She is among the friendliest of young Asian American community leaders: a college graduate, the beneficiary of a close mentorship, a Korean American woman dedicated to public service.
Esteemed former NW Asian Weekly editor Carol Vu earned third place in the Minorities category for her article, “Asian anxious in wake of massacre” from the Society of Professional Journalists. Her article dealt with the aftermath of Virginia Tech.
International Community Health Services (ICHS) staff members Odelia Wang and Nai Saephan see true diversity every day, both in the cultural backgrounds of their patients and their individual medical needs.
His keyboardist Mark Pellizzer plays a mix of chords on a synthesizer for the introduction to “Down in a Cold Dirty Well.” Soon, drummer Alex Tanas and bass player Anthony Lavdanski join in.
If he had followed his parents’ advice, he would be working in an office as an accountant. They once ran their own sewing school in Vietnam and knew that success in the fashion industry takes an enormous amount of hard work and patience.
He steers his rear-wheel-drive racecar around the tight hairpin turns at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, knowing that driving aptitude, mastering oversteer and car control are the keys to winning for Team RS-R. Thick clouds of light blue smoke fill the air as he burns rubber speeding up after a turn.