Young Professionals Group


Working as an arm of Asia Society Northern California, the ASNC Young Professionals was established with the specific goal of connecting a young, like-minded, Bay Area demographic in efforts to foster innovation and progress. The most prominent demographic in the city of San Francisco is young professionals ages 21 to 39, and the ASNC Young Professionals Group looks to involve these talented and globally-minded leaders in our initiatives.

Looking to build a strong foundation on which its members can develop professional relationships, networks, and ideas, the group caters its events to the aspiration and interests of young professionals through art exhibitions and performances, films, lectures, panel discussions, and conferences.

Young Professionals Group Membership $45

100% tax-deductible


  • Benefits for one adult
  • Discounted or free admission to all public programs
  • Invitations to members-only programs
  • Two free passes to ASNC events (maximum $15 per person per event)
  • 10% discount at the AsiaStore online
  • Unlimited free admission to the Asia Society Museum in New York City

As an ASNC Young Professionals Group Member, you are invited to a variety of multicultural events.

Recent events have included:

Ways to Join

Purchase online.
Contact Anna Castagnozzi Bush, Marketing and PR Chair at
415-421-8707 or [email protected]

Leadership Council


Pablo Quintanilla

Brian Reyes
BAR Sustainability

Vice Chair
Anna Castagnozzi Bush
Asia Society Northern California

Vice Chair
Maria Scarzella Thorpe
Asia Society Northern California

Program Chair
Jennifer Chu
Center for Asian American Media

Asahi Choi
FTI Consulting

Operations Chair
Carla Faraguna

Networking & Outreach Chair
Matthew O'Connell

Marketing Chair
Robert Ferguson
Catalyst Strategy

Corporate Development Liason 
Makenna Nelson
Asia Society Northern California



Miranda Chiu

Kristen Durham
Silicon Valley Bank

Wen-Chih O'Connell
Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Charles Thor
Silicon Valley Bank