Meet our Leadership Team!
The Leadership Team ideates, develops, and oversees the execution of all programs and activities for the NAAAP NY chapter. Send us a message to learn how you can get involved with our many exciting initiatives!
I have been a participant in NAAAP NY events and programs for years and have greatly benefited from this amazing organization. I am honored to be part of the leadership team and to be able to make an impact on the organization and the people that it touches. It has been an amazing experience to meet and work with other volunteers with so much talent and passion in building an ecosystem that provides opportunities for the AAPI professionals to connect and grow.
Current Professional Role: Investor at 37 Angels
Vice President of Finance
I am passionate about connecting with and serving the AAPI community through NAAAP NY. There are so many opportunities within the organization not only to give back and uplift the community but also to work with individuals from a diverse set of professional backgrounds while doing so. I am excited to be involved with NAAAP NY and to build a more equitable tomorrow for the next generation of AAPIs and beyond.
Current Professional Role: Operations at Canoe
Director of Corporate Relations
I serve with NAAAP New York because I want to give back to the AAPI community in an impactful way. I believe in the power of community building and exploring the unique intersectionalities that make us who we are. Building an inclusive space for AAPI professionals to thrive and creating a platform to advocate for our community allows us to drive and define the AAPI experience. “It takes a village,” and I am excited to collaborate with like-minded folks to collectively lift up our community on a local and national level.
Current Professional Role: Project Lead, Real-World Data at Roche
Vice President of Membership
Reconnecting with my roots and giving back to the community that has shaped my identity have been at the heart of my journey. After relocating to New York City from Philadelphia, I was drawn to NAAAP NY as an opportunity to leverage my diverse background, experiences, and interests to make a meaningful impact. I’m excited to contribute to an organization that aligns with my core values: Community, Belonging, & Development. Join me in building a stronger, more connected AAPI community together!
Current Professional Role: Business Operations & Project Management Lead
Chief of Staff
Having volunteered in and led other DEI initiatives in my professional and personal life, I have felt that it’s time for me to connect with my AAPI community in more meaningful ways, including AAPI women related discussion and workshop, NextGen leadership development, AAPI creatives, and many others. I look forward to learning and growing with the incredible leaders on the New York team.
Current Professional Role: Merger and Acquisition Tax Advisory
Co-Director of Programming
I am involved with NAAAP because, as a member, I have had many great opportunities to meet and grow my network of professionals in various industries. In my past work experiences, I’ve looked to participate and become more involved in various employee networks to expand upon what I typically do in my day-to-day job. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time being a part of NAAAP as a member and am excited to now be taking the next step and working alongside the New York chapter to help raise awareness and continue driving our mission forward.
Current Professional Role: Vice President of U.S. Branded Cards at Citi
Co-Director of Programming
I am involved with NAAAP New York because I want to make a significant impact in uplifting AAPI professionals and leaders in our community. My goal is to amplify opportunities for leadership development and professional advancement so the AAPI network has the resources and space to succeed. I am excited to work with the leadership team to advance NAAAP’s mission.
Current Professional Role: Co-Founder at MET
Co-Director of PRIDE
I choose to be involved with NAAAP NY because I want to contribute and build a community where individuals are encouraged, heard, and welcomed from all walks of life. Being involved with NAAAP NY has allowed me to connect with talented and like-minded individuals that share the same vision and so far, it has been an amazing journey!
Current Professional Role: Digital Analytics Consultant
Co-Director of PRIDE
Building community and bringing people together to make connection is my side door that really gets me excited. NAAAP NY is a huge opportunity to help the AAPI community, specifically the LGBTQ community within, make professional connections to show we aren’t alone, and to be guides for folks.
Current Professional Role: Creative director/founder of trott.studios
Director of Marketing & Communications
Current Professional Role: MDU Broadband Solutions at Andrena
Director of Women in NAAAP
I have been looking for ways to serve my community, and NAAAP weighed in with this platform for me. Encouraged by the inclusive, innovative, and proactive environment within NAAAP, I am striving to make a positive impact on Asian American, especially Asian women and femmes, by equipping mainly NYC-based professional and personal leaders with professional skills, confidence, and resources while contributing my experience in women’s rights, social justice and leadership.
Current Professional Role: Documentary Filmmaker
Director of Scholarships
I want to give back to the community by helping the next generation of Asian and Pacific Islander leaders grow with the support and resources that they need. NAAAP NY is the perfect place to unite with others who share a passion for empowering and inspiring future leaders as well as building meaningful connections within our community.
Current Professional Role: Senior Product Manager at Spotify
I serve with NAAAP New York because I love making positive impact for our shared community. It is an honor to collaborate and journey together with growth-minded leaders who are passionate about investing their time and energy into making the world a little better than they had found it. The amount of support that has been freely given and received through NAAAP is phenomenal, and I am grateful to be a part of contributing to the inclusive ecosystem that we have built here!
Current Professional Role: Head of Growth at Pyxai
NAAAP provides so many opportunities to meet and engage with other AAPI professionals within New York City and beyond. I want to leverage my knowledge and experiences to mentor young emerging leaders, while also supporting my talented peers across all industries. Together, we are building a positive, innovative, and equitable tomorrow.
Current Professional Role: Media & Marketing Consultant