OC - UPenn Asian American Studies Now Event, Wed 5/8 6pm PDT

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Wednesday, May 8, 2024
6:00pm— 8:00pm
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22 Corporate Park, Irvine, CA
22 Corporate Park
Irvine, CA 92606
United States
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Wayne Hao

Join PennClubOC at this exciting Penn Arts & Sciences event in Orange County!

Since celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2022, the Program in Asian American Studies (ASAM) has doubled its faculty, multiplied its course offerings, and inaugurated the first named postdoctoral fellowship in Asian American studies in the Ivy League.

Please join Penn Arts & Sciences for an engaging event with ASAM co-directors Professor David L. Eng and Dr. Fariha Khan. Enjoy refreshments, a program update on why Asian American studies is more urgent than ever, and conversation with fellow alumni as well as ASAM leadership.

George Cheng WG04 is graciously hosting the event at his beautiful office - NOTE: you do not need to be Asian American to attend, all are welcome! We would like to stress that this event is a social event with plenty of time to connect with other UPenn and Wharton alumni.

Wednesday, May 8, 2024
6 p.m.
Brief program at 6:45 p.m.

Hosted by George T. Cheng, WG’04
22 Corporate Park
Irvine, CA 92606



Wayne Hao, WG11

Wharton SoCal Head of Events, Co-Director of the Wharton Environment and Climate Action Network (WECAN)

Wayne Hao (WG11) is currently the Vice President of Corporate Development for NANO Nuclear Energy, a clean energy technology company that focuses on nuclear microreactors with additional vertically integrated business lines in the nuclear supply chain.

In past roles, Mr. Hao has held leadership positions in successful entrepreneurial ventures including helping build and sell two early-stage startups with successful exits of over $150M in exit value and serving as an investment analyst for an $800M venture investment firm.

Mr. Hao also serves on the leadership team of the Wharton Alumni Club of Southern California as VP and Head of Events and on the Board of the non-profit Asian Business League (est. 1984). He is also the Co-Head of an official Wharton Global Alumni Affinity Group called the Wharton Environment and Climate Action Network (WECAN), which is dedicated to harnessing the collective power of the global Wharton alumni network to advance sustainable business solutions for the climate and environment.

Mr. Hao holds an MBA from The Wharton Business School and a BS from Washington University in St. Louis.


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22 Corporate Park, Irvine, CA

22 Corporate Park, Irvine, CA 92606, United States,
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