Learning & Adventures
MIT Media Lab Mobility++ Hackathon 2018
46-hour Hackathon organized by MIT City Science Lab and Taipei Tech University in which teams of designers, makers, hackers and tinkers participated to build and demo a prototype focused in enhancing mobility in cities. Mentored by members of the MIT Media Lab we built a sensor system that detects the number of pedestrians waiting to cross the street and adjusts the time of the traffic lights to guarantee their safety.
IoT x Smart Logistics Workshop 2018
Smart Logistics concern the various aspects of end-to-end logistics and supply chain management in the context of Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things, emerging technologies, data analytics and autonomous decisions enabled by AI. During this workshop we learned through methodologies like design thinking and fast prototyping how smart technologies and IoT can improve efficiency in processes in what we call today Industry 4.0.
In 2017 I attended RISE, the largest tech conference in Asia. During the event I shared with entrepreneurs and startups their stories and experiences. It was a valuable opportunity to understand the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Asia and to share with others in the activities focused in women in tech.
UNSCHOOL NYC Fellowship 2015
7-day intense and immersive learning experience focused in activating skills for creative systems change. The fellowship took place in NY and with a group of like-minded and amazing mentors from a variety of fields we learned game-changing skills for active participation.
Mandarin Training Center
In 2016, I was awarded a full scholarship to learn Mandarin and obtain my Masters Degree in Taiwan. During the first year I completed an intensive program to learn Mandarin at NTNU’s Mandarin Training Center. After completing the course, I successfully earned level 2 for the Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language (TOCFL). This opened doors to other opportunities like studying a Masters fully taught in Mandarin.
CISV Village Camp
I’ve been part of projects like CISV, a global, volunteer-led organization committed to working for a fairer and more peaceful world. As a leader of a summer camp, I traveled to Norway in 2012 and developed greater respect and understanding for inter-cultural differences and similarities with people from different countries.
As a believer that education is a pillar for a country's development and that like the saying says "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”, for three years I sponsored the education of Franklin Adan, a Guatemalan child, through Common Hope Organization. I visited him during those years and stayed in touch to know about his progress.
Team Max - Dragon Boat Taiwan
In 2017 I joined “Team Max” Dragon Boat team in Taiwan. Practicing this ancient Chinese sport was a great opportunity to immerse myself in the culture and language. It also balanced my academic and professional life with exercise to keep myself healthy. Dragon boat was not only a great opportunity to practice my Mandarin but it was a medium to meet new friends from different backgrounds and work together towards a shared goal.
Friends Around the World
I’ve also participated in projects like Friends Around the World, an exchange program for studying English abroad. In 2004, I spent around five months in Minnesota with a host family and attended a private school in which I participated in different day-to-day activities that allowed me to improve my English and communication skills.
I've participated several times in TECHO, a non-profit organization that volunteers to help communities by providing funding and construction of transitional homes in Latin America. During weekends or holidays we would travel to remote areas of the country and we would build houses and have an active involvement with the communities by mentoring people on how to make a better use of their resources.