SASE National Conference

2015 Presenter Profiles

Betty Lo

PRESENTING KEYNOTE

Betty Lo is Vice President of Regional Community Alliances and Engagement for Nielsen and works with community leaders, media, entertainment and consumer businesses to promote Nielsen’s education, STEM, philanthropic and public affairs initiatives in the community. Betty is an active leader within the Asian-American community and is a member of the National Board of Directors for Asian/Pacific Islander American Chambers of Commerce & Entrepreneurship (ACE), Vice-chair of the board of the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP), Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) – Asian American Advocates’ Business Advisory Council member and a member of the Asian Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) Advisory Board. Betty earned her bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan College and graduated from the Executive MBA program at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.

Carine S. Achoundong, PhD

Carine Achoundong received her PhD in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Tech in 2013. Upon graduation, Carine started her career in the PhD Professional Development Program (PhD PDP) at BASF. Since then, she held a process development engineer role in West Memphis, then moved to Houston to join the Petrochemicals business in a global strategy marketing role, and finally to a Chemical and Process Engineering role in her final assignment.

Presenting: What it Takes to be Successful in Global Industrial Scientific and Engineering Roles - A BASF insider’s view, Session 3

Dan Beaudry

Dan Beaudry is the author of “Power Ties: The International Student’s Guide to Finding a Job in the United States.” He has been a guest speaker at events for the National Association of Colleges and Employers, the MBA Career Services Council, the HR Planning Society, the International Careers Consortium, the National Association of Asian MBA’s and many universities and business schools across the country. He holds a BA from Vanderbilt University, and an MA in International Relations from Boston University.

Presenting: What Every International Student Should Know About U.S. Employment, Session 2

Dr. Thomas Bui

Dr. Thomas Bui has been in the aerospace industry for 25 years. He is a Boeing Senior Technical Fellow with expertise in system-of-systems engineering, software engineering, flight deck software, command & control, and cyber security. Tom is the Enterprise Technology Leader for the Cyber domain at Boeing. Prior to this position, he served as Chief Engineer of Boeing’s 787 Airplane Software Augmentation Program. He holds a doctorate in engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Presenting: Lead by Example as an Asian-American, Session 2

Christine Minji Chang

Christine Minji Chang hails from the San Francisco Bay Area as a new LA transplant. Minji graduated from UC Berkeley with a Public Health degree and worked for several years in preventing violence against women and children at a national non-profit and then switched gears to work in the tech industry at macys.com. Throughout that time, Minji also presided as Executive Director of Kollaboration’s SF chapter for 4 years before taking the plunge to take on the role of Kollaboration Global Executive Director and actor full time. As ED of Kollaboration, Minji oversees 14 city chapters, hundreds of volunteer staff and national programming efforts to elevate and empower Asian American artists, leaders, and grassroots community groups. As a growing thespian, Minji has studied acting at UC Berkeley, the American University in Paris, Beverly Hills Playhouse in San Francisco and currently trains at Beverly Hills Playhouse in Los Angeles and Upright Citizens Brigade. She believes the creative arts can activate a paradigm shift for the acceptance and understanding of diversity and identity and serve as a key personal leadership development tool.

Presenting: Building the Creative Leader In You, Session 4

Jacky-Vy Chau

Jacky-Vy Chau is Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Electrical Standards and Design Engineering Manager. In this role, he is responsible for supervising a group of skilled and experienced design engineers on performing engineering and technical activities in Electrical Design Technical Excellence Center. Since joining Boeing in 2006, Jacky has held a couple of engineering positions on commercial airplane programs. He holds degrees from Seattle Pacific University in Masters of Business Administration, Missouri University Science and Technology in Masters of Science of System Engineering and University of Washington in Electrical Engineering.

Presenting: Lead by Example as an Asian-American, Session 2

Julia Chu

Julia Chu is a Director and Technical Assistant to the Executive Vice President of Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. She has over 25 years experience with Lockheed Martin, working for five Business Areas in three locations. Throughout her career, Julia has held various positions in Systems Engineering and Program Management, and supported multiple customers in the Department of Defense and NASA. Julia has a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M University.

