AASF Webinar: Demystifying Presidential Appointments

Time: June 8, 2023. 5:30 PM ET

Hosted by the Asian American Scholar Forum (AASF) and the Asian Pacific American Institution of Congressional Studies (APAICS)

Please save the date for an upcoming webinar in partnership with APAICS that will cover the process by which those in the scholar community can become Presidential appointees. The Presidential Personnel Office (PPO) is responsible for aiding the President in recruiting, vetting, and nominating over 4,000 political appointments throughout the federal government. We will be joined by representatives from PPO as well as current political appointees who can share their experiences.

This is an exciting opportunity to learn more about how we can amplify your voices, increase representation in government, and serve the public.


  • Georgette Furukawa, Advisor for Asian Americans and Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islanders, Office of the Chief of Staff
  • Phil Kim, Senior Advisor for Public Engagement, Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs
  • Madalene Xuan-Trang Mielke, President & CEO, APAICS
  • Xiaodong Zhang, AASF Board Member
  • Gisela Perez Kusakawa, AASF Executive Director