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Education

Aug 2015Present

J.D. Candidate, May 2018

American University Washington College of Law

GPA: 3.57

Work History

AUG 2015Present

Political Engagement Consultant

INDEPENDANT CONSULTANT

Specializing in political outreach strategy to better engage diverse communities. Consulting municipal and county campaigns on political operations, fundraising, messaging, field efforts and ethnic media outreach 

Jun 2014Jul 2015

Special Consultant

DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF ILLINOIS

Oversaw field operations, fundraising, messaging and general strategy to increase Asian-American voter turnout in multiple target districts. Supervised coordination efforts between gubernatorial, state senate and house campaigns in suburban Cook County.

JAN 2011JUN 2015

Chicago Director; National Entrepreneurship Trainer

NEW LEADERS COUNCIL

Designed and implemented annual five-month training institute for 25 Chicago fellows. Created and maintained relationships with 180+ person community of faculty, professional mentors and alumni. Advanced leadership development opportunities through events, conferences, and seminars for young professionals. Conducted weekend training workshops and seminars across the country.

JUN 2012MAY 2014

Director of Development and Community Engagement

LEAVE NO VETERAN BEHIND

Raised more than $1.5M to help support initiatives expanding veteran employment through government contracting, corporate responsibility and philanthropy. Executed and supervised annual summer program that employed 17 full-time veterans to teach 93 students employment and job development skills.

MAR 2011APR 2012

Finance and Political Outreach Coordinator

RAJA FOR CONGRESS

Raised $1.3M through call time and fundraisers. Pioneered a vote-by-mail program targeting the Asian-American community to increase voter turnout. Developed a network of activists, elected officials and community leaders to support the campaign.

JUL 2010DEC 2010

Regional Field Coordinator

DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF ILLINOIS

Created 17 volunteer led community field teams to support multiple area campaigns across 3 different congressional districts in Chicago’s northwest suburbs. Trained volunteers, led workshops, spoke to high school assemblies about the campaign, and organized getting out the vote efforts.

 

MAY 2009JUN 2010

Policy and Budget Analyst

OFFICE OF THE ILLINOIS SENATE PRESIDENT

Analyzed complex political and policy considerations, strategic plans for advancing legislative priorities, and research memoranda for internal and communications needs to provide on-demand vote recommendations to senators. Collaborated with executive agencies, industry, labor, interest groups, and GOP senate offices to identify areas for potential compromise and mutual gain. Evaluated various budgets options for state agencies, which included state, federal, and special funds.

Civic Leadership

Chicago Community Trust Young Leaders Fund  

Board Member - With support from the Trust, the board empowers young professionals to manage the grantmaking process, research innovative grassroots organizations, conduct site visits, interview staff and evaluate grant requests.

Asian American Action Fund of Greater Chicago

Board of Directors – Illinois’ largest Asian American Political Action Committee. 

Illinois Veterans and Military Families Council

Chartering Member - Lobbying and policy organization advocating on behalf of military families. 

Law School Involvement

Student Bar Association - Elected Student Senator

Student Bar Association - Finance Committee Member

Phi Alpa Delta - Member 

American Bar Association - Student Member