Presenting: How to Build Effective Workplace Relationships, Session 2

Maggie Chu

Maggie began her GE career as an intern, then later joined the GE HR Leadership Program in GE’s Power & Water business in 2004. Over the past 11 years, Maggie has held HR leadership assignments in Global Supply Chain, Services, and Commercial & Marketing for GE Power & Water and GE Oil & Gas. Maggie was born in Shanghai, China. She holds a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from Zhejiang University (China), a Master’s in Quality Management from Hong Kong Polytechnic University and a Master’s in Human Resources from the University of Minnesota. In her free time, Maggie enjoys playing tennis, biking and hiking.

Presenting: Brand You – Stand OUT, but Fit IN, Session 3

William E. Cohn

William E. Cohn, MD, is Director of the Center for Technology and Innovation; Associate Director of Laboratory Surgery Research in the Center for Cardiac Support; and Director of the Cullen Cardiovascular Research Laboratory at the Texas Heart Institute. He is also a professor of surgery at Baylor College of Medicine and an adjunct professor of Bioengineering at both Rice University and the University of Houston. His major research interests include the development of new technology for decreasing the invasiveness of cardiac and vascular surgery and development of the continuous-flow totally implantable artificial heart. Learn more about Dr. William Cohn at his TEDMED page.

Presenting: Being an Entrepreneur in the Science Field, Session 1

Donna Fujimoto Cole

Ms. Cole founded Cole Chemical & Distributing, Inc. in 1980. Customers include: Bayer, ExxonMobil, Lockheed Martin, Procter & Gamble, Toyota and United Airlines. ICIS ranks Cole Chemical 46 in the nation and 122 in the world. She serves on the boards of the U.S.-Japan Council, Houston Minority Supplier Development Council, the Center for Asian Pacific American Women. From 1991-1993, She served on President George H. Bush's Export Council. She attended Pan American University, The Amos Tuck School of Business Minority Business Executive Program, and graduated from the Manpower Business Training Institute of Technology. In 2015 Ms. Cole was named one of Houston Chronicle’s Woman of Distinction.

Presenting: Confidence, Courage & Commitment to be Your Own Boss, Session 4

CJ Coolidge

CJ Coolidge is an author, keynote speaker and Business Performance Advisor of 25 years. His success stems from his core belief that any and all business problems are, at their core, people problems. People cause, or affect, every situation in business. With this perspective, CJ has helped corporations and individuals all over the country discover breakthroughs in profitability, productivity and life satisfaction by adopting the principles of a People Driven Business.

Presenting: People Driven Business: The New Business Paradigm Guaranteed to Boost Your Career, Your Life and Business, Session 1 and 2

Xiaodan Dai

Xiaodan is currently a Process Engineer at Procter & Gamble at Mehoopany, PA. She also volunteers for SASE as a Senior Regional Coordinator for the Northeast Region.

Presenting: Help Needed: Bringing Innovation to Life, Session 4

Bryan Dansberry

Bryan Dansberry is an Education Specialist at Johnson Space Center. Since 2007 he has served as a NASA Internships Operations Manager overseeing business processes generating over 1,000 internships/year at 13 NASA facilities. Prior to JSC, Mr. Dansberry served as Assistant Professor in the Division of Professional Practice at the University of Cincinnati where he was responsible for the mandatory undergraduate aerospace, biomedical, and computer engineering co-op programs. In this capacity, he facilitated and validated over 1,200 terms of co-op experience. Mr. Dansberry has a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, a M. Ed., 10 years’ experience as a NASA research engineer and 13 years’ experience designing, implementing, and evaluating higher education experiential programs. From 2007 to 2013 he served on the board of the Cooperative & Experiential Education Division (CEED) of ASEE including serving as the Division Chair in 2012.

Presenting: NASA PATHWAYS/NASA OSSI/How to Write Your Resume, Session 2

Carrie Dean

Carrie was born in Oakland, California, and living in Sunnyvale, California, making multiple moves within the United States as her father was a pilot in the U.S. Navy. Carrie began working at Navy Recruiting Command in 2005 as a Human Resource Assistant and has advanced four pay-grades since initial hire. She is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt completing several improvement projects saving the Navy dollars and labor hours. Personal performance awards include a 5 (role model) rating received from Navy Recruiting Command with only five 5’s awarded to over 600 civilian employees nationwide.

