About this Event
3502 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089
We are excited to announce that we will be resuming the annual East Asia Career
Panel with its ninth installment! The East Asia Career Panel is an annual event EASC organizes and is open to all undergraduate and graduate students interested in using East Asian language and area studies skills in their future professions and learning about the different career options available. Our impressive alumni panelists come from professions in fields such as business consulting, entertainment, journalism, non-profit, marketing, and education. Come listen to our USC Alumni discuss how they utilized their East Asian languages and area studies skills in their careers! The panel will be followed by a Q&A and networking opportunity.
Roc is Head of Cultural Consulting at Gold House, a non-profit organization that elevates Asians and Pacific Islanders to lead and thrive in culture and commerce through unity, investment, and promotion. In this role, he works with partners to ensure respectful and authentic API storytelling in a variety of entertainment & media-focused fields such as film/TV (Disney, Paramount, HBO, etc.), interactive media (Epic Games), sports (NBA, NFL), and more. Prior to Gold House, he supported internal strategy and ops at PwC’s consulting business.
Roc graduated Phi Beta Kappa from USC with a dual B.A. in Cinematic Arts Critical Studies and Economics. During his time as an undergraduate, he worked for the East Asian Studies Center as student staff! He was born in Beijing and speaks Mandarin with native fluency.
Teresa Watanabe is a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times. After joining The Times in 1989, she served as Pacific Rim business reporter and Tokyo correspondent and bureau chief, traveling throughout Asia to cover economics, politics, security and culture/society along with such breaking news as earthquakes and a terrorist attack. She’s also covered immigration, ethnic communities, religion and currently serves as higher education reporter. In addition, Teresa covered Asia, national affairs and state government for the San Jose Mercury News and wrote editorials for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner. A Seattle native, she studied at Waseda University in Tokyo as an international student and graduated from USC in journalism and in East Asian languages and culture.
Tiara Wilson is an activist, writer, scholar, and pop culture enthusiast. She was born and raised in Aurora, Colorado. She earned a BA in International Studies from the University of Denver in 2018 and a MA in East Asian Area Studies in 2021 from USC . Tiara has studied internationally at Nanjing University in Nanjing, China, and Akita International University in Akita, Japan.
Tiara is pursuing a doctoral degree in East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Southern California. She is currently working on a research project focused on Sinophone hip hop. Her research interests include Chinese Popular Culture, Korean Popular Culture, Gender, Identity, Afro-Asian Solidarity, and Social Movements. In addition to her academic pursuits, Tiara works as a consultant specializing in educating community organizations and businesses on relevant local social justice issues and methods of organizing. She has led multiple social justice workshops and curates engaging, socially conscious content for social media.