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APALSA Representatives



Caroline Koo

3L Section Representative

Hometown: La Canada Flintridge, CA


Undergrad: USC


About: Born and raised in Los Angeles, I am passionate about eating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. I love meeting new people and learning about their unique life stories, so before coming to law school I took a year off to travel and expand my world perspective. I am currently completing the joint JD/Tax LL.M. program at Georgetown and strive to further my goal of getting to know more people on a personal basis by staying as involved as possible with the school community. 


Michael Lam

Transfer Section Representative

Hometown: Toronto, Ontario

Undergrad: University of Toronto, 2012

About: Born and raised in Toronto, I am a die hard Leafs fan. My path to law school has been "non-traditional" at best. After college, I worked in the telecomm, finance, and retail banking industries. I also coached, trained, and instructed a variety of clients through various hockey and personal training companies, including my own. I enjoy spending time with friends and family, and staying active on the ice, outdoors, or in the gym. My goal is to build experience in M&A and private equity.


Amy Chau

Section 1 Representative

Hometown: San Diego, CA


Undergrad: University of Southern California (USC), Class of 2017

About: I was born and raised in southern California, so moving to DC is an entirely new experience for me. I enjoy drinking boba, singing loudly when no one else is listening, and giving human names to non-human things. As an undergraduate, I was very heavily involved in the APA Student Assembly and developed a passion for supporting API students and building a strong sense of community. I'm also very enthusiastic about oldies music, all things Disney, and USC football.


Lynn Phan

Section 1 Representative

Hometown: Houston


Undergrad: University of Texas at Austin Class of 2016


About: I was born and raised in Houston and consider myself a true Texan at heart. After graduation, I worked at Lone Star Legal Aid for two years as a paralegal in the public benefits unit. My favorite hobbies include practicing yoga, going to concerts, and splurging on food and drinks. I am also a self-declared beer connoisseur. 


Riah Kim

Section 2 Representative

Hometown: Olney, MD


Undergrad: NYU '17


About: I probably drink more coffee than water. I am a huge coffee snob and one of my main joys in life is to brew myself a cup of coffee in the morning. One day, when I get sick of corporate law life, I want to retire as a barista/owner of my own cafe. 


Pimprapat (Gigi) Snidvongs Na Ayuthaya

Section 2 Representative

Hometown: Bangkok, Thailand

Undergrad: Babson College '16


About: Prior to law school I worked as a Business Development Coordinator at  Baker McKenzie’s Bangkok office, where I hope to return practicing international tax law and consulting in family business governance. I am passionate  about travelling and am always looking for new adventures. If I cannot find anything exciting going on,  I am always ready to create my own adrenaline-pumping activities! Also, I love anything sweet, especially cupcakes and cookies.


Perry Cao

Section 3 Representative

Hometown: Born in Beijing, raised in Pittsburgh, PA


Undergrad: B.S. in International Politics from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service


About: I lived in Copenhagen, Denmark as a child, learned to speak fluent Danish, and then forgot it all after moving to the States. I speak Mandarin almost fluently. I love playing frisbee and captained the Georgetown University team. I hope to someday work in national defense and/or foreign policy. 


Emily Qiu

Section 3 Representative

Hometown: Richmond, VA


Undergrad: University of Pennsylvania, B.A. 2013

About: I am a born and raised Richmonder, but I have spent time living in Shanghai, Sydney and Singapore. Most of my free time is spent outdoors where I love to hike, backpack, scuba dive, and hang out with my dog. I am an avid traveler and am always thinking about where I will go next. In undergrad I studied political science, and I hope to focus on environmental or civil rights issues in law school.


Michelle Endo

Section 4 Representative

Hometown: Santa Clarita, California


Undergrad: UC Berkeley (2014), B.S. Society and Environment


About: I am a yonsei Japanese American and California native. I spent the last three years working at the Center for Environmental Health, a nonprofit organization in Oakland, CA. Most recently, I served as the organization's Litigation Coordinator. My hobbies include: hiking, collecting records, biking, and DJing (both on the radio and in nightclubs). I plan to use my legal education to support environmental justice communities and protect public health.


Surya Malhotra Khanna

Section 4 Representative

Hometown: Washington D.C.

Undergrad: University of Virginia, BA Biology and Foreign Affairs


About: Fun fact: I used to play Renaissance-style  indoor tennis. I'm a JD/MPP dual degree student starting 1L after having finished my first year at Georgetown's McCourt School of Public Policy. I hope to pursue a career in corporate law, specifically international mergers and acquisitions with tax considerations. I love Miyazaki films, dystopian HBO dramas, and mobster movies. 


Mira Park

Section 5 Representative

Hometown: Seoul, South Korea


Undergrad: University of Michigan (2013)


About: After college, I worked for 3 years in Seoul (marketing, investment banking and legal industry). Currently, I am considering my legal career in Trademark or Copyright. In my free time, I usually go out, grab a cup of coffee and walk around DC area. I love K-pop.


Scott Lee

Section 5 Representative

Hometown: San Francisco, CA


Undergrad: University of Pennsylvania (B.A. 2013)

[Other Degrees: Golden Gate University (M.S. Taxation 2015)]


About: I was born and raised in San Francisco. I enjoy personal finance, country music, eating Chinese food, and watching The Office. My academic background is in literature and accounting, and I plan to study tax law while at Georgetown.


Serena Anand

LLM Representative

Hometown: Switzerland as well as Morristown, NJ


Undergrad: SOAS, University of London ‘17 (LLB Law)


About: I moved from New Jersey to Europe when I was ten years old, and have just returned back to the US for my LLM. I love discovering the city by going for long runs, or going out for food and drinks with my friends. I’m looking to pursue a career in the area of family law and women’s rights/reproductive justice.


Tenzing Quwang

LLM Representative

Tenzing is an International Business and Economic Law LL.M. Candidate at Georgetown University Law Center. Tenzing completed her summer internship at Morgan Lewis in Philadelphia. During law school, she was an executive editor at the Tsinghua China Law Review, while working part time at the editorial department of VOGUE China. She obtained her LL.B. degree from Minzu University of China, and LL.M. degree from Temple University Beasley School of Law and Tsinghua University School of Law’s Master of Law program. Tenzing speaks Mandarin Chinese, Hindi, Nepali, Tibetan and English.

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