Advisory Board

Honorary Advisory Board

Clyde Kusatsu
Actor/Vice President of national SAG/AFTRA

Clyde was the first  Asian American  to be elected as the President of SAG/AFTRA , local Los Angeles Chapter and he was  recently re-elected as the Vice President of national SAG/AFTRA where he will serve for additional 2 years.

Hawaii-born actor Clyde Kusatsu has appeared in roles calling for a variety of indeterminate ethnic origins including Hawaii Five O, Kung Fu, MASH, Magnum PI and Midway and Star Trek Next Generation. Early film appearances included unbilled bits in Airport 75 (1975) and Alex and the Gypsy (1976). With his minor role as the Freighter Captain in Black Sunday (1977), Kusatsu began working his way up the featured-player ladder.
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Steven Choi
68th District Asssembly member

Steven Choi is an American Republican Party politician from Orange County, California, who is the California State Assemblymember representing the 68th Assembly District, having won the post in 2016.

 

Prior to that, he served two terms as mayor of Irvine, California. In 1998, he became the first Asian-American elected to the Irvine Unified School Board and served two consecutive terms there before becoming the first Asian American to have been elected to a four-year term on the Irvine City Council and one of two Korean Americans on the council. For more information, visit www.stevenchoi.org
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Young Kim
U.S. Representative for California's 39th Congressional District

She was elected to the Assembly in 2014 after unseating Democratic Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva. In 2017, Young Kim announced she would be running for Orange County Supervisor.

a nonpartisan office in the 4th district which includes the cities of Fullerton, Placentia, La Habra, Brea and portions of Anaheim and Buena Park.Young O. Kim was the first Korean American Republican Woman ever to serve in the California state legislature, and the first Asian American to represent the cities of the 65th Assembly District in Sacramento.
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Nathan Wang
Pianist and Composer

An Emmy and Singapore Grammy Award recipient, Nathan Wang is a  world-renowned Chinese-American pianist and composer for Hollywood and Asian cinema. He has scored over 500 films and televisions shows working with many renowned film directors, composers and producers such as Steven Spielberg, Jackie Chan, Hans Zimmer, Disney, Dreamworks and many others.

His arrangements have been performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, and Shanghai Philharmonic among many others. 
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Paul Y Song, MD
Radiation Oncology Specialist, Healthcare Activist

Paul Y. Song, M.D. is a physician, progressive activist, and Co-Founder and CEO of Fuse Biotherapeutics. He is the former Chief Operating Officer and Chief Medical Officer of NKGen. He is a senior medical advisor at Hawkeye Bio and Supportive Therapeutics.  Dr. Song was most recently on the faculty of the Samuel Oschin Cancer Center at Cedars Sinai Medical Center.

Dr. Song served as the very first visiting fellow on healthcare policy in the California Department of Insurance in 2013. He is President of Physicians for a National Health Program California and is currently a board member of Physicians for a National Health Program, The Center for Health and Democracy, and Progressive Democrats of America. Dr. Song graduated with honors from the University of Chicago and received his M.D. degree from George Washington University. He completed his residency in radiation oncology at the University of Chicago where he served as Chief Resident and did a brachytherapy fellowship at the Institute Gustave Roussy in Villejuif, France. He was also awarded an ASTRO research fellowship in 1995 for his research in radiation inducible gene therapy.
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Take One Media Mentorship Board

Sina Hajhassan
Career Coach

As Entertainment/Media Chair, then President of the Undergraduate Communication Society, Sina got to live his passion of leading a team and helping his peers get clarity in careers within the communications industry through our organization’s offerings. He also coached students and friends on professionalism, using LinkedIn, resume writing and job interviewing. 

Sina served as a Senior LinkedIn Champion and Director of Triton LinkedIn Group, a program that was only offered at eight college campuses in the nation. Working with his team, the Career Center at UC San Diego and actual LinkedIn employees, Sina got to further develop his knowledge and skills in career coaching.
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Son Nguyen
Senior Recruiter @ LinkedIn

Son is currently the Senior Lead Campus Business Recruiter at LinkedIn. He is responsible for hiring and coaching entry-level talent for 300+ business and technical roles in the SF Bay Area, Chicago, New York, and Dublin. Prior to joining the talent acquisition team at LinkedIn, he worked in recruiting for Target Headquarters as well as college admissions at Notre Dame, Columbia, and Michigan. 

He was born and raised in Bellingham, WA to Vietnamese refugees. Son is the first in his family to attend college and holds a BBA of management consulting from the University of Notre Dame along with an MS of strategic communications from Columbia University. He is passionate about his Fighting Irish, Seattle sports, and coffee.
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Elliott H. Jung
Trial Attorney

Elliott H. Jung grew up in Los Angeles where he watched his immigrant parents trying to survive in a completely different culture. He found his life’s calling when he attended law school at Southwestern Law School in downtown Los Angeles, and is currently a partner with Hepburn, Hernandez, & Jung.

He was first accepted to work at the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office Appellate Unit and was then chosen to work for the Honorable Mark E. Windham handling a variety of criminal matters that were assigned to him by the Judge. He has since then worked with the Honorable Ronald S.W. Lew, Senior United States District Court Judge for the Central District of California and the Federal Public Defender’s Office. He was invited to teach as an adjunct professor at California Western Law School teaching the school’s main trial skills program and guided law students into becoming an effective advocate for their clients. Elliott also coached law students to compete in local and national trial competitions against other prestigious law schools.
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Shaina Ghuraya
Filmmaker/Producer

Shaina is currently a Writer and Netflix Animation, and a graduate of the University of Southern California's Master of Fine Arts program in Film and Television production. She jokes that she is a triple threat (disabled, Punjabi, and a woman), and is a fierce activist for people with disabilities. Shaina has developed her style as a director - bold, unrelenting, and quirky - focused on making comedies that promote diversity and inclusion. ​

Shaina is also one of the founders of the production company Rebuilt Minds where the goal is to produce stories that embrace diversity and explore intersectionality.
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Kayleb Lee
Filmmaker

Kayleb Lee is an independent American filmmaker based in Los Angeles, CA. He’s a USMC Combat Veteran and graduated Summa Cum Laude from The Los Angeles Film School. He’s produced six award-winning short films, including three he directed and edited.

Julie Lew
Fox Searchlight Pictures

Julie began her career filming live music concerts and working in the camera department on various film and television sets. She helped oversee production of the Emmy Award-winning interactive series ARTIFICIAL and the revival of the hit web series EMMA APPROVED, based on Jane Austen’s novel.

Showrunner Bernie Su let Julie join the writer’s room of EMMA APPROVED, because although she had no prior writing experience, she possessed a lot of extraneous knowledge about Jane Austen. She’s been interested in making a living out of coming up with stories ever since. Julie recently graduated from USC’s Peter Stark Program. By day, she works at a production company, and by other parts of the day and night, writes and produces her own projects. Julie aspires for her work to spark conversations about positive social change, and to use her voice to challenge prejudice, fight discrimination, and uplift diverse stories.
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Monte Simard
Motion Designer

A professional motion designer and cinematographer, I bring a versatile skillset and curiosity for problem-solving to every project I work on. Monye thrives about solving problems in high-pressure situations.

I'm most comfortable using Cinema 4D, Octane, Substance Painter and Designer, 3D Coat, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Audition, and Ableton Live, but I also have experience with Maya, 3ds Max, ZBrush, V-Ray, Unity, Unreal Engine, Nuke, Fusion, Resolve, Final Cut, and Pro Tools.
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