Board of Directors

Jack Lai (President)

Jack Lai joined the Alumni Association Northern California Chapter and has been working on operations since 2015. He is currently an aerospace engineer at NASA Ames Research Center. His work involves research and software development for air traffic management and high-fidelity flight simulations in the Aviation Systems Division. He is currently a software development lead of the Shadow Mode Assessment using Realistic Technologies for the National Airspace System Test Bed project. Prior to joining NASA, Jack worked as a software engineer for Atypon Systems. He received a Bachelor of Engineering, Computer Engineering, at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Jeff Wong (Secretary)

Jeff works as a product development engineer in Silicon Photonics division of Intel. Prior to his current role, he was a yield and process engineer at Intel Oregon. After receiving his BSc and MPhil in Physics from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, he went to Georgia Institute of Technology to study Physics specialized in ultrafast laser metrology.

Carey Lai (Treasurer)

Carey is the co-founder & CEO of Yohocare, LLC. She is a graduate of Stanford University Executive Program of Social Entrepreneurship and U.C. Berkeley Form+Fund Fellowship Program. Carey has an extensive board experience. She currently serves on Sunnyvale Age-friendly Community Advisory Group, and HKU Alumni Association Northern California. She holds a bachelor degree in Social Work from University of Hong Kong, and Master degree in China Studies from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Oran Chan

Oran has been in the field of enterprise application engineering for over 8 years. He was with IBM as a technical consultant specializing in ERP system implementations and business process re-engineering for over 5 years. His experience lies in diverse industries such as electronics, luxury retail, real estate, air freight, colleges and universities. He holds a Bachelor degree in Computer Science and moved forward for the Master degree in Information Systems Management at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Winsome Fung

Winsome received her bachelor degree in Operations Management and Information Systems at HKUST. She has been working in the accounting field for 10 years and is a licensed CPA in Hong Kong.

Eva Yang

Eva works as a product and customer analyst at Adobe. She is a certified yoga teacher and loves working out. After got the Master Degree in Social Science at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, she started her career in marketing consulting and analytics field in Hong Kong. With the passion about analytics, she took Master Degree in Business Analytics at University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, and restarted her career in analytics field in tech industry.

Advisory Members

Ruming (Catherine) Liu, Legal Advisor

Ruming (Catherine) Liu is a seasoned corporate attorney, with over a decade of experience representing U.S. domestic and international public and private companies and financial institutions in connection with a variety of venture financing, M&A and capital market transactions. Prior to founding MagStone Law, Ms. Liu worked for Morrison & Foerster LLP in its Palo Alto, Los Angeles and Hong Kong offices and for Jun He Law Office in its Beijing office. Ms. Liu is appointed as mentors for Stanford's Summer Session Course entitled Technology Entrepreneurship.

Piona Yick, Finance Advisor

Piona graduated from Hong Kong University (B.A). She also got a Master degree in Taxation from Golden Gate University (MST) and a Master Degree in from Biola University (M.A). She is the Treasurer of Abundance Youth Mission Team and also the Treasurer of Herald Chorale in CCHCSF. She has more than 15 years prior experience working for the regional / local public accounting firm. Piona specializes in business accounting and tax preparation. She is a CA licensed CPA and a member of AICPA.