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May 27, 2021

Meet our 2021 Asian Pacific American Law Student Association Board Members

We are excited to introduce the following group of students as the next generation of leaders and changemakers pioneering our Asian Pacific American Law Student Association. 

Southwestern APALSA is dedicated to advancing the academic, professional, and social interests of all past, present, and future members by addressing issues impacting the AAPI legal community.

 Co-President - Camila Zhao Yingying

Image - Camila ZhaoYear: Rising 3L, Traditional Day
Future Aspiration: To make the world a better place.
Activities: SBA Director of Student Life, Law Review Leads Article Editor, PILC Activities Chair, and Tax Law Society Secretary.
She says: “Watch your thoughts, they become your words. Watch your words, they become your actions. Watch your habits, they become your character. Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.” - Lao Tzu
Fun Fact: I grew up in São Paulo, Brazil.
Asian Role Model: My dad for inspiring me to be better every day.


 Co-President - Jacob Lee

Image - Jacob LeeYear: Rising 3L, Part-Time Evening
Future Aspiration: Working in Sports and Entertainment Law.
Activities: Communications Chair, Negotiations Honors Program 2021-2022; Public Relations Chair, Sports Law Society 2021-2022; APALSA Safe Space Series Committee
He says: "Being still and doing nothing are two completely different things."
Fun Fact: My dog is an Instagram pet influencer.
Asian Role Model: My Uncle Ed



  Co Vice-President - One Choi

Image - One ChoiYear: Rising 3L, Traditional Day
Future Aspiration: To be an outstanding lawyer that future generations of law students can look up to.
Activities: I serve on the Board for STyLE. In conjunction with going to law school, I run the Panorama Cafe on the 9th Floor of the Stanley Mosk Courthouse.
He says: No pressure, no diamonds.
Fun Fact: I like to surf when I need to decompress.
Asian Role Model: Mom and Dad.



  Co Vice-President - Tiffany Lo

Image - Tiffany LoYear: Rising 3L, Traditional Day
Future Aspiration: I want to be a force in the AAPI community, and I want to be a great mother and role model to my children.
Activities: Summer law clerk at LADA’s Office, judicial extern at Los Angeles Superior Court, Tax Law Society, Women’s Law Association, Public Interest Law Committee, Dean’s Fellow, Law Review
She says: “Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” - RBG
Fun Fact: I am Taiwanese but I don’t like boba!
Asian Role Model: Yo-Yo Ma


Secretary - Jennifer Eaton

Image - Jennifer EatonYear: Rising 3L, Traditional Day
Future Aspiration: To be employed.
Activities: APALSA, Negotiation Honors Program, Tax Law Society, Writing Fellow, Teaching Assistant for LAWS and BA
She says: Make sure to wash the rice.
Fun Fact: I own a manatee.
Asian Role Model: Ali Wong




Treasurer - Andrea Yeam

Image - Andrea YeamYear: Rising 2L, Traditional Day
Future Aspiration: To become someone useful for my community.
Activities: LADA summer externship.
She says: “Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.” - Vince Lombardi
Fun Fact: I split my chin open once while cliff diving.
Asian Role Model: Sandra Oh




Co-Communications Chair - Delys Fang

Image - Delys FangYear: Rising 2L, Part-Time Evening
Future Aspiration: Estate Planning Attorney
Activities: APALSA, Tax Law Society, Student Representative for SCCLA, Full-time Judicial Assistant for a LA Superior Court Judge
She says: Lower your expectations to increase your happiness.
Fun Fact: My name was originally supposed to be Denise, but my dad spelled it wrong. It’s pronounced Duh-lease.
Asian Role Model: Wu Zetian, China’s first and only female emperor



Co-Communications Chair - Christine Chen

Image - Christine ChenYear: Rising 3L, Traditional Day
Future Aspiration: To be a cool mom.
Activities: APALSA, CLS, PILC, LADA Major Crimes Unit, Research Assistant for Professor Strader.
She says: Oscar Wilde said: “you can never be overdressed or overeducated.”
Fun Fact: I’m lactose tolerant.
Asian Role Model: My immigrant parents.




SBA Liaison - Andrew Meily

Image - Andrew MeilyYear: Rising 2L, Traditional Day
Future Aspiration: Production Legal or Business/Legal Affairs attorney.
Activities: At home, I love watching movies/TV, exercising, and following the NBA/NFL. As for school activities, I’m involved in the Entertainment Law Society and Music Law Society. This summer, I’ll be externing as a law clerk at the L.A. District Attorney’s office.
She says: “Feel good. Look good. Do better.” - Alex Toussaint
Fun Fact: I have a cat named Mac Miller.
Asian Role Model: David Chang – love his food, restaurants, and TV shows!


Professional Development Chair - Hayanna Kim

Image - Hayanna KimYear: Rising SCALE II
Future Aspiration: Just striving to be a good person.
Activities: Small Claims Court Clinic, Mass Incarceration Awareness Law Society
She says: "I am rooted, but I flow." Virginia Woolf
Fun Fact: Drank coffee every single day since I was 14 years old. Never skipped a day. I swear.
Asian Role Model: Ahn Changho




Academic Chair - Dean Matsuyama

Image - Dean MatsuyamaYear: Rising 3L, Part-Time Evening
Future Aspiration: Someone who makes a difference in the lives of others.
Activities: Moot Court, Dean's Fellow, Labor & Employment Law Association, and Asian Pacific American Law Students Association.
She says: "There is more than one path to the top of the mountain." Miyamoto Musashi
Fun Fact: To settle the score, I choose the tenor sax.
Asian Role Model: My mother and father. Thank you.



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