Along with serving on LDA as the Professional Advisory Board Chair/Member and President of LDA-CA, EunMi has been a Special Education Researcher, Professor, and Program Coordinator at Sacramento State and Parent Advocate in her community. She is also a Founder and Coordinator, “One Mind Group: Parents Support Group” in Northern California since 1998 and has been developing Special Education Teaching Credential Programs and training teachers in Uganda, Malawi, Kenya, Philippines, China, S. Korea, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Mexico since 2002.
Maria Davis-Perkins has authored and presented on subjects including: engaging parents of English Language Learners, and tapping student cognitive linguistic skills to improve written expression and confidence in writing skills. Her professional experiences have included: educational consultant to high school staff; speech-language pathologist in schools as well as hospitals; intern supervisor; co-creator of Kaiser cognitive-computer lab; and speech-language pathologist in the private sector. Her research interests include: academic literacy and language skills, speech motor function and dysfunction, the neurological basis of reading and writing development, second language acquisition and its impact on literacy learning; research methods appropriate to assessing intervention effectiveness.
Jemma Kwon is an Assistant Professor in the Teaching Credentials Department of California State University, Sacramento. She worked in inclusive education settings for more than ten years as a special education teacher in Seoul, South Korea, before coming to the United States for her doctorate. She received a Ph. D. degree from the University of Florida with areas of scholarly concentration on students with mathematics difficulties and disabilities, adequate mathematics instructions for those learner populations, and quantitative research methodology. Jemma is the treasurer for the Learning Disabilities Association of California and takes the lead in endeavors regarding STEM education for students with learning disabilities. Ever since moving to the United States, she has been on the road trip for her 63 National Parks bucket list hung on the wall every year.