About us

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Hyon Lee - President

MIT Korean Student Association, Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association, and Korean Adoptees Mentorship Program are just a few of the organizations Hyon has been involved with in the past 15 years. His Korean pride runs deep and his passion to give back runs even deeper. As the president of KAPS, Hyon aspires to tighten the large group of members and increase its impact in the Bay Area Korean Community.

Professionally, he is the Software Architect at the Long-Term Stock Exchange, where he builds an exchange platform designed for the mutual benefit of companies and investors

 
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Subin Park - Vice President

Subin Park is currently a software engineer at Intuit, where she works on a Mint iOS app.

Born in Korea, she moved to the US to go to high school in Washington and Illinois state before attending Bryn Mawr College where she graduated with a degree in computer science and psychology. She moved to the Bay Area fresh out of college for the exciting tech scene.

Subin loves meeting new people and having a good time. In her spare time, Subin enjoys dancing, doing outdoor activities like snowboarding, hiking, yoga and hanging out with friends.

She’s excited to serve as Vice President to develop strong connections in the Korean community through fun social events.

 
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Cathy Son - Treasurer

Cathy Son is a Senior Accountant working at a graduate school in Peninsula where she heavily works on reconciliation, overviewing students’ accounts, and other various projects related to accounting/finance. She graduated from Cal State University Fullerton in sunny Southern California with B.A in Business/Accounting.

In her spare time, she goes to the gym, indoor rock climbing, practices yoga, plays golf, goes for a walk and meets new people at happy hour events.

She’s excited to be part of KAPS community, see many people get involved in Korean American community and connected with each other.

 
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Ian Lee - Media Chair

Ian Lee is currently a Senior Account Manager at Acxiom in Foster City and spent a year on the client side at Sun Microsystems.

Ian was born in Oakland and raised in Fairfield until he moved to Korea at the age of 10 to attend Pusan American School and Seoul American High School. He graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Anthropology and immediately joined the database marketing industry. He enjoys snowboarding and photography in his spare time.

 
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Lisa Oh - Social Chair

Lisa moved to San Francisco in December 2017 from Seattle. She is currently a Senior Program Manager at Samsung, where she manages multiple flagship SMART wearable products.

She received her Master of Science and the Bachelor of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington.

As the social chair of  KAPS, Lisa hopes to serve and empower the professional and personal development of the community.

In her spare time, she enjoys traveling as well as outdoor activities such as cycling, running, swimming, and hiking.  

 
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David Hong - Secretary

David is a 1.5-generation Korean American residing in the East Bay. David joined KAPS in 2015 to get connected with the Korean community in the Bay. Through KAPS, he met many inspirational individuals and community organizations that are excited to give back to the community. Since 2018, he has taken the secretary role with KAPS to help continue bringing the Bay Koreans together.

 

Kevin Kang - Memberships Chair

Kevin is currently a small business owner at San Francisco in the Financial District.

He was born in Pusan, South Korea then moved to San Francisco with his family when he was 8. He finished his education in Business at SFSU.

In his spare time, he likes hiking, watching sports and listening to music.

As the membership chair he is hoping to grow and bring Korean Americans closer within the community.

 
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Fred Choi - Sponsorship Chair

Bio coming soon!

 

Eddie Chin - Community Service Chair

Eddie is a Software Engineer at Google on the Chrome browser. In a former life, he was a management consultant at Monitor Group (now Monitor Deloitte). Eddie earned his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at Binghamton University and a master’s from Cornell University. Eddie is an advocate for the Asian community. At Google, he is one of the leaders of the Asian Google Network. Outside of the office, Eddie enjoys cycling and woodworking.

 
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Dennis Kwon - Advisor

Dennis is a second-generation Korean American originally hailing from NY/NJ and now a San Francisco resident. He just finished his tour of duty as a television producer for the Discovery Channel show MythBusters and is now working as the Senior Mechanical Engineer for Kitty Hawk, a Silicon Valley technology company dedicated to moving people more quickly and efficiently through personal flight, putting his degree in mechanical engineering (from Rutgers University) to work again. Dennis’s previous jobs included developing volumetric displays, working in the aerospace industry, and a career in special effects. 

Looking for a connection to the Korean Community, Dennis became a member of the Korean American Professional Society (KAPS) and discovered a great group of professionals as well as a great group of friends. He soon joined as KAPS Community Service Officer and then transitioned into the role of KAPS Vice President and then President. This year Dennis has joined the Board of Directors of the Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco (KACF-SF) and will continue to serve KAPS as a Board Advisor and Treasurer in hopes to continue to contribute to the Korean Community by sharing his experiences learned here and abroad.