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LEARN & GROW Series: 2019 Session IV

APA Experiences & Opportunities in Public Sector

On Saturday, September 14, 2019​, the ​National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) Detroit Chapter ​will hold Learn & Grow Series session IV at the ​Plymouth District Library located at 223 S Main St, Plymouth, MI 48170​. This session will be an interactive panel discussion in which our esteemed panelists will share their perspectives and answer questions about their experience in public service. Panel members will also provide insight into various opportunities available to run for elected offices, to get appointed on State boards and Commissions as well as career opportunities with some of the premier federal government agencies. Public service was identified as a topic of interest in our participatory brainstorming workshop on 2019 trending topics, back in April!

Six speakers will join the panel to talk about what motivated them to seek office, and how they got there. They are:

  • Stephanie Chang – State Senator
  • Padma Kuppa – State Representative
  • Senior Officer – Central Intelligence Agency
  • Special Agent – Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Dr. H. Sook Wilkinson Ph.D. – Chairwoman, Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees
  • Roland Hwang – Vice President, Northville School Board
Saturday, September 14, 2019
1:30 pm – 4 pm  Program

As seats are limited, register by September 12, 2019

Please join us on September 14 for our fourth session of the L&G series – “APIA Experiences and Opportunities in Public Sector”.

Press Release

Post Event:

The National Association of Asian American Professionals’ Detroit chapter (NAAAP Detroit) held its fourth Learn & Grow session for this year on Saturday, September 14 at the Plymouth Public Library. The program, entitled “APA Opportunities and Experiences in Public Sector,” was a panel discussion with six panelists: Dr. Sook Wilkinson (former Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees, Northern Michigan University), State Senator Stephanie Chang (1st Michigan State District), State Representative Padma Kuppa (Michigan’s 41st House District), Roland Hwang (Vice President of the Northville School Board), Willie Council (Community Outreach Specialist for the FBI’s Detroit Division Office of Public Affairs) and a Senior Officer from the Central Intelligence Agency. NAAAP Detroit member and its Career and Professional Development committee co-chair, Dr. Aparajita Jeedigunta moderated the panel discussion…

Press Release

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  • Saturday, September 14, 2019
  • 1:30 pm – 4 pm  Program
  • Plymouth Public Library
  • 223 S Main St., Plymouth, MI 48170

  • NAAAP Members Admission: Free
  • General Admission: $10
  • Join Lifetime Membership: $50
  • Register by September 12, 2019

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September 14, 2019
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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