You Chia Kuo
You-Chia Kuo is a graduate from the University of Western Ontario, with a Bachelor of Science in Biology.
As the president of the Young Taiwanese Merchant’s Association of Toronto, his goal is to promote Taiwanese culture and entrepreneurial opportunities for young professionals and to connect with other Taiwanese and community associations within the Toronto area.
He was born in Taiwan and immigrated to Toronto at the age of two. In his spare time, he enjoys playing basketball, singing, exploring, and meeting new people.
You-Chia is currently working as an ETL Developer at Scotiabank. Proficient in ETL software, SQL coding, Unix Shell Scripting, and Hadoop Technologies, He is responsible for the development and maintenance of ETL processes and programs associated with the Global HR application.
Vice President / Treasurer
Ishi Wang is currently a third-year student majoring in Social Work at York University. She was born in Taiwan and moved to Canada when she was 14 years old. As the President of the York Taiwanese Student Association from 2015 to 2017, she was selected as an outstanding student to represent the Taiwanese youth students of Canada to join the Culture & Heritage Camp for Outstanding Expatriate Youth in 2016. She has been actively involved in Taiwanese associations across cities like Waterloo, Toronto, and Edmonton. She is now currently dedicating herself as the university-college coordinator of YTMAT.
Jessica currently works in the hospitality industry. As a Catering Manager at a hotel in the Greater Toronto Area, Jessica runs the catering department and oversees all aspects of client liaison, and continually builds new client relationships while maintaining existing accounts. Dealing with group business and private individual clients, Jessica is responsible for planning all the details of an event and managing client requirements.
Jessica was born and raised in Taiwan, moved to New Zealand when she was 12 for four years, and now resides in Toronto. She graduated from Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. Outside of work, Jessica is an active member of the community and enjoys non-strenuous indoor & outdoor activities.
Tiffany is currently a fourth-year student at York University. She is a Children’s, Childhood, and Youth Studies major, Psychology minor, and she is also in the Concurrent Education program to become a teacher. As the President of the York Taiwanese Student Association and the Youth Development Director of YTMAT, she has been actively planning and participating in events to promote Taiwanese culture in her community.
Membership Director / Deputy Secretary-General
Jessica Yang has a Bachelor of Science degree in Honours Science from the University of Waterloo. She was born in Taiwan and moved to Toronto, Canada with her parents and sister when she was 7 years old.
She has experience as a Pharmacy Technician at Pharmasave and as an Admin at Public Works and Government Services Canada. She currently works for Marie Natie Cosmetics and has been with them for 7 years. She also has experience working at events.
She has been with the Young Taiwanese Merchant’s Association of Toronto for two years. In her free time, she likes to exercise, watch tv and spend time outside.
Jennifer is currently a Senior Front Desk Associate at Courtyard By Marriott Hotel in Toronto. She was previously employed with Shangri-La Hotel & Resorts and Intercontinental Hotel Group for many years. Her strong linguistics skill has enabled her good rapport with guests and multitasks workload with the utmost care.
Jennifer was born in Taiwan, raised in South America for 11 years, and studied abroad in Canada at the age of 15. She is now residing in Toronto and has graduated from George Brown College with a major in Hotel Management in 2009.
She likes to travel and explores the latest trends in Taiwanese culture. She has been a director in YTMAT and TJCCNA since 2015.
Event & Sponsorship Program Director
Joseph Chang holds a finance and economics specialist honors degree from Rotman Commerce at the University of Toronto. During his undergraduate studies, he was Vice President of the Rotman Commerce Finance Association (RCFA) and a student leadership ambassador, currently sitting on the board of the Rotman Alumni Steering Committee as a Director. Joseph was born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, moved to Vancouver, BC when he was 2, and finally came to Toronto for his post-secondary education. He is proficient in English and Mandarin Chinese and enjoys playing basketball, hiking, and gaming in his spare time.
Joseph is currently an Investment Banking Analyst at RBC Capital Markets’ Real Estate Group where he focuses on the execution, underwriting, and due diligence considerations of asset acquisitions and dispositions in portfolio and M&A transactions; he was previously an Equity Research Associate at Scotiabank Global Banking and Markets where he covered Real Estate and REITs. Joseph has completed all three levels of the CFA program and is scheduled to receive the full charter in Winter 2018.
Jack Lo received a degree in Hotel Management from George Brown College and has obtained a Project Management Professional Certification. Born in Taiwan and raised in Canada, Jack has language proficiency in English, Taiwanese, Mandarin Chinese, and Cantonese.
He is currently working as an IT Project Manager at Scotiabank and pervasively the ETL Project Manager for RBC in Toronto. He has over 10 years of experience in management and leadership spanning the catering, trade, IT, and consulting industries. With almost 3 years as a Business Operation Manager at Boiling Point Group in Vancouver from 2011 to 2014, Jack is highly skilled in developing and implementing new tools and processes that could potentially increase business efficiency and improve operations. In addition, he is the President of IJN Trading Company, specializing in importing and exporting.
Jack is also very active in all kinds of local community services. He enjoys traveling, photography, music, movies and likes to spend time with family and friends.
Yvonne is currently a Consultant specialized in Training and Capacity Building at Right To Play International, a Canadian non-profit organization that works with children through sport and play in disadvantaged communities around the world. Her work has led her to many interesting countries in Africa and Asia.
Yvonne received her International MBA degree specializing in Non-Profit Management And Leadership from Schulich School Of Business in 2012. She also earned her Honour’s Degree in Biology and Psychology in 2007. She has a variety of experiences in the corporate and non-profit world and hopes to continue building a meaningful career that aligns with her interests.
Born and raised in Toronto, she is still very connected to her Taiwanese roots. She has been a director in YTMAT, TJCCNA, and WTCCJC since 2015. She is also an Associate Director of STUF United Fund.
Sarah works as a Volunteer Coordinator and Administrative Assistant at Chinese Family Services Of Ontario, a Toronto-based non-profit organization providing counseling and social services focusing on the Chinese-speaking community.
With her passion for healthcare systems, Sarah is working towards her second degree in health policy and management focusing on the Canadian healthcare system. Prior to her return to Canada in 2014, she worked as an Independent Project Translator and English Instructor teaching children between 3 and 15 years old in Taiwan.
Sarah sits as YTMAT president for 2016/17, vice-president for 2014/15 and 2015/16. She has been a director for TJCCNA and WTCCJC since 2015 and 2016, respectively. She is also an Associate Director of STUF United Fund.