Quote from Yuki Lin (ELP ’13)
During my Monday morning walk into work following the Conference, I found myself thinking, “What can I do to become a stronger leader in my community, while bringing out the best in those around me?” The Emerging Leaders Program connected me to inspirational people with a common purpose of doing more to improve the U.S.-Japan relationship—and they didn’t just preach it, they breathed it. As a result, I felt a personal urgency to make the most of my background, skills, and network to elevate myself and those within my immediate community. Amidst the chaotic and, at times, nonsensical world we live in, I left my ELP family and the USJC Conference with a renewed sense of motivation and hope for my generation of Japanese Americans. We really can change the world. But we must support each other to do even more.
– Yuki Lin, San Francisco, California