November 2015Congressional Aide | House of Representatives | Santa Clara, CA
District policy expert for Congressman Mike Honda on women's issues, healthcare, housing, social services, Asian American issues, etc.
Executed an ambitious Hepatitis B-eradication effort that resulted in 100 people getting screened for Hep B Built relationships with leaders of local/state/federal agencies, nonprofits, businesses, and grassroots organizations throughout Silicon Valley In 2016 alone, conducted 20 meetings with partners High-performing caseworker: obtained positive results for 32 residents in Santa Clara County, including: Assisted a constituent to receive a back payment of $21,853 of Social Security income Assisted constituent to find another FHA203K contractor for home renovations Produced numerous correspondence on behalf of a national figure including: social media posts, newsletters, briefing materials, strategy recommendations, and talking points Seasoned event planner: developed, coordinated, and executed four events in a single year with influential leaders, including: Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins to speak about women in the work force and labor - Women's Summit Dr.
John Ward, Director of Hepatitis Program, CDC - Hep B Concert.
June 2011-November 2015Calfresh Outreach Specialist | Second Harvest Food Bank | San Jose, CA
Conducted outreach to low-income clients throughout Santa Clara County.
Performed 60+ monthly client intakes for Calfresh and food programs.
Managed an average of 2 volunteers/interns at outreach sites.
Managed working relationships community partners, including medical sites, community centers, libraries, etc.
October 2009-July 2010Provider Compliance Specialist | Child Development Inc | San Jose, CA
Recruited and placed families into daycare.
Managed approximately 200 daycare case files.
Deep knowledge of state and federal regulations for day care providers.
Facilitated weekly day care regulation workshops for families.
July 2007-July 2009Youth Coordinator | Vietnamese Voluntary Foundation, Inc | San Jose, CA
Supervised a daily average of 4 work-study students and volunteers.
Recruited and retained 20+ students into the program quarterly.
Managed 100 student counseling files a year.
Designed and implemented weekly curricula for parenting workshops, ESL classes, and citizenship classes.
December 2014Board of Trustee | San Jose Evergreen Community College District | San Jose, CA
Elected to serve 120,000 residents as a trustee for the SJECCD Direct and inspire the district to uphold SJECCD values through careful establishment of administrative and higher education policies Ensure that service to students and community members is prioritized Monitor and delegate responsibility to the SJECCD Chancellor to uphold policies and strategic plans designed by the Board Represent SJECCD in the community by attending and/or facilitating meetings, events, trainings, etc.
throughout the district.
August 2010Community Organizer |
January 2016-May 2015Campaign Volunteer | South Bay First Thursdays | San Jose, CA
Planned and coordinated monthly events focused on educating the larger Silicon Valley community on Asian Pacific American issues.
Conducted media and community outreach to promote events and workshops.
Recruited community panelists, presenters, and performers from a robust network of Asian American professionals and leaders in Silicon Valley.
Organized logistics, developed agendas, and facilitated strategic discussions for the group's bi-annual organizational retreats.
B.A: Social WorkSan Jose State University, San Jose, CASocial Work