In 2020 TAO began highlighting our members through a “Meet Our Members” series. Many of our featured guests were CEOs or members of the TAO Board of Directors. As we expand on this idea in 2021, we are excited to highlight the voices of technologists who may not be in the historic majority. I am Tech Oregon will feature these members as they share their career journeys, what they love about working in tech, and their tips for getting involved with the local innovation ecosystem.
From favorite moments to insights into the region’s innovation economy, this will be a fun, engaging conversation from start to finish.
Tong is passionate about the mission of engaging underserved students in STEM in her home state of Oregon and beyond.
Participants learned about her background working in STEM developing cancer vaccines, her experience providing wrap-around support to high-school students in Baltimore, and how her interests and skills have landed her in her current role as Executive Director of Oregon MESA.