Chinyeh Hostler was born and raised in Taiwan. After finishing college, she came to the United States to pursue higher education, first studying at Columbia University in New York for a year and a half, later relocating to San Diego. Upon graduating from San Diego State University and working for large financial firms for several years, she realized her deep desire was to travel and to learn about different cultures and people. Thus, she established an import and export company which allowed her to explore many parts of the world. So far, she has been to 150 countries and is eager to visit more.
Chinyeh’s late husband, Charles Hostler, Ph.D., was a distinguished U.S. Ambassador and received medals from 9 countries and 4 religious leaders. She works diligently to carry on his philanthropic legacy at the Charles Hostler Institute on World Affairs at SDSU and the American University of Beirut in Lebanon, among other non-profit organizations. Chinyeh is working on her own philanthropic projects, and is also a member of the Advisory Board of San Diego World Affairs Council.