Cultural Ambassadors

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Chinese New Year in the Desert/ Las Vegas Spring Festival Cultural Ambassadors:

  • Foster understanding and appreciation between different cultures
  • Promote cultural, educative and scientific knowledge exchange
  • Champion CNY in the Desert/Las Vegas Spring Festival 2013 throughout the year


We want to recognize the following Cultural Ambassadors for their time and efforts!

Bessy Lee-Oh CHD
Betty Atkins CNY Board of Directors, Japan America Society of Nevada
Billie-Ann Sabala Lohan School of Shaolin
Dr. Caryl Suzuki CNY Board of Directors, Sangha Buddhist
Dr. Christian Giovanni Las Vegas Thai Newspaper
Darrel Yuen Lions International
David Huang CHD
Demi Liu UNLV Student
Derek Uehara, CFP® Uehara Financial Group, LLC.
Dona Brown St. Jude’s Women’s Auxiliary Group
Eliza Budiarto gamaprint
Gabe Zapata HotBox PhotoBooths
Gene Sugano Korabo Taiko
Gina Chen Consultant
Grace Tam Family Mortgage, Inc.
Jay-Son Low SATAY Thai Bistro & Bar
Jennifer Caballero Kaminari Taiko
June Beland Women’s Chamber of Commerce
Kayla Yu UNLV Student
Les Krifaton Shine Family Foundation
Maggie Chen Tzi Chi Academy
Oywan Sawyer Las Vegas Thai Newspaper
Pouy Premsrirut Brown, Brown & Premsrirut
Rita Vaswani Indian Chamber of Commerce
Rowena Baraan-Krifaton Shine Family Foundation
Roy Nakamura Asian Chamber of Commere
Roy Suzuki Sangha Buddhist
Rozita Lee President Obama’s Advisory Commission on AAPI
Salve Edelman Rising Asian Pacific Americans Coalition for Diversity
Shannon Yang VegasTV
Sherry Cummings TAM Nevada
Dr. Terry Wong Asian Chamber of Commere
Wayne Tanaka Friends of Tanaka
Yolanda Arteaga Face-Up


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