CASA is pleased to welcome Kristina Chung to the Board of Directors. Kristina moved to Colorado Springs last year from the San Francisco Bay Area where she was an employment law litigator and partner in a renowned law firm. While in California, she was actively involved with the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area, the Korean American Bar Association, and served as the Chair of the Diversity Committee for the San Mateo County Bar Association. The California State Board of Governors appointed her as a Commissioner for the State Bar Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation during which, in her three year term, she investigated and evaluated judicial candidates for the state’s Superior Courts, Court of Appeal, and the California Supreme Court, and made recommendations to the Governor.
Kristina’s work on behalf of underserved children began in 1994 as a guardian ad litem for CASA in Indianapolis, Indiana. Since then, she has volunteered in various capacities, including collaborating with different non-profit organizations to help provide college and graduate school scholarships; school backpacks and clothing; and funding for various youth programs organized around bonding between police and children, mentoring and leadership training, and programs dedicated to health such as after school sports and nutrition classes. Immediately prior to leaving California, she participated on a subcommittee of a state Blue Ribbon Commission on Human Trafficking, focused on raising awareness about and the prevention of trafficking of underage girls.