2015 Second Princess, Clarissa Liu

 

Clarissa Liu is from the serene city of Walnut, California. She graduated from the University of Southern California, where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. During her academic years at USC, she was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to study abroad in Hong Kong, where she fulfilled a concentration in International Business. The time she spent abroad allowed her to form a deeper connection with her Chinese heritage, which opened her eyes to a culture that seemed so familiar yet so foreighn at the same time. She currently works in Banking Supervision and Regulation for the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Los Angeles Branch, where she interacts with many Asian financial institutions. Her experiences at work and abroad helped her understand the importance that Asian-Americans play in maintaining relationship between the United States and Asia. These experiences motivated her to participate in the Miss Los Angeles Chinatown Pageant as a way to become deeper involved with the Chinese community and serve as a role model for other Chinese Americans like herself.