Board of Directors
Director of Alumni Relations
George Yin is an attorney with the Kaufman Legal Group, specializing in political, election, and public law. George advises candidates, elected officials, political committees, ballot measure committees, non-profit organizations and public agencies on state and local election laws, governmental ethics laws, conflicts of interest and open government laws. He also advises the firm's clients on the drafting and qualification of ballot measures.
George joined Kaufman Legal Group with over a decade of [...] Read More
Director of Board Development
Emi Fukuoka serves as a Senior Therapist/Developmental Specialist and Parent Consultant at Pacific Child and Family Associates/Children’s Learning Connection (PCFA/CLC) in Orange County for the past five years. Emi works with children and families affected by autism through one-to-one sessions, as well as providing consultation services to parents. She was named Therapist of the Month many times, and in 2010, Therapist of the Year in 2010.
Prior to working for PCFA/CLC, [...] Read More
Director of Community Relations
Jacqueline has worked as a District Representative for CA Senator Carol Liu of the 25th Senate District since September 2011. She serves as the Senator's liaison to South Pasadena, San Marino, and Glendora and covers the following issues: small business, early childhood education, children's health, and nonprofit development. In addition to serving as the Senator's point person in these areas, Jacqueline also handles casework and plans events for the Senator [...] Read More
Director of Development
Samuel Liu is the Campaign Manager for Deputy Chief Terry Hara, who is running for Los Angeles City Council in the newly drawn 9th District. Prior to the joining the Terry Hara campaign, Samuel was the Campaign Manager for the Jay Chen campaign in 2012. A licensed attorney, Samuel was a research associate on the Citizens’ Commission on Jail Violence which was appointed in 2011 by the Board of Supervisors to investigate allegations of jail violence [...] Read More
Director of Legal Affairs
Jean Rhee is of counsel at the litigation boutique of Bird, Marella, Boxer, Wolpert, Nessim, Drooks & Lincenberg P.C. Her practice primarily revolves around complex civil litigation and white collar criminal defense. Jean has engaged in a number of internal investigations and arbitrations (international as well as domestic) over the course of her legal career, and recently second-chaired a multiple-felony criminal jury trial in federal court. Prior to entering private practice, Jean clerked for [...] Read More
Director of OC Operations
Steve S. Lee is a multi-method, data analytics professional with over 10 years of experience producing evidence driven research. In the past five years, Steve has gained senior university staff as clients, and has provided them with customized, client oriented research services which typically involves gaining behavioral insights into a student or alumni population base or statistically evaluating the effectiveness of a business initiative. Steve has used both statistical (e.g., OLS and logistic regression, factor [...] Read More
Director of OC Programs
Kevin currently works as a Project Manager for Glitterrings, Inc., a leading manufacturer, based in Cypress, CA that specializes in fine fashion jewelry. At Glitterrings, Inc., Kevin is responsible for streamlining business operations by working to improve communication and coordination.
After being involved with APEX as a committee member in 2011 and as a board member in 2012, Kevin currently serves as the Director of Orange County Programs. In this capacity, he is responsible for working with [...] Read More
Director of OC Strategy & Development
Tylor Laigo is an associate at the Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO). PIMCO is a global investment manager with assets under management in excess of $1.3 trillion. Tylor’s duties at PIMCO include fund development and design, with specific focus on alternatives and U.S. 40 Act funds. Prior to PIMCO, Tylor led the Denver hedge fund administration team of ALPS Fund Services (currently a subsidiary of DST).
Tylor is also actively involved with non-profit and [...] Read More
Director of Professional Development
Amy Cheong is a part of the Digital Media team for The Hub TV Network, the Discovery Communications/Hasbro joint venture kid’s network. Amy manages all creative web content and game development for iconic show brands such as Transformers, My Little Pony, Littlest Pet Shop, Strawberry Shortcake, Care Bears, etc. as well as the network's social media presence on all platforms which includes content, engagement and social media apps that [...] Read More
Director of Strategic Planning & Analysis
Gunjan Sharman is a Senior Product Manager with YP Holdings Inc. His role focuses on product roadmap planning, leading products from inception to delivery, and tracking success metrics. Prior to YP, Gunjan served in product and project manager roles with Fortune 500 firms that include DIRECTV and MySpace/Fox Interactive. He is an alum of Deloitte Consulting, and has also worked for large technology firms in Asia.
Gunjan has received 4 awards for being an Outstanding Mentor [...] Read More