2023Nisei Week Queen Candidate Biography
KAITLYN EMIKO CHU
Orange County Nikkei Coordinating Council
Birthplace: Pasadena, California
Education: University of Southern California
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Arts, Technology, and the Business of Innovation
Platform: Go For Broke National Education Center
Hobbies & activities: Loves exploring new cities & cuisines, teaching workshops on how to make kokedama (the art of Japanese moss ball bonsai plants), and hosting book readings with her children’s book, Smiling from Ear to Ear.
Professional / Career Goals: Currently working as a product designer at Apple where she prototypes exciting new experiences, interactions, and animations.
Parents: Chris and Holly Chu
Pictured in photo: Kaitlyn with parents, Holly and Chris, and sister, Kara.