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Amber Koh

Program Manager USC School of Social WorkCenter for Asian-Pacific Leadership


Amber Koh is the Program Manager of the Center for Asian-Pacific Leadership (CAPL) at the University of Southern California’s School of Social Work. Amber is responsible for program development and operations pursuant to the Center’s mission to provide innovative education and training, focusing on social welfare challenges facing the Pacific Rim’s future. The Center also strives to create inspiring educational opportunities for emerging leaders that are designed to improve cross-cultural communication and nurture mutual cooperation among professionals of different cultures.

Prior to joining USC, Amber was the Marketing & PR Specialist at Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) and Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) managing various projects including KTO’s participation in Walt Disney’s 2009 Epcot Food & Wine Festival as well as HKTB’s involvement in the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen 2010 hosted by American Express Publishing Group.

Drawing on experience and interest gained from major culinary events, Amber decided to spend a year in France to explore French gastronomic culture. Amber recently completed a Diplôme de Pâtisserie and Wine and Spirits program at the world’s famed culinary school, Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, France. Subsequently, Amber completed an internship at the prestigious five star Hotel Fouquet’s Barrière in Paris and also worked at the 5-Star, 5-Diamond restaurant Studio located within Montage Resort Hotel in Laguna Beach. She’s fluent in Korean and English, and proficient in French.