USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association

Phong Doozy

Laughter is the Best Medicine

Through his work with USC Comic+Care, Phong Doozy MHA ’24 puts smiles on the faces of patients facing serious health challenges.

Yoshia Nakamura

“Defining Courage”

Telling the tragic yet uplifting story of the heroic Nisei soldiers of World War II, this live docu-theater experience was performed at USC in May.

Jiachen Zhang

Tackling Climate and Air Quality Challenges

Jiachen Zhang PhD ’19 brings her expertise in computational modeling and science-based public policy to her new role as a USC Viterbi School of Engineering assistant professor.

Young-Kwon Hong

A Breakthrough Medical Discovery

USC researcher Young-Kwon Hong has discovered a drug that may delay the onset of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease and treat hydrocephalus.

Natalie Fung

Changing Course

From PR to data science, Natalie Fung ’15, MS ’24 talks about becoming a “double Trojan” after a life-altering accident.

Jon M. Chu

Your Next Beach Read

Acclaimed filmmaker Jon M. Chu ’03 (Crazy Rich Asians, the upcoming Wicked) is publishing his memoir, Viewfinder: A Memoir of Seeing and Being Seen, this summer.

Carl Zhou

Renaissance Man

USC Renaissance Scholar Sibo “Carl” Zhou recently graduated with four degrees from USC.

Brenda Eap

Crafting Policies for Healthy Aging

Brenda Eap PhD ’23, vice president of operations and partnerships at the Alliance for Longevity Initiatives (AA4LI), is working to improve human healthspan.

Trojan statue


Support the USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association’s programs and scholarships for USC students.

Stay Connected with APAA

Sign up for our newsletter and emails.