Khánh and his family immigrated to the USA from Vietnam at the end of the Vietnam conflict. Khánh graduated from the Colorado School of Mines with a degree in chemical engineering and 3 minors. He worked for Amoco after graduation as a production engineer. He subsequently went to work for the family businesses: Asian grocery and real estate. He helped grow the family business to become the largest Asian grocer in the region. After selling the retail business, Khánh continued to work in real estate.[..]
Toby joined SASE as the Manager of Finance and Operations in December 2019. Toby received his MBA and JD from Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to SASE, he spent 12 years working as a staff attorney for both the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, reviewing both asylum and criminal appeals. After moving to Denver to be closer to the mountains, however, Toby decided to return to his roots in finance and administration. [..]
Born and raised as a Colorado native, Matt knows that there is greatness in everyone waiting to be released. Matt has spent his whole life passionate about health, fitness and helping others achieve their goals. After graduating from Colorado School of Mines in EE, Matt started his own legal services and identity theft protection business with LegalShield, where changing lives is the main focus of his team. Matt brings over 10 years of personal and organizational leadership experience to SASE.[..]
Gigi began with SASE in 2019 with over a decade of event experience. Previously, she worked with large software companies to develop and deliver a wide range of strategic events. As the National Conference Director, she looks forward to working with the SASE volunteers and staff to create exceptional experiences for conference attendees as the event soars to new heights.[..]
Clarence Low recently joined the team at the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE). As Director of Organizational Relationships, he will serve to develop and nurture relationships with corporations that value a diverse workplace and connect them with high-achieving Asian scientists and engineers. Prior to SASE, Clarence was the President and CEO of the Asian Chamber of Commerce (ACC) in Colorado, serving to connect businesses locally and internationally to the Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) community in the greater Denver Metro area.[..]
Paraag Maddiwar joined the SASE team in January 2020 in the newly created Director of Professional Programs position. Paraag was born in New York, raised in Kentucky, and holds a Chemical Engineering degree from Columbia University and an MBA from New York University. He joined SASE after a 20-year career at Procter & Gamble spanning manufacturing, engineering, and supply chain. Paraag has learned first-hand the power of a strong Asian-American ERG program and is excited to drive the SASE mission to build the leadership potential and business impact of the Asian-American STEM professional community.
Jessica Moy was introduced to SASE by her husband, Clifton. Jessica received her B.A. in International Studies, Japan focus, at Colorado State University, and her M.A. in International Studies, China focus, at the University of Denver. Her previous jobs have included being a Coordinator for International Relations on the Japan Exchange Teaching (JET) Program and being an Outreach Coordinator for the University of Colorado - Boulder's Program for Teaching East Asia. When she is not working with SASE's outstanding volunteers to help coordinate the national conference, she enjoys spending time with Clifton and their two kids Jacob, and Elia.
Coming from a background in office administration and communications, Rob joined SASE in February 2021. Over the years, he has worked with several nonprofit organizations including AIA Colorado, Open Media Foundation, and SafeHouse Denver. Rob brings a wide variety of experience in operational support and content creation for recurring programs as well as special events. He holds a master's degree in mass communication from South Dakota State University, having completed the program virtually from his home in Denver. Originally from the Philadelphia area, Rob enjoys travel, the arts, and spending quality time with his dog, Jake.