ACA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Gordon Huang is a freelance IP (Intellectual Property) consultant. Gordon had worked in the past in the telecom industry for over 30 years in various capacities in major telecom companies and a telecom operator. Gordon holds various undergraduate and graduate degrees in physics and electrical engineering/computer science and a J.D degree from University of San Diego, and is admitted to USPTO and California bar.
Gordon is interested in serving all under-privileges regardless of their race and religion through community services，and in furthering the interests of American Chinese in the region.
Gordon is a father of two grown up children and lives in San Diego for almost 30 years with his wife, Tina.
Yanping Zhang is an IT professional with years of experience as an IT Business Consultant, helping clients to implement IT business solutions and provides day to day business support. Yanping graduated from Shandong University and got master’s in Computer Science from Purdue University. Other than the full-time job, she also taught in North County Chinese School in early years; enjoys personal financial literacy campaign through educations, volunteers in Public School PTSA etc. She has lived in San Diego for over 20 years. Yanping is a mother of two. She learned a lot from raising the two daughters. She hopes to continue to learn from all generations of all Americans. She believes not only we can live happily and freely, but also contribute positively to our new country’s future.
Tracy Wu is a retiree from a reputable telecom company with years of experience in program and product management. She is a happy wife and a mom with two children, Kevin and Ellen. Nearly 30 years after she came to this country poor as many Chinese students, she has come to a realization that we all need a helping hand sometimes in our lives. Tracy is now dedicating her effort in serving the community and lending a helping hand to those in need. Through the volunteering services, she hopes to gain more in-depth knowledge and appreciation in cultural diversity of all ethnic groups and become a better self.
She graduated from Zhongshan University with B.S. in Physics, from Science Academy of China in Shanghai with M.S. in Semiconductor Physics, from SDSU with MBA in International Business.
Xiu Yu, Ph.D. earned her B.Sc. degree in biochemistry from Peking University and Ph.D. degree in Neuroscience from Yale university. She has lived in San Diego since 1997. Currently she is a biomedical researcher at a pharmaceutical company. She is a cofounder of the nonprofit organization Sino-American Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Professionals Association (SABPA). She is interested in helping Chinese American community in raising our voices, learning our history, and listening to the voices of our fellow Americans.
Wenge Shi, Ph.D. earned B.Sc. degree in Genetics from Fudan University and Ph.D. degree in Human Oncology from University of Wisconsin-Madison. he has lived in San Diego since 2001. Currently he is working on cancer diagnostics and supporting oncology clinical trials at Novartis. For the last 10 years, he has been volunteering in local nonprofit Sino-American Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Professionals Association (SABPA). Trained as a scientist, he believes in open-mindedness and objectiveness. He values that the essence of democratic principles is not just enabling the majority ruling but also protecting the rights of minority. In the future, he would like to further help Chinese American community by listening to fellow Chinese Americans’ voices, raising issues relate to Chinese Americans, building consensus among different opinions and finding solutions.
史文格，祖籍浙江宁波，湖北省武汉人, 复旦大学遗传专业学士、美国威斯康星大学(University of Wisconsin-Madison) 人类肿瘤学系博士。目前在某世界著名药厂从事肿瘤诊断产品研发与支持临床药物试验工作。
Chenyang Rickard is an associate attorney with Hone Maxwell LLP. Her practice focuses on international estate planning, domestic estate planning, preimmigration planning, trust administration and probate. She assists client to establish comprehensive estate plans for their families and business, including revocable living trusts, powers of attorney, wills, special needs trusts, irrevocable trusts and entity formations. She also performs probate proceedings and trust administration. Additionally, she assisted clients with business and family based immigration, especially in the areas of Investment Visas (EB-5), Intracompany Transferee Visas (L-1) and Managers and Executive Transferees Visas (EB-1C),
Chenyang was born in China, and obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Civil engineering from Dalian University of Technology and Master’s degree in Management from Dalian University of Technology. Ms. Rickard earned her Juris Doctor from Northwestern California University, School of Law. While in law school she worked in immigration and estate planning.
She previously worked as the principal attorney with Rickard Law Office. which provides her an excellent background to understand the needs of people immigrating to the U.S.
Ms. Rickard is a frequent speaker in her area of practices.
Ms. Rickard is also involved in community services; she has involved in legal aids to provide pro bono services for the under privileged clients and she also serves as legal advisor and an officer of PUSD Parent Group.
Ms. Rickard lives in San Diego with her husband, Tim and their two children.
Olivia Tian came to the US in 1996 and earned her master's degree in engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Residing in San Diego since 1998, she has worked for numerous high-tech companies in consumer electronics, 3D printing, and content protection Software licensing. As a passionate technology marketer and product manager, she has led marketing launches for dozens of new technologies, co-founded a medical equipment start-up, and contributed to industry standards with multi-industry consortiums.
Olivia dedicates a lot of her spare time to community service and student education. Volunteering in FIRST Robotics for over eight years, she has brought several FIRST LEGO League and FIRST TECH Challenge teams to victory at the World Robotics Championships. She was recognized with the FIRST Compass Award (Coach of the Year) in 2020. She has been the head judge of the SoCal FLL Championship and presides as a board member for the Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair committee.
Olivia is a woman of action. When anti-Asian hate crimes shocked the country, she organized numerous Stop Asian Hate protests drawing thousands of demonstrators. When the pandemic was at its very worst, she led her team to fundraise thousands of dollars for 3D printed face-shields to donate to frontline healthcare workers. Most recently, she coordinated ACA & Pac Art internship program and mentored several student-founded non-profit organizations.
Christine Gao, Ph.D., has been working as a telecom semiconductor professional for 20 years. She enjoys pushing the boundaries of technology, delivering the world’s best designs while contributing to the standard. In recent years, Christine has dedicated her spare time to serving her community. She serves on advisory boards in multiple local professional organizations, volunteers as a judge in the Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair, and supervises multiple student-founded nonprofit organizations. She understands the power of a united, passionate community from her experience leading a COVID-19 relief volunteer team in 2020. The team raised 11K+ to purchase masks and collected 50K+ PPEs from the community to donate to hospitals and nursing homes. Christine is a strong advocate of equal opportunities for all and is interested in serving underprivileged groups.
Christine was born in China and came to the US in 1998. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Tsinghua University and Ph.D degree from University of Florida.