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The BYU China Conference Committee

Dr. Peter Chan

BYUCC Advisor & BYU Professor of Instructional Science

Yee Kong Peter Chan received his BS from BYU-Hawaii in 1995, then his MS in instructional science in 2001 and PhD in IP&T in 2003 from BYU in Provo.  Since graduation, Peter has enjoyed teaching students from all over the world at BYU-Hawaii, where he created and conducted a program in instructional design and development.  He has had great joy seeing his students move on to successful careers and graduate studies in related areas. 


At BYU-Hawaii, he facilitated international collaborations with institutions in Brazil, China, Mongolia, and other areas in Asia.  Peter credits BYU for his professional opportunities and success.  “For a large part, these opportunities have come not only because of the training I had in the IP&T department but also due to professional and personal nurture from my teachers.  My goal is to mimic the mentorship of these masters.” 


He and his wife, Chin Chin Joyce Tan, are the parents of three children.

Lee Chang

Conference Co-President

As an ABC (American-born Chinese), Lee has felt the tugs of both the Western and Eastern culture in his life which led him to co-found BYU China Conference.


Lee served an LDS mission in Hong Kong, China Cantonese speaking. He is currently a Business Strategy student at BYU, and is taking his final year. His goal is to graduate from BYU's JD-MBA program and has operated his real estate innovation company for 3 years.

Lee is the founder of Rent Works LLCH. Worked as a Property Specialist for Brick House Properties. Lee also enjoys rustic cooking, cloud and star gazing, and discovering the Oregon Coast.

Kanokphol Young Limpanasriphong

Conference Co-President

Young is the co-founder of BYUCC. He is currently majoring in International Relations and minoring in Japanese. He was born in Bangkok Thailand, and grew up in Beijing China; He came to the United States in pursuit of a higher education, and served a LDS mission in Taiwan 2012 - 2014. 

Young has worked as an International Marketing Manager at “古髓” 古董文化公司 (Antique Jewelry) in Beijing, China; General Manager at Golden Jubilee Land. Ltd in Bangkok, Thailand; and a Chinese teaching assistance at BYU.

Young has a passion in building up the relationship between China and the United States.

Makena Bauss

Director of Marketing & Public Relations

Makena is double majoring in both Public Relations and Chinese. She plans to continue her education after completing her undergrad and obtain a joint degree in International Law and Global Policy Studies.

In addition to working with BYU China Conference, Makena is the VP of Finance for BYU's PRSSA chapter and works as an assistant producer for The Apple Seed: Stories and Tellers, a radio show on SiriusXM.

Her hobbies include photography, singing, reading the news, and indulging her foodie tendencies.

Jacob Burdick

Director of Operations

Jacob is majoring in Global Supply Chain Management at BYU; as well as working towards a language certificate in Mandarin Chinese. His career goal is to ultimately work with Chinese suppliers and improve business processes between Chinese and U.S. companies.


Jacob served a LDS mission in Auckland, New Zealand Mandarin speaking 2013 - 2015. He was accepted into the Marriott School Dean’s List in 2015, and recently won 3rd place in the Global Supply Chain Case Competition at BYU in February 2016.


Jacob is in charge of the operation and marketing of BYU China Conference.

Thomas Yeung

Director of Human Resources

Rachel Tam

PR Team Leader

Rachel Tam is majoring in Communications and minoring in Russian at BYU. She served an LDS mission in Edmonton, Alberta for 18 months Chinese speaking; and is currently training mandarin missionaries.


She is concerned and interested in global issues on social and women rights. Was ammitted for a scholarship to attend the 9th World Congress of Families as one of the 80 young scholars from all over the world.


Rachel is the team leader for the social media and digital outlook of BYU China Conference. 

Thomas Yeung is majoring in Therapeutic Recreation at BYU and working towards a language certificate in French. He served an LDS mission in France. He believes that everyone has the right to leisure.


As a Hongkonger, he is proud to be a part-time Cantonese instructor at BYU. His goal is to make his students dream about Cantonese at night. 

Thomas is the director for recruiting talented and passionate students to participate and lead in BYU China Conference.

Keoni Chuang

Materials Project Manager

Keoni is majoring in personal Finance at UVU. He served an LDS mission in Arcadia, California Chinese speaking; and is currently Account Manager at doTERRA International.


Keoni is interested in helping and assisting people's needs. He has been working as a costumer service agent since 2011 in doTERRA, Nuskin, and Titan Alarm LTD.

Keoni is the team leader for the accounting and delievering materials on time for BYU China Conference. 

Tyler Dodd

Marketing Team Leader

Tyler is majoring Marketing at BYU. He is a twin and spent a portion of his life in England. He love sports and the outdoors. He values building and maintaining relationships. He served a mission in Hong Kong, China speaking Cantonese. He has a passion for consulting, innovation, and creativity. He hopes to stay connected with China whether through his business explorations or personal affairs.

His field of choice is entrepreneurship. Being a apart of a successful start up or having his own company is what he wishes to accomplish.

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