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5/20/2019
NAPABA's APAHM Congressional Reception

NAPABA Staff

 


Tina Matsuoka | Executive Director 

Tina Matsuoka is serving in her 10th year as the executive director of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) based in Washington, D.C. Tina is an experienced manager and advisor with over a decade of experience in civil rights, community engagement, and project management. She has worked collaboratively with state and local law enforcement officers, elected officials, and historically marginalized groups — including communities of color and LGBT communities — to prevent and respond to civil rights violations and conflicts. She also has coordinated national communications strategies and spoken about civil rights, hate crimes, and diversity/inclusion issues to media, schools, law enforcement agencies, nonprofit organizations, and community groups.

Tina received a B.A. in Philosophy from American University and a J.D. from the Fordham University School of Law, where she was a Stein Scholar in Public Interest Law and Ethics.


AuriaJoy Asaria | Membership Manager 

As membership manager, AuriaJoy is responsible for member relations and the development of programs and services to support NAPABA members achieve professional goals. Auria previously served as NAPABA's policy and programs coordinator. 

 

Before joining NAPABA, AuriaJoy was the communications & administrative assistant at South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT). She was responsible for handling media inquiries, coordinating and developing SAALT’s communications projects including social media, email campaigns and press releases, as well as managing website content. Prior to that, she worked for the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA).


AuriaJoy received her undergraduate degree in International Studies with a focus on International Development and Asia along with a minor in International Business from American University.


Robin Glenn | Administration & Finance Manager 

As the administration and finance manager, Robin Glenn is responsible for ensuring the NAPABA office runs smoothly, coordinating quarterly Board of Governors meetings, administratively supporting the executive director and NAPABA staff as needed. Robin works directly with Tina Matsuoka, NAPABA's executive director.

Before joining NAPABA, Robin was the administrative assistant for the surveying department of a local Top 20 engineering firm, provided administrative and IT support to Accenture Federal Services (a subsidiary of Accenture), and was the judicial administrative assistant to three Administrative Law Judges with the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission.

Robin has an undergraduate degree in Office Administration.


Pang Moua | Meetings Coordinator 

Pang is the meetings coordinator at NAPABA and is responsible for providing logistical, programmatic, and administrative support for the planning and execution of NAPABA’s annual conference, in addition to other conferences and special events.

Before joining NAPABA, Pang was a paralegal at Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton LLP where she served in both the litigation and corporate divisions. In addition, she is active in the Asian American community in Washington, D.C., having interned with OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates and the Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership. She currently serves on the board of National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum - DC Chapter.  

Pang received her undergraduate degree in Foreign Language and Communication Media with a focus on French and Film & Media Arts from American University. She was awarded the Harold Johnson Student Achievement Award, which is given annually to the student who has contributed the most to promoting understanding and acceptance of cultural and racial diversity within the school community.


Priya Purandare | Deputy Director

As the deputy director, Priya Purandare oversees operations for NAPABA. She has a decade of leadership experience managing large scale events, developing programs, and fundraising for national advocacy and membership organizations. Priya is responsible for driving the logistical and substantive planning for the annual NAPABA Convention and other organizational events. She also maintains sponsor and stakeholder relationships.

Before joining NAPABA, Priya was the meetings manager for the American Public Health Association (APHA). She provided meeting planning, logistics management and project management in preparation of APHA’s Annual Meeting & Exposition that boasts 13,000 attendees and 600 exhibitors. Prior to that, she served as the Development & Programs Manager for the NAPABA Law Foundation.

Priya formerly served as the secretary for the board of directors of the A/PI Domestic Violence Resource Project. She holds a master’s degree from the George Washington University in Women’s Studies and an undergraduate degree from the University of Florida. Priya is also a certified meeting professional (CMP).


Oriene Shin | Director of Policy & Communications

Oriene Shin serves as NAPABA’s policy counsel. She is responsible for supporting NAPABA’s advocacy efforts on issues including civil rights, immigration, voting rights, and language access. Oriene also manages and coordinates NAPABA’s internship programs.

Prior to joining NAPABA, Oriene worked at Polaris, a leading anti-human trafficking organization, as a policy fellow and consultant and as a strategic initiatives specialist on the organization’s first disruption campaigns. During her time at Polaris, Oriene developed and implemented a national strategy, including a state and local legislative agenda for Polaris’ initiative to end human trafficking in the illicit massage industry. As a fellow, she worked extensively on state legislation and regulation that impact human trafficking in all 50 states. Oriene also volunteers at free legal clinics dedicated to assisting Unaccompanied Children.

Oriene holds a law degree from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and a B.A. in both Economics and Asian Studies from Bowdoin College.


Navdeep Singh | Policy Director 

Attorney and author, Navdeep Singh serves as NAPABA's policy director. Navdeep leads NAPABA’s civil rights, public policy, and legal advocacy programs. He speaks about current topics in the law, strategic development, and community engagement to government agencies, universities, and legal organizations.

Navdeep has worked extensively on issues affecting post-9/11 communities, hate crimes, racial profiling, and language access. Navdeep co-authored “Turban Myths” — the first study on implicit bias and the Sikh American community — with researchers from Stanford University, advised the FBI on the implementation of expanded hate crimes categories, and wrote about racial profiling and the growth of the Asian Pacific American community for UCLA’s AAPI Nexus Journal. He was part of the community-based rapid response team after the attack on the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.

Navdeep held positions at the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund, the Transportation Security Administration, the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, and in the private sector. He is a graduate of the FBI’s Citizen’s Academy, and received his J.D. from the George Washington University Law School and his B.S. in Systems Engineering and Economics with a minor in Asian Pacific American Studies from the University of Virginia.