I was born in Taipei, Taiwan and came to Australia with my family when I was 12 years old. When I arrived in Australia, I couldn’t speak a word of English, so I appreciate the challenges of learning a new language and the difficulties that arise when you can’t speak English fluently!
My grandfather was a paediatrician and I always looked up to him as a role model. I loved how he spent his life setting up a hospital, helping children and their families. This consolidated my desire to help others, and I realised that becoming a doctor was the career I wanted to pursue.
I currently work at multiple private early parenting centres. I’m also a founding member of Women Wellness Team (WWT) – a comprehensive perinatal team of medical and allied health professionals and run regular online seminars for Chinese Speaking new parents on how to settle crying babies. I’m currently planning future seminars on other common newborn issues such as eczema, reflux and flat head.
I love to stay fit and active by exercising regularly at the gym, cycling on the weekends, and bodyboard surfing when I get the chance. I love adventuring, having survived hiking to Mount Everest Base Camp in 2008 with altitude sickness, and sky-diving in New Zealand. Now that I have children, my adventures are somewhat toned down and are more child-friendly!
I’m an advocate for a healthy lifestyle, positive mindset, and preventative medicine. I practice gratitude with my children, listen to healthy lifestyle podcasts, cook with my daughter, as well as play piano and flute, helping me to unwind and relax.
I live with my husband, two children and our Cavalier-Beagle cross dog called Roughy, named after my husband’s favourite footy player, Jarryd Roughead from the Hawks.
FUN FACT: I participated in a virtual choir with other Medical Mums in 2020, during the COVID pandemic, and I was a member of the Australian Doctors Orchestra. You can see the virtual choir video here.