Speaker Hanseul Kang
Hanseul Kang was appointed acting State Superintendent of Education by Mayor Bowser on February 27, 2015. She previously served as Chief of Staff for the state of Tennessee’s Department of Education. A seasoned leader and former high school teacher, she reorganized and restructured the department to reflect strategic priorities, and created a more streamlined budget process that allowed for improved personnel decision-making and better use of resources. Kang was part of the team that implemented policies and offered support to districts and schools that resulted in Tennessee becoming one of the fastest improving states in the nation in student achievement outcomes. Prior to joining Tennessee’s education department, Kang worked for Teach For America, where she was a managing director of program for the organization’s regional office in the District. She led a team of program directors supporting middle and high school teachers in schools across the District and Prince George’s County. Kang holds a Bachelor’s Degree in international politics from Georgetown University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and was a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholar.
Moderator Leangelo Acuna
Leangelo Acuna is currently the Program Assistant for the Gates Millennium Scholars Program at the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF). At APIASF, he supports Scholarship operations and Scholar programming, as well as develops their social media strategy. A graduate from the University of Virginia, he previously interned for the U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL), as well as for the Office of Congressman Mike Honda (D-Silicon Valley). Leangelo enjoys traveling to big cities, trying new foods, and taking Buzzfeed quizzes.
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More About CAPAL’s AANHPI Roundtable Series
The AANHPI Roundtable Series provides an opportunity for students and young professionals in Washington, DC to learn from public service leaders in our community in an intimate and conversational setting. Each roundtable features one public service leader and accommodates at most 25 attendees. Every roundtable session is free and open to the public, however, due to a limited seating we encourage attendees to register in order to ensure a seat. Lunch will be provided.
The Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) seeks to empower Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) youth by increasing access to public service opportunities and building a strong AANHPI public service pipeline. We envisions a future with equitable AANHPI representation throughout all levels of government and public service.
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