Join the UCLA Pilipino Alumni Association in celebrating 100 years of UCLA over brunch. Our network and community will be congratulating the incoming class of scholarship recipients and recognizing our Alumnus of the Year, Christensen S. Hsu ’91.
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Christensen S. Hsu, DDS
Colonel, Dental Corps
United States Army
Chief, TRICARE Dental Care
Defense Health Agency
Dr. Hsu is a colonel in the United States Army and an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. She served four years on active duty in the U.S. Navy from 1997-2001, earned numerous Army and Navy decorations and was recognized for her military achievements and community service. While at UCLA, she was a Bruin Belle, an active member of UCLA Samahang Pilipino and a singer for the 1991 Pilipino Cultural Night (PCN). Dr. Hsu recently earned her master’s degree in strategic studies from the United States Army War College in Pennsylvania and is currently serving as a strategic leader at the Defense Health Agency in Falls Church, Va.
During her time off from work, Dr. Hsu enjoys spending time with her husband David Hsu, a retired Special Forces Officer, and her three children. In addition to staying physically fit for military readiness, she completed a few marathons to include the Big Sur, Chicago, and Seattle, as well as some sprint and Olympic-distance triathlons. Her hobbies include piano and going to the movies with her family.
Colonel Hsu credits her parents, Leo and Norma Sicat, for supporting her military career and for raising her children while away for military duties and deployments.