Meet Our Team
FAAJA Co-Founder and President
Echo, of Korean-Chinese descent, was born and raised in China. She obtained her Bachelor of Law degree, majoring in Political Science, from Fudan University in Shanghai, China. She moved to the U.S. 20 years ago and has been living in Orlando since 2006. Echo received her Juris Doctor degree from Barry University School of Law and practiced immigration law, with a focus on business and investment-related immigration. She serves as legal counsel for non-profit organizations and is the co-founder and president of FAAJA.
FAAJA Co-Founder and Vice President
Ms. Shang was born in Beijing, China. She and her husband moved to the U.S. in August 2000 as graduate students. She got a Master's Degree in English and American Literature from University of South Florida in 2003 and a J.D. Degree from Stetson University College of Law in 2006.
Youshan Zhao - FAAJA Treasurer
Teresa Jin - FAAJA Secretary
Youshan zhao was born in Beijing, China. She lived in Florida for 15 years. Youshan achieved Master's Degree in Economics and Statistics at the University of Florida. She has over 20 years successful CPA experience in both China and the U.S. As a founder of a financial services firm that offers tax, accounting, mortgage and P&C commercial Insurance, she has helped setup over 15 non-profit organizations in Florida. Youshan currently serves as a Board member and the treasurer of FAAJA. Email: Youshan.firstname.lastname@example.org
Teresa Jin, originally from China, was born and grew up there before moving to the United States in 2003 as a graduate student. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Economy from Fudan University in China and her Master's degree in Science from Purdue University in 2006. Having resided in Florida for more than 17 years, Teresa established Broker Mortgage and has been actively serving the Florida market for an extensive period. Teresa contributes to the community as a board member of FAAJA, where she holds the position of Secretary and serves on the Youth Development Committee in FAAJA.
Jim, of German-Irish-English descent, was born and raised just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After serving in the United States Marine Corps, he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the State University of New York at Binghamton in Binghamton, New York in 1983. Over 25 years later, Jim went back to school receiving a Masters in Business Administration in 2011 and Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership in 2019 from Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida. His doctoral dissertation was on Asian American stereotypes. Jim is retired after 23 years with The Salvation Army and currently lives in Ocoee, just outside of Orlando where he serves on several boards and currently is the chair of the Ocoee Human Relations Diversity Board. He is honored to be the FAAJA Press Secretary.
Jim Moyer - FAAJA Press Secretary
Ms. Shang started her own law practice in 2008. Her main practice areas are civil and commercial litigation, family law, criminal law, immigration, and corporate law.
She is legal counsel for several nonprofit Chinese organizations, including but not limited to Chinese Association of Science, Education and Culture of South Florida (CASEC), Hubei Association of Florida, Inc., Northeastern Chinese Association of Florida, Inc., and The Federation of Florida Chinese Associations, Inc.
In response to the newly passed discriminatory SB264, Ms. Shang and others formed Florida Asian American Justice Alliance (FAAJA), a C4 organization aiming to fight against injustice towards Asian Americans. She currently serves as a Board member and the Vice President of FAAJA.
Frances Yong is a senior in high school and a proud Chinese-American dedicated to serving and protecting her community. She is an FAAJA youth leader and has focused on magnifying minority student voices through the debate camp she founded called Empowerment Debate. It is her hope to continue making an impact on the community by creating a nurturing environment for the next generation of young leaders.