Our National Team

Board of Directors

Nirendran Kathirithamby

National President

Liliana Chen

Co-Founder

 

Legal Counsel

Tuyet Nguyen

Legal Counsel - LA

Tim Huynh

Legal Counsel - SF

Katherine P. Lee

Legal Counsel - NY

Katherine P. Lee is an experienced attorney who is dedicated to aggressively representing the interests and rights of her clients, which have ranged from individuals and families to non-profits and Fortune 50 companies. She has effectively negotiated settlements, thereby saving her clients the additional costs of litigation, but also has been through arbitration and trial when necessary to resolve matters with her clients’ ultimate objectives in mind.

She is proficient and professional in the courtroom as well as compassionate and caring towards her clients, including those unfamiliar with the legal process. She takes the time to listen and respond to their questions and concerns. For those more familiar with the legal process or busy with their own business affairs, she similarly provides case updates in an efficient and timely manner.

She currently serves as legal counsel for Project by Project.

 

National Steering Committee

Eileen Ung

President, LA Chapter

Eileen Ung graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. in Management Science and Engineering and is now a Public Finance Analyst at Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi (MUFG). This is Eileen’s third year with PbP, having served on the fundraising team for the past two years. Her dedication to community service is exemplified through her involvement with Ready to Learn, a program that helps students from underserved LAUSD schools prepare for academic success. Eileen previously interned with Asian Pacific Community Fund and continues to contribute in their annual giving circle. As a Riordan MBA Fellow Alumna at UCLA Anderson, she mentors high school and college students from diverse backgrounds in the college application and job recruiting process. Eileen is currently part of the Riordan Leadership Institute, undergoing a year-long curriculum in nonprofit and social sector leadership training.

Tiffany Lin

President, NY Chapter

Tiffany joined PbP in 2016. She grew up on a farm in New Jersey, but today is a Management Consultant (Financial Services industry) at a Fortune 500 Company. When she has time to spare and is not busy leading the local PbP NY Chapter, she likes to visit Europe & Asia and eat everything (primarily Japan, France, Portugal, Spain, Greece, Prague, Croatia, Italy, Shanghai, Budapest, Korea, Hong Kong, and Indonesia).

On her bucket list of this to accomplish in her spare time, she wants to go on a cross-country road trip as well as learn how to butcher a pig or cow.

At PbP, Tiffany would like to lead by example, sustain a large group of engaged volunteers who contribute greatly to the overall organization, and help others succeed in their roles.

Mimi Xu

President, SF Chapter
As an immigrant and a woman of color, I want to have some impact in the fight for social justice in the United States.

I find leadership inspiration from…
I’m inspired by people that leverage their intellect and talent to help those with less privilege. Having the hard and soft skills for effective leading is important, but more compelling to me is what someone chooses to do with it. There are a lot of individuals and alumni from Project by Project with these qualities, which is one of the reasons I’ve grown in this space.
For people that are more widely known, Helen Zia is someone in the API world that inspires me to be an active community member. Amal Clooney and Michelle Obama resonate with me for their model of strong, non-traditional leadership.

If I wasn’t in my current profession, I’d be…
In a creative field! Anything from character design, event design, or creative direction at a marketing agency.

One of my favorite places to travel is…
That’s a hard question! In Japan, there’s no such thing as a mediocre meal, even if it was from 7-Eleven. But for me, Costa Rica really sticks out because they do tourism in a way that highlights their value of being responsible global citizens.

My last meal on Earth would be…
Maybe a meal made by someone that I love that we’ve always eaten together. That’s really sad!

Patrick Lee

Director of Volunteer Mgmt

Alek Tan

National Treasurer

Ray Warriner

Director of Operations

Eleanor Lem

National Secretary

Julian Lak

Director of Finance, NY Chapter

Julian joined PbP in 2016. He grew up in Brooklyn and is now a Senior Financial Analyst by trade. When Julian is not busy with work, he loves to hike and take wild adventures. He has been to Hong Kong 18 times, and is pursuing a Hong Kong passport so that he can visit North Korea!

Because he had liked everyone he met at the first PbP recruiting happy hour he went to, Julian joined Project by Project as a way to give back to the Asian-American community.

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