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Jing Jing Yang

Jing Jing!

Manager of Budget and Payroll

Tell us something interesting about your background?
I have a passion for languages. Growing up in Taiwan, my family spoke Taiwanese at home, but I was also surrounded by Japanese because it was used by my parents. Outside of home, Chinese was the official language spoken at school. I found learning these 3 languages to be very fascinating and decided to branch out and learn a Western language. During my undergrad, I studied the English and German language at Fu-Jen University in Taiwan. I was under my professors’ great influence and I came to the U.S. as a foreign student to pursue a master’s degree in Linguistics. When I reflect back, not only have I enjoyed learning the different languages and the intricacies of each, but also I’ve learned to appreciate the uniqueness of each culture.

What has led you to your current role?
I am where I am today because of the intersection of my interests: working with college students and numbers. After college, I taught frosh & soph in the Foreign Language Lab at Fu-Jen University. I learned I enjoy working in a university environment and with college students. In addition, despite having a liberal arts background, I love math. After receiving my MA degree, I was lucky enough to get a chance to work for the CA CPA Society where I got the opportunity to work with numbers. My current role lends me the perfect opportunity to combine both facets. I am the budget & payroll manager of BEAM, and I also get to manage a great group of student assistants. I truly love and appreciate the opportunity to work with our students.

In your spare time, what do you enjoy doing?
I love traveling & taking pictures. Visiting foreign countries and meeting their people have broadened my perspective & enriched my life. During my travels, not only do I enjoy documenting my adventures through photographs, but also I enjoy in collecting mementos to trace my journey. While at home, I enjoy reading books & embroidering cloths.