Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM PST
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Registration closes November 2nd or when capacity has been reached.


CSU, Dominguez Hills    

1000 E. Victoria Street                                          Carson, CA 90747                                               Loker Student Union Ballroom B

Follow link below for campus map, directions and parking information:

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Event closest to Parking Lots 1 and 2. Permit dispensers in lots. $6.00.

Cost Includes Hearty Dinner Buffet

CSUDH Students/Faculty/Staff/Alumni - No charge

Other students: $15.00

Other Non-Students: $25.00
Pre-payment is required to secure reservation.



 Akiko Yamagami
ASPA- Southern California Chapter 
ayamagami@hotmail.com                                                 (818) 448-4365


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Public Service Discussion Panel

ASPA/CSUDH Student Professional Dinner 


The Southern California Chapter of ASPA in partnership with the California State University, Dominguez Hills Department of Public Administration Public, Policy Institute of the College of Business and Public Policy and Pi Alpha Alpha is pleased to present its fourth annual student/professional networking event on the Dominguez Hills campus.


Please join us for dinner and an evening of networking and student-led discussion with our distinguished guest speakers about their career paths in public service.

Moderator: Dr. Byrne and Andreh Khachaturians, CSU Dominguez Hills, MPA Candidate

-- Invited Speakers --

Mr. Martin Elam


Deputy Federal Security Director (DFSD) at Los Angeles International airport (LAX), the largest and most complex field operation in TSA with over 3300 employees and staff.

Mr. Elam is a certified member of the Federal Government's Senior Executive Service. Mr. Elam began his career with TSA in June 2002, after the attacks of 9/11, as a Supervisor on the Mobile Screening Force, traveling around the country assisting in federalizing security at several airports. He was promoted to Transportation Security Manager at LAX in October 2002, where he was instrumental in coordinating the deployment of over 2700 TSO’s, implementing a Security Operations Center, and establishing a Logistics Center to support the largest TSA workforce and busiest operation in the country.

Ms. Nicole St. Germain

Ms. Germain is an Outreach and Education Coordinator for the Los Angeles District of the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

EEOC enforces federal laws which prohibit employment discrimination. Ms. Germain oversees the education and outreach initiatives along with public relations for the Los Angeles District, which includes central and southern California, southern Nevada, Hawaii, and the U.S. territories of Guam, American Samoa, Wake Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. She joined the EEOC in 2009 and has held the positions of Enforcement Investigator and Systemic Investigator. She was appointed to the position of Outreach and Education Coordinator in 2016. Prior to joining the EEOC, Nicole was a Probation/Parole Officer for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Nicole holds a graduate degree in Forensic Psychology, undergraduate degrees in Sociology and Criminal Justice, and is fluent in American Sign Language.

Mr. Kurt Gooselaw

Mr. Gooselaw is an Associate Center Director with the Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services located at the California Service Center office in Laguna Niguel, CA.

Mr. Kurt Gooselaw began his career with the legacy Immigration and Naturalization Service in 1994 as an Immigration Examiner. In that position he was responsible for adjudicating various immigration benefit applications and petitions. Mr. Gooselaw has held various officer and supervisory/management positions throughout his career, including working in the Washington, DC headquarters office where he managed employment related immigration matters. He is a graduate from the California State University at Long Beach.

Ms. Beverly Leifer

Ms. Leifer is a Field Director, Long Beach, Management Inspections Division Office of Accountability Customs and Border Protection.

Ms. Leifer started as a customs inspector processing cargo and passengers, have supervisory and managerial experience at several levels (first, second and third-line), as well as international experience through her various positions with CBP. She has held several positions within CBP (law enforcement and non-law enforcement) and have relocated several times for work purposes. She has enjoyed her winding career path. Public service provided her great opportunities to serve our country and was very satisfying.

Ms. Evette Rivera, Special FBI Agent


Ms. Rivera joined the FBI in September 2003. As a Special Agent in the FBI, SA Rivera has investigated White Collar and Violent Crime matters.  Ms. Rivera obtained a Bachelor’s Of Science in Biology and a Master’s in Public Health.  Prior to joining FBI, shed worked in the social service industry and public health arena.


Mr. Khanh Vo

Mr. Vo is a Special Agent, Division Recruitment Coordinator Drug Enforcement Administration Los Angeles Field Division.   


Seating is limited and expected to sell out quickly - early registration is encouraged. 
Thank you for your interest in our chapter and we look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event. For more information about our Chapter please visit our website at http://www.socalaspa.org/ 
Adrian Velazquez, Chapter President 2018-2020