The Asian Law Caucus today announced that Christopher Punongbayan will be joining the Asian Law Caucus as Deputy Director in September. Chris is currently Staff Attorney at Positive Resource Center and was previously a 2004 recipient of the Ford Foundation New Voices Fellowship, serving as Advocacy Director for Filipinos for Affirmative Action.
He is Vice-Chair of the San Francisco Immigrant Rights Commission and the Chair of South of Market Community Action Network. He has served on the boards of a number of other youth and API advocacy organizations in New York and San Francisco and also has community experience from LA, where he went to law school. He brings to the Caucus a number of different perspectives, an incredible amount of energy, and a strong commitment to our mission.
The Caucus also has two new staff attorneys for the Housing Program joining us this fall. Eva Auyeung was previously Staff Attorney at Eviction Defense Collaborative, is a fluent Cantonese and Mandarin speaker and has significant experience working with Chinese-speaking tenants. Deborah Sheen is a recent graduate of University of San Francisco Law School and fluent Korean speaker. Previous to law school, she worked as Program Coordinator at the Korean American Coalition. She has also worked with communities on participatory planning and community benefits agreements projects in the past.