Oh, The Places You’ll Go: Which Career Path Will You Choose?
Anthony Tran is a rising second year student at
Georgetown University Law Center (GULC) and graduated
in 2013 from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in
Urban Studies and minors in Asian American Studies and
Sociology. During his time at Penn, he cultivated a passion
for advocacy, social justice, and working with Asian Pacific
American communities, and his interest in public service led
to internships with the National Coalition for Asian Pacific
American Community Development through the OCA Summer
Internship Program, Asian Americans United, and the
Philadelphia District Attorney's Office. In law school, he is a member of GULC's Pro Bono Board, American Civil Liberties Union chapter, and Asian Pacific American Law Student Association. He is hoping to pursue studies related to civil rights, immigration law, and anti-discrimination law. This past summer, he interned with the New York Legal Aid Society's Immigration Law unit. Although his career goals are not set, he hopes to gain both private and public sector experience in litigation to better advocate on behalf of underserved and disenfranchised communities
Michael Satyapor works at the Nielsen Company in
New York City. He is a Client Solutions Associate in the
Emerging Leaders Program there. He grew up in Palm
Beach Gardens, Florida and studied Economics at the
University of Florida. While at UF, he we elected to serve as
President of the Asian American Student Union where he led
a 1,600 member group with five sub-organizations as well as
a heritage month. He also helped found the Association of Asian
Alumni (AAA) and lead a team of students to successfully
petition the University to create an Asian American Studies Minor.
He participated in campus life as a fundraiser for the Japanese tsunami, a Senator in Student Government, Alternative Breaks leader, and participant selected to travel to Israel as part of the Caravan for Democracy. He was unanimously elected as President of the UF College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Student Council representing 14,000 students. Michael is an OCA alum and member of the 2012 Summer Intern Class placed at the Office of Management and Budget.
Jacqueline Wu is the Policy Manager for the Orange
County Asian Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA).
Jacqueline handles projects involving voter engagement,
advocacy, leadership development, and community organizing.
In addition, she is an active member of the community, having
served on numerous boards with organizations such as OCA-OC,
the California Democratic Party’s API Caucus, and the Asian
Professional Exchange (APEX). Prior to joining OCAPICA,
she worked as a District Representative and Program Manager
for Senator Carol Liu of the 25th District from 2011-2014. Born
and raised in the San Gabriel Valley, Jacqueline graduated cum laude from UC Irvine with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. Her passion for politics and serving the community stems from her family’s experiences as Vietnamese refugees.
Melody Lam was raised in South Jersey and is a
recent graduate at Temple University where she
received a B.S. in Biology, double minors in Art and French,
and a certificate in Chinese. As a student, Melody joined
Temple University Asian Students Association (TUASA) where
she served in various positions, and ultimately, led the
organization as President with the mission of providing a social
justice and empowering space for Asian Americans and allies
on campus. In addition to engaging people on campus, she
has served as a Program Coordinator of an environmental
justice youth program with the Vietnamese nonprofit Boat People S.O.S - Delaware Valley (BPSOS), and interned at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through the OCA Summer Internship Program. Melody continues to be based in the Philadelphia area. Since graduating from Temple, she has organized the inaugural Philadelphia APA Youth Summit which was coordinated in partnership with the East Coast Asian American Student Union (ECAASU), served on the Entertainment Committee of the ECAASU Conference in 2014, serves as Secretary of the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW), and participates on the Penn Dragon Boat Team. Melody currently works as a Consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton.