Hunghsi Chao joined WMF in 2013. Since then, he has participated in numerous conservation field projects in China, Japan, India, Turkey, Bhutan, and East Asia. Previously, Hunghsi worked as a senior planner in the Cultural Affairs Department of Taipei, Taiwan, where he helped establish Taiwan’s first National Trust and was responsible for cultural heritage designation, research, and advocacy. After receiving both his M.S. and Ph.D. in building and planning from National Taiwan University, he earned his M.S. in Historic Preservation from Pratt Institute in New York.