Meet the Wu Yee Ambassadors
Christine Bediones, Chair
Christine is a marketer, researcher and community builder passionate about educational equity and access. She is currently at EducationSuperHighway working to connect all K-12 public schools in America to high-speed Internet. She is also a co-founder of Novela, a startup that helps educators find culturally responsive literature for their classroom libraries. A few years after graduating from UC Irvine, Christine moved to San Francisco and co-founded Wu Yee's young professionals network. She is honored to serve as Wu Yee's first Ambassador Board Chair to connect diverse professionals with meaningful volunteer opportunities.
Christopher Kuo, Recruiting Chair and Wu Yee Board of Directors
Chris attended the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University and graduated with a degree in Finance and Computer Science. During the day Chris trades structured credit derivatives for a large investment bank, however, Chris leads a double life. Since 1997 Chris and his mother Michelle, an accomplished pianist, have perform as Two Piano Journey across the country to raise money for a variety of nonprofits. Their goal is to perform around the world, for the world. Chris joined Wu Yee’s Board of Directors in 2019 and the driving force behind the Wu Yee Ambassador Program.
Raymond Delacruz, Internal Projects Chair and Wu Yee Board of Directors
Raymond is a Business Operations Manager at Opendoor. Prior to Opendoor, he worked at StubHub and Deloitte Consulting. He graduated from UC Irvine with a BA in Business Administration. He is a Co-Founder of Wu Yee's Volunteer Development Committee, creating a volunteer program to support Wu Yee's mission through general and professional volunteers. He is committed to providing resources and services for children and local communities.
Holy Vo, Small Business Development Consulting Project Chair
Holy is a Georgia transplant who's continually energized by her work with children's and educational programs. From tutoring in local schools to co-founding the Teen CASPY (Chinese Adopted Siblings Program for Youth) program in her time at Yale University, Holy is passionate about serving high-need communities and strongly believes in the power of early childhood programming to bridge the education and socio-economic gaps. She is currently a Strategic Program Manager at Uber Technologies and is excited to join Wu Yee Ambassadors in building a stronger, more equitable San Francisco.
Virginia Cheung, Recruiting Chair and Wu Yee’s Director of Advancement
Virginia has over 10 years of non-profit development experience helping organizations create and implement fundraising strategies and infrastructure. In her previous roles, she helped raise funds for the Chinese American International School, Artspan and Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco. She also co-founded Give a Beat in 2013, a foundation channeling the power of music to raise awareness of youth and families impacted by mass incarceration. Her role at Wu Yee Children's Services provides an outlet for her passion in supporting immigrant, women and children's rights.
Emily Schell, External Projects Co-Chair
Emily is a doctoral student at Stanford studying cultural psychology. She started working with early childhood education in 8th grade, when she founded Promise for Preschool, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that supports Head Start programs in Virginia. Although she works mostly with adolescents today, she loves the opportunity to again support early childhood education and care, especially with such a great organization as Wu Yee!
Ian Spear, External Projects Co-Chair
Ian grew up in Chicago and went to Yale for college before moving to San Francisco, where he works as a consultant at McKinsey & Company and runs Worthy Mentoring, a nonprofit organization providing a community for LGBTQ+ mentorship. Ian’s work with a variety of youth services and education organizations has instilled in him the importance of early childhood care, and he is passionate about serving the Chinese-American community in San Francisco.