Awards and Qualifications

  • Graduate Residence of Digital Scholarship, Lewis and Ruth Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship, 2017-2018. McMaster University, Ontario, Canada.
  • Taiwan overseas doctorate student scholarship, Taiwanese Ministry of Education, 2016-2018
    (Not required to return to Taiwan for service)
  • Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship residence, McMaster University, 2017-2018
  • Faculty of Social Sciences, Excellence in Teaching TA/RA award, McMaster university, 2017
  • research assistant (with stipend), Participedia, 2017
  • CAHSPR Policy Forum travel bursary, CAHSPR, Ottawa, Canada 2014
  • CAHSPR Annual conference student travel award, CAHSPR, Ottawa, Canada 2014
  • International Excellence Award, McMaster University, Canada 2013-2016
  • Graduate Student Scholarship, McMaster University, Canada 2013-2015
  • Entrance Scholarship, McMaster University, Canada 2013 – 2014
  • Distinguished student scholarship, National Taiwan University, Taiwan   2010 – 2011
  • Global Research Development Grant 2010
    International Health Center, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University
  • Scholarship for extinguished undergraduate research, Ministry of Education, National Science Council, Taiwan, 2007 – 2008
  • Graduate Student Researcher Grant, Institute of Health Policy and Management, National Taiwan University, 2008-2010
  • Recipient of Excellence in Humanitarian Services Award (1 recipient annually), National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, 2007.
  • National Taiwan University Scholarship for Excellence in Humanitarian Services 2007
    I don’t even remember getting this award if it weren’t for the photos!
  • International conferences travel award, Ministry of Foreign Affairs 2007
  • National Taiwan University Distinguished Student Award (equivalent to Valedictorian of the College of Medicine in the US), National Taiwan University, Taiwan 2007
  • College of Medicine Distinguished Student Award (one of 7th awards are given to the summa cum laude of the School of Nursing), National Taiwan University, Taiwan, 2007
  • Student of Excellence, China Youth Corps, Taiwan, 2007
  • Healthcare student conference attendance grant, National Health Bureau, Taiwan, 2007
  • Global and International Research Development Scholarship, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, 2007
  • University of Helsinki Foreign Student Scholarship, University of Helsinki, Finland, 2005-2006

License and certification:

  • Licensed Registered Nurse, Taiwan, July 2008 – present
  • Licensed Registered Nurse in the State of Washington, USA December 2011 – 2015 (chose not to renew)
  • Licensed AED/CPR instructor, American Red Cross, WA, USA, March 2012
  • Certificate in Chinese-English translation and Interpretation, School of Professional and Continuing Studies, National Taiwan University, 2007
  • Licensed Chinese Teacher of TCSOL (Teachers of Chinese to Speakers for Other Languages) and TCFL (Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language), 2007


  • Language skills: Fluent in Mandarin, Taiwanese and English (TOEFL iBT: 114/120; GRE 1410). Beginner Finnish, Spanish, Japanese, and German.
  • Computer proficiency: Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, SPSS, Tableau, Gephi, UCINet. Experienced in SAS, R, and database management systems.
  • Singer/Composer: Studio No.7, 10.2008 – 09.2011. Singer/composer/voice-over actor for TV and web-based commercials, my clients include: SONY, Watson’s, Nissan, Canon, Panasonic, HTC, BenQ, Haagen Dazs, various international cosmetics brands, Xbox video games, apparels, and food and beverage companies.