A San Francisco native, David attended Hamilton College and San Francisco State University.
Prior to coming to Laney College, David served as Executive Director of the non-profit Chinese American Voters Education Committee in Chinatown.
His civic and volunteer work includes service on the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Commission, KQED Board of Directors and the U.S. Census Bureau CIC Steering Committee.
David taught Political Science at San Francisco State University for over a decade and is an expert in Asian American civic engagement and political mobilization.
His accomplishments in his non-profit and civic work have been recognized by the San Francisco Foundation, the Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation.
Raised in San Francisco, John attended U.C. Berkeley and graduated in 1975 with a B.A. in Anthropology. In the following year, he received his California Teaching Credential from the Black, Asian, Chicano Urban Program (BACUP) from U.C. Berkeley.
Upon graduation, John was a teacher for the federally funded program Project Head Start in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District.
After a seven-year stint, he left education to pursue a position as a Squash Racquets Teaching Professional at the University Club of San Francisco. He was our nation’s #1 ranked Veteran’s Singles Player in 1991 and in 1998 was the #1 ranked Veteran’s Doubles Player.
What started out as a temporary plan of action became a 32-year career!
After this extended hiatus from teaching, John has come full-circle and is now back in education as a Project Specialist for APASS at Laney College.
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