AVEY Board Chair
Vasu proudly serves as a Staff Attorney for the Honorable Karin Crump in the 250th District Court of Travis County, Texas. Vasu was born in Chicago and grew up in the Rio Grande Valley (McAllen). Vasu received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Trinity University and obtained his law degree with honors from The University of Texas School of Law. After law school, he moved back to his home town to serve as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Ricardo H. Hinojosa in McAllen, Texas. Prior to coming to Travis County, Vasu worked as a litigation associate at DLA Piper LLP (US), a global business law firm, and was then a partner at The Brown Firm PLLC in Austin. He has also served as a Staff Attorney with the State Bar of Texas, Legal Access Division, where he worked on a campaign to promote pro bono representation across Texas. He has also been a mentor through Austin Partners in Education for the last five years to a student who is now attending 10th grade. Vasu is the middle child of two ambitious brothers, and proud husband to his loving wife Ashley and father to their young daughter Lennon.
A former journalist and legislative researcher, Susan Moffat is longtime community activist focusing primarily on issues related to education, equity and the local economy. She is the current Education Chair of Liveable City, a nonprofit research and advocacy organization, and is a founding member of Save Texas Schools. As a strong proponent of the arts, Moffat led the effort to designate arts education as a key element of AISD’s Strategic Plan, served on the steering committee of the Kennedy Center’s Any Given Child initiative for Austin and currently chairs the Austin Creative Classroom Fund. A graduate of Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts of Boston, she is married to Nick Barbaro, founder and publisher of the Austin Chronicle and co-founder of SXSW; they are the parents of an AISD graduate.
Partner, Jung Ko, PLLC
Richard Jung graduated from Vanderbilt University with a BA in Philosophy and received his JD from the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America. He has held positions ranging from Assistant Director for Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs for the District of Columbia to CEO of a global sales and distribution company to the semiconductor industry.
Richard’s current community activities include:
Austin Travis County EMS Advisory Board (Appointed Board Member) Austin Sustainable Development Working Group Asian American Resource Center (Board Chair) Network of Asian American Organizations (Board Member) Austin Korean American Association of Greater Austin (Board Member) UT Austin Center for Asian American Studies Advisory Committee
Some past positions include:
2012 Austin City Charter Revision Committee (Appointed Committee Member), Austin Korean American Association of Greater Austin (Vice President), Network of Asian American Organizations (Board Member).
He has also been a speaker at a number of EOIR and Department of Justice events related to the Asian and Pacific Islander communities.
Richard’s professional memberships include: the American Bar Association (ABA), the Austin Asian American Bar Association (AAABA), and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). He is fluent in Korean, and dabbles in French and German.
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Senior Counsel, Dell
Marketing, Americas Legal
Maryann Overath is a marketing and media attorney with Dell Inc., where she also administers Dell’s pro bono health law project, a collaborative program with Disability Rights Texas. Previously, she worked with a number of non-profit legal organizations, including the Southern Disability Law Center, Advocacy, Inc., Texas Legal Services Center and the Texas Civil Rights Project. Maryann’s civil rights practice has focused on the provision of legal services to children with disabilities and chronic health conditions in the areas of health and education.