Madeline Dang, President
Madeline serves as Counsel at the United States Senate. Madeline serves AEF in her personal capacity and not as a Congressional employee. Prior to joining the Senate, Madeline clerked for the Honorable Gregory E. Jackson of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, and worked as an Assistant Attorney General for the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia. Madeline is a graduate of the American University Washington College of Law and the University of California, Santa Barbara. Madeline is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area.
Adam Tsao, Vice-President
Adam is a corporate associate at Covington & Burling LLP. His practice covers a broad range of transactional and corporate matters. Prior to joining Covington, he was an M&A associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. Adam graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he served on the boards of the Urban Ventures Project and the Financial Literacy Project. He earned his undergraduate degree in philosophy from Washington University in St. Louis. Adam is the author of Connective Innovation: See the world differently and enjoys playing tennis. He is serving in his personal capacity.
Neesha Kulkarni, Treasurer
Neesha is an attorney with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), where she currently serves in the Procurement and Fiscal Law Division. Prior to joining FEMA, Neesha worked at The Pew Charitable Trusts where she researched and evaluated the efficacy of the underlying laws and regulations used to determine the safety of chemicals commonly added to food. Prior to her work at Pew, Neesha worked in the non-profit sector to develop Clean Water Act legislation and nation-wide clean vessels standards, and as a Legislative Assistant in the U.S. House of Representatives. Neesha earned her law degree from Tulane University Law School and her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University. Neesha serves AEF in her personal capacity and not as a FEMA employee
Huy Le, Secretary
Huy is a Trial Attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice. He also serves as a Captain and Defense Counsel for the U.S. Army Reserve JAG Corps. Prior to his current positions, Huy served as an Attorney Advisor for the Executive Office for Immigration Review. He received his J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law (NUSL) and was the Co-Chair for the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association at NUSL. Huy is originally from Boston, MA. Huy is serving in his personal capacity.
Lauren Ige, Communications Director
Lauren is an associate at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP. Lauren is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, where she was the Senior Articles Editor for the American Criminal Law Review. Prior to attending law school, Lauren worked as a staff assistant for U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono. Lauren earned her undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Southern California.
Umber Aggarwal, Director
Umber is an associate at Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, where his practice primarily focuses on intellectual property litigation. He earned his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park and law degree from the University Maryland School of Law. Prior to attending law school, Umber worked as a patent examiner at the United States Patent & Trademark Office. He also previously served as treasurer and board member for the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association.
Yiyang “Yaya” Wu, Director
Yiyang is a litigation associate at Relman, Dane, & Colfax PLLC. Her practice areas cover a wide variety of civil rights topics, including fair housing and lending, employment law, public accommodation, and disability rights. Prior to joining Relman, Yiyang clerked for the Hon. Andre M. Davis on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and for the Hon. Mary A. McLaughlin in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Yiyang is a graduate of University of Pennsylvania Law School and Harvard College. She is currently an adjunct professor at Howard University School of Law.
Yifan Wang, Director
Yifan is an associate at Williams & Connolly LLP. Yifan graduated from Cornell Law School, where she was an Articles Editor on Cornell Law Review and an Honors Fellow in the writing program. Prior to attending law school, Yifan worked in a variety of non-profit and research capacities in the United States and abroad, focusing on immigration and disability advocacy. Yifan earned her undergraduate degree in Political Science from Duke University.
Youngeun “January” Kim, Director
January is an associate at Linklaters LLP and her practice focuses on competition law. January obtained her undergraduate degree at the University of Pittsburgh, where she co-founded the college’s chapter of the Korean Student Association. She holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and was an active member of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association at UVA, serving as secretary for a year. After law school, she served as law clerk to the Hon. L. Felipe Restrepo in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.