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Asian Pacific American Law Student Association

Officers

2018-2019 Board

President

Tao Khuu
Class of 2019
ttkhuu@lclark.edu

Tao is a 3L at Lewis & Clark Law School. He is half-Vietnamese and half-Chinese and is a proud former active duty United States Marine. His personality can be described as an enthusiastic motivator. He is always motivated to take on a challenge and is highly receptive to trying new things. As a veteran he is an avid believer in improving and maintaining one’s mental and physical fitness.

 

Vice President

Mathias Chau
Class of 2020
mathias@lclark.edu

Mathias is a 2L at Lewis & Clark Law School. He is a man of adventure. Mathias loves his dog and often hangs out with him. He is looking forward to spending lots of time with the APALSA members and getting to know each one better.

 

 

Secretary

Joohee Judy Kim
Class of 2020
jookim@lclark.edu

Judy is a 2L at Lewis & Clark Law School. Judy grew up on the multicultural Pacific island of Saipan and is a true island girl at heart. Judy is Korean and is also fluent in Korean. Prior to law school, she worked as an in-house interpreter and translator at a major South Korean PC game company. While law school definitely keeps her busy, Judy always takes time off on the weekends to explore the beautiful Oregon outdoors with her husband John and their three-year old son David.

Treasurer

Alexis Baello
Class of 2019
alexisbaello@lclark.edu

Alexis is a 3L at Lewis & Clark Law School. Alexis is Filipino-American, a.k.a. pinay, whose parents both emigrated from the Philippines and met in the United States. Prior to law school, Alexis worked in real estate and loans in Southern California, where she grew up. She has found that APALSA, OAPABA, and the wider legal-community have helped her find a home in Portland and cope with the culture-shock of crossing state lines. Alexis enjoys yoga, other fun-fitness activities, and spending time with her partner and their two large dogs.

3L Representative

Tess Jacobsen
Class of 2019
tessjacobsen@lclark.edu

Tess is a 3L at LCLaw. She spent the past summer externing with a public interest law firm in Cambodia. She hopes to work in environmental human rights after graduation. 

 

 

2L Representative

Tracey Than
Class of 2020
traceythan@lclark.edu 

Tracey is a 2L at Lewis & Clark Law School and is the current 2L Representative of APALSA. She is a Vietnamese, native Portlander and has been actively involved with the Vietnamese Student Associations throughout the state since 2010. Tracey received her undergraduate degree from Portland State University and is passionate about promoting diversity initiatives, especially within the legal industry, and advocating for the underprivileged youth in the city.

Senior Advisor (A.P.)

Daniel Fan
Class of 2019
dfan@lclark.edu

Daniel is a 3L at Lewis & Clark Law School. He is the son of Chinese immigrants who hoped he would become a doctor, but were willing to settle for a lawyer. He speaks Mandarin Chinese well enough to cuss, order food, ask someone out on a date, and impress a Justice of the Chinese People’s Supreme Court. Prior to law school Daniel worked in the small arms industry, and earned a Master’s degree from George Fox University in Intercultural Studies. Daniel enjoys spending time hiking, taking photos, wood crafting, cooking, and writing creatively.

1L Representative

Amanda Pham Haines
Class of 2021
ahaines@lclark.edu

Amanda is a 1L at Lewis & Clark Law School. Amanda moved to Portland from Boise, Idaho where she recently graduated from Boise State University with a BS in Political Science. During her time in Idaho, she worked with community organizations to facilitate positive interactions between refugees and the local residents. In recent years, Amanda and her Mom, Trang, have traveled between Vietnam and the United States in order to establish a foundation that helps fund education and general living costs for orphans living in small villages in south-central Vietnam. She enjoys spending time with animals, reading, and eating.

2017-2018 Board

Alexis Baello 
Class of 2019
President

Chad Marquez

Chad Marquez 
Class of 2018
Vice President
Chad grew up in a diverse community in Orange County, California, which influences his desire to reach out and improve diverse communities in the PNW. Chad strives to proudly represent Filipino Americans and serves as a student representative for the newly founded Oregon Filipino American Lawyers Association (OFALA) and is the Lewis & Clark’s NAPALSA representative.

Tien (Tracey) Than
Class of 2020
traceythan@lclark.edu 
Treasurer
Tracey is a 1L at Lewis & Clark Law School and is the current Treasurer of the school’s APALSA chapter. She is a Vietnamese, native Portlander and has been actively involved with Vietnamese Student Associations throughout the state since 2010. Tracey received her undergraduate degree from Portland State University and is passionate about promoting diversity initiatives, especially within the legal industry, and advocating for the underprivileged youth in the city. 

Sokho Eath
Class of 2019
sokhoeath@lclark.edu
Community Outreach
Sokho is a 1L at Lewis and Clark and is the current 1L representative of APALSA. A native Portlander with Cambodian ancestry, Sokho has been an active participant within local Asian Pacific and Cambodian community. A graduate of Oregon State, Sokho was the first Cambodian-American to be elected as official of the Student Body. Since then, Sokho has done graduate coursework in International Affairs and Politics, and is now serving as the President of the Cambodian American Community of Oregon, a 501(c)3 volunteer organization. Sokho is also an OAPABA Student Representative for Lewis & Clark Law. 

Mathias Chau
Class of 2020
1L Representative

Sarah Malik
Class of 2020
1L Representative


Contact: Alexis Baello at alexisbaello@lclark.edu if you’re interested in getting involved!!!

 

2016-2017 Board

Kevin Pham - PresidentCo-President

Kevin Pham
Class of 2017
kpham@lclark.edu
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Chad MarquezCo-President

Chad Joseph Marquez
Class of 2018
marquezc@lclark.edu

 

Max ZhangVice-President

Max Zhang
Class of 2017
maxzhang@lclark.edu

 

JMTreasurer

Janina Maratita
Class of 2017
janinamaratita@lclark.edu 

 

 

Sokho Eath1L Representative

Sokho Eath
Class of 2018
sokhoeath@lclark.edu