Curriculum Vitae

updated 03.2011

Statement of Purpose

Since returning to the free world in 2007, I have dedicated my life to serving the youth and communities of the greater San Francisco Bay Area. I hope to use my experiences to: inspire and motivate young people to invest in their education; raise awareness about the detrimental impact that the Prison Industrial Complex has on the Asian and Pacific Islander population; and, promote racial harmony among people of color.

Work Experience

  • 2015 Open Society Foundation of New York, Soros Justice Fellow
  • 2013 Community Youth Center of San Francisco, Project Director
  • 2009 Community Youth Center of San Francisco, Project Manager
  • 2009 Project I.M.P.A.C.T., District Facilitator
  • 2008 Community Youth Center of San Francisco, Project Coordinator
  • 2007 Community Youth Center of San Francisco, Outreach Worker and Case Manager
  • 2007 Other: An Asian and Pacific Islander Prisoners’ Anthology, Co-Editor

Education and Training

  • 1999 Patten College, Associate of Arts

Awards & Grants

  • 2015 AFL-CIO MLK Jr. Civil & Human Rights Conference, Justice Freedom Peace Award
  • 2011 Community Service Award, Project I.M.P.A.C.T.
  • 2011 Community Service Award, Chinatown Community Development Center
  • 2009 Roots Fellowship, Department of Children, Youth & Their Families of San Francisco
  • 2008 Outstanding Leadership Award, Bay Area Asian Pacific American Law Students Association
  • 2007 Community Hero Award, Chinese World Journal newspaper

Professional Affiliations

  • San Francisco Southeast Community Facility Commission, Commissioner (Mayor-appointed)
  • San Francisco Chinese for Affirmative Action, Board of Directors
  • San Francisco Chinatown Community Development Center, Board of Directors
  • Asian Prisoners’ Support Committee, Co-Chair
  • San Francisco Safe Community Reentry Council, past Council Member (Mayor-appointed)
  • San Francisco Central Police District Community Police Advisory Board,  past Member
  • Asian American Law Journal,  past National Advisory board member

Additional Special Skills

  • Fluency in English, Cantonese and Mandarin
  • Motivational Speaking
  • Facilitation and non-violent communication
  • Public relations, communication and networking
  • Microsoft Office suite

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