For 30 years, the Center for Asian American Media has been supported by hundreds of CAAM Members who make the organization and the festival a success. We’re happy to spotlight one of the many special CAAM members who have made a difference in our community.
1) Your Name
2) What you’re up to in your world, and what you do in the community
When I’m not working, I enjoy food and travel and I am a firm believer in the saying, “Life’s too short. Eat Dessert First.” I also enjoy spending time with friends and of course watching movies. Especially Arjun Rampal movies :)
I also have fun helping my boyfriend Aarin with his filmmaking adventures and some of our footage on Kimochi, Inc. (a senior center in SF Japantown) is going to be aired on KTSF Channel 26 next month.
Community involvement is very important to me. I have been very involved as a board member of Wells Fargo’s Asian Connection Bay Area (an Asian/Pacific employees association), a sponsor and a volunteer of the SF International South Asian Film Festival, an Events Co-Chair for Corporate Asian American Employees Network, a Co-Chair for Kimochi’s Sansei Live Gala event, a member of the Asian Heritage Street Celebration planning committee and a member of National Association of Asian American Professionals. I am also taking a Special Event Planning for Non-Profits class this semester.
3) What you’ve done for the Festival/CAAM in the past
I have volunteered at the film festival and try to promote CAAM and the Festival at my work place through CAAM documentary film screenings during Asian Pacific Heritage Month and other presentations.
4) Your favorite films from Festivals past
One of my favorite films was PING PONG PLAYA, because one of my good friends Martin Chow was in that film. I also enjoyed OCEAN OF PEARLS.
5) Your funniest moments at the Festival/CAAM
I would say that one of my funniest moments during the Festival was during an outdoor event at the Hotel Tomo while I was volunteering with some other folks and it became so windy that the canopy at the entrance to the event almost blew over.
6) What, to you, makes CAAM great
Besides the films, I would definitely have to say all the wonderful people who I met like Shelly Kim, Chi-hui Yang and Dipti Ghosh.
For more information about becoming a CAAM member, contact our membership department at info [at] asianamericanmedia [dot] org or by phone at 415-863-0814.