Special Skills, Qualifications & Previous Board Experience
I have experience organizing events for the Wharton Club of the National Capital Region, and I am a non-Board member. I conceptualized a dinner/speaker series for the club based on my experience at Dartmouth and organized several dinner/speaker events. So far, I’ve organized three events that took place in November 2022, February 2023 and most recently in May 2023. These dinners have provided participants with networking opportunities, access to notable alumnus and also a chance to try out fun restaurants in DC. I believe participants have enjoyed the dinners and appreciated the networking opportunities.
I believe that I have additional leadership experiences that position me as a highly contributing Board member.
2021 – Present - Parks Half Marathon Race Director. I am the Race Director for Parks Half Marathon, one of the largest running races in the DC area. Since 2021, I have overseen a 30-person team, and the overall organization is comprised of 500 volunteers. In addition to oversight of the race and P&L responsibility, I’m in charge of communication and social media.
2013 – 2016 - Chair of Mental Health Advocacy Group. From 2012-2016, I was the Chair of the Montgomery County Mental Health Advocacy Group and oversaw 25 leaders in the mental health community in Montgomery County, Maryland. Our focus was to advocate for mental health issues, such as mental health court, in Montgomery County.·
2012 - Treasurer of Board, On Our Own of Montgomery County. I was also the Treasurer of the Board of Directors at On Our Own of Montgomery County, a mental health wellness center in Gaithersburg, Maryland in 2012.
I am a 52-year-old American Born Chinese woman, and I was born in Bryan, Texas. In addition to having completed various running races, I am an accomplished triathlete. I have finished more than a dozen triathlons, including 2 Half Ironman events, and I’m an active member of the triathlon community in the Washington DC area.
I am interested in getting the Wharton Alumni Community more engaged in the arts, primarily music and theater, in the Washington DC National Capital region.