The Korean American Coalition of Washington (KAC-WA) will recognize individuals for outstanding community engagements at its Awards Gala on Sept. 16.
KAC-WA will be presenting the Artistic Award to Sara Zin, the Community Service Award to OneAmerica, the Business/Professional Award to Dr. Jeffrey Roh, and the Rocky Kim Pioneer Award to Rick Kong.
Zin was born in Seoul, South Korea, raised in New York, and is a University of Washington (UW) graduate. Her book, “The Starving Artist Cookbook,” was released in May 2016.
OneAmerica is Washington’s largest immigrant and refugee advocacy organization, founded after the 9/11 terrorist attack in 2001.
Roh is the president and executive board chair of ProOrtho, co-chairman of Swedish Hospital’s Integrated Spine Program, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Korean American Spine Society.
Kong studied for his Musical Doctorate at the UW, founded Korean Arts Mission in 2001, and founded the Federal Way Youth Symphony Orchestra in 2006.