To make a difference in peoples’ lives by being an open-minded learner and servant leader with passions for free expression and morals.
— Ian Tang's Mission Statement


Ian Tang was born in New Territories, Hong Kong in July 1995. His family moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, USA in August 2000, where he grew up.

In addition to his academic achievements and aspirations, as well as his other extracurricular activties, Ian is also an Eagle Scout, the highest award the Boy Scouts of America grants to just 6% of its participants.

Currently, Ian is Presidential Fellow at The George Washington University in Washington DC, pursuing his Master in Public Policy. He hopes to shape the future by playing a role in the crossroads between public policy and technology.

Ian not only cares deeply about the technologies that are making the world a better and more open place, but also is passionate about sharing the stories of organizations to demonstrate why the work they do matters for the world. At Google, Tesla and others, his role included using analytics, data and brand values to consistently, creatively and strategically engage audiences with messages that resonated. Using his expertise in building unparalleled customer experiences, he strives to help companies connect with their audiences and bring stakeholders together to start conversation.

Most importantly, Letitia, his shih-tzu, is the one thing he loves the most.

 
Everyone wants to be successful, but I want to be looked back on as being very innovative, very trusted and ethical and, ultimately, making a big difference in the world.
— Sergy Brin, Google co-founder
 

Values

Every day, Ian strives to live by the eight values that he has self-defined since 2013. Descriptions of each of these values and each means to him can be found below using each button.

It’s trying to evolve. It’s trying to try new things without becoming a new thing.
— Taylor Swift
 
Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful... that’s what matters to me.
— Steve Jobs, Apple co-founder