Presenting: Lean Six Sigma White Belt, Sessions 1 and 2

Carlo Domaoan

Carlo started working in Pratt & Whitney since 2012 as a Design Engineer for the Bearing and Seals Design Team in Mechanical Systems. He transitioned to Externals supporting the Next Generation Product Family programs including Bombardier, Mitsubishi Regional Jet and Embraer. Carlo received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on Material Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is currently pursuing his M.S. degree in Manufacturing Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Presenting: Successfully Navigating the High Technology Workplace, Session 2

Katie Donovan

Katie Donovan is a salary and career negotiation consultant, and equal pay consultant. Her company, Equal Pay Negotiations LLC, is dedicated to achieving equal pay by consulting for all the stakeholders: employees, employers, and policy makers. Katie’s 360-degree background in employment includes working for a staffing firm, an applicant-tracking developer, and a trade association. She is frequently quoted by and contributes to media including Mashable, SELF Magazine, Forbes, NPR, and more.

Presenting: Million Dollar Words: Lines to Close Pay Gaps and Negotiate $1 Million More in Your Career, Session 1 and Pay Negotiation, Session 2

Cheya Dunlap

As the Global Diversity & Inclusion Leader for GE Power & Water, GE’s largest industrial business unit, Cheya works closely with senior leaders, human resources teams, talent acquisition, and employee affinity groups to develop and drive diversity and inclusion efforts across the business. Cheya has over 17 years of HR leadership experience with GE across global business units, locations, and functions. Prior to GE, Cheya held Sales and HR positions with Nestlé USA and Lieberman Research Worldwide in Los Angeles, California. Cheya graduated Magna Cum Laude from Tuskegee University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and International Relations. She earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the Peter F. Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California. Cheya resides in the greater Houston, Texas area with her husband Bernard and their two boys, Isaiah and Zachary.

Presenting: Brand You – Stand OUT, but Fit IN, Session 3

Tom Fernandez

After 23 years with Procter & Gamble, Tom has left to pursue the American dream of being an entrepreneur. He left P&G as Associate Director of Purchases, Capability, and Strategy. He joined P&G in 1989 in Purchases and has held positions of increasing responsibility in External Manufacturing, Chemicals, New Business Development, and Business Services. This includes his last two positions, where he was the first leader of P&G’s over $1 billion Global Energy Strategy and P&G Purchases Acquisition and Divestiture efforts. Tom has been active in Organizational Development at P&G since 1989, including a broadening assignment as Recruiting Manager of Product Supply, where he had oversight to hire over 600 for P&G’s Engineering, Manufacturing, Customer Service and Logistics needs. In 2007, Tom co-founded SASE to help Asian heritage scientists and engineers achieve their full career potential. Tom has served on the SASE Board of Directors as Secretary since 2007.

Presenting: Leadership Assessment: SASE 6E's, Session 3

Brandon Fletcher

Brandon has 20 years of experience working in analytics, finance, & econometrics. He is currently leading global operational analytics for Wal-Mart as VP of Global Business Process. Previously, Brandon drove decision science successes at A.T. Kearney in Eastern Europe for emerging retail, at Kirkland & Ellis for antitrust & private equity clients, and at the Chicago Board of Trade for futures & options investors. Mr. Fletcher holds an M.B.A from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. in Economics from Northwestern University.

Presenting: Leading by Essential Rightness, Session 3

Doug Fung

Doug is currently an R&D Senior Engineer at Procter & Gamble with responsibilities for developing and delivering packaging for the Bounty brand. Doug also leads the Sponsorship Committee of SASE and is the 2015 Sponsor for the InnoService Competition.

Presenting: Help Needed: Bringing Innovation to Life, Session 4

John Harris

John Harris is Vice President of Business Development for Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), and Chief Executive Officer of Raytheon International, Inc. Raytheon Company, with 2014 sales of $23 billion and 61,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity markets throughout the world. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. Harris is responsible for Raytheon’s worldwide sales and marketing, international business, government relations and business strategy.

