Alice moved to Canada from Hong Kong in 1980 and has extensive experience as an educator, entrepreneur and a community leader.
Before entering politics, Alice taught English as a Second Language (ESL) and Entrepreneurship at Vancouver Community College. She also assisted her husband in his family business. She continued her studies at the University of British Columbia and obtained a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction in 1993. Alice then joined Kwantlen University College (now Kwantlen Polytechnic University) and became the Manager of International Programs until October 2006.
She also started the Centre for Small Business at Vancouver Community College, which offered the first bilingual small business management classes for immigrants. Many of the participants have become successful and award winning entrepreneurs.
First elected to the House of Commons in 2008, Alice most recently was appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Multiculturalism.
Active in her community, Alice served on many different boards including: the Rosewood Manor in Richmond, Rotary Club of Richmond, Benevolent Relief Seniors Care Society, and the Ethno Business Council.
Alice is a resident of Richmond, and is happily married to her husband, Enoch, for nearly 30 years.