BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Selina Shek is an attorney with the California Public Utilities Commission where she represents the Commission on matters concerning the regulation of the gas, electric, water, transportation, and telecommunications industries. Previously to joining the Commission, she worked for Goodin, MacBride, Squeri, Ritchie, & Day for two years representing clients before the Commission. She has also enjoyed various internships with the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office and the San Francisco Mayor’s Office. Selina was born and raised in San Francisco, and she has a Bachelor of Arts from St. Mary’s College of California and a Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.
Why Selina joined the board: I joined the CCCC Board because I wanted to volunteer with an organization that focused on helping children in their early development and their families in achieving their immigrant goals of providing a better life for their children. My many friends and I grew up in similar circumstances, and I wanted to be a part of an organization that helps today’s children growing up with immigrant backgrounds.
KYLENE CHINSIO SHEN
Kylene Chinsio Shen is a Product Manager at Empirical Education Inc., an education research firm located in Palo Alto, CA.
With over 10 years of experience in the field of education, Kylene has worked as a curriculum developer for a high school science curriculum, has taught first and second grades, and served as a math specialist in inner-city Boston. Prior to joining Empirical Education, Kylene worked as an instructional designer and product manager at Kaplan K12.
Kylene earned her B.A. in Cognitive Science and M.S. in Education from Northwestern University. Originally from Chicago, IL, Kylene relocated to the Bay area in 2004.
Why Kylene joined the board: Kylene joined the CCCC Board because as a former elementary school teacher, she understands the importance of establishing a solid academic, social, and emotional foundation for our children. Having grown up in an immigrant family, she admires CCCC’s mission and approach to caring and providing for their families.
Jen Huang is a Senior Product Manager at Google working on AdWords. She is the product management lead for their search targeting and automation products.
Prior to Google, Jen worked as a consultant at Accenture and earned a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University.
Why Jennifer joined the board: I was first drawn to CCCC because of its bilingual/bicultural program. Although, I believe it is important for new immigrant children to learn English and prepare them for the road ahead of them, I also believe it is just as important for them to learn about their heritage and continue to practice their native language. I was raised in a bilingual environment and went to Chinese Sunday School as a child and now am extremely grateful to be able to speak Mandarin with my extended family. I also wanted to help out the Chinatown community and really appreciate that the Center helps out local immigrant families by subsidizing their childcare costs. Childcare is extremely expensive in San Francisco, and this Center helps these families out in so many ways: allowing parents to go to work without worrying about their children and at the same time, teaching and preparing their children for Kindergarten.
Victor Kim is an architect with over twenty-two years of professional practice. He has worked on diverse projects nationally as well as at international locations. Victor Kim’s architecture practice, Architecture & Planning, Inc., is based in San Francisco in the North Beach district for the last ten years.
Victor’s participation with non-profit organizations includes being a Director on the Homeowners Association of Museum Parc and involvement with Christmas in April.
Victor has a deep interest in children’s development. This leads him to pursue a meaningful involvement in their education and the development of their cultural sensibilities and moral values. He is also actively involved in his son’s school as a parent contributor.
Victor is a San Francisco resident. He received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Oregon in Eugene, and he is a licensed architect in the state of California.
Why Victor joined the board: To Come
Lock Kwan, P.E. is a Senior Engineer with URS Corporation, a leading global engineering, construction, and technical services. Lock has over 16 years of engineering, project management, and construction experience in water, wastewater, waste to energy, and biofuels production projects.
Lock immigrated through the Southern United States. He appreciates the diversity of the Bay Area and the importance of an organization such as CCCC. He has been involved with various charities.
Why Lock joined the board: To Come
Alex is a finance leader at Robinhood, and previously held roles at Google in Google Maps strategy, Google Play finance, and analytics. Prior to Google, Alex worked in consulting at Mercer within the health and benefits sector in Seattle. Alex graduated with honors at University of Washington in Seattle and holds an MBA at the Berkeley Haas School of Business.
Why Alex joined the board: As a child of an immigrant family raised in Buffalo, NY, with both parents studying for their masters and PhDs, I remember well the difficulties of growing up with financial constraints. My childhood taught me the importance of grit and also inspired me to become a role model and leader in the lives of the youth and instill in them the will to overcome their challenges. CCCC gives me an opportunity to continue to give back to the community from which I was shaped.
Emeritus Board Director
Linda Ng is a proud of mom of two and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Linda previously worked at State Street Global Advisors in the Relationship Management team in the San Francisco office. Linda was primarily responsible for managing relationships within SSgA's existing client base of Corporates, Endowments, Foundations, Public Funds, and Taft-Hartleys. Prior to joining SSgA in Oct. 2006, Linda was an Assistant Vice President, Consultant with State Street Analytics (SSA) in the Alameda, CA office, responsible for delivering performance measurement and investment analytic solutions to over a dozen of State Street's largest institutional clients such as CalPERS and CalSTRS. While at SSA from 1999 to 2006, she held multiple positions as a performance analyst, senior analyst, manager of up to ten analysts, client service officer, and assistant vice president, consultant. In 2001, she worked in Hong Kong on a six months assignment to assist with establishing the SSA operations in Hong Kong. Linda also previously held positions in the Public Funds Division as a portfolio accountant and auditor since joining State Street in July 1997. Her awards at State Street include State Street California's Peer Recognition Award in Nov. 1998, SSA Alameda's Employee of the Quarter in Sept. 1999 and State Street's William S. Edgerly Community Service Award in Dec. 2002. As a recipient of the Edgerly Community Service Award, Linda was awarded a grant of $10,000 to the charity of her choice, the Chinatown Community Children's Center (CCCC). Linda has been on CCCC’s Board of Directors since 1999.
Linda was raised in San Francisco and has always been an active volunteer in the community, tutoring students at various afterschool programs and raising funds at charity walks and fundraising events. Linda received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. Linda enjoys traveling, golf, tennis, and snowboarding.
Why Linda joined the board: I believe children are our future. I admire the resourcefulness of the Center (especially fond of the hanging bumblebees made out of emptied toilet paper rolls during my first visit) and I am passionate about helping children at an early age so they can become productive members of the community when they grow up.