Presenting: Leaders Speak on Confidence, Courage, and Commitment, Session 1

Naomi Hirose-Gormally

Naomi Hirose-Gormally is a program manager for Boeing Defense Space & Security (BDS). In this role, she is responsible for the Boeing and subcontractor personnel, financials, profit, and loss of the RFD SED program. She works closely with Boeing upper management and senior Department of Defense executive customers to make effective decisions as to the allocation of resources (funding, assets, and personnel) to enable Boeing and the customer to reach their objectives and respond to mission operation needs. Since joining Boeing in 2004, she has held various management and technical positions within BDS. She holds bachelor’s degrees from Bowie State University’s Education and University of Maryland’s Computer Science departments and a Masters of Arts in Accounting from Central Michigan University.

Presenting: Lead by Example as an Asian-American, Session 2

Susan Hodge

Susan is an experienced financial executive who leads with a passion for developing people. As a former Treasurer of Shell Oil and VP within Royal Dutch Shell, Susan has led global teams in multicultural environments. Founder of Women Leading Together, Susan works with women to break down barriers to advancement, identify their unique value and develop the skills they need for a fulfilling career. She is an adjunct professor teaching leadership at the University of Houston Downtown.

Presenting: 5 Things I Wish I Would Have Learned Earlier in My Career, Session 1

Gaurav Khandelwal

Gaurav Khandelwal is the Founder and CEO, ChaiOne. His strong desire to help clients accelerate business has driven him to challenge the status quo in enterprise web and mobile applications. A visionary in mobile strategy and technology innovation, Khandelwal has focused ChaiOne to create engaging products internally and for clients. Khandelwal received the 40 under 40 Award in 2009, and has led ChaiOne to top 10 finishes from 2010-2014 in the annual Houston Business Journal Fast Tech 50. Khandelwal also operates a local co-working space called START www.starthouston.com START is Houston’s leading tech co-working space for web and mobile startups.

Presenting: 10 Lessons from the Trenches, Session 4

Shweta Kurvey-Mishra

Shweta Kurvey- Mishra, is the Director of Diversity and Inclusion at ITW. Prior to her current role, Shweta has been in several HR business partner roles supporting multi-million dollar, global businesses for ITW. She completed her Bachelors in Commerce (Business) from University of Mumbai in India and has her Masters in Organizational Communication and Masters in Human Resources and Labor Relations from Michigan State University.

Presenting: The Power of Influence, Session 1

Sandra Vu Le, Esq.

Sandra Vu Le, Esq. is an 18 year immigration attorney, a former state congressional candidate, a successful professional trainer and the current cable TV host of “The American Journey.” Often affectionately referred to as “older sister,” Sandra’s passion is to empower Asian Americans, immigrants and foreign born students and professionals with leadership and business communication skills to succeed in the U.S. culture so that they may be an asset to their organizations and communities. www.yourculturaledge.com

Presenting: Building Rapport: Creating a Positive Charge Connection, Session 1 and 2

Robert Lin

Robert Lin is a Director of STEM Initiatives at Teach For America and leads the organization’s work around recruiting individuals from STEM backgrounds into the corps. Prior to this role, Robert worked as a campus recruiter, instructional coach, and educator based out of his home state of Rhode Island. He holds a Master of Arts in Urban Education Policy from Brown University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Chicago.

Presenting: Heart + Head = Hustle: Identifying Your Strengths to Create a Career, Session 4

Hong Lu, PhD

As a professional chemical engineer, Hong Lu received his BS and MS degrees from Beijing University of Chemical Technology, and his PhD from Brigham Young University in 2006. Before Hong joined BASF in 2014, he worked on gasification technology in the energy area for eight years with GE and NICE. Hong’s current role is to provide R&D support for reaction engineering associated subjects for business units within BASF, including reactor design, optimization and troubleshooting, as well as new reaction technology development.

Presenting: What it Takes to be Successful in Global Industrial Scientific and Engineering Roles - A BASF insider’s view, Session 3

Nyle Miyamoto

Nyle Miyamoto is Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Chief Engineer for 747/767 Airframe and Cargo Systems. In this role, he has engineering responsibility for 747 and 767 aircraft structure and cargo handling equipment. Since joining Boeing in 1990, Miyamoto has held numerous management and technical positions on many commercial airplane programs including the 787 and 767 Tanker. He holds degrees from Washington State University’s Masters of Engineering Management program and the University of Washington in Mechanical Engineering.

