Meet Team Cam:
Pauline Wong, Ph.D. was appointed Executive Director in 2006 and is in charge of the daily operations and fundraising for the museum as well as establishing CAM as a must-see cultural destination in Los Angeles. She started as CAM’s Educator in 2004, which solidified her passion in making the more than 160-year old history of the Chinese American experience accessible and alive for all visitors. Pauline holds a M.A. and Ph.D. in Social Sciences and Comparative Education from UCLA and speaks conversational Cantonese and French.
Linh Duong joined the Chinese American Museum in 2002 and served on the original committee to help with the museum’s historic grand opening in 2003. As the Communications Director, she cultivates and develops the museum’s brand and image by overseeing all marketing, design, media and community relations. In addition, she also directs and manages CAM’s volunteer and internship program and is the editor for CAM’s website. She speaks conversational Cantonese.
Sherie Mateo has been with the Chinese American Museum since 2005. As the Membership Coordinator , Sherie develops and maintains CAM's growing membership program, the museum gift shop, trains and supervises museum guides, serves as a liason between the museum and El Pueblo Historical Monument, the city organization that oversees CAM, and provides general administrative support.
Dora Quach is the Administrative Director and has been with CAM since 2009. She assists in the development and management of grants, coordinates fundraisers and special events, and maintains financial and personnel records for the organization. She received her B.A. in Art History/Criticism from U.C. San Diego and speaks conversational Cantonese and Italian.
Charles Sharp is the Website Editor for CAM. He keeps the website up to date and consults the staff on technological matters. He became involved with the museum in 2000 and has done everything from hands-on exhibit installations to assisting in oral history interviews during his time with CAM. He has a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from UCLA and teaches music history at California State University, Fullerton. He speaks conversational Cantonese, French, Spanish and Korean.
Steven Tran is CAM’s Grants Development Consultant since 2008. He coordinates grants activities including proposal submission and reporting and serves as a script writer for CAM’s major events including the Lantern Festival series and the annual Historymakers fundraising banquets. He earned his bachelors in Biology from CSULA and JD from UC Hastings College of the Law.
Michael Truong joined the organization as a Public Relations intern in 2005. As the Education Programs Manager, he oversees the development of educational programs at CAM for students and adults. He is also in charge of creating interactive learning materials for CAM’s exhibitions, manages the Docent Program, and coordinates and schedules guided tours and student workshops for schools and the general public.
Steve Y. Wong joined CAM as the Curator in 2010, where he plans, implements, and maintains the museum’s permanent and temporary exhibitions. An artist in his own right, Steve was one of the inaugural artists featured at CAM during its grand opening in 2003. Previously, Steve was the Director of Digital Literacy Initiatives at the Little Tokyo Service Center, and has lectured both at UC Santa Barbara and Ventura College in the Art Studio, Asian American Studies, and History Departments. He holds a BA in Art and a MA in Asian American Studies, both from UC Los Angeles, and a MFA in Art from UC Santa Barbara.