Soo Kyung Koo, Executive Director
Prior to joining ILF, she worked at think tanks and had extensive media and political experience in Washington D.C. and Seoul, South Korea. She is involved in Asian Pacific American communities through Asian/Pacifc Islander American Chamber of Commerce & Entrepreneurship, Asian Pacifc American Public Affairs Association, Coalition of Asian Business Organizations and other grassroots activities. She holds an M.A. in Government from Georgetown University and B.A. in Political Science from Ewha Women’s University. She has discussed and advocated leadership, politics and policy priorities for the Asian American community with national and local decision makers and young leaders through panels, workshops, seminars, and Hill visits. She has recently completed Emerging Leaders, an executive education program at Harvard Kennedy School.
Evelynn Xuan Bui, Program Director
Born in Vietnam, Evelynn moved to Washington, DC from Texas after obtaining a Master of Public Health degree from Baylor University. She began her career as a communications intern for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration before working full-time for the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) as a federal consultant. At VHA she lead projects on health IT business processes, program management, and designing curriculum for professional development. Passionate about community advocacy, joining the ILF was a natural transition to affirm her deep-seated interests in social empowerment. Evelynn is grateful to serve as ILF’s Civic Fellowship Program Director and looks forward to expanding her knowledge in diversity and inclusion, public policy, and advocacy.
Agnes Tung, Administrative Manager
Legal Affairs: Daniel Deng, Esq., Xuejie Wong, Esq.
Financial Affairs: Barry Cui, CPA & Leona Ru
Senior Advisors: Linh Hoang & Yvonne Lu
IT: Shao-Yang Ku & Deaniel Peng
Lead Photographer: Bob Lo
Photographers: Gino Wang , Euegene Lau, and Hansen Zhang
2017 Fall Team
Choki Im, Intern
Choki was born and raised in Seoul, Republic of Korea. She is majoring in Biology at Yong-In University, South Korea and International Relations at Roanoke College in Roanoke, VA. She studied at Oxford University during summer 2017 and learned about 16th century English Literature and History. Prior to ILF, she worked as a Maroon Ambassador at Roanoke College Admissions Office and as a Lead Lab Assistant at Genetic Lab in Yong-In University. She has also served as a private tutor. Choki is currently a member of Tennis Club and Model UN in Roanoke College. She is fluent at both Korean and English and is very interested in learning more about diversity and equality.
2017 Summer Team
Alice Tan – Event Coordination, Communications
Jessica Li – Multimedia Directory Management, Career Fair Coordination
Robert Landlord – Publication, Website Management
Mei Mackleer – Administrative Assistance
Bryan Meng – Administrative Assistance
Jorinna Zuber, Director of Student Affairs (Young Ambassadors Program)
Jonathan Lee, Media Director
Alexander Wu, Director of Fellowship Program
Justin Lee, Fellowship Program Coordinator
Polina Tai, Program Coordinator/Administrative Assistant
Interns : Frank Ruzicka, Sam Cho, Alicia Loh, Alice Chen, Jeannie Shen, Melody Chao, Aarti Chopra, Jennifer Chen , Tenzin GGT, Christina Bui, Kathryn Jian, Ariana Mao
Writing Assistants: Carmen Ye, Shenwei Chang
Volunteers: Michelle Cao, Henry Li, Lucy Wu, Richard Dong, Eric Dong, Eunisa Lu, Sunny Lee, Kenny Wang, Bob Lu, Maxwell Yan