Presenting: Lead by Example as an Asian-American, Session 2

Senthil Natarajan

Senthil Natarajan is a junior Electrical Engineering student at Rice University, and one of the co-founders of Ziel Solutions, a wearable tech company focused on creating devices for preventing the risk of injury from repetitive physical activity. Driven by a competitive nature and passion for empowering students to “do cool things that make a difference,” he’s heavily involved with developing the startup ecosystem at Rice. He’s also a contributing writer for the Houston Chronicle, and is always ready for a game of pickup basketball.

Presenting: Startup Failures: What you can learn from them, Session 2

Binh Nguyen, PhD

Binh Nguyen received his PhD in Organic Chemistry from The University of Texas, Austin. Prior to joining BASF, he worked at GlaxoWellcome and did a short postdoc at Texas A&M University, College Station. He joined BASF in 2007 and is currently a research chemist in Polymerization Catalysis Research.

Presenting: What it Takes to be Successful in Global Industrial Scientific and Engineering Roles - A BASF insider’s view, Session 3

Dr. Neil O'Reilly

Dr. Neil O'Reilly was born in Australia, grew up in England, and has lived in the US for 31 years. He has a BS in Chemistry and PhD in Organofluorine chemistry both from UMIST in UK. He also held research positions for one year at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, and two years at the University of Minnesota. Neil has worked in R&D, Licensing, and technical partnership for 13 years at Oxychem/Lyondell/Equistar, and 16 years at Engelhard /BASF. His technical areas are specialty organics, ethylene oxide, and polyolefins (polymers, process licensing, and catalyst R&D). For 26 years these responsibilities have involved extensive use of international collaborations with most regions (e.g. Russia, China, Japan, Korea, South America, Europe) and integration of those partnerships with internal R&D leading to a unique perspective on overcoming the challenges that can arise.

Presenting: What it Takes to be Successful in Global Industrial Scientific and Engineering Roles - A BASF insider’s view, Session 3

Josephine Pereira

Josephine is the Recruitment and Student Programs Manager at NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC), Florida where she is responsible for the Pathways Internship Program. This program allows students to rotate between semesters of school and work through graduation. There are currently 80+ students in this program that are managed through her office. Through recruitment strategic planning she assures that Kennedy Space Center is well equipped with the next generation of scientists, engineers, technologists, and business professionals that have the skills necessary to drive forward the NASA vision. She began at NASA in 2009 as a co-op student while attending the University of Central Florida where she received a degree in Business Management with a specialization in Human Resource Management. During her 6 years at KSC she has received numerous awards including a Silver Dollar award and a Gold Dollar award as a result of her efforts with the transition of space shuttle employees. She was also recognized as HR employee of the year. For more Information about the KSC Pathways Programs, please visit:http://pathawys.ksc.nasa.gov

Presenting: NASA PATHWAYS/NASA OSSI/How to Write Your Resume, Session 2

Vu Pham, PhD

As the Chair of Elevate, Vu H. Pham, PhD, works with dozens of organizations from the Fortune 500 to government and non-profit agencies. Elevate is a partnership with the Center for Executive Development at the University of California, San Diego's Rady School of Management, as well as Cal State Fullerton and UC Riverside's Career Centers. The Elevate Program boosts organizational performance and strategic effectiveness through interactive training and data-driven research.

Presenting: Impressive First Impressions: The Most Important 30 Seconds (and 30 Years) of Your Career, Session 3 and 4

Nkrumah Pierre

Through years of experience in the executive search industry, Nkrumah has established himself as a leader in strategic business development and client satisfaction. He frequently participates in networking groups and professional associations where he has the opportunity to give back and cultivate long-lasting, mutually beneficial relationships. In his spare time, Nkrumah dedicates himself to training for triathlons or getting outdoors and carving up the mountains on his snowboard.

Presenting: The Art of Networking & Professional Branding, Session 3 and 4

Jeff Reichman

Jeff is a Principal at January Advisors. He works on data policy and strategy, maps and apps for the public sector, and civic engagement campaigns. His work has been recognized by the White House, the League of Women Voters, and the Houston Business Journal, among others.

