Executive Board

Meet our members of the executive board for 2020-2021

Sharon Kim

2L

Co-Chair

Hometown: Orange County, CA

Undergrad: Stanford University | Economics

About: I was born and raised in southern California. As an undergrad, I worked at a virtual reality start-up founded by the early executives of Kakao. Prior to law school, I served on the White House Domestic Policy Council and conducted data and policy analysis for the Department of Justice. In my free time, I enjoy escape rooms, board games, baking, and traveling!

Philip Katz

2L

Communications

Hometown: Taipei, Taiwan

Undergrad: Wesleyan University | College of Social Studies and German Studies

About: Hi everyone! I’m a halfie who was born and raised in Taiwan, and I’m interested in technology law and legal automation. Prior to law school, I worked as a paralegal at a mid-sized law firm in New York City. I love aviation (I want to get my private pilot’s license!) and enjoy travelling and watching baseball in my spare time.

Tiffany Le

2L

Dale Minami

Hometown: San Jose, CA

Undergrad: University of California, Davis | Economics

About: I was born and raised in San Jose, CA, and the Bay Area has my heart. Prior to law school, I worked in immigration law and dedicated time to anti-deportation efforts, especially surrounding the Southeast Asian community. I am interested in tax and litigation. In my free time, I love attending concerts, doing yoga, and hula hooping.

Kevin Lih

1L

Internal Development

Hometown: Los Angeles, California

Undergrad: University of Southern California | History

About: Born and raised in California. I came to Berkeley to pursue my interest in Constitutional Law by studying under Dean Erwin Chemerinsky. I enjoy going on runs, Witcher series, cooking and TLC.

James Tenrai

2L

Professional Development

Hometown: Honolulu, HI

Undergrad: Columbia University | Psychology

About: Prior to law school, I worked in consulting and finance. I’m interested in transactional legal work, primarily private equity and M&A. I enjoy driving, cycling, and visiting art museums in my free time.

Ron Kim

2L

Social

Hometown: Dallas, Texas

Undergrad: University of Texas at Dallas | International Political Economy

About: Hi all! I was born in South Korea before moving to Vancouver and eventually ended up in Dallas. Prior to law school, I worked at a commercial real estate firm in Dallas. I am particularly interested in transactional corporate law. In my free time, I enjoy hiking and going to concerts.

Thomas Jung

2L

Treasurer

Hometown: Oakland, CA

Undergrad: UC Berkeley | Political Science

About: Hi everyone! I’m a Bay Area native and double bear who’s looking to stick around. I’m interested in transactional law. Prior to law school, I worked at my parents’ hardware store. In my free time, I enjoy photography, tennis, and computer games.  

Tian Kisch

2L

Co-Chair

Hometown: Seattle, WA

Undergrad: Harvard University | History & Literature

About: In my previous life, I worked at Dropbox in San Francisco and took a gap year before law school to travel and intern at a microfinance non-profit in Oaxaca, Mexico. When I’m not hiking around Berkeley, you can find me sipping espresso or trying new restaurants.

Blaine Valencia

2L

Cross-Affinity

Hometown: Oceanside, CA

Undergrad: UC Irvine | Political Science/Film and Media Studies

About: Hi all! I’m interested in technology law and social justice. Prior to law school, I worked at my alma mater where I provided support for masters and M.D. students. In my freetime, I attend concerts and watch a lot of drag race, My Hero Academia, and Asian American cinema. I’m also a big fan of queer literature.

Yongbin Chang

2L

External Relations

Hometown: Bay Area, CA

Undergrad: UC Berkeley | Economics & Education

About: Hi y’all! I’m a proud double-Bear and a fan of the Bay Area. I’m interested in general litigation. In my free time, I love to cook, bartend, write fantasy and poetry, and try new foods!

David Song

2L

Internal Development

Hometown: Seoul, South Korea

Undergrad: UCLA | Business Economics

About: Hey folks. Born in S.Korea, I am a citizen of the world, moving 25 times and living in 3 different continents. I am interested in both litigation and transaction law generally. In my free time, I’m watching/making youtube videos, taking photos, thrift shopping to dig up those gold nugget deals, or being active in general.

Yegina Whang

2L

Professional Development

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Undergrad: Stanford University | International Relations

About: I’m originally from SoCal but I’ve been in the Bay Area for the last 7 years now. Prior to law school, I worked at a boutique litigation firm in SF. I hope to practice litigation, and I’m particularly interested in the intersection between data privacy and civil liberties. In my spare time, I love going to concerts, attending workout classes, and listening to The Daily podcast!

Joyce Lee

2L

Social

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Undergrad: UC Berkeley | Sociology

About: Hello! Prior to law school, I interned at the Civil Rights Center of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. and the Alameda Pretrial Court Services Department. I’m interested in transactional corporate law. In my free time, I enjoy working out, eating, and playing music.

Joshua Yoo

2L

Academic Chair

Hometown: Schaumburg, IL

Undergrad: Illinois Wesleyan University | Biology

About: I was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago. Prior to law school, I worked as a high school chemistry teacher in Newark, NJ for two years through Teach for America. I have also obtained a Master’s in Public Policy at NYU. I came to law school to pursue a career in education law/policy. In my free time, I love being active and playing/trying as many sports as I can.

Kevin Chen

2L

Dale Minami

Hometown: San Jose, CA

Undergrad: Rice University | Kinesiology

About: Hey y’all! I’m a K-JD straight out of Rice, where I’ve interned in the Texas First Court of Appeals and Texas Civil Rights Project. Now that I’m back in the Bay, I’m also interested in tech law such as IP and privacy. I enjoy watching basketball, playing Pokemon Go and League of Legends, and finding new podcasts.

Yeji Kim

2L

External Relations

Hometown: Boston, MA

Undergrad: Amherst College | Political Science

About: Hi! I was born in Incheon, South Korea and moved to the U.S. when I was twelve. I am interested in employment law & intellectual property litigation. In my free time, I enjoy exploring a new boba place. I also love cooking, doing yoga, and watching the NBA!

Julia Choi

2L

Professional Development

Hometown: Orange County, CA

Undergrad: Brown University | Education Studies

About: Hi! I’m interested in education policy and public sector reform, particularly in special education rights and racial equity. Before Berkeley, I worked at a youth justice clinic and researched cross-cultural parenting. In my free time, I like playing crossword puzzles, cosplaying and listening to R&B.

Andrew Cha

2L

Social

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Undergrad: UCLA | Philosophy

About: Prior to law school, I was an entrepreneur and co-founded a cosmetics distribution company engaged in international trades between Korea and the United States. I’m particularly interested in corporate and business law. In my free time, I train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and enjoy traveling.

Waen Vejjajiva

2L

Social

Hometown: Bangkok, Thailand

Undergrad: Columbia University | Political Science

About: Hi everyone! I’m interested in technology law, especially data privacy and cybersecurity. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, hiking, and traveling to new places!

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