Epstein Family Alumni Center
3607 Trousdale Parkway, TCC 305
Los Angeles, CA 90089-3106



Edward Loh '98

As the editor-in-chief of Motor Trend magazine, Edward Loh ’98 is all about speed. And he’s driven. One day he’s flying to the Motor Show in Paris, the next day he’s zipping around the back roads of Seville, Spain, in a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport.


Christopher Chan '92

When a Gensler board member told him the firm needed his talents in Shanghai, Chan and his wife had just welcomed a baby boy and bought a home in the LA area, but they opted for adventure. Chan took over as the design director on the Shanghai Tower, which ultimately will define Shanghai’s skyline.


Grant Imahara '93

A typical day at the office has included building a 7-foot, 3,000-pound, 1-million-piece ball of Legos to roll down a road at a car, trying creative ways to beat a lie detector and taking remote control of a full-size bus to find out how large a chasm it could jump. Imahara tests urban legends for the Discovery Channel series MythBusters.

Lifelong and Worldwide

USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association

Read about Irene Hirano Inouye

Irene Hirano Inouye '70, MPA '73

Building US-Japan ties, expanding access for women and families to quality healthcare, and promoting humanities and public arts programs - although incredibly diverse, these are just a few of the initiatives that Irene Hirano Inouye ‘70, MPA ‘73 has tackled in her career.

Read about Melody Nishida

Melody Nishida '78

Melody Nishida has served in a university board or governance capacity in everything from athletics to medicine to the Asian Pacific alumni community. While by day she serves as a partner alongside her nephew at Crenshaw Business Service, her family’s accounting firm, she has dedicated much of her time to her undergraduate alma mater.


Steven Chen PharmD '89

Dr. Chen leads the Titus Family Department of Clinical Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Economics & Policy. He is a recognized national leader in designing and implementing innovative clinical pharmacy practice models, a two-time winner of the American Pharmacists Association Pinnacle Award.

Read about Oliver Sicat

Oliver Sicat '01

Oliver Sicat is CEO and president of Ednovate, the charter management organization that oversees USC Hybrid High School, a public charter school designed and built by the USC Rossier School of Education. Sicat was the chief portfolio officer for Chicago Public Schools and the founder of the University of Illinois at Chicago College Prep.

Read about Velina Hasu Houston

Velina Hasu Houston PhD ‘00

USC professor Velina Hasu Houston is the only American playwright to amass a body of work that explores the U.S.-Japan relationship through a bilateral, global view of identity. She has written more than 30 plays as well as poetry, essays, a novel and works for film and television.