Presenting: Civic Tech and the Public Sector, Session 2

CPT Michael Rivera

CPT Michael Rivera was born in Fort Riley, KS, and raised primarily in El Paso, TX. In 2005, he graduated from the University of Texas of El Paso with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Air Defense Artillery. His military education includes the Air Defense Officer Basic Course, the Air Defense Officer Advanced Course, the Combined Arms and Services Staff School (CAS3), and US Army Airborne Course. CPT Rivera began his career as a PATRIOT Launcher Leader with B/2-43 ADA at Fort Bliss, Texas. He also served as Fire Control Enhanced Operator and transition to Short Range Air Defense as the Sentinel Platoon Leader with E/2-43 AMD. He deployed on the unit’s rotation to Kuwait as a Battle Captain in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. After completing the Air Defense Officer Advanced Course, CPT Rivera was given company command with D/4-353 AR of the 162d IN BDE at Fort Polk, LA. In 2011, CPT Rivera was then assigned as the Deputy Air and Missile Defense Chief for Division HQ/3 ID at Fort Stewart, GA. He deployed as the Air and Missile Defense Chief to Kandahar Air Field in 2012. He was assigned as the Assistant Professor of Military Science (APMS) for Army ROTC at the New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico, in September 2013. CPT Rivera married Katherine Fierro on 24 September 2005 in El Paso, Texas. Katherine is a native of El Paso. They have one daughter, Isabella (12 years old) and one son, Isaiah (5 months old).

Presenting: Mission Possible: Being a leader in Generation Z, Session 1

Mary Jeannette Schultz

Mary Jeannette Schultz is the project manager in the Research & Grants department of the Denver-based National Endowment for Financial Education. Mary Jeannette has received the bronze quill and regional merit for developing financial education content and has worked with over 100 nonprofits for financial literacy. A $50 gift card will be raffled off to those who brought their business cards. Memory sticks will be handed out to attendees who’ve signed up for the quarterly newsletter.

Presenting: Get Ahead of Your Finances: Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck, Session 3 and 4

Curtis Swisher

Curtis Swisher is President of SpirePointe Consulting Services LLC and myCareerQuest. He is a professional coach, speaker and author. During 30 years at The Dow Chemical Company, he had roles in R&D, HR, Engineering and Operations. He left corporate work in 2014 and started his own business. He holds master’s degrees in both Chemical Engineering and Human Resource Education, and is a Registered Corporate Coach®. In his professional work, he has spoken to audiences in nine countries and served clients in chemicals, aerospace, financial services, education and non-profits. Curtis has been married 32 years to Giovanna, residing in Lake Jackson, Texas, with son Collin, daughter Katherine and two golden Labrador retrievers - Sparkles and Skittles.

Presenting: Career Coaching: 4 Vital Things You Must Do to Grow your Career, Session 1 (and optional one-on-one Session 2)

Mustafa Tameez

Mustafa Tameez is the Founder and Managing Director of Outreach Strategists, a communications and public affairs firm headquartered in Houston. Mustafa has advised state legislators, mayors, members of Congress, and various public institutions. Now, as a regular contributor and news analyst for FOX 26, the Houston Chronicle and the Texas Tribune, Mustafa combines his unique insights into media, politics and business to help his clients succeed.

Presenting: Crisis Communication with Outreach Strategists, Session 3

Justin Tandingan

Justin Tandingan is Director of the Asian American & Pacific Islander Initiative at Teach For America. He holds his BA in Public Policy and BS in Ethnic Studies from the University of Oregon and his Masters in Public Policy from the University of Southern California. At the University of Oregon, he was Co Director of the Asian Pacific American Student Union, and after college moved to San Jose, California, where he taught 4th grade through Teach For America.

Presenting: Heart + Head = Hustle: Identifying Your Strengths to Create a Career, Session 4

Barbara Tsuie, PhD

Barbara Tsuie started her career at LyondellBasell’s Polymers R & D in Cincinnati, OH as an organometallic chemist. She was part of a multi-functional group consisting of Pilot Plant, Product Development, Analytical, and Third Party Manufacturing scientists. Her research career includes work in LB’s Chemicals R & D in suburban Philadelphia and at Albemarle Corporation in Baton Rouge, LA. She joined BASF in April 2015.

Presenting: What it Takes to be Successful in Global Industrial Scientific and Engineering Roles - A BASF insider’s view, Session 3