Wednesday, Jan 11, 2017
We are honored to announce our new Case Coordinator, Pattie Hsu.
After reading an article about CASA volunteers in a September 2014 edition of The New Yorker, Pattie searched online for her local CASA program and found CASA of Contra Costa County. In early 2015, compelled by a strong desire to make a more direct contribution to her community, Pattie became a CASA volunteer. Since then, her admiration and respect for the CASA program and our mission continually grew until it eventually changed what she wanted out of her professional career. When the position of Case Coordinator became available, she saw an opportunity to become involved in the daily functions of the CASA program through the coordination and support of our volunteers. Before joining our team, Pattie was an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco for six years. She taught ethnomusicological cultural diversity courses focused on musical communities, global issues, equality, and social justice in the Performing Arts and Social Justice Department. She has been a guest lecturer at various institutions on topics ranging from Asian American studies to gender identity and performance. Pattie grew up in Southern California and earned her Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from the University of California, Berkeley.