Industry Experts Series

The Industry Experts Series is designed to expose Scholars to experiences of APIA industry leaders and career pathways. Scholars will learn about how to gain internship opportunities, the APIA perspective, and needed skills and experiences within each field.

Date: October 2020 – January 2021

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

Thursday, October 8, 2020
4:00 – 5:00 PM ET/1:00 – 2:00 PM PT
Panel Recap: Watch a Recording of this Panel Here
Panelists Bios and Headshot Here


Trayson Keli’i
APIA Scholars Alumnus &    Software Engineer, General Motors

Makalika Nāholowa’a
Chief of Staff to the General Counsel, Microsoft Corporation

Damien “Kahekili” Cie
Lead Fisheries Biologist US Marine Corps/Lieutenant Commander, US Navy

 

Government & Public Service

Thursday, October 22, 2020
7:00 – 8:00 PM ET/4:00 – 5:00 PM PT
Panel Recap: Watch a Recording of this Panel Here
Panelist Bios and Headshots Here


Shaima Ahmad
Managing Director, Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL)

Alex Hung
Director of Programs and Community Engagement, Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS)

Dr. Amelia Nguyen
Acting Special Assistant, Office of Wastewater Management Immediate Office, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Christian Tanja
Admissions Outreach and Selection Officer, Schwarzman Scholars

 

Healthcare Professions

Thursday, November 5, 2020
7:00 – 8:00 PM ET/4:00 – 5:00 PM PT
Panel Recap: Watch a Recording of this Panel Here
Panelist Bios and Headshots Here

Jean Abac
Registered Nurse and Certified Case Manager, APIA Alumnus
Sally Kim
Consultant, Payer  Research Team, Advisory Board
Sophia Duke-Mosier
Analyst focusing on research quality in the Analyst Lab, Advisory Board
Tanakorn (Tana) Kittisarapong, MD
Director and Faculty Member with Advisory Board’s Talent Development Division

Computer Science

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
8:00 – 9:00 PM ET/5:00 – 6:00 PM PT
Panel Recap: Watch a Recording of this Panel Here

Panelist Bios and Headshots Here


Trayson Keli’i
APIA Scholars Alumnus &                 Software Engineer, General Motors

Caroline Liu
Software Engineer, Google

Harin Desai
Enterprise Architecture and Emerging Technologies, Dominion Energy

Law & Policy

Wednesday, December 2, 2020
7:00 – 8:00 PM ET/4:00 – 5:00 PM PT
Panel Recap: Watch a Recording of this Panel Here

Panelist Bios and Headshots Here

 

Harini Kidambi
Senior Corporate Counsel at AARP Services, Inc.
Micki Chen
Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Verizon Global Network & Technology Organization
Peter Tobani
Corporate Counsel, Global Retail Markets, Liberty Mutual Insurance
John Uyham
Senior Managing Counsel for Mergers & Acquisitions, Coca-Cola Company
A.B. Cruz III, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (ret.)
President, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Art, Media & Entertainment

Thursday, December 10, 2020
7:00 – 8:00 PM ET/4:00 – 5:00 PM PT
Panel Recap: Watch a Recording of this Panel Here

Panelist Bios and Headshots Here


Oscar Chang
Senior Manager of NBCUniversal Corporate Strategy and Development, NBCUniversal

Elizabeth Tran
President and Co-Founder, Teens Go Green & Miracle Charity Productions

Aivy Nguyen
UCAN Planner, Marketing, Netflix

Education

Thursday, January 21, 2021
8:00 – 9:00 PM ET/5:00 – 6:00 PM PT
Panel Recap: Watch a Recording of this Panel Here

Francis Cheng
APIA Scholar & 11th grade teacher and counselor at KIPP King Collegiate High School
Soukprida Phetmisy
Senior Managing Director, Asian American & Pacific Islander Alliances & Teach for America
Monique Rae Valerio
Manager of Alumni Strategy, Teach for America
Chingcha Vang
Manager, Teacher Leadership Development, Teach for America
Kristina Zhang
Director of Recruitment Innovation within the Recruitment Lab, Teach for America

Cox Enterprises

Wednesday, February 3, 2021
7:00 – 8:00 PM ET/4:00 – 5:00 PM PT
Registration Link: Meeting Registration – Zoom

Date

Oct 21 2020
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