|Final YWLP Panel!|
When: Saturday 7/ 28 @ 4:00pm
Where: UEAA Clubhouse (70 Mulberry Street)
What: 3 Panelists whose brief bios are available below will be speaking
Why: Come to be INSPIRED, to win PRIZES, and to enjoy free FOOD
Lissa Yang, Esq.
A transplanted first-generation Taiwanese American, Lissa Yang grew up in Long Island, where she fell in love with musical theater and got her first taste at public singing. After moving to Queens, Lissa graduated from Benjamin Cardozo High School in Bayside and went on to attend New York University. She then went on to study law at St. John's University School of Law, where she obtained a Juris Doctorate law degree. After graduating, she had the privilege of working with New York State Assemblywoman Grace Meng as her Legislative Counsel. But Lissa's true passion was always in the courtroom and in 2011, she started her career as an Assistant District Attorney in the Queens County District Attorney's Office.
While generally known as a workaholic to her friends and family, Lissa enjoys spending time with her dogs and is an avid practitioner of bikram vinyasa.
After earning a B.A. in Political Science at Barnard College, Linda Sun went on to Teachers College at Columbia University and received a M.A. in Higher and Postsecondary Education. She is the former Chief of Staff for New York State Aseemblymember Grace Meng. As the Chief of Staff, Linda was responsible for overseeing the Assembly office, hiring and surpervising all staff serving in the office, developing relationships with the media, and providing a visible link between Assemblymember and the public. Previous to her involvement with politics, Linda was an admissions counselor at Barnard College.
In 2011, Linda was recognized by The Capitol as one of the "Rising Stars 40 Under 40: Albany's Next Generation of Political Leaders." The same year, Linda also received the Hebei Association of New York Community Service Award.
Principal Alice Hom
Alice Hom was born and raised in the Bronx and is a product of the New York City public schools. She holds degrees from Barnard College (B.A., Psychology), Teachers College at Columbia University (M.A., Special Education), and Pace University (M.S., Supervising and Administration).
A teacher and then math staff developer for almost 18 years at P.S. 6, Alice went on to become an assistant principal for two years at MS 131 in Chinatown and then principal at PS 124 in 2002. As principal at Yung Wing Elementary PS 124 with a population of almost 1000 students from Pre-kindergarten to 5th grade, she has boosted test scores in reading and math. Almost 87% of the students are reading at or above grade level and nearly 96% are performing at or above grade level in mathematics. During the last three school years, the school has received Well-Developed ratings in the Quality Reviews as well as A's in the Progress Reports under her leadership.
In 2007, she was a recipient of the Time Warner Principals of Excellence Award as well as the Pace University Phi Delta Kappa International Award for Principal of the Year. This year she is a Fellow with the Cahn Fellows Program for Distinguished NYC Principals at Teachers College, Columbia University. As an instructional leader, Alice provides her staff with many professional development opportunities to strengthen and enhance the quality of their teaching and learning. With her guidance and support, teachers from the school have graduated from the Aspiring Leaders Program and moved on to various leadership roles.
In addition, Alice is continually reaching out to the community at large (i.e., New York Cares, HBO, Junior Achievement, Children's Museum of the Arts, Learning Leaders) in order to provide enriching educational experiences for her school's learning community. She strongly supports her students who participate in Chess in the School tournaments as well as the AAYC Basketball Clinic.
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