Management
Year: Senior
Fun fact: She is in the Guinness record for the most number of people wearing sunglasses indoors at once.
Ask her about: Her favorite New York City subway line(s), and why the West Coast is the best coast

 

JOHN LIU, Conference Co-Director

School: Columbia University
Majors: Computer Science
Minor: Political Science
Year: Senior
Fun fact: He loves playing badminton and windsurfing!
Ask him about: Photography and his traveling

 

KEVIN WU, Conference Co-Director

School: New York University
Majors: CPA Accounting & Finance
Year: Junior
Fun fact: Kevin is an amazing cook.
Ask him about: K-pop (especially SNSD and miss A) and his favorite night market in Taiwan

 

EMILY KUO, Communications Co-Director

School: New York University
Majors: Neuroscience & Linguistics
Year: Junior
Fun fact: Over the summer, Emily worked with a professor at National Taiwan University
Ask her about: her favorite Japanese TV shows

FIONA LIAO, Communications Co-Director

School: Columbia University
Major: Political Science
Year: Sophomore
Fun fact: She has lived in six cities in five different countries
Ask her about: Her traveling experience, her dogs, and her long bucket list

 

 

TIMOTHY WU

Operations Co-Director

School: New York University
Majors: Finance & Statistics
Year: Junior
Fun fact: After he works in financial services for some years, Tim wants to become a movie producer and ultimately start his own tennis academy.
Ask him about: His tennis achievements, Star Wars trivia and Broadway shows

 

 

ADA CHEN

Operations Co-Director
School: New York University
Majors: Finance & Economics
Minor: East Asian Studies
Year: Junior
Fun fact: She loves baking macarons.
Ask her about: her involvement with ITASA National Board, her sister and her dog

AMY HUANG

Operations Co-Director
School: Columbia University
Major: Biomedical Engineering
Year: Sophomore
Fun fact: She loves karaoking and shopping.
Ask her about: her favorite books, her favorite place to shop in NYC, and her recent trip to Japan

JUN WAKABAYASHI

Finance Co-Director
School: New York University
Majors: Finance & Management
Year: Senior
Fun fact: He is known in the NYC community as the Prince of Ktown
Ask him about: His life dream and his trips to Spain and Abu Dhabi
JESS CHEN

Finance Co-Director

School: Columbia University
Major: Chemical Engineering
Year: Junior
Fun Fact: Jess always has a hard time watching movies in their entirety without falling asleep.
Ask Me About: Restaurants in NYC, the differences between a cab and a merlot

 

 

 

AUDREY TSENG

Speakers Liaison

School: New York University
Major: Biochemistry
Year: Sophomore
Fun fact: She has never eaten a peanut butter and jelly sandwich before.
Ask her about: Her travel adventures and her Taiwanese speaking skills!

VIVIAN TSAI

Public Relations Chair
School: Barnard College
Majors: Psychology and Political Science
Year: Sophomore
Fun fact: She is a part-time report at International Business Times
Ask her about: Her upcoming trip to Ghana and her involvement in Global Brigades, a student-led nonprofit health organization working for social changes in developing countries

ELAINE TRUONG

Fundraising Chair

School: Barnard College
Major: Applied Mathematics
Year: Junior
Fun Fact: She likes to take naps, to bake, and to watch HK dramas.
Ask her about: her favorite cooking shows

SARAH LEE

Student Liaison
School: Barnard College
Major (s): Economics & Mathematics
Year: Sophomore
Fun fact: She loves eating ice cream when it’s cold outside
Ask her about: Her favorite place in the city and her passion in taking photos

JESSICA LIN

Secretary
School: Barnard College
Major (s): Art History
Year: Sophomore
Fun fact: She loves the artwork by Takeshi Murakami.
Ask her about: her cooking skills, French cinema, and her study-abroad in Paris

 

FAYE CHOU

Social Co-Chair

School: New York University
Major: Political Science
Year: Sophomore
Fun fact: Faye comes from a very international background, having lived in South Africa, Kansa, Taiwan, California, and New York City.
Ask her about: her stuffed animals, and her presidency at NYU’s Inter-Residence Hall Council!

 

STEVEN WU

Social Co-Chair

School: New York University
Majors: Finance & Actuarial Science
Year: Junior
Fun fact: Steven is an obsessive player, follower, and coach of tennis.
Ask him about: his secret Mah Jong and poker skills, and scallion pancakes!

 

ARIEL HUANG

Professional Chair

School: New York University
Majors: CPA Accounting & Finance

Minor: Japanese
Year: Sophomore
Fun fact: She finally has her own kitchen and she loves to cook!
Ask her about: translating online manga and subbing anime, her obsession with Japan, and her favorite food to eat!

 

ANTONY CHU

Marketing Chair
School: New York University
Majors: Economics & Politics
Year: Sophomore
Fun fact: Antony has his own dance team called Synchronic.
Ask him about: his dance performances and his 輕功 skills

ALICE LIU

Banquet & Dining Chair

School: Barnard College
Major: Political Science
Year: Sophomore
Fun fact: She loves her dog GouJui
Ask her about: Shopping and subbing Japanese dramas

 

MICHELLE LAM Programming Chair
School: Barnard College
Major: East Asian Studies
Year: Junior
Fun fact: She loves going out for food adventures!
Ask her about: Her favorite films and how it feels to come from a huge family
Janel Chang
School: Barnard College
Major: Economics
Year: 2014
Fun Fact: I love dragonfruit
Ask her about: food in Taiwan!