Karlin Chan 陈家龄
Chinese Action Network
Lifelong resident and activist/advocate in NYC Chinatown who mainly aids victims of crime and predatory enforcement who have language difficulties navigate the criminal and legal system.
What was your first job, and how did it shape your life?
Retired from Verizon shortly after the rebuilding NYC’s fiber optic system in wake of the horrific 911 terror attacks.
What keeps you awake at night?
Nothing much, I sleep well knowing well the next morning will bring fresh ideas to solve the many advocacy projects at hand. Stressing over a single issue will not solve it any quicker.
WHAT BOOKS ARE CURRENTLY ON YOUR BEDSIDE TABLE?
James Clavell’s .Shogun, Noble House, Tai Pan
WHEN DO YOU FEEL MOST FREE?
As an avid cyclist, I do my best thinking on my morning rides usually solitary.
WHAT WAS THE LAST PRESENT YOU RECEIVED?
The ones that meant the most were Thank you cards at Christmas from people I’ve helped
WHAT’S YOUR VIEW ON MONEY?
All my advocacy/victim’s aid is pro-bono. I charge nothing and accept nothing from those I help.