Andy Li is the founding member and president of APAPA Tri-Valley chapter. He put tremendous amount of effort to empower API Americans in his community. As a Rotarian, he committed time and money to help people local and worldwide. As an appointed Economic Development Advisory Committee member in San Ramon, he is very active in civic work.
Andy received his Bachelor degree from Nankai University and Master degree from University of Wisconsin at Madison. He has his own business in Healthcare IT for more than 10 years. In his spare time, he likes to travel to places of natural beauty.
Min Tsao was born in Beijing, China. He came to the US in 1998 pursuing his Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. After graduation in 2003, he started his career as a software engineer. Over time, he became an expert in his field.
Having a passion of involving in thecommunity, Min Tsao and his wife Ivy Liu was always active in volunteering. Over the past years, he was involved in his kids? school PTA and swimming team. After becoming a citizen of United States in year 2013, he became active in political activities, advocating Chinese American political participation. He also participated in forming the first Chinese speaking Rotary club in San Francisco Bay Area and elected to be the first full term President. He is also a founding member of United for Better Community. During these process, he met a group of like-minded people who share the same passion and goals. Together, they formed the Tri-Valley chapter of APAPA. And he is currently serving as the Vice President.
Min Tsao current serves on the Transportation Advisory Committee of San Ramon
Nancy Chen, an immigrant from China, being aware of the under-representing and under-involvement of the Asian community in America public affairs and services, is committed to making a change of it with her best effort.
That is how she finds APAPA. Shecurrently serves as the VP and the Treasurer of APAPA Tri-Valley chapter and focuses on Asian voter registration, youth volunteering and leadership.
She is a mother of two teenagechildren. She works as an accountant and also as a Chinese teacher, in an effort to maintain and pass on the Asian cultural heritage to out next generation.
She is a member in the Rotary Clubof Dougherty Valley San Ramon.
Margaret was born in Shanghai, Chinaand immigrated to US when she was 13. She got her BS in Food Science from UC Davis and her MBA from Haas School of Business in UC Berkeley. She currently works as a Marketing & Sales Director at WiN Foods Corporation.
Margaret has always been active incommunity service since childhood. After moving to Tri-Valley, she has also become the VP of DCA (Dublin Chinese Association), focusing her effort in providing local children and youth a positive environment and active programs to learn and grow both academically and socially.
She loves delicious foods, classicalmusic and reading. In her spare time, she loves to spend time with the family to travel and go to concerts.
Sharon is a Deputy District Attorney in the Alameda County DA' Office.
She received her B.A. in History and Political Science from UCLA and her J.D. from UC Hastings College of the Law. She began her career as a Deputy District Attorney in Sacramento Count before coming to Alameda County.
Ms. Carney is the President of the Asian American Prosecutors Association, a statewide organization that seeks to educate and empower the API community regarding the criminal justice system. As President, Ms. Carney also sits on AAPA’s judicial endorsement committee. She is also a member of several Bay Area bar associations and sits on the Northern California Joint API Judiciary Committee.
Mr.Chen received his BS from National Taiwan Ocean University, MS from National Taiwan University, and PhD degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He specializes in water resources, coastal engineering and environmental engineering. His interests include history, philosophy, literature, and fine arts.
Mr. Chen actively engages in community services. He helped host Great Chinese Economic Circle Forum, China Consitution Structure Forum, and Global Mandarin Broadcast Conference. He has also organized several concerts for raising scholarships for blind musicians. He has helpled the Culture to Culture Foundation in facilitating seminars for promoting mental health awareness and fundaraisers for supporting studies in mental health.
Within APAPA, Mr. Chen led the Website Committee in renovating the APAPA.org website. He also led the 1992 Committee in participating in a joint effort of several national organizations that made US Congress express regret for passing the Chinese Exclusive laws in the late 19th century
Hui Shen is a statistician and data director at University of California San Francisco, School of Medicine. She had her undergraduate study at Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and graduate school at University of Arizona.
Hui has many experiences in community service in the past 10 years. She is currently the Treasure of Northern California United College Alumni Association. She also serves as the President of Northern California Alumni Association of SUTCM and Vice President of UCSF Association of Chinese Student and Scholars.
Monica Tsai was born in Pingtung, Taiwan. She went through grammar school and high school in Taiwan. She attended and graduated from Fu-Jen Catholic University majoring in Textile & Clothing.
After graduation from college, she worked at the Woolworth Corp Taipei branch and was the first employee who got transferred to the US Headquarter office in New York.
After moving to San Jose, California and started to raise a family, she volunteered as liaison in local schools to encourage Asian immigrants to participate more in school activities in order for them to better understand and communicate with the school districts.
She is currently with a globalized non-profit organization focused on charity, medical, community service and humanity. She is also currently volunteering at AABA ( Asian American Bar Association ) as an interpreter.
Tiffany Yang has been actively involved with community organizations for over 10 years. She has volunteered for different organizations including CBC (citizens for better community), CBC Toastmaster Program, FCSN (Friends of Children with Special Needs), and DCA (Dublin Chinese Association).
She has a broad background and experience in program/project management, and professional consulting on software industry.
She is passionate and enthusiastic to serve the local communities.
Our mission is to empower Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Americans through education and active participation in civic and public affairs. The organization educates the public about public policy and provides opportunities for our youth to gain firsthand knowledge and experience in governmental and public affairs.