Mac OSX, Windows, Microsoft Office, Outlook, PowerPoint, Spanish Language (Moderate Proficiency), CRM Systems.
Urban Planning Senior Sequence Thesis in the San Diego Union Tribune.
Interviewed by San Diego Union Tribune writer Roger Showley at the 2014 UC San Diego Urban Expo,
regarding my views of the State's affordable housing policy and land-use in relation to Proposition 13, Proposition 1, and San Diego's proposed Workforce Housing Offset Linkage Fee.
Researched scholarly secondary sources, conducted extensive interviews with key affordable housing stakeholders and experts, and analyzed public policy documents and independent organization studies to theorize the most effective policy and action plan for addressing affordable housing in San Diego.
Senior Congressional Aide01/2017 to CurrentOffice of Congressman Ro KhannaSanta Clara, CA
Managed all matters relating to Asian & Pacific-Islander, Commerce and Trade, Defense, Energy, Housing, Labor Technology, Transportation issues.
Planned various events including town halls, stakeholder roundtables, and forums for the Congressman.
Vice President of External Affairs01/2017 to CurrentSilicon Valley Asian Pacific American Democratic ClubSan Jose, CA
Managed external relations with other community organizations.
Director of Communications01/2017 to CurrentSunnyvale Democratic ClubSunnyvale, CA
Directed all communication efforts including press releases, newsletters, weekly updates, social media content and the website.
Congressional Aide & Field Representative06/2016 to 01/2017Office of Congressman Mike HondaSanta Clara, CA
Managed all matters relating to Chinese, Commerce and Trade, Defense, Technology, and Transportation issues.
Advised the Congressman on public policy decisions, action items, and community outreach.
Composed meeting and event memos, advocacy letters, and speaking points for the Member.
Executed a district forum in Cupertino on federal services with the Congressman and the Small Business Administration (SBA).
Met with local elected officials, government agencies, and industry CEO's to address constituency needs, such as air traffic regulation, cell tower risk assessment, access to federal grants and agency services as well as facility tours.
Coordinated Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx's visit to the 17th District to tour BART's phase I and phase II extensions.
Communicated with journalists regarding District concerns and the Congressman's policies and action items to address them.
01/2016 to CurrentCommunity Organizer South Bay First Thursdays SBFTSan Jose, CA
Organized a film screening and panel Q&A discussion on Nail Salon regulations in cooperation with CAAMFest 2016.
01/2016 to CurrentSilicon Valley Young DemocratsSan Jose, CA
Served on the Endorsements Committee to interview and recommend candidate and initiative stances.
Executive Vice President01/2016 to CurrentSan Jose, CA
Organized the local API community to advocate on behalf of API civil rights and policy stances including data disaggregation.
Precinct Captain01/2016Las Vegas, NV
Got out the vote and managed a precinct during the February 2016 Primary in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Vice President of Finance01/2016 to 01/2017San Jose, CA
Set up and managed the club's funds and reported financial activities to the IRS and FEC.
Communications Co-Director01/2016 to 01/2017Silicon Valley Asian Pacific American Democratic ClubSan Jose, CA
Outreached through social media outlets to maximize audience engagement as well as producing, directing and editing club films.
Staff Assistant09/2015 to 06/2016Office of Congressman Mike HondaSanta Clara, CA
Processed all Federal casework from constituents requiring Congressional inquiries with Federal agencies.
Organized the member's annual Congressional Art Competition Program and managed his Student Advisory Council (SAC).
Negotiated and coordinated phone contracts and hardware and software upgrades.
Produced all Congressional recognitions for the office to recognize both individuals and organizations within the community.
Interviewed, hired, trained and managed all intern schedules and workloads
Public Policy Assistant | San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce San Diego, CA | 2014.
Staffed Chamber Committees on Public Policy, Military, Veteran Affairs and Defense, and Education & Workforce Development.
Coordinated committee presentations, event notices, and correspondence with guest speakers and committee members.
