Eric Li is a first-year at Harvard University, planning to major in Computer Science and Government and is involved in Model UN, Effective Altruism, the Institute of Politics, and the Phillips Brooks House Association. He is a 2019 Cameron Impact Scholar and is passionate about technology, public policy, and community service. He was named one of the top 10 national honorees by the Prudential Spirit of Community Service Awards in 2015 as well as awarded the President’s Environmental Youth Award by the EPA in 2017. He has organized numerous fundraising activities in- and out-of-school since he was seven years old and has recruited many team leaders for the organization. Eric is a driving force in We Care Act's new developments in technology and education and is always looking for ways to move the organization forward, expanding the computer recycling and refurbishing programs to other states and extending the outreach programs to Africa and Latin America.
Sharon is a senior at Yale University majoring in Global Affairs. She is passionate about the sociopolitical and economic implications of developing technology and currently conducts research and writes on the topic as the managing editor of a Yale magazine and a research assistant in the Political Science department. She is a recipient of the Light Fellowship for intensive study in China (2017) and the co-inventor of one of the Top 100 Most Inventive Technologies of 2015 (R&D100 Award). Her interest in technology’s potential for good began with We Care Act’s Life for Technology project, where she worked on digital literacy in order to better young people’s quality of education and access to social/financial services. Her dedication to service in We Care Act has also manifested in other ways, such as through her internships at non-profits working to bridge the socioeconomic and political divide.
Grace is pursuing her M.D. at Stanford University School of Medicine. She was an Angier B. Duke Scholar at Duke University, where she graduated with a B.S. in biology and a minor in creative writing. She spent two years teaching high school biology in the Bronx as a Teach for America corps member, and is passionate about educational and healthcare equity. Among her many achievements as a service leader, Grace won the Harris Wofford Youth Award in 2010 (Youth Service America), was part of the All-America Service Team in 2011 (GenerationOn and PARADE Magazine), and was named the 25 Most Powerful and Influential Youth in the World in 2013 (Youth Service America). Grace's drive provides direction and vision for We Care Act, helping the organization evolve and expand, and she devotes herself to coordinating projects, recruiting team leaders, and involving youth in community service.
Director of Technology
Grace is a junior at the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science in Denton, Texas. She has a passion in computer science, dance, drawing and hopes to change the world in the future with her skills in these areas. Grace is one of leaders for We Care Act computer recycling and refurbishing program. She founded the WeCareAct Katy Branch and helps expand disaster relief, electronics recycling drives and refurbishing workshops. She currently maintains the WeCareAct website and is also running a music performing nonprofit that performs in nursing homes, senior houses, memory care facilities, hospitals and community centers throughout the greater Houston area.
Eric Tong is a sophomore in the IB Program at Bellaire High School in Houston, Texas. He participates in extracurricular activities such as dance, computer science, German language, and volunteering. Eric has most recently contributed to We Care Act through eCycling and hurricane relief efforts in Houston, Florida, and Puerto Rico. He has won the Presidential Youth Environmental Award alongside fellow We Care Act members, and has used Harvey as an opportunity to both take care of busy parents’ children and spread the knowledge of breakdancing. Eric aspires to be a leader and innovator in his activities. He wants to bring major change to long-lasting systems that have been problematic. He takes initiative in his dance team by being very productive as an officer in planning and work, and has won first place in German language competitions by directing his team to produce work out of the norm and at a higher standard. He hopes that, in the long run, this will help him achieve his goals and aspirations in bioengineering and research, as he aspires to become a leading scientist one day that will further expand human knowledge.
Alexander Miao is a freshmen at Glenda Dawson High School. Alex has been actively involved in community service since he was just six years old. Alex and his family visited Sichuan a year after a major earthquake struck in 2008 and helped We Care Act established collaborative relationship with a local high school in Dujiangyan, Sichuan China. Since then, Alex has been actively involved in almost all the disaster relief effort We Care Act has been conducting. Alex has a great passion for science, has lots of knowledge on the history of the world, and thinks that all people should be helped and cared for, even if they are different from each other. He enjoys working with children, especially those with special needs. Last summer, he volunteered as a counselor at a summer camp for children with physical and intellectual disabilities.
Valerie is a student at Texas A&M Kingsville majoring in Accounting. She has a passion for community service and helping others.
B.A. Education Program Director (China)
Linxiao is an English teacher in Qingcheng Shan High School, Dujiangyan, Sichuan. Linxiao and her students experienced the devastating earthquake in 2008 and have gone through the tough rebuilding process firsthand. Since 2009, Linxiao has been working with We Care Act to help the students in Dujiangyan in various areas, including improving the students' English and empowering them with tools to help others, as part of We Care Act's goal to help "pay it forward," an idea that was in fact sparked by Linxiao and her students.