During the time between my departure from the NFL Network and my arrival at Yahoo, I was looking for something to do to occupy my time. I think that for me, I just wanted to stay connected. I wanted to stay fresh. I needed to really make myself useful.
Thanks to a suggestion of a friend, I got connected with the Asian American Journalists Association. This was a group that I had always known about. But because their meetings were far away and I was a poor college student back then, I never gave it much thought. I always thought that I would learn my way through my field in journalism without them. And so far, I was right.
But now that I am in Los Angeles and they have an LA chapter, I felt that it would be a good opportunity to see if I can help them with anything. It so happened that they were already in the final stages of getting their annual V3con conference. I had never heard of it before. But after checking their website, I knew that this was something I wanted to be a part of during this down time.