Developed policy briefs, advocacy letters, and recommendations for proposed Federal, State and local legislation, as well as the President's reports for the Chamber's executive leadership (issues included: Infrastructure Funding through Repatriation, Water Bond Reform, Affordable Housing, Linkage Fees, Veterans' Healthcare, Minimum Wage).
Coordinated meetings, conference calls, and the registration of Chamber events with various entities including Chamber members, Elected Officials and their staffers, along with San Diego voters.
Prior to hire, served as an UCSD Intern to the Chamber since November 2013.
01/2014 to 01/2015Asian Pacific American Coalition APACSan Diego, CA
Developed membership via outreach to local API stakeholders to attend and donate towards APAC's civic engagement events.
City Administrator's Office Intern01/2013City and County of San FranciscoSan Francisco, CA
Created a database for the County Emergency Response Manager detailing emergency purchasing procedures for all 58 California Counties, and authored a report on improvements for San Francisco County's policies.
Upgraded San Francisco's Virtual Tour Docent Program with additional content and converted it to other social media formats (e.g., Facebook Album and Google Plus Album), thus expanding its scope and target audience.
Managed and regulated various social media websites for the City Administrator, Naomi Kelli, including City Hall's Facebook and Dropbox accounts.
Created a City Hall Google Plus user page of various photos of City Hall events including San Francisco's Gay Pride Weekend Celebration.
Government Relations Consultant Intern01/2013HMS AssociatesSan Francisco, CA
Attended San Francisco Board of Supervisors, Land Use and Economic Development Committee, Port Commission, and clientele consultation meetings and drafted reports to clients on actions to take to ensure desired policy outcomes.
Developed reports regarding Land Use, Transit and Development Impact Fees, and Bids for Developer Contracts.
Researched policy measures in relation to San Francisco's Planning Code, local Shadow Ordinance Proposition K, and also Federal Temporary Flight Restrictions via the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA).
President01/2013 to 01/2014Asian Pacific Islander Student Alliance (APSA) | UC San DiegoSan Diego, CA
Directed a 501(c)3 Non-Profit with a Board of 9 other Executive & Appointed Members and a general body of more than 65 members to promote awareness and actions on issues relevant to the campus and surrounding API community.
Co-coordinated an $11,000+ charity show highlighting APIA talent within the performing arts.
Awarded Recognition for Community Involvement in the Asian & Pacific-Islander American Community by UCSD's Pan-Asian Staff Association (PASA).
Led and represented a successful campaign urging UCSD's Associated Students (A.S.) to reallocate $60,000 of Mandated Reserve Funds to the budget of Student Organizations for the remainder of the 2013 - 2014 academic year.
In only two days, lobbied A.S.
Senators and voting members of the A.S.
Council to support the campaign and rallied over 60 student organizations to speak at the council hearing for the favorable vote, 20 of which signed onto a letter of support I drafted.
Board of Director01/2013 to 01/2014S.P.A.C.E.SSan Diego, CA
01/2011 to 01/2014University of California Student Association (UCSA) | University of California California
Service Vice President01/2010 to 01/2011Circle K International | De Anza CollegeCupertino, CA
Education and Training
B.A: Urban Studies and Planning Political Science2015University of CaliforniaSan Diego, CAUrban Studies and Planning Political Science Areas of Strength: Leadership, Strategic Communication, Community Relations, and Project and Time Management
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Companies Worked For:
Office of Congressman Ro Khanna
Silicon Valley Asian Pacific American Democratic Club
Sunnyvale Democratic Club
Office of Congressman Mike Honda
Community Organizer South Bay First Thursdays SBFT
Silicon Valley Young Democrats
Asian Pacific American Coalition APAC
City and County of San Francisco
Asian Pacific Islander Student Alliance (APSA) | UC San Diego
UC San Diego
University of California Student Association (UCSA) | University of California California
Circle K International | De Anza College
University of California
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B.A : Urban Studies and Planning Political Science 2015
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