What is BobaTalks?

BobaTalks is a nonprofit that supports students by guiding them through career and personal development ambiguities.

Whether you’re in the middle of a career transition, starting your first internship, or just need some guidance on the bigger picture in life, you aren’t alone. We have 120+ professionals from Google, Riot Games, TikTok, etc within Data, Consulting, Mental Health, etc who are all trying to make this huge world a little bit easier. We help each other find inspiration and share tips so that no matter where you are in your career, you can always feel like we’re in this together.

Grab some boba, and let’s do this!


Every decision and interaction begins with “how will this impact people, and how can we help others effectively?” 


Our program aims to provide quality, human-to-human engagement to get through life’s obstacles together.


Ensure all students who are seeking help, and all professionals, who want to give back have an accessible, easy way to engage with each other.

Jeff Nguyen

Founder, Programs Lead | LinkedIn

Hi, I’m Jeff. 

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Ben Shih

Chief Executive Officer | LinkedIn

I’m Ben, a Product Manager @ Google and BobaTalk’s Chief Executive Officer. I’m responsible for BobaTalk’s overall product strategy and growing our amazing community! I’m also a grateful product of many mentors spending many hours supporting my career journey, and I look forward to helping you figure it out together.

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Sunny Noh

Chief Marketing Officer | LinkedIn

I am the Chief Marketing Officer at BobaTalks, and I aim to bring BobaTalk’s vision to life through meaningful storytelling and creating effective marketing campaigns and strategies. I am currently a Program Manager at Meta based in Los Angeles. In my free time, you can find me traveling, exploring new neighborhoods, or sipping on some wine at my favorite local bars or wine shops.

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Chrystelle Garcia

Program Manager | LinkedIn

I’m Chrystelle, a Program Manager for BobaTalks! As a PgM, I lead BobaStories, where we share mentor/ mentee experiences to bring to light what mentorship is all about (and it doesn’t always have to be professional)! Outside of BobaTalks, I study Economics at UC Berkeley, and as I finish up my senior year, I hope to bridge the communication gap between students—like myself—and our wonderful mentors!

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Kenny Nguyen

Associate Product Manager | LinkedIn

I’m Kenny! I serve as the Associate Product Manager for BobaTalks, while also being a student studying Information Systems/Marketing at the University of Washington. Here, in my role, I am focused on the development of our website and supporting Ben with growth initiatives! I joined BobaTalks because it’s a program that radiates community and advocates for young students!

Boba Order: Honey Jasmine Milk Tea, 75% Sweet, w/ Boba

Sophia Lee

Content Design Intern | LinkedIn

Hi, I’m Sophia! I’m a Content Design Intern at BobaTalks, aka the person behind the words on the website. Currently, I’m a student at UC Berkeley studying English. I joined BobaTalks because mentorship is something that has helped me thus far in my UX writing career, and without my mentors, I really would not be where I am in my career development today. Mentors are such an important part of my life, and I’m excited to give back to a growing mentorship community.

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Michael Le

Product Analyst Lead | LinkedIn

I’m a self-proclaimed excel wizard and videography pro, and I’m not afraid to admit that I’m a total data nerd at heart. When I’m not analyzing products at BobaTalks and using my digital marketing skills to take over the world, you can find me behind the camera of my own videography company or snapping pics of just about anything. I joined Bobatalks to help students get the most out of their education and build a network of like-minded individuals.

Boba Order: Wintermelon Green Tea w/ Grass Jelly

Xue Hua

Chief Technical Officer | LinkedIn

I’m Xue (pronounced ‘Shway’), and I serve as the BobaTalks Chief Technical Officer! I lead technical advancements here at BobaTalks to ensure the best experience for our users. I’ve been a volunteer mentor for college students since 2020, helping them pursue a career in tech. I love love, love (!) collaboration and relationship building. My main hustle is as a Software Engineer at Tesla, focusing on full-stack applications. Feel free to drop me a note anytime!

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Lisa Lin

Product Manager Intern | LinkedIn

My name is Lisa Lin, and I’m a Product Manager Intern at Bobatalks. I’m currently a first-year at Harvard University studying Computer Science, interested in software development and #makinglifeeasier. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, reading Supreme Court cases, gambling life savings on Pokémon cards, and taking long walks in the city. Bobatalks has been a great resource for me and many other students, so I look forward to working on the core program and some other projects soon to come!

Boba Order: Green Milk Tea, 30% Sweet

Vanessa Lee

UX Designer, Community Lead | LinkedIn

Hi, I’m Vanessa! I’m a UX Designer and Head of Community at BobaTalks and our Discord server (pls join us). Aside from BobaTalks, I’m a UI/UX Design Apprentice at Epic Games on the Fortnite team. In my free time, I enjoy playing games, building keyboards, and golfing. 🙂

Boba Order: Brown Sugar Milk w/ Boba


Violet Yu

Program Intern | LinkedIn

I’m Violet, PM Intern at BobaTalks! I’m a junior at NYU with an interest in sustainable business and product management. I’m a big Valorant addict and love reading books and listening to Lana Del Rey on my daily commute. BobaTalks and our amazing community have become such a big part of my life, I’m glad I can finally give back to the program.

