ICAS Bulletin
Institute for Corean-American Studies, Inc.

June 24, 2009

Matt Shiraki
ICAS Associate

Dear Friend:

We are pleased to share with you that Matt Shiraki has been appointed as ICAS Associate, effective immediately.

Matt Shiraki is a candidate for a master's degree in public policy at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. Matt is concentrating on healthcare policy and plans on graduating in 2011.

From 2006 to 2009, Matt served in the Administration of President George W. Bush, both at the White House and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

At the White House, Matt worked in the offices of Strategic Initiatives, Presidential Correspondence, and Intergovernmental Affairs. He was also appointed the White House Liaison to Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI). In this role, he was responsible for communicating the President's policies and priorities to AAPI community and bringing their concerns to senior White House staff.

At HHS, Matt served as Confidential Assistant to the Deputy Secretary and Director of External Affairs. In this role, he managed global health issues for the Office of the Deputy Secretary, participated in government delegations to Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East, and coordinated a department-wide initiative to host a series of conferences on biomedical and pharmaceutical innovation.

Matt has also worked at The American Revolution Center at Valley Forge, the Hudson Institute, and the U.S. Senate.

After attending Montgomery County Community College in Pennsylvania, Matt transferred to Cedarville University in Ohio, where he was elected student body president. He graduated with a degree in history education and was awarded the President's Trophy, the highest honor given to a graduating senior.

The son of Korean and Japanese-American parents, Matt was born and raised in the U.S. territory of Guam. He and his family currently reside in North Wales, Pennsylvania.

Thank you.

Sang Joo Kim / signed
Sr. Fellow & Executive Vice President

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