The Founders & Executive Board

History and Mission

Mochi was founded in 2008 to provide a community for Asian American teenage girls to access sisterly advice and gain self-esteem. Articles written by peers in high school allow girls to see how others cope with similar issues. Articles written by college women, young professionals, and other role models provide inspiration. Mochi has published 16 issues to-date: Romance (Winter 2012), Style (Fall 2012)Reinvention (Summer 2012), Underdog (Spring 2012), Pioneer (Fall 2011), Oops! (Summer 2011), Youth (Spring 2011), Relationships (Winter 2011), Influence (Fall 2010), Travel (Summer 2010), College (Spring 2010), Body (Winter 2010), Green (Fall 2009), Technology (Spring/Summer 2009), Winter (Winter 2009), and Premiere (Fall 2008).

The Founders
Maggie Hsu, Stephanie Wu, Sandra Sohn

Executive Board

Maggie Hsu, entrepreneur
Maggie graduated from Harvard Business School with an MBA and from Harvard College with a degree in biology. She has worked in the luxury and the hospitality industries and is currently a management consultant in New York. She enjoys learning about architecture and urban planning, trying new restaurants, and matchmaking. E-mail her at
Stephanie Wu, journalist
Stephanie Wu graduated from New York University with degrees in journalism, East Asian studies, and gender studies. She now works at a national magazine in New York, and has formerly studied, worked, and lived in Taipei, Paris, Shanghai, and Boston. Her passions include glossy magazines, fashion, and graphic design—and her goal in life is to combine the three in a career. E-mail her at
Christine Wei, journalist
Christine Wei graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with degrees in English and educational studies. She spent her formative years in Taipei and is now based in Manhattan as an editor and journalist. When she’s not suffering bouts of wanderlust or breathing in more calories than she should, she hankers for glossy magazines and smart design. She loves good food, good company, and happy stories. E-mail her at