Alumna Doreen Fang is one of 12 finalists competing for his or her own Food Network show on Season 6 of The Next Food Network Star, premiering June 6. Fang graduated from UC Irvine in 1994 with a degree in political science and played on the UCI billiard team. She co-owns a catering company, teaches cooking classes for adults and children, and blogs on Dining with Doreen. Fang specializes in California cuisine but is heavily influenced by Chinese and Japanese cooking. With her sister, Fang runs the Bonnie A.C. Lee Fang Foundation, which provides scholarships to undergraduate and graduate nursing students.