Let’s talk about General Life!

Some of our BobaMentors have made themselves available to meet and chat with students about the growing pains of navigating life and its ambiguities. Whether it is about feeling lost or wanting someone to talk to about figuring it out, our BobaMentors are available to talk to!

Note: This is not a space to trauma dump, and BobaMentors reserve the right to decline requests that they feel aren’t a good fit.

Rolance Yun

 I am currently a Teach for America Corps Member in Los Angeles. I am interested in education policy and international affairs. I joined Bobatalks because, as an FGLI Asian American, I love Bobatalks’ programming and would like to pay it forward.

Areas of Expertise: Education, Finance, Resume Reviews, Cover Letters


Marian Huynh

I am a recent grad from from the University of Washington as an Art major (printmaking focus) with a Music minor. I’m currently learning UX/UI design through Designlab while also doing some graphic design on the side! 

Areas of Expertise:  Non-traditional learning (bootcamp), Mental life, General life advice, High school/early college transition, College


Danni Yang

Giving back to others! I had so many mentors (official and unnofficial) while I was applying to undergrad, going through school, and trying to navigate how to land my first full-time job. I’m in a position to give back now, so I want to help contribute to what looks like a very supportive and uplifting community so far 🙂

Areas of Expertise: Life Advice, Career Advice, Mental Health


Hester Lam

In my professional life, I’ve gone from being an auditor at a Big 4 to a technical accounting consultant at another Big 4 to consulting a smaller firm, and now doing financial reporting and technical accounting at a biotech company. Outside of work, you can typically find me somewhere outdoors hanging out with my dog/ hiking/ climbing or planning my next trip – I’m a huge foodie and love traveling to eat!

Areas of Expertise: Starting a Big 4 Career, Transitioning into Accounting Consulting/ Industry from Audit, Moving to/ Making friends in a new city, Navigating life after graduation, Time Management


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Emma Li

I’m a Vancouver-based product designer. I’ve done work at an agency, freelancing, and in companies of all shapes and sizes. Outside of work, I love binge-watching whatever is new in the top 10 on Netflix 🎥, reading sociology/fantasy books 📚, and learning to code 👩‍💻 so I can bring all the projects floating around in my head to life.

Areas of Expertise: Transitioning careers, imposter syndrome, introversion in the workplace, productivity, positive thinking


Taha Abbasi

 I possess a diverse range of skills, including expertise in Social Media and Event Management, more specifically in gaming and esports. In my spare time, I enjoy achieving high ranks in various games.

Areas of Expertise:  Social Media Management, Event Management, Community Management, Resume Reviews


Charlene Pagal

I’m a recent grad from UC Davis with a BA in Communication and am currently the People & Culture Ambassador for a small manufacturing company located in the San Francisco Bay Area. My current role is in HR, but I also have a background in learning & development. I enjoy playing video games, trying out new food spots, going shopping and looking at dogs!

Areas of Expertise: Organizational Communication, Public Speaking, Writing and Editing, Interpersonal Skills


Katrina (Gatchalian) Honer

My personality, much like my style, is vibrant, eclectic, and fun. What fuels my fire is helping others put forward the best version of themselves and their brand. I aim to share no nonsense tips and resources to help each and every person achieve the career and life of their dreams.

Areas of Expertise: Career Confidence Building, Talent/Employer Branding, Recruitment Marketing, Program/Project Management



Jonathan Apostol

I am a 2nd-generation Filipino-American based out of California. I am currently a Senior Software Engineer and ERG Lead @ Affirm. Outside of work I love karaoke, traveling, learning languages, binge watching shows, and playing with my cat, Nori!

Areas of Expertise: SWE, Resume Reviews, General Life Advice


Jocelynn Nobouphasavanh

Greetings, it’s Jocelynn – foodie, milk tea connoisseur, alpaca lover, and avid player of Pokémon/Animal Crossing! My other passion is connecting individuals with meaningful professional and academic opportunities. Growing up, I was fortunate to have had a mentor who guided me throughout my life to this day. I hope that by providing my knowledge, experiences, and (sometimes candid) advice I can give back to the community. Look forward to chatting!

Areas of Expertise: General Life Advice, General Career Advice, Art/Design, Education, Writing and Editing, College Transition, Recruiting, Imposter Syndrome


Yifan Gong

Hey y’all! Super excited to start giving back as a mentor because it takes a village to succeed! I’ve had a bunch of varied experience from professional dancing, retail management, tech sales, and most recently recruiting & recruiting operations for the past 4 years. I was a non-traditional student who has been able to take these varied parts of my story to drive a career on the non-tech side of tech, so happy to share my experience and pay it forward! In my free time, I teach dance classes, lead with my stomach in exploring new restaurants, and try and live life to the fullest.

Areas of Expertise:Resume Review, Interview Prep, Navigating work as an LGBTQ+ person, ERGs, Recruiting, General Career Advice, General Life Advice, Career Pivots, Storytelling