2012 Second Princess, Jane Yap

 

Jane Yap was born and raised in Los Angeles. She is the only daughter of Siong Yap and Bee Leong. Her interest and passion in leadership was developed at an early age when she was elected president of her elementary school in sixth grade. She has been involved in student government ever since. She has demonstrated her ability to plan and coordinate large scale events and programs. She is good in motivating her peers. Jane is currently a fourth year student at the University of California, Riverside. She has completed the University Honors Program and is majoring in Accounting and Financial Economics. As a student employee for UCR Housing Services, she utilized her leadership abilities by putting large scale events as a program coordinator in her second year and serves as a mentor and leader to first year students in her current role as resident advisor, a duty she proudly took on in her third year. After graduation, Jane will work to achieve her CPA and start full-time with Ernst & Young LLP. Her long-term career goal is to become an entrepreneur by starting her own business. Jane enjoys the company of her family, friends, trying new foods, bargain shopping , traveling, and supporting the Los Angeles Lakers. She is grateful to all her family, friends, and mentors for supporting her throughout her life and is excited to have their support as she goes through this experience.