Asian American Pacific Islander Professionals in the Workplace

Date
Apr 18, 2023, 6:00 pm7:00 pm
Audience
  • Graduate Students
  • Undergraduate Students

Details

Event Description

Join us for a candid conversation with AAPI alumni who will share how their identities played a role in their career decisions, and what it means to be AAPI in the workplace. This is a space for friendly, small group conversations.

Space is limited. Please register early.

Co-sponsored by Asian-American Student Association (AASA) and the Carl A. Fields Center for Equality + Cultural Understanding.

Alumni Bios:

Julie Kwong '16

Julie Kwong '16

Julie Kwong '16 (she/her) is a Chinese-American first-generation college graduate and educator who is committed to service through education and empathy-driven innovation. With a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a certificate in Secondary Math Teaching from Princeton University, Julie's professional work so far has largely centered in schools and nonprofit organizations.

As the Chief Product Officer at SubjectToClimate, a nonprofit online connector for K-12 educators of all subjects to find credible and engaging materials on climate change at no cost, she leads engineers, designers, and content developers to improve the experience for the teacher-facing website. Before joining SubjectToClimate, she served as a Lead Math Teacher and DEI Associate at MESA Charter High School in Brooklyn, NY, where she created and adapted math curriculum for students and also facilitated staff professional development to promote culturally responsive school practices. During her summers at Princeton, she interned with the Princeton Tiger Challenge and with education nonprofits such as uAspire and Asian American LEAD. She has also received transformative mentorship from programs such as the New Leaders Council and Collegiate Directions Inc, and from mentors in the Princeton alumni network.

On the side, she advocates for Cantonese-speaking families through volunteering with Bushwick Ayuda Mutua and facilitates programming with ImmSchools to promote safe classrooms for immigrant and undocumented students. After a long day, she loves to recharge by strolling outdoors, trying new foods, and exploring new cities.

 

Monica Seng '17

Monica Seng '17

Monica Seng '17 is a Product Manager at Nomad Health, the first digital marketplace for healthcare jobs connecting travel nurses and allied health professionals with exciting career opportunities. She graduated with a degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, where she was originally a pre-med student. However, after realizing that the medical field wasn't for her, she started her career as a Princeton Project 55 (P55) fellow at OpenBiome. From there, she joined Nomad as an Operations Associate and navigated several internal pivots before transitioning to the Product team. Originally from sunny Tucson, AZ, Monica now calls Brooklyn, NY home and is excited to meet fellow tigers!

 

 

 

 

Natsuko Sato '17

Natsuko Sato '17

Natsuko Sato '17 was born in Shiga, Japan and grew up in upstate New York. She graduated from Princeton University with an AB in Neuroscience and a certificate in Cognitive Science. Post graduation, Natsuko worked for the NeuroLeaderhsip Institute, a human capital consulting firm, leveraging her neuroscience background to bring best DEI practices to organizations. She currently works for McKinsey & Company, where she began as a Project Manager for their Legal teams, and is now a Specialist of Practice Management for the firm's Global Private Equity practice. She will be starting business school in the fall of 2023.

 

 

 

 

Ray Wang '03

Ray Wang '03 graduated majored in Economics at Princeton. Ray is currently a Principal at New York Ventures Group, Inc., an investment fund specializing in global macro and real estate investment and management. Ray started his career in global portfolio trading at Instinet and then joined the consulting team of Morgan Stanley and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. From there, Ray joined W.P. Carey & Co., a triple net lease real estate investment trust providing customized capital solutions to publicly-traded and privately-held companies, developers, private-equity firms and their portfolio companies.

 

Santhosh Balasubramanian '13

Santhosh Balasubramanian '13

Santosh Balasubramanian '13 is a Director of Product at PathAI, where he leads teams to design and build AI-based tools for analyzing medical images. After studying computer science and biology at Princeton University, he held a variety of research, engineering, and product roles at Google, Khan Academy, Stanford, and Notable Labs. Outside of work, he's passionate about basketball, road trips, and long meals with friends. Santhosh currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.