Life is like riding a bicycle.
To keep your balance you must keep moving.
Tzu-Hsin is a McDonnell International Scholar and was awarded the Fulbright Scholarship in 2018 (declined).
She is interested in the well-being of minority and traumatized youth and has taken roles in practice, research, and policy advocacy. Her dedication to social work is inspired by resilient youth and families she works with and scholars and helping professions she meets around the globe.
She earned her BA in Social Work and Sociology (2006) from National Taiwan University and MSW (2012) from Washington University in St. Louis. She likes to learn beyond the ivory tower of academia. She worked as a Child Protective Services Social Worker in the Taipei City Center for Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (Taiwan) after university. She served as a Clinical Case Manager at the Mentoring Program in the YMCA of San Francisco (USA) and a Senior Research and Policy Advocacy Specialist in the Taiwan Fund for Children and Families (Taiwan) before joining Brown School for her doctoral study.
She actively participated in Taiwan’s first state report review of Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and has collaborated with Prof. Laura Lundy at Queen’s University Belfast (UK) to raise awareness of and implement “Child Participation” (Lundy Model) at policy and practice. She has also teamed up with Prof. Yu-Wen Chen at National Taiwan University to collect and analyze data in Taiwan for the 3rd Wave of International Survey of Children’s Well-Being (ISCWeB) where 44 countries aim to understand well-being from children’s perspectives.
Tzu-Hsin is keen on bicycle riding. She has commuted by bicycle over two decades and has bicycle-toured in five continents of the world. She is passionate to engage young generations in bicycle riding because of her commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals.