Our Staff

Kevin Huang | 黃儀軒 | Executive Director

To view Kevin’s full bio, please click here.

Emily Tso | 曹文慧 | Creative Director

typeeEmily is a first generation, pun-loving Chinese-Canadian. She is passionate about examining the effects that brand identities have on people, and how the two influence the way everyday things are experienced. The changing landscape and historical identity of Vancouver’s Chinatown has inspired Emily to work with hua foundation in designing accessible, delightful brand experiences with the goal of bridging cultural gaps within the community. Emily holds a Bachelor of Arts in Interactive Arts and Technology from Simon Fraser University, where she studied user experience design in different contexts. She is Tso excited about weaving historical narratives and cultural traditions into sustainable digital solutions.

Summer Staff

Amanda Wan | 温雅雯 | Chinatown Storytelling Coordinator

Amanda is a student, reader, and writer living on the unceded, ancestral, occupied territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. Her interest in literary and visual cultures—along with critical race, gender, sexuality, and cultural studies—has led her to explore editing, publishing, creating, and organizing in social justice and community-oriented projects. She is currently completing her BA in English honours, with a minor in Asian Canadian & Asian Migrations Studies (ACAM). She is also an Editor/Director at Tributaries, ACAM’s undergraduate journal of creative and academic work. Through her various projects, she hopes connect her love of the arts with a commitment to transformative community-building. To get in touch with Amanda, email amanda {@} huafoundation.org or Tweet her @ricepaperbird

Angela Ho | 何嘉雯 | Chinatown Food Security Coordinator

IMG_6915Angela first became interested in youth organizing when she became involved with various sustainability projects at her former high school, Windermere. Since then, her interests have grown to push towards examining her cultural identity, and the importance of cultural heritage in community organizing. Currently, Angela is studying Geography at the University of British Columbia, with a minor in Asian Canadian and Asian Migrations Studies. She is passionate about using multimedia as a way to learn and connect with the communities that she is embedded in. With hua, Angela is excited to develop and strengthen connections with members of the Asian diasporic community. To get in touch with Angela, email angela {@} huafoundation.org or Tweet her @angelakmho

Special Projects

Kaitlyn Fung | 馮嘉欣 | Food Summit Director

Kaitlyn is the second generation daughter of a diasporic Hong Kong family now living as settlers on unceded, occupied, ancestral, and traditional Coast Salish Territories, and is learning more about what that means every day. Having graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in Sociology and specializations in Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice and in Asian Canadian and Asian Migration studies, Kaitlyn now spends most of her time trying to find ways of combining these interests with her love of community, storytelling, and food. These are some of the passions that emerged throughout her initial experiences organizing around food in her neighbourhood of Renfrew-Collingwood, and she hopes to continue exploring them further in ways that meaningfully contribute to justice in the world. Currently, she is working with hua foundation, Gordon Neighbourhood House, and Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society to coordinate this year’s Vancouver Food Summit. To get in touch with Kaitlyn, email kaitlyn {@} huafoundation.org or Tweet her @kaitlynfungi

Kimberley Wong| 黄壮慈 | Community Development Coordinator

Kimberley is a queer intersectional feminist Chinese activist growing, studying, and creating on unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) territory. She prides herself on being a go-getter full of optimism, and compliments her academic and extracurricular activities with rock climbing, marathon running, road cycling, and backpacking. Kimberley currently enjoys working as a community organizer with Love Intersections  and as a proud Co-Founder of City Hub Initiative, and she co-hosts a series of workshops called Climate Feels to try and bridge the worlds of climate action and social justice. In the community, Kimberley recently won the 2016 City of Vancouver Greenest City Leadership Award of Excellence.

She is majoring in Geography (Environment and Sustainability) with an interdisciplinary minor in Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice, Anthropology, and Political Science at the University of British Columbia. Kimberley is focusing her studies on understanding the lives and migration patterns of her matriarchal ancestors from Hoisan County. As a fourth-generation Chinese-Canadian, whose ancestors were Canadian Pacific Railway workers, and subject to the Chinese Head Tax, she is interested in how urban geography and feminist theory intersect with historic and contemporary experiences of racism, sexism, and homophobia. Kimberley’s experiential knowledge fuels her desire to inspire other diasporic Chinese youth to explore the intersection of identity and discrimination. To get in touch with Kimberley, email kimberley {@} huafoundation.org or Tweet her @KimberleyLW

Office Mates

Louis Lapprend 

Louis grew up in France and immigrated to Vancouver in the years leading up to the Olympics before setting up post in Strathcona in 2012. Louis fell in love with Chinatown, which reminded him of his years exploring the Quartier Asiatique in Paris and tasting various sweets at Tang Frères. A father of two, he wants to share his joy of discovering Chinatown with his children. Louis has been working as a Web Developer for more than 10 years and fancies himself as a bit of a hacker (that makes him feel better about his non-existent visual skills). Louis is the founder of Chinatown Today, a publication aiming to share Chinatown’s stories – past and future. Chinatown Today is a project supported by hua foundation. 

Past Staff

Bard Suen, full bio here.
Claudia Li, full bio here.
Megan Lau, full bio here.
Nicole So, full bio here.
Alan Chen, full bio here.