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OCA Welcomes 25 Students to the 2013 Summer Internship Program

Thursday, May 16, 2013  
Posted by: Michael Satyapor
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OCA Welcomes 25 Students to the 2013 Summer Internship Program


15 May 2013

Mary Dynne Montante | Associate Director of Programs & Constituent Development
202 223 5500 |

WASHINGTON, D.C. – OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates, a national membership driven organization dedicated to advancing the political, social, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans (APAs), is pleased to announce the 24th annual Summer Internship program with 25 students from across the country. The 10 week paid internship provides APA students an opportunity to gain professional experience in various government agencies, congressional offices, and non-profit organizations in the nation’s capital.

"For over 24 years, OCA has built a leadership pipeline for the APA community through our internship program. We are excited to welcome our newest future leaders to Washington, DC especially as we celebrate our 40th Anniversary,” said OCA National President, Sharon M. Wong.

With one of the largest and longest running internships for APA students, OCA continues to educate and empower the next generation of leaders. The OCA Internship Program seeks to cultivate strong advocates by providing students with the opportunity to be involved in the political process through a national organization. The program has successfully led past interns to become more active on their college campus and increased the presence at the APA community in local, state, and federal levels.

Please join us in welcoming the 2013 OCA Summer Interns:

Hari Adhikari - Pima Community College
Christian Aldana – Ohio State University
Dohyun Ahn - Emory University
Emily Chang - Bryn Mawr College
Alice Chang – University of Southern California
Chun Wah Chen – Skyline College
Steven Cong – University of California, Berkeley
Suzanne Hiransuna – University of Michigan
Jin Kim – University of Pennsylvania
Melody Lam – Temple University
Chee Kue Lee – St. Cloud State University
Nhia Lee - University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Lisa Lei – University of California, Irvine
Laura Li – Oberlin College
Steven Marseglia – University of California, Berkeley
Sophia Ng – University of California, Berkeley
Rebecca Ozaki - University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Divya Raj – Ohio State University
Linda Ren - College of Saint Rose
Juliet Shen – State University of New York, Albany
Vanessa Tech – University of Denver
Linh Tran – Georgetown University
Taylor Valmores - Sacramento City College
Kalia Vang – Georgetown University
Ariana Yang – University of Minnesota

To read the biography of the interns please click here or visit

The 24th annual OCA Internship Program is generously sponsored by the Walmart Foundation, the Comcast Foundation, the William & Sinforosa Tan Kaung Internship Endowment Fund, and Mary Ann & Paul C. Yu Internship Fund. For a full list of interns, placements and donation opportunities, please visit

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