NYU APALSA proudly presents our Executive Board for 2018-2019!
Organizations - PLEASE READ BELOW as opposed to solely contacting Co-Chairs so we can best serve your interests.
Private : Please reach out to the Professional and Outreach Chairs to assist with coordinating events.
Public Interest : Please reach out to the Public Interest Chair.
Current and Prospective Students: Please feel free to reach out to anyone on the board, in particular the Admissions and Social Chairs who will be able to help integrate you into the NYU Law community and direct you to whoever is best able to help.
NYU APALSA Co-Chairs
Grace was born in South Korea but spent most of her childhood years in Sri Lanka with her parents, sister, and pet monkey. She studied Psychology and Human Rights in University of Southern California, and after graduating she spent a year in Rwanda volunteering at an international NGO. An avid traveler, she's been to more than thirty countries - twelve of which she easily checked off by jumping on the Semester at Sea ship, an educational voyage that took her around the world in five months. Simple things make her happy - family, friends, good coffee, movies, and an intense workout.
Courtney Sohn was born and raised in Southern California. She attended the University of California, Berkeley (Go Bears!), where she majored in Legal Studies. She worked at the Securities and Exchange Commission during her 1L Summer. She is a member of NYU’s A Capella group, Substantial Performance, and serves as a staff editor on NYU Tax Law Review. During her free time, she loves to watch Broadway musicals and play board games.
Chihiro Isozaki was born in Japan but raised in D.C. and Singapore. She attended Yale University, where she majored in Comparative Literature and Film Studies. After graduating from college, she worked as an investment banker in Goldman Sachs’ Tokyo office and then as a regional manager for a boutique investment consulting business in Singapore. Chihiro was a summer associate at Katten Muchin Rosenman for her 1L summer. At NYU, she is a research assistant and a staff editor for the Journal of International Law and Politics. She loves films, the puppies at the dog park and any new fitness fad (currently trampolining) – and is always looking for a ClassPass workout buddy.
Originally from Beijing, Yuxin studied environmental science and sociology prior to law school. She enjoys all kinds of outdoor activities and reads Karl Marx for fun.
Eric hails from Orange County, California, but grew up abroad in Beijing after Coca-Cola sent his dad to work there. He attended Princeton University, where he abandoned Economics to pursue Victorian poetry and Philip Roth, graduating with an English degree. He then worked as a paralegal for two years in New York. For 1L summer he interned for Judge Vitaliano at EDNY and is a RA for Professor Hershkoff. An avid baseball and football fan, Eric spends his remaining free time playing Counter-Strike with fellow board members Eugene and Kevin and reading about fine wristwatches.
Josh Kim was born and raised in Southern California. He attended UC San Diego where he majored in Psychology. At NYU, he's a staff editor on the Journal of Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law. He worked at the Children's Law Center of California during his 1L summer. In his free time, he's into computer games and following eSports.
Eugene was born, raised, and educated in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. He double-majored in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science and History at UC Berkeley before working as a paralegal at a law firm in Palo Alto. At NYU, Eugene is on the Tax Law Review and a research assistant to Professor Arthur Miller, with whom he also spent his 1L summer. He loves to play and talk about sports (Go Warriors and 49ers!!) and games (of both video and board variety). He's always looking for a good meal or great nature so recommendations are welcome.
Kevin Tanaka graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Conflict Resolution. He is a member of the NYU Civil Rights Clinic and interned at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles over the summer. He plans on becoming a public interest attorney in California after graduation. He loves discussing current events, fashion, cars, and where to find the best cup of coffee in NYC.
Janice was born in Atlanta but raised in the Bay Area and South Korea. After graduating from Columbia University as an Economics-Political Science major, she worked as a human rights researcher for the Permanent Mission of Korea to the UN and as a paralegal at the Manhattan DA's Office. During her 1L summer, Janice interned for Second Circuit Judge Denny Chin. At NYU, Janice is a staff editor on the Journal of International Law and Politics and Litigation and Advocacy Co-Chair for the American Constitution Society. She enjoys hip hop dance and takes brunch seriously.
Public Interest Chairs
Joy was born and raised in the Los Angeles area, but ended up at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, where she majored in Classical Studies and Urban Studies. This summer, she was a legal intern in the real estate division of Services for the UnderServed, Inc. in Manhattan. In addition to her involvement in APALSA, Joy is a staff editor on Law Review, vocal director of Law Revue, and Moelis Fellow for Urban Law and Policy. She loves talking about TV shows, corgi Instagram accounts, cooking/baking, and yoga.
Molly Zhu is an Emory alumnus where she studied political science and philosophy. Molly spent her 1L summer working at the Attorney General's office in New York where she focused on labor and employment law. In her free time, Molly enjoys eating through New York and perusing art museums.
Isabella (Izzy) Chen was born in Boston and raised in New York. She attended Princeton University, where she studied in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. After graduating from college, she worked full-time in global compliance at Goldman Sachs, and part-time for The Infatuation, a food and drink recommendation website. Outside of her involvement with APALSA, Izzy is also Events Chair for the Social Enterprise & Startup Law Group and Social Chair of SBA. She was a summer associate at Perlman & Perlman for her 1L summer. Izzy loves bougie NYC workout classes, exploring the NYC food and bar scene, and all things Broadway.
Ji Hong was born in Seoul, Korea. She attended Amherst College, where she majored in Economics. She worked at Kim & Chang as a summer associate during her 1L summer. She is a staff editor for the Journal of Law and Business. She enjoys Pilates, wine tasting and traveling.
Julia was born in Fujian, China and grew up in Ottawa, Canada (most Canadian moment: eating Beaver Tails and maple taffy while skating to school). She attended the University of Toronto for Psychology and Criminology. For 1L summer, she interned at a firm in Windhoek, Namibia and was an RA for Professor Hershkoff. She is a staff editor on the Journal of International Law and Politics. She enjoys watching hockey and Asian dramas, traveling, and swimming.
Joana proudly hails from Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, home of the slinky toy. She attended Princeton University, where she majored in Slavic Languages and Literatures and minored in the History and Practice of Diplomacy. During 1L summer, Joana worked as a summer associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in New York. She serves as a J.D. Editor on NYU's Tax Law Review. Joana loves Russian literature, geography, and cats.
Jamie was born in Korea and raised in Malaysia. He attended Northwestern University where he studied Industrial Engineering. Prior to coming to law school, he worked at an IT consulting firm in Chicago. He is a staff editor for the Journal of Law and Business. He is a South East Asian food enthusiast.