Who I Am
Born in San Francisco, California in 1972, I grew up in one of the multi-cultural epicentres of the United States. My father was a first generation-born Chinese-American and my mother, a U.K. national who emigrated to California from London. I completed my Bachelor's of Arts in Integrative Biology at the University of California Berkeley in 1995. Subsequently, I worked in the field of veterinary surgery. In 1999, I accepted a position at the German-American Institute for Applied Biomedical Research in Potsdam, Germany as a research biologist developing rapid HIV testing systems. I was later promoted to executive assistant, giving me an opportunity to work and travel in multiple African countries and throughout Europe and Russia. These travels raised my awareness of the HIV pandemic and I returned to graduate school to complete a Masters of Science degree in international health with a focus on HIV prevention. I completed my studies at Humboldt and Free University in Berlin in 2005. In 2004, I undertook an internship at the WHO within the HIV department. I have been working actively as a consultant for the World Health Organization's HIV Department since 2005 and the private sector since 2004. I live with my wife and daughter in the Kreuzberg district of Berlin.
With a background in biology, public health and HIV prevention as well as experience in both the private and international non-governmental sectors, I am offering support services in the following areas:
Qualitative and operational research
Technical and medical writing and editing
General project assistance and technical support, particularly in the area of HIV prevention and testing and counselling
Clinical study monitoring and data quality assurance (e.g. for. FDA and CE applications)
Marketing research and support