KAYA Summer Internship Program
This August, KAYA-DC members and interns exchanged knowledge about career goals and pathways.
Session I: “More School? – Graduate Degrees and other Post-Undergraduate Options That Can Support Your Career”
- Former DC Deputy Mayor Valerie Santos – MBA, MPP, Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs;
- Jason Tengco – White House Intern, Public Policy & International Affairs Fellowship (PPIA), APAICS Fellowship
- April Siruno, MBA (Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business);
Session II: “Jump into a public service/civic engagement career in different sectors like nonprofit, Federal Agency and on Capitol Hill”
- KAYA-DC co-chair Melvin Tabilas, Senior Government Affairs Advisor at National CAPACD and former Congressional staff member;
- Greg Cendana, Executive Director of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA);
- Victor Zapanta, Digital Media at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
- Jennifer Javier Plaskow of the State Department
Both sessions included the Kuya/Ate Mentoring program “Speed Mentoring,” to meet KAYA-DC members, ask questions of them and build relationships.
Big thanks to Romeo N. Ymalay for organizing these sessions, and to National CAPACD’s 5th Floor Classroom at 1628 16th St. NW for hosting the events!
To get involved and to learn more about the KSIP, email email@example.com.