Matthew Yang is a real estate investor and co-founder of Nostraworld, Inc., an online prediction gaming platform where users can predict on events that they already follow. Prior to these ventures, Matthew was a management consultant helping clients make more fact-based decisions through data analytics. Before his consulting days, he worked as a political campaign manager, designing and executing effective community outreach programs.
Matthew earned his B.A. in International Relations from the University of Southern California; he has studied Japanese in Tokyo, Japan and Italian in Siena, Italy.
Matthew is an avid mountaineer and enjoys an intense game of 3-on-3 basketball. Matthew was born, raised, and currently lives in Los Angeles.
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Tina Oh is a legislative deputy for Los Angeles City Councilmember Eric Garcetti and works on policy issues including public safety, the budget, tax reform, and government efficiency. She previously served on the research team for Senator Barbara Boxer’s 2010 reelection campaign. She received her BA in International Policy and Geography from University of Washington in Seattle and a MA in International Studies from Aarhus University in Denmark. Tina grew up in the South Bay area of Los Angeles and is now a resident of the city of Los Angeles.
Lyna Chon is an attorney based in Koreatown, Los Angeles. In addition to her work with KADC, she has been involved with various organizations serving immigrants, inner city youth, and other underserved groups, and she is particularly committed to fighting against human trafficking. She currently works in-house in an investment management firm and holds a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law and a B.A. from UCLA in Spanish and Political Science.
Esther currently coordinates communications and special projects for the City of Los Angeles Deferred Compensation Plan. She began her career in public service with the DEA and soon after was hired by the City. She has provided personnel liaison and consult to various City departments and offices and managed elections for City departments and entities, as well as contributed to the administration of municipal elections. She is a graduate from the University of California, Irvine with a bachelors degree in Political Science and a minor in History.
Gary Crummitt of Crummitt and Associates
Hanna Yoon is an attorney and the Director of Development for Jamison Services, Inc., a privately managed company engaged in ownership, management, development and acquisition of commercial real estate. Hanna is responsible for overseeing Jamison’s commercial development projects including initial feasibility studies, acquisition, entitlements, and project management. Prior to joining Jamison, she worked and volunteered with various nonprofit organizations including the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, Public Counsel, and MFY Legal Services, Inc.
Hanna graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in Political Science. She received both her JD and MA in Urban Planning from UCLA, where she was the Editor-in-Chief and Symposium Chair of the Asian Pacific American Law Journal. She is actively involved with the Network of Korean American Leaders (NetKAL) and the UCLA Korean American Alumni Association.
Gerald S. Ohn of the Law Offices of Gerald S. Ohn is an attorney based in Beverly Hills. Mr. Ohn’s litigation practice areas include civil rights, personal injury, business and employment law.
Mr. Ohn has significant experience prosecuting and defending a wide range of litigation, including class actions, on behalf of individuals, businesses, corporations, and governmental entities in state and federal courts.
Mr. Shin is a deputy attorney general in the Criminal Division of the California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General. As a state prosecutor in the Appeals, Writs and Trials Section, Mr. Shin prosecutes felony criminal matters, including death penalty litigation, in Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo County Superior Courts, the California Court of Appeal and the California Supreme Court. Mr. Shin also handles federal writ matters in the United States District Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Shin received his Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School and his Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA. During law school, Mr. Shin was a judicial extern to Honorable Lourdes G. Baird (ret.) of the United States District Court, and Honorable Fumiko Wasserman of the Los Angeles County Superior Court. He was also a certified law clerk with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office.
Alex Cha is a lawyer with his own practice emphasizing in business, entertainment, and lemon law. Prior to opening his own law practice, he was an associate for a Korean American law firm in Downtown Los Angeles. He recently served as the executive secretary of Korean American Foundation of Southern California. He was a former commissioner for the City of Los Angeles as a board member of Industrial Development Authority.
Alex graduated from University of California, Irvine. When he was in his 2nd year of college, he was activated into the Regular Army and served in Saudi Arabia as part of Desert Storm. He received his J.D. from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. In law school, he externed for U.S. Bankruptcy Court under Judge Zurzolo and externed at Central International Law Firm in Seoul, South Korea through Santa Clara Law School summer program.
Steve S. Lee is an Adjunct Professor of Sociology and Senior Research Analyst at Chapman University. Steve teaches classes in research methods, social inequality, and music/arts. Research wise, Steve has written extensively on the musical and artistic landscape in American culture. His publications include a chapter on the social development of alternative country in the US and the effects of telecommunications deregulation in the 1990s on the diversity of music Americans heard on the radio. His current research focuses on education issues such as student development, cultural capital, and retention. Steve holds a PhD from Vanderbilt University, a MS from Clemson University, and a BA from James Madison University. Steve is also involved with Asian Professional Exchange where he serves as the OC Director of Operations.
Jimmy Chai is a commercial real estate broker for Cushman and Wakefield. He has expert knowledge in the downtown Los Angeles industrial and commercial markets and handles sales and leasing assignments for his clients.
Sunny Cho is a Project Coordinator for the City of Los Angeles, Office of the City Clerk – Election Division. The Election Division administers elections for approximately 2.5 million registered voters in the City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Unified School Districts and Los Angeles Community College Districts. As a Project Coordinator, Sunny oversees programs that aim to increase Angelenos’ civic participation such as voter outreach/education, bilingual pollworker recruitment, translation of election materials and media relations. In addition to her involvement with KADC and voter advocacy work, she is committed to empowering women and children and providing services and advocacy to underserved communities.