chingMember of the following committees:

EDN - Education
EEP - Energy & Environmental Protection
HED - Higher Education
HSG - Housing
WLO - Water, Land, & Ocean Resources


Career

State House of Representatives, Hawaii (2002-2004)
Teacher, ESLL, Ma'ema'e Elementary School (1992-2002)
Instructor, Kumon USA (Lanakila Elementary & Ma'ema'e Elementary) (1998-2002)
Legislative Aide, Representative David Pendleton (2000 session)
Community Liason, Representative Quentin Kawananakoa (1994-1998)
Administrative Assistant, Seagull Schools Early Education Center (1997-1998)
Office Assistant, Hawaii Business League/TLC-The Legislative Center (1985-1992)

Family Background

Born and raised in Hawaii, she is the great great-granddaughter of Ching Alee, Hawaii's first Chinese Consul General, first president of the United Chinese Society (UCS), and the great-granddaughter of Wong Kai Kee, first importer of Chinese crack seed or "see-mui". She is the granddaughter of Wong Koon Chuck and Mew Ng Au, proprietors of the New England Bakery located in Kakaako pre-WWII. Her parents are Mr. Ronald T.K. Ching and Mrs. Ethel Ching, both Roosevelt H.S. graduates '51. She has a brother Kendall Ching, who is married to the former Koren Osumi, and a sister Ronda married to attorney David Day, all of Oahu.

Education

University of Hawaii at Manoa, B.A. Liberal Studies - "Leadership & Hawaii Politics"
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Certificate - Ethnic Studies
Punahou School, Class of 1980

Civic Community Activities

Board of Trustees, Historic Hawaii Foundation
Vice Regent, Daughters of Hawai
Board member & past acting Chair, Liliha-Palama Neighborhood Board #14
Chapter President, American Association of University Women (AAUW)
Member, Chinatown Lions Club
Chair, Health & Safety Committee, Liliha-Palama Neighborhood Board #14
Board member, Hawaii Chinese Civic Association (HCCA)
Member, Education Committee, League of Women Voters
Member, Chinese Chamber of Commerce
Member, Community Coalition for Neighborhood Safety (CCFNS)
Member, Pacific Asian Affairs Council (PAAC)
Mentoring Team, Big Brothers/Big Sisters Hawaii "America's Promise" (BBBS)
Member, Catholic Women's Guild
Member, Paani O Punahou
Member, Center for Arts
Member, Caledonian Society of Hawaii
Community Representative, Ma'ema'e'e School-Community-Based-Management Council
Member, Wong Kong Har Tong Society (auxiliary)
President, Life of the Land (LOL)
Vice President, Save Our Beach
Member, Citizens Advisory Cmte, Oahu Metropolitan Planning Organizatin (OMPO)
Member, Public Urban Center (PUC)
Senator, Associated Students of the University of Hawaii (ASUH)
Board member, Nova Arts Foundation (Iona Pear Dance Theatre)
Board member, Downtown Neighborhood Board #13
RESTORATION: Prince David Kawananakoa Playground (1994)
FOUNDER: Annual Historic Fun Run/Walk - an educational event benefiting American Cancer Society (1996), Ma'ema'e Chapel (1997), Hawai'i Theatre Center (1998)
CREATOR: "Heroes We Honor" (Thematic Learning Experience)
AUTHOR: "I Love Liliha", a community booklet

Awards

"Outstanding Women of America"
Phi Teta Kappa Honor Society
"Who's Who"

Member of the Republican party.