Taipei Tiger Talk is a podcast discussing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) issues from the lens of TAS alumni all over the world. This podcast is hosted and produced by members of DearTAS, an informal group of TAS graduates seeking to discuss and implement DEI work at our beloved alma mater, Taipei American School.
This first season is hosted by Victoria Yeh (’16), and produced by Brendan Wong (’17), with the help and support of many alumni, parents, and friends. The theme of season one is “We Crossed the Bridge – Now What?”, and will discuss DEI issues from the lens of college life. The season features 7 episodes, approximately 30 minutes each, and touches on a range of important issues from microaggressions to mental health. We hope to discuss important questions such as: how does our identity as international students of color impact our experience and transition to college? What is our role in making the world a safer and more inclusive space? How can we take care of ourselves and each other to ensure we have a safe and healthy college experience?
New episodes will be released on the 15th of each month throughout the 2021-2022 school year on this site, Spotify, and Apple Podcast.
*Disclaimer: Taipei Tiger Talk podcast is not affiliated with or sponsored by Taipei American School in any way. We do not claim to represent the school, but are merely discussing our experiences as students who had previously attended TAS.*
Click here to learn more about the work of DearTAS.
Victoria (she/her/hers) graduated from TAS in 2016, and attended Middlebury College in Vermont where she double majored in history and political science. She spent one year studying those subjects at the London School of Economics and Political Science in the UK, and also worked as an intern for the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty. She graduated from Middlebury magna cum laude in 2020, after completing a thesis on the role of women in political revolutions. Victoria now works as a paralegal at a legal nonprofit in New York City, helping to provide access to free legal services for low income and historically marginalized residents. She also serves as a steering committee member at her firm’s Asian American/Pacific Islander DEI affinity group. Victoria is passionate about social justice and education, and in her free time enjoys road trips, trying new foods, and hiking.
Brendan (he/him/his) graduated from TAS in 2017, having served as a two-time, student body president, and attended Rice University in Texas where he double majored in ecology and sociology. At Rice, he worked as the General Manager of a student-run coffeeshop, site leader of an Alternative Spring Break trip focused on civic engagement, and Diversity Council head at his residential college. He also wrote his senior thesis on how coral reef fish community recovery is associated with anthropogenic development in Moorea, French Polynesia. Currently, Brendan is on his gap year, fulfilling his Taiwan military service duties and interning at a law firm. He is passionate about environmental justice and hopes to eventually work as an environmental lawyer. In his free time, he enjoys playing mahjong with his family, karaoking with friends, and being an all-around, silly goose!