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OCA Welcomes 18 Students to the 2014 Summer Internship Program

Wednesday, June 18, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Mary Dynne Montante
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OCA Welcomes 18 Students to the 2014 Summer Internship Program 


18 June 2014  

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. – OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates, a national membership- driven organization of community advocates dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of  Asian Pacific Americans (APA), is proud to welcome the OCA Summer Interns. This year’s cohort consists of 18 students from across the country. The Internship Program provides APA students with experiences in professional development, networking opportunities, and coalition broadening in Washington, D.C. for duration of 10 weeks.  

“It’s amazing to see how much the internship program has grown since it started 25 years ago.  This summer’s group of bright, young students has already shown leadership potential and a great deal of introspection into their own APA identities in the short time since their arrival.  I look forward to seeing where this summer program takes them.”


OCA National Vice President of Education & Culture, Stan Lou


“This year marks the 25th anniversary of the OCA Summer Internship Program.  OCA is excited to welcome our newest group of students into this wonderful and challenging opportunity. I am confident that through the internship program we will see this group grow into talented and thoughtful leaders”

OCA National President, Sharon M. Wong

The OCA Internship Program was first launched in 1989 with only one intern. Now as one of the largest and longest running Internship Program for APA students, OCA continues to educate and empower the next generation of strong community advocates.    

Please join us in welcoming the 2014 OCA Summer Interns: 

Kevin Bautista – University of Michigan

Emily Chong – Vanderbilt University

Tiffany Chou – Washington University in St. Louis

Teri Chung – University of Connecticut

Daniel Hoddinott – Rutgers University

Melerelini Ioane – California State University, Long Beach

Jennifer Kao – University of California, Berkeley

Jenny Lu – University of California, Berkeley

Eng Gin Moe – Georgetown University

Fae Montgomery – Swarthmore College

Rothana Oun – Georgia State University

Lyris Ramos – University of California, Berkeley

Mithin Thomas – University of Pennsylvania

Jennifer Tran – University of Texas at Austin

Tina Tran – New York University

Pheng Kong Vang – California State University of Sacramento

Jae Yang – Pima Community College

Veronica Zamani – University of California, Los Angeles

To read the intern biographies please click here or visit   

The 25th 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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