Crystal Tai was born in Taiwan and immigrated to California with her family as a teenager. She holds a Master's degree in Education Policy, Organization and Leadership Studies with a minor in Journalism from Stanford University. She has worked for the Silicon Valley Community Newspaper as a reporter covering Cupertino. Equally fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese, she has hosted countless community events in the two languages as master of ceremonies. Currently, she takes translation projects through her own website, www.crystaltai.com, besides writing for Cupertino Patch.