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Executive Board



Perry Cao


Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA


Undergrad: Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, Class of 2017

(B.S., International Politics/Security Studies)


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 in undergrad. Aside from APALSA, I am also a Legal Research and Writing Law Fellow and the Publicity Chair of the Barristers' Council Appellate Advocacy Division. Career-wise, I hope to one day work in national defense or foreign policy, but am also interested in pursuing litigation. I am a huge Steelers fan, huge Penguins fan, and avid Hans Zimmer and Christopher Nolan enthusiast.

Also I love my dog more than most things.


Amy Chau


Hometown: San Diego, CA


Undergrad: University of Southern California (USC), Class of 2017 (B.S., Business Administration, minor in Law & Society)


About: I was born and raised in southern California. As an undergraduate, I developed a passion for supporting APA students and building a strong sense of community. On campus, I'm also an Opportunity Scholar and a Staff Editor on The Georgetown Law Journal. After graduation, I intend to pursue a career in litigation. I love bouldering, writing short stories, and drinking boba. I'm also very enthusiastic about oldies music, all things Disney, and USC football.


Lynn Phan


Hometown: Houston, TX


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. My favorite hobbies include practicing yoga, going to concerts, and tasting craft beer. In my spare time, I enjoy exploring the city and building my credentials as a self-proclaimed foodie. My academic interests revolve around environmental law and poverty law. Outside of APALSA, I am a Staff Editor of the Georgetown Environmental Law Review and will be competing in the Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition on behalf of Georgetown Barristers' Council Appellate Advocacy.


Scott Lee


Hometown: San Francisco, CA


Undergrad: University of Pennsylvania, Class of 2013

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.

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Riah Kim


Hometown: Olney, MD 

Undergrad: New York University, Class of 2017

(B.A., Economic Policy, Minor in Politics)  

About: I was born in Seoul, South Korea and moved to the United States as a child. Although I've lived in the D.C. area for most of my life, I consider myself a New Yorker at heart. Some proof of this: I consume way more coffee than the average human, I love buying overpriced hippie food from WholeFoods, and I have little patience for slow walkers. After law school, I hope to pursue a career in litigation and continue living as a coffee snob. 


Hera Liao


Hometown: Guangzhou, China 

Undergrad: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Class of 2015

About: I was born in China, and lived in Italy before coming to the United States. Prior to law school, I worked in the financial services industry in both Los Angeles and China. My calorie-burning hobbies are tennis and skiing; my calorie-building hobbies are food, boba and wine. My favorite gelato flavor is pistachio. I'm a part of Georgetown Law's Business Law Scholars Program and I plan to continue working at the intersection of business and law upon graduation. 


Michelle Endo


Hometown: Santa Clarita, CA


Undergrad: UC Berkeley, Class of 2014 

(B.S., Society and Environment,

Minors in Public Policy and French)


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. I am also a member of the Georgetown Environmental Law Review.


Emily Qiu


Hometown: Richmond, VA 

Undergrad: University of Pennsylvania, Class of 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 bouldering or 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 plan to focus on environmental issues in my legal education and career.

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Yuan Tian


Hometown: Shanghai, China 

Undergrad: Peking University, Class of 2009 

About: I grew up in China, came to the U.S. for graduate studies in Communications and Technology, and spent 6 years as a marketing professional in a telecom company before starting law school. When I am not busy studying, working and researching, I enjoy movies, music, traveling while blogging, and cooking for family and friends.

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Kathleen Huang


Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Undergrad: Georgetown University, Class of 2016

About: I was born and raised in San Francisco, but I moved to DC about five years ago for undergrad and now law school. I studied Government at Georgetown University before joining the Law Center. Prior to starting law school, I dabbled a bit in the food industry. I have an interest in transactional work and hope to work overseas after law school. I am also a coffee aficionado and can give you recommendations on the best coffee shops in DC or the Bay Area regardless of whether you’re in the mood for drip coffee, cappuccinos, cold brew, or just nice studying aesthetics for your Instagram feed.


Ilana Malkin


Hometown: Columbia, MD 


Undergrad: Johns Hopkins University, Class of 2017


About: I am a Korean Jewish American who loves live music, all books, and my dog. I hope to pursue a career in litigation. 


Isabella Havas


Hometown: Los Angeles, CA 

Undergrad: UC Berkeley, Class of 2016

(B.A., History, focus: Modern China, Minor in Politics) 

About: As Social Chair of APALSA 2018-2019 with Ilana Malkin, she hopes to make APALSA events as fun and inclusive as possible. If you're not following her on instagram @isabellahavas, what are you doing?

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