Boba Order: Jasmine Green Milk Tea, Light Ice

alice liu

Community Events Manager | LinkedIn

I’m Alice, a very aspiring UI/UX Designer, but creating ~fun~ is my passion so here I am as Events Manager at BobaTalks! My favorite events are ones where I get to make friends and make a good [product here] to boot, so you might catch me game jamming or hacking somewhere~ If you haven’t seen me around yet, I’m probably off doodling or creating emojis for my dusty library collection ❤︎

Boba Order: A strawberry smoothie with boba


Michelle Ta

UX Design Lead | LinkedIn

Hi! I’m a Product Designer in fintech in Chicago and a design mentor for bootcamps and other university programs. I’ve been doing design for over 3 years and have a dog named Trixie.

Boba Order: Chocolate Milk Tea (bc it tastes like Chocolate Milk)

emma Li

UX Designer | LinkedIn

I’m Emma, a business graduate turned UX designer at BobaTalks. For my full-time gig, I’m a product designer working on innovative solutions in the compensation & monetization space. Throughout my career, I’ve done work at an agency, freelancing, and in companies of all shapes and sizes. My path into design was definitely non-traditional, and my passion for community and mentorship brought me to BobaTalks. I know what it feels like to be lost and am excited to play a part in helping students navigate their unique path to a fulfilling life.

Boba Order: Mango Green Tea, 50% Sweet, Light Ice, w/ Tapioca + Jelly


tiffany lui

UX Designer | LinkedIn

Hi everyone! My name is Tiffany and I’m a UX Designer at BobaTalks. My professional UX experience includes working in healthcare and the contingent workforce space. I believe in using my design skills for good and social impact which led me to BobaTalks. I’m a San Francisco native that is now based in Seattle, WA. When I’m not designing on the computer, I’m designing with my hands and making floral arrangements for weddings and events.

Boba Order: Jasmine milk green tea, 50% sweet, and boba.


Marian Huynh

Social Media Manager | LinkedIn

Hi! My name is Marian, and I’m Bobatalks’ Social Media Manager! Outside of Bobatalks, you can find me either learning UX/UI design, playing video games with friends, making art, bullet journaling, and penpaling!

Boba Order: Black Milk Tea,
Lychee Yakult, Strawberry Green Tea


Madylin lai

Marketing Program Manager | LinkedIn

Liking dogs is my personality.

Boba Order: Black tea base + boba, or fruity + aiyu jelly specifically in summer


Christina chen

Technical Project Manager | LinkedIn


Andy Wong

Software Engineer | LinkedIn

Hey everyone, my name is Andy! I’ve been working as a software engineer for around 5 years now. Amateur multi-instrument musician, even more amateur video gamer. Enjoy basketball, baseball, hockey, most sports actually. I have been trying to learn a bunch of languages since Covid started. So far, English, Cantonese, and Mandarin are what I would consider my most fluent languages, while I’m still learning Hindi and Korean when I can.
Feel free to talk to me about anything, I’m always willing to talk, so don’t be scared to reach out!

Boba Order: Brown Sugar Milk Tea


Isabel Lee

Software Engineer | LinkedIn

Hi! I’m Isabel, a software engineer, noob gamer, and boba lover. I’ve been working as a software engineer since 2016 and I am currently working on building prototypes and MVPs, whils also supporting startup founders. I’m a rare breed baseball fan in search of other baseball lovers; but honestly I love all sports. Some of my other hobbies are losing in ARAM, getting a boba when I’m stressed, and traveling as much as my wallet allows. Happy to be a part of Bobatalks and the awesome community!

Boba Order: Matcha milk tea, 30% sweet, less ice, with boba


Rosy Shrestha

Software Engineer | LinkedIn



Editor In Chief | LinkedIn

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Krystal Nguyen

Program Manager | LinkedIn


Jolina Li

Technical Program Manager | LinkedIn


Wrai Wu

Program Manager | LinkedIn

Hi there! I’m Wrai, an indie Game Developer currently just on the job search grind! My goal with DE&I is to utilize my (and others’) lived experiences to better create spaces where everyone can feel like they belong. In my free time you can find me playing TFT or drawing!

Boba Order: Green Tea Macchiato with Tapioca pearls and Mango popping bubbles


Honoka Miyata

Program Manager | LinkedIn

Hi there, my name is Honoka (she/her), a University of Toronto grad working in project management. Growing up in New York, Tokyo, and Toronto, I felt like I didn’t fit in and struggled with cultural identity. That’s why I have a huge passion for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), and try to foster an inclusive space. I’m excited to be a part of BT in building out a DEI strategy that embraces and celebrates unique backgrounds to support students and mentors!

Boba Order: peach oolong tea with agar bubble or wintermelon milk tea with grass jelly



Kevin Peoples

Program Manager | LinkedIn


Freya Zhu

Business Analyst | LinkedIn

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Rex Fukuchi

UX Researcher | LinkedIn

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Sophia Huynh

UX Researcher | LinkedIn


Mimi To

Program Manager| LinkedIn

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Ibraheem Khadar

Product Lead | LinkedIn



Chantel vuong

Business Analyst | LinkedIn

Boba Order: Mango green tea w/ lychee jelly