Executive Board

Meet our members of the executive board for 2021-2022

Nicole Kwan

2L

Co-Chair

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Undergrad: UC San Diego | Political Science

About: Hi everyone! I was born and raised in the Los Angeles suburbs. I graduated from UC San Diego in 2020 and went straight to law school (so I ended undergrad and started law school virtually hah). I'm interested in transactional work, especially venture capital. I'm also super into astrology and reality television! 

Jane Yang

2L

Communications

Hometown: Cambridge, MA

Undergrad: Georgetown University | International Politics, minor in Chinese

About: Hello!! I was born and raised in Cambridge, MA, and am proud to call myself a “Masshole.” I’m interested in litigation and regulatory work generally, with a particular interest in anything related to international affairs. I enjoy spending time with my friends, discovering new restaurants and beer gardens/breweries, and generally relaxing to some good music (or Netflix). Looking forward to a great year with the APALSA Exec Board!

Steven Shi

2L

Cross-Affinity

Hometown: Fremont, CA

Undergrad: UCSB | Communication

About: Hey y’all! I’m a straight K-JD chap. I came to law school to be a JAG. I love the outdoors – hiking, rowing, kayaking… you name it! When I’m not spending time in the sun, I’m meeting new people or binging

TV.

Pauline Le

2L

Dale Minami

Hometown: Bay Area, CA

Undergrad: UC Santa Cruz I Legal Studies

About: Hi all! Prior to law school, I worked at a law firm to really make sure law was for me. I’m currently interested in data privacy.  Outside of law-related things, I love camping and trying out new outdoor activities. 

Antony Nguyen

2L

Professional Development

Hometown: Westminster, California

Undergrad: UCSB I Major in History, Minor in Black Studies

About: I love cats, cheese, and Still Woozy. Currently, I am planning to practice corporate law. I hope we can be friends!

Breanna Qin

2L

Social

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Undergrad: UCLA | Statistics

About: Hi everyone! I was born and raised in the LA suburbs and went straight to Berkeley out of undergrad. I came to law school to pursue a career in law and technology where I became particularly interested in transactional work. In my free time, I love going to concerts, playing video games, and trying new restaurants!

William Bassett

2L

Co-Chair

Hometown: Los Altos, CA

Undergrad: Berkeley | Legal Studies, Music

About: I have lived in the Bay Area my entire life which is one of the reasons I ended choosing UC Berkeley for both undergrad and law school. During undergrad I worked with the Santa Clara Superior Court as well as serving as the Chief Legal Officer of a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Outside of law school, I love to sing all types of music from opera to jazz to pop.

Diana Lee

2L

Community & Political Advocacy

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Undergrad: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign I Political Science & International Studies

About: Hey everyone! I'm Korean-American, born and raised in the Chicago suburbs. Before Berkeley, I worked as a clerk at the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and as a paralegal at Groupon. I'm interested in litigation practice. I like skincare/makeup, eating sushi, playing Nintendo Switch games, reading fiction, and rock climbing! 

Arni Daroy

2L

Dale Minami

Hometown: Bakersfield & Irvine, CA

Undergrad: UCLA | Econ & Political Science with minor in Art History

About: I was born in the Philippines but have lived all over California before coming to Berkeley. In undergrad, I worked as a legal assistant at a plaintiff's firm and in higher education with a focus on addressing equity in admissions. I was a first-generation college student and am a first-generation law student so I'm passionate about making spaces of community for people like me who these institutions were never created for. I'm a huge Lakers fan, and I enjoy visiting art museums, running, and watching stand-up comedies in my free time.

Kevin Chiu

2L

External Relations

Hometown: Hartford, Connecticut

Undergrad: University of Southern California | Chemical Engineering

About: After growing up in Connecticut, I moved out west for college. I've always been interested in the energy industry and environmental justice and made a big switch from my math/engineering background to law school so that I could pursue a more rewarding career. In addition to environmental law,  I am also interested in criminal justice and business litigation. In my free time (which is constantly on the decline) I enjoy playing basketball, hiking, and the beach.

Meredith Huang

2L

Professional Development I Community & Political Advocacy

Hometown: Stockton, California

Undergrad: USC I Major in Environmental Engineering, Minor in Piano

About: I love my dog and all dogs, the show Derry Girls, and the short story The Great Silence. I hope to work in criminal defense. 

Jessica Li

2L

Social

Hometown: Vancouver, BC

Undergrad: University of British Columbia | Chemistry

About: Hi everyone! I'm from Vancouver, Canada and worked as a research and teaching assistant during my undergrad. I'm interested in technology law and intellectual property. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, spin class, and trying to recreate recipes from Bon Appétit and Serious Eats!

Elisa Lee

2L

Academic Chair

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Undergrad: UCLA I English 

About: Hello everyone! I will be serving as APALSA's Academic Chair this year. In my free time, I enjoy trying new recipes and exploring bookstores. 

Jennifer Sun

2L

Community & Political Advocacy

Hometown: Edison, NJ

Undergrad: University of Pennsylvania | Business

About: I’m a proud New Jerseyan excited to explore the west coast. Before law school, I was a product manager at journalism and media organizations in New York City. Now I’m interested in the intersection of technology and regulation, including consumer privacy, antitrust, First Amendment, cybersecurity, and copyright. I’m a big fan of hazy IPAs, bookstores, karaoke, and strolling. Please reach out if you know where to find a good bagel in the Bay.

Hiep Nguyen

2L

Dale Minami

Hometown: San Jose, CA

Undergrad: UC Berkeley I Biology

 

About: Hi everyone! I’m a 2L who is interested in constitutional and international law. In my past life, I volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, worked for a political campaign, and solo-traveled in Europe. Outside of law school, you can find me cycling, trying out new podcasts, and spending time with my dog. Hope to meet you soon!

Mina Saudagaran

1L

Internal Development

Hometown: Tacoma, WA

 

Undergrad: University of Pennsylvania | Finance

About: Hi all! I’m originally from the Seattle area, but I spent most of my adult life on the East Coast. Before starting law school, I worked in investment banking in New York. In my free time, I enjoy trying new restaurants, seeing plays, and exploring the city.

Angela Zhao

2L

Social

Hometown: Boxborough, MA

Undergrad: University of Chicago I History

About: I was born in Iowa and lived in 7 other states all across the country, but am ready to call the Bay Area my permanent home. I'm interested in technology and privacy litigation. Prior to law school I worked at Google in digital advertising for political campaigns and SMBs. In my free time I like to explore East Bay farmers markets or go surfing in Santa Cruz.

Gary Lee

2L

Treasurer

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Undergrad: University of Washington I Psychology

About: I was born in San Francisco and lived in the Bay Area before going up to Seattle for undergrad. After graduating, I came back home to the Bay Area and worked as a paralegal at a boutique personal injury law firm for a year before going in house as a paralegal doing work in data privacy, IP Investigation & Litigation, and Ethics & Compliance. In my free time, I love playing basketball and watching reality competition TV shows.