HQ Team Feature: Jason Kwong

When did you join HQ and what are the main responsibilities of your role as Operations Coordinator?
I joined PASSHQ in September 2016. As the Operations Coordinator, I am responsible for executing all virtual events like 24 Hours of PASS, and BA Marathon. A large portion of my time is dedicated to assisting in Board related activities such as the elections and meetings. I'm always on the hunt for better practices to enhance the overall experience for both PASSHQ and the community.    

What do you enjoy most about your role?
I am very fortunate to have to opportunity to work in such a diverse capacity. Some days I'm overseeing a virtual event, analyzing data and creating reports. Other days I'm working from a Governance perspective, assisting in Board related events. Regardless of what it is, I am always approaching situations with an avant-garde mindset, challenging the traditionalist views often found in operations.

What can PASS community members look forward to in 2017? Anything you can share?
There is much to share, however, I would love to speak to the amazing progress HQ has made developing a local events model. Improving on our pilot event, BA Day Chicago, HQ has a lot in store for the community in 2017 that is still yet to come.  

What do you like to do outside of work?
Traveling! I've had the good fortune of visiting much of Asia and South America and I'm very excited to see what the rest of the world has in store for me. Outside of travel and work, I spend almost all of my time playing music. I've played the guitar, be it classical, acoustic or electric for 12 years now.  If I'm not jotting down riffs, licks or arpeggios on my own, I'm having a 'jam' session with friends playing Radiohead songs or Led Zeppelin. 

Tell us something most