Zhaoyi Yang (aka Diana) is originated from Xi’an, China. She received her undergraduate degree from Sichuan University in May 2014 and she is currently working on her Master’s in Industrial Design at Arizona State University. Diana enjoys photography, sculpture, and watercolor painting. She also read books and cook in her leisure time. Her favorite sports are badminton, tennis, ping-pong and hiking. Diana believes knowledge and healthy lifestyle are two important factors to keep attractive.
Elizabeth Sun is a National AP Scholar, National Merit Semifinalist, and the valedictorian of Basha High School. She hopes to inspire other young students to take the initiative at all times in order to realize their own potential and engineer their own stories of academic achievement. An avid pianist, she enjoys sharing her music with the world through her performances, the most highly anticipated of which was hold at the Haute Ecole de Musique Festival in Sion, Switzerland in December 2014. She also serves as the founder and president of Basha High School’s Performing Arts Club as well as the president of DECA. By organizing annual fundraising campaigns for various beneficiaries, including the children at the Barrow Neurological Institute and Weinberg Elementary, Elizabeth seeks to illustrate that talent is not a gift until employed for the benefit of others. While double-majoring in International Studies and Business Law in 2015, she will utilize this belief as inspiration not only to further her work as a community service advocate, but also to honorably represent the Chinese-American community, whose compassion, beauty, and success surely knows no bounds.
Songlin Liu is originated from Xi’an, China. She is currently working on her Master’s in Finance. Songlin enjoys singing and dancing. Songlin also participates in variety of sports and she was the captain of the college volleyball team. Songlin also enjoys volunteer activities that she often organizes students to visit the elderly at the nursing home. She is also a volunteer of the World Horticultural Exposition. Songlin loves life and she wishes to share her passion in life with others.
Yun-Pei Hsieh is originated from Kaohsiung City, Taiwan. She is currently studying Biological Sciences at Arizona State University. Yun-Pei is a Dean’s List student and she is also a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. Yun-Pei has a great passion in Chinese culture and heritage, and she enjoys learning the culture through Chinese chorus, essay competitions, and speeches. Through participating the Miss Phoenix Chinese Pageant, she wishes to share her knowledge of Chinese culture with everyone and also acquaints with the greater Phoenix Chinese community. She wishes to combine this knowledge of Chinese culture and her aspiration of becoming a doctor to better serve her patients in the future.
Rachael Tijahjo is currently an undergraduate student at Barrett’s Honors College in Arizona State University, pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering. Rachael is a outreach committee member of the Fulton Student Council at ASU and she goes to local schools and Boys and Girls Clubs to teach the youths about engineering and get them excited about learning science. Rachael also works with her professor in developing research on engineering education and teaches engineering lessons at elementary schools. Rachael is a member of Christian Challenge, a collegiate ministry on campus, where she develops her leadership skills through discipleship and building a community of faith. Rachael is always actively investing in instigating change and seeking new perspectives to the way she views different situations.
Ting-Hsiu Liu (aka Laurie) is originated from Taiwan. She is currently studying at Mesa Community College. Laurie enjoys art, specifically literary sketch. Laurie likes to take part in competitions where she can challenge herself for better. She enjoys in making new friends. Laurie is a honest and easy going person and she has an infectious enthusiasm for everything she does. She wishes her enthusiasm can inspire others who participate the pageant.
Laura Boya Lee is currently a senior at University High School in Tucson, Arizona. She would like to attend pharmacy school after graduating from high school. Laura is a music enthusiast and she has been playing violin and piano since she was a little girl. Laura has performed at schools and private events. Laura is a strong advocate for Chinese culture and she has been participating in Tucson’s Chinese New Year celebration to help enhancing Chinese culture awareness within the Tucson community. Laura is also a strong advocate for community service. She enjoys volunteering at the Children’s Museum and schools to work with kids of all ages.
Grace Chang recently graduated cum laude from Arizona State University with her Bachelor’s in Biochemistry and a minor in Women and Gender Studies. Grace has accepted into Midwestern’s Pharmacy program where she plans on pursuing her Pharm.D. degree. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, shopping, and attending zumba and hip hop classes. During her high school and college career she dedicated her time volunteering at Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Phoenix Rescue Mission, Chicanos por la Causa, Streetlight Phoenix, and Arizona Interfaith Movement as means of giving back to the community. Grace was also an undergraduate researcher at Arizona State University where she conducted cell separations and analysis of thermophiles obtained Yellowstone national park. In addition to receiving the ASU New American Scholar Dean’s Award, she had also managed to make the Dean’s List of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences every semester from 2012 to 2014. She takes pride in her sociable and kind personality and is a firm believer in women’s rights and female empowerment. She is very excited to be participating in the Miss Phoenix Chinese Pageant this year.
Connie Tsang is a recent graduate of Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences. She plans to further her education to get her Masters in Special Needs Education. She is a certified Speech Language Pathologist Assistant giving speech therapy to underprivileged special needs children. In her free time, Connie enjoys taking on outdoorsy adventures such as hiking and camping. Also, cooking, traveling and playing the piano are some of her hobbies and interests. She also has a deep appreciation for fine arts, languages, different cultures, and all music especially country music. Connie comes from a very hardworking and traditional Chinese family who inculcated in her the pride and meaning of being Chinese in America. They continuously inspire and encourage her to go for her dreams since day one. She believes that coming from such a supportive family instilled her love to give support and mentor children.
Kristine Dang is a student at Chandler-Gilbert Community College studying Electroneurodiagnostic Technology. Kristine comes from a Vietnamese-Chinese family. Kristine has always adored the Chinese culture and she has been attending Chinese school and learning Chinese dancing since she was a child. Kristine also performs at Phoenix Chinese Weeks in celebrating the Chinese New Year. Kristine enjoys volleyball, hip hop dancing and outdoors activities.