Who We Are

Who We Are

Yohocare is a mission-driven early stage startup. We are a team of people who believe that seniors deserve to be honored and cared for. We are devoted to building a platform to help seniors stay connected with their family members and engage with local communities so that seniors can truly live their lives to the fullest.

Mission

Provide a community platform to improve the social, mental, and physical fitness of seniors.

Vision

All seniors are being honored and empowered to live their lives to the fullest.

Meet our Founders

Carey Lai (CEO)

Carey is the chief executive officer of Yohocare. She is an incoming student of the Interdisciplinary Master of Public Health at U.C. Berkeley in 2021. Carey was also a graduate of Stanford University Executive Program of Social Entrepreneurship. Carey has an extensive board experience. She currently serves Sunnyvale Library Board of Trustees, Sunnyvale Age-friendly Community Advisory Group, Sunnyvale Rotary, HKUST Alumni Association Northern California Chapter, and HKU Alumni Association Northern California. She holds a bachelor degree in Social Work from University of Hong Kong, and Master degree in China Studies from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Jack Lai (CTO)

Jack is the chief technology officer of Yohocare. He oversees and works on the technical side including application development, database and backend infrastructure. Jack is an aerospace engineer at NASA Ames Research Center. His work involves research and software development for air traffic management and high-fidelity simulations in the Aviation Systems Division. Prior to joining NASA and Yohocare, Jack worked as a software engineer for University of California, Santa Cruz and Atypon Systems. He received a Bachelor of Engineering, Computer Engineering, at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Meet our Consultants

Yu-Chun Tseng (Spring 2020)

I’m Yu-Chun. I’m a graduate student studying in MBA program in University of California, Riverside. I joined the I-Corps and worked as a business consultant with Yohocare on Spring 2020. I joined this company because the idea of creating an app for seniors is not only novel but also essential to this aging society. The company’s purpose, which is to connect seniors to the community in a technological way, fulfills the needs of the elderly to stay in touch with the outside world. I’m glad I could use what I’d learned so far to help the business!

Mitchell Banh (Spring 2021)

My name is Mitchell, and I’m a graduate student in the MBA program at the University of California, Riverside. I am grateful to have the opportunity to be part of the Yohocare team. I join Yohocare to expand my knowledge and experience while providing my unique dynamic and experiences to help improve our senior’s community to be able to stay connected through the use of technology. I feel Yohocare can bring a unique value to our seniors. This gives me a great opportunity to apply my experiences and knowledge to bring ease to the seniors.

Meet our Interns

Thien Le (Summer 2021)

Hello! My name is Thien Le and I’m majoring in Design at Carnegie Mellon University with minors in Human-Computer Interaction and Social and Political History, graduating in 2024. I am a designer that is interested in creating meaningful and beautiful digital experiences that can address social problems through the use of research, empathy, and visual design. I am excited to work with Yohocare to create a platform that gives senior citizens access to stay connected to their community and family.

Sharon Ren (Summer 2021)

Hello! My name is Sharon Ren, and I am currently a rising sophomore studying Business Administration at Carnegie Mellon University, with an expected graduation year in 2024. I joined Yohocare because I want seniors to be able to experience and enjoy the same advantages that we get from technology, from staying connected with our friends and family to keeping updated with current events and news. I am so excited to be contributing to this cause and I can't wait to work with the other members of Yohocare!

Sihan Wu (Summer 2021)

Hi! My name is Sihan Wu and I'm a student majoring in Information Systems and Human-Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon University, expecting to graduate in 2023. I'm looking forward to joining Yohocare because of the mission to help create an accessible digital platform for elders to stay connected with their community. I hope to create real impact to better the lives of our elders and learn important skills from the wonderful team at Yohocare.

Andrew Dai (Spring 2021)

Hello! My name is Andrew Dai and I'm a first year at UC Berkeley studying Chemical Biology and Business Administration expecting to graduate in 2024. I'm looking forward to working with Yohocare because their vision to connect seniors with our community using modern technology is very important. I hope to contribute as much as possible for such a promising start-up and learn from talented and like-minded individuals during my experience here.

Beata Gold (Spring 2021)

Hello! I am a sophomore at UC Berkeley majoring in Cognitive Science. I deeply believe in the mission of Yohocare due to my close relationship with my grandparents and my appreciation for community, mental and physical health, and technological knowledge. I hope to contribute my skills towards these values and learn as much as possible from this internship.

Rita Li (Spring 2021)

Hi! I am Rita Li from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. I am a sophomore and my major is Economics and Finance. I am excited to join Yohocare to work with the fantastic team for the incredible mission! Working with a group of caring, positive and nice people to help the aged will definitely be an enjoyable and meaningful experience. I hope to play to my strengths and contribute to the start-up as much as possible!

Adrinah Ung (Spring 2021)

Hello my name is Adrinah Ung! I am currently an undergraduate student attending the University of California, Riverside for Business Administration - with an expected graduation year in 2023. I wanted to be involved with a company that advocates for personal wellness and helps seniors achieve positive engagement within their community. Health is an important topic in our growing tech-based society and I’m hoping to contribute by helping to improve productivity and efficiency along the way.

Daphne Chan (Winter 2020)

Hi! I am Daphne Chan and I am an undergraduate student at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, majoring in Global China Studies. My expected year of graduation is 2023. I joined Yohocare is because I think the aims of the company are meaningful and I think it can make a difference for the elderly after they retired. Also, I want to have hands-on experience in working with a start-up. It’s my honor to be a part of the team.

