Staff and Interns
Helen Kim Ho is the Founding Executive Director of the Asian American Legal Advocacy Center, the first nonprofit law center dedicated to promoting the civil, social and economic rights of Asian Americans in the South. She leads AALAC’s public policy, legal education, and community organizing work to further its goal of increasing the civic participation of Asian Americans in the South. Helen is a graduate of Rice University in Houston and an Honors graduate of Emory University School of Law, where she was awarded a full tuition scholarship. Helen began her legal career as a corporate securities attorney for large private law firms including Shearman & Sterling in New York and Baker Botts in Houston before committing herself to full-time non-profit work. She has received numerous awards and recognitions for her leadership and work on behalf of AALAC including: Georgia Trend’s 2013 Power Women, 2010 “40 Under 40″ Best & Brightest, and 100 Most Influential Georgians – Notables; Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award for Innovation; 2012 Member of Leadership Atlanta; Chairman’s Award from the Georgia Restaurant Association; a Bill Sorro Community Activist Award from Asian Law Caucus; and one of Georgia’s 25 Most Influential Asian Americans by Georgia Asian Times.
Helen is married to Rodney Ho, Entertainment Columnist at the AJC, and is the mother of three adorable dogs, Moses Jose, Elizabeth and Spanky Ho.
Helen can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alice Kim is AALAC’s 2012 Director for Civic Engagement and Voter Registration. Alice will lead AALAC’s Vote for our Future Campaign leading up to the 2012 Presidential Election. Alice has significant experience with civic engagement work and worked on Georgia’s 2010 Census Campaign with our Executive Director. Alice has served the Asian American community for over 5 years through her leadership roles as the Legal Counsel of the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) Atlanta Chapter, the National Secretary for NAAAP, and the Community Outreach Coordinator in the Department of Advocacy and Education for the Center for Pan-Asian Community Services, Inc. Alice received her Juris Doctorate from Western New England College School of Law. She received her B.A. from Emory University.
Alice can be reached at email@example.com.
Julia Shyu is AALAC’s Development and Communications Coordinator and Americorps VISTA Volunteer. She has had over ten years of experience serving the Atlanta local community under various organizations such as Chinese-American Leo Club of Atlanta and the Association of the Chinese School in the Southeastern United States (ACSSEUS). Inspired by the power of service at a young age, Julia was driven to further engage the Asian American community into public policy. In 2013, she received a Bachelor’s of Interdisciplinary Studies (Asian Studies) from Georgia State University. Julia has received numerous honors and awards, including the GSU International Education Fee Scholarship and national Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship that enabled her to study abroad at Ewha Woman’s University in Seoul, South Korea from 2011 to 2012. She is especially interested in civic engagement, and is truly passionate about AALAC’s vision of promoting the civil rights of Asian Americans in the Southeastern region.
Julia can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2013 Legal Fellows
Kristy Choi is a recent graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law. Her areas of interest are child advocacy, education advocacy, immigration law, and family law. She had many years of teaching experience before law school and became interested in advocating for children from underprivileged families. During law school, she interned as a child advocate representing abused and neglected children in DeKalb County and worked part-time at a family law firm. She also served as a board member on UGA Law’s Education Law Student Association. Currently, she is writing a law review article advocating for undocumented immigrant students’ right to higher education. She is devoted to making children’s lives better and hopes to establish a career to pursue that goal.
Kristy can be reached at email@example.com.
Hy Khuong Le is a graduate of Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School. She joined AALAC because she believes that positive social change is attained through education, organization, and self-empowerment. She has extensive experience as both volunteer and board member in grassroots organizations that deals with issues such as: Vietnamese cultural education and promotion, equal housing rights, women’s health, and sweatshop abuse awareness. Hy Khuong hopes to turn her interest and passion in promoting equal legal protection for all into a fulfilling career in the legal and non-profit sector.
Hy Khuong can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jason Kim is a graduate of Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School. He originally attended Law School in order to help empower and assist those without the knowledge of what their full legal rights are. He hopes to further educate himself and further his goals along with AALAC in promoting equity and fair treatment for all. He has extensive experience serving others as a board member in numerous organizations. He is currently focused on turning his attention to the immigration issues that surround the minority groups and hopes to be able to establish a career in that field.