Get to know CAPE’s new Director of Programs and Operations!
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I was born and raised in Los Angeles, but I just moved back after spending 6 years in the Bay Area. I’m a big fan of comedic tv shows with female leads, history podcasts, and exploring new cities.
What drew you to CAPE?
When I was in high school, I dreamed of becoming an actor. However, I became discouraged when I noticed the lack of roles for Asian Americans in tv and movies and began to pursue other passions. Fortunately, I was able to find this line of work that allows me to help others pursue their dreams, hopefuly with less and less barriers.
I truly believe that representation is important. The media, including the entertainment industry, has the power to shape how we see the world and should be utilized to tell the diverse, authentic, accurate, and meaningful stories that we experience in real life.
I probably watch LOVE ACTUALLY and RUSH HOUR 2 at least once a month.
Favorite TV show?
My favorite tv show of all time is PARKS AND RECREATION. Most recently, I’ve been obsessed with GAME OF THRONES and CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND.
Favorite thing to eat in Los Angeles?
Growing up in the San Gabriel Valley, Shau May Kang Kang Restaurant was a staple in my diet and is probably still one of my favorite places to eat. Their pan fried soup dumplings and beef noodles with house-made hot sauce is my go-to order.
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