Karina Lee (Winter 2020)

Hello! I'm Karina Lee. I am a Computer Science with Business Applications student at the University of California, Riverside, expecting to graduate in 2022. I joined Yohocare because I wanted to contribute to a start-up with a mission that I believed in. For Yohocare, their mission is to help seniors connect with their community through the power of technology. I think that this is incredibly empowering for seniors who feel isolated from their loved ones, and it is a cause that I want to be a part of. I'm excited to be working alongside some incredible people at Yohocare, and I look forward to making an impact with their team.

Taylor Lee (Winter 2020)

Hello! My name is Taylor Lee and I’m a Political Science/ International Affairs major at the University of California Riverside and am expected to graduate in 2021. Now more than ever, technology connects us all. Since we live in such a tech-centered society, it inevitably marginalizes older generations. I’m genuinely excited to work with Yohocare because I think it’s really important to create an inclusive community that creates a platform which enables seniors to stay connected to their families, friends, community, and environment.

Alondra Mateo (Winter 2020)

Alondra is an undergraduate student at the University of California, Riverside(UCR). She is studying Mathematics and is set to graduate in the Spring of 2021. She was previously the Vice President at The Society of Women Engineers at UCR where she worked on community outreach and team management. Alondra joined Yohocare because their mission of motivating seniors to stay connected through technology aligns with her passion of helping the community. She is excited to connect with the senior community and gain valuable marketing skills through this learning opportunity.

Ben Fong (Fall 2020)

I'm Ben Fong. I am an undergraduate student attending the University of California, Riverside. I am currently studying Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. I decided to pursue Marketing because it is a growing field that will allow me to work with other talented individuals, as well as giving me the opportunity in helping businesses grow and succeed. I wanted to be a part of Yohocare because working with start-ups allows me to make an impact on the company, and because of Yohocare's intentions of helping seniors stay happy and active in their later years of life. It also seemed like a great opportunity for me to learn from talented and knowledgeable people.

Rachana Joshi (Fall 2020)

My name is Rachana Joshi. I am an undergraduate student at the University of California, Riverside. I am majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Information Systems and am going to graduate in 2021. I am pleased to have the opportunity to be part of the Yohocare team. I joined Yohocare to apply my skills to a good cause and gain the experience of being part of a team that is passionate and devoted to helping the senior community stay connected to the world using technology. I hope that my contributions to this cause will make an impact and can give Yohocare a bright future.

Jenne Martinez (Fall 2020)

Hi! My name is Jenne Martinez and I am a 4th year Sociology major at the University of California, Riverside. I will be graduating in June of 2021 with my BA. I am thrilled to have been given the opportunity to work with Yohocare because their mission is so important and meaningful to me. The senior citizen community needs more resources and support and I cannot wait to help them in this area. I think that this will be a great way for me to utilize the skills I currently have while still gaining more knowledge on others. I am so excited to be working with Yohocare and their amazing team!

Shannon Miranda (Fall 2020)

Hi! I’m Shannon - a freshman undergraduate student intending to study Business Administration at UC Berkeley. The incredible mission of Yohocare appealed to me. In a technology-driven world, creating connections and interactions among the 55+ community through technology is very important. I’m excited to apply the skills I’ve learned with an amazing startup like Yohocare.

Mingshi Song (Fall 2020)

My name is Mingshi Song. I am a sophomore at Berkeley City College and am going to transfer in 2021. I am studying computer science and physics with a concentration in computer networks. I joined Yohocare because I am looking forward to improving and transforming our community through technology. And I believe this is an excellent opportunity to help the seniors stay connected and practice my software engineering skills in real-world projects!

Julie Xu (Fall 2020)

My name is Julie Xu. I am a sophomore at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, majoring in Economics. It’s my great honor to be a part of Yohocare! I was so appealed by the cool vision and mission of this incredible company, which is to create more connections and interactions among the elderly through technology. I really wish to devote my strength and passion to the promising future of Yohocare and colorful communities of the seniors.

Hulbert Zeng (Fall 2020)

My name is Hulbert Zeng. I am an undergraduate student at the University of California, Riverside, majoring in Philosophy and minoring in Computer Science, and will be graduating in 2022. I joined Yohocare because I find their mission of helping the elderly stay socially connected and healthy through technology to be truly important and it is my pleasure to be a part of this mission. This could also be a great opportunity to put my skills to practical use and learn from more experienced software engineers.

Tiffany Ton (Summer 2020)

My name is Tiffany Ton. I am an undergraduate student at University of California, Riverside and expect to graduate in 2021. I am studying Business Administration with a concentration in Information Systems and a minor in Applied Statistics. I am very grateful to be interning at such a wonderful company! I joined Yohocare because I love working with start-ups, and helping create something out of just an idea. In addition, I love Yohocare’s mission to help seniors stay happy and connected through the power of technology!

Noah Weinstein (Summer 2020)

I am Noah Weinstein, I use he/him pronouns, I am a Senior at UC Berkeley majoring in Cognitive Science and minoring in both Data Science and Theater. World stability and Covid-19 permitting, I hope to graduate spring of 2021! I joined Yohocare because I saw it as an opportunity to help fill a need in a technologically underserved community, the elderly, and as a way to gain experience utilizing skills I have learned during past research tenures and my studies. I hope to bring a laid-back but professional attitude to the team!