Scott Chan, MPA, Project Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, (213)-553-8491
Scott currently is the project coordinator for APIOPA. He formerly organized the Health Justice Network, a coalition of Southern Californian API health organizations at the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC). Outside of work, Mr. Chan is the VP of Policy for the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council (A3PCON), and is also a consultant for Asian and Pacific Islanders California Action Network (APIsCAN). Mr. Chan currently holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from California State University, Northridge, and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Ailene Ignacio, BA, Community Health Liaison, email@example.com
Ailene is the current Community Health Liaison for APIOPA. As such, her goal is to revamp Pilipino and Latino corner stores in the Historic Filipinotown area so as to provide more affordable and healthier food options to that community. Born and raised in the Historic Filipinotown area, Ailene is a recent college graduate, and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Also, prior to working at APIOPA, she was a peer counselor for both the Samahang Pilipino – Education and Retention (SPEAR) Project and the Bruin Readmission Program (BRP) at UCLA.
Kyle Tsukahira, BA, Project Specialist, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kyle is currently a project specialist for APIOPA. He is currently working on a clean air project with a group of 16 youth from the Crown and Sceptre Senior Honors Society at Mark Keppel High School. APIOPA has partnered with Occidental College, University of Southern California (USC), the Asian and Pacific Policy and Planning Council (A3PCON), the United States Forest Service (USFS), the Center for Asian American Wellness (CAAW), and San Gabriel Mountains Forever to help the students create a film about the air quality in the San Gabriel Valley which they want to share with their local representatives. Kyle currently holds a bachelor’s degree in Asian and Asian American Studies from California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA).
Alisi Tulua, Community Health Liaison, email@example.com
Alisi currently is the Community Health Liaison for APIOPA working on Project SEEK (Safety, Education and Engagement for Kids). Prior to APIOPA, she served the community through her roles at One East Palo Alto, Tongan Community Service Center, and the Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance. Outside of work, Alisi is a board member for Empowering Pacific Islander Community. Ms. Tulua currently holds a master’s degree in Biology, and a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from University of California, San Diego. Alisi was born in Tonga and raised in Monterey, CA.
Jennifer is currently the CSA Coordinator for APIOPA. She serves as the liaison, connecting with Hmong farmers from Fresno, CA to supply vegetables and coordinating with local API restaurants and organizations to host CSA pick-up sites, which altogether, works to increase access of fresh vegetables for API subscribers living in Los Angeles. Jennifer was born and raised in Merced, CA, right in the heart of California’s Central Valley near Fresno. She is fluent in Hmong. Jennifer holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Davis and is currently a graduate student at the University of California, Los Angeles pursuing a Master in Public Health in Community Health Sciences.