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AAPI Career Pathways Speaker Series

Let’s Talk Medical Careers!

Introducing Coroner Akiko Tagawa, Chief Deputy of Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner

Friday, May 27, 5pm PDT

More information & registration below!

We are pleased to have our guest speaker Akiko Tagawa, Chief Deputy of Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner. FACE President Hyepin Im and Edward Yen, President of LA County Asian American Employee Association and Assistant Executive Officer of the Board of Supervisors Executive Office will moderate the conversation.

FACE is pleased to announce our next AAPI Career Pathways Speaker Series as part of our AAPI Youth@Work Career Pathways Initiative to provide mentorship and career advice opportunities for youth on Friday, May 27th @ 5:00pm PT via Zoom.

See also information about the PAID internships below!



About Akiko Tagawa

Akiko Tagawa’s career with the County of Los Angeles spans over 25 years. Her career started as a health inspector conducting restaurant and apartment inspections after graduating with a degree in Environmental and Occupational Health from CSU Northridge. She was part of the team that created the ABC restaurant grading system and supported outreach to the community to expand awareness of food safety issues. She found that her community outreach skills were limited and went back to school at UCLA to obtain her masters in community development and social marketing while working. She was actually in class when the 9/11 attacks occurred in New York, that shifted her career goals from advancing in food safety policy with the FDA, to taking a position with the Dept of Public Health Executive Team to strengthen public health emergency response. Work in organizational development and training suited her, but found herself wanting to do external facing work and moved to the Substance Abuse Prevention and Control Program where she worked on policies related to sober living and implemented the nation’s first process improvement programs with the County Contracted rehab facilities. She missed the administrative work and took a position as the executive assistant to the administrative deputy of Public Health where she honed her skills in administrative management. She then took a position with the Probation Department where she oversaw the management of the juvenile facilities but was quickly pulled back to Public Health where public health related emergency response was beginning to be the norm, including response to Ebola, a Hepatitis A outbreak, a Measles Outbreak, the Exide Lead Contamination Outreach, Woolsey Fire Outreach, and most recently work on the COVID19 Pandemic. She was part of the team that stood up the mega vaccination PODs. She has been the Chief Deputy of the Medical Examiner-Coroner for the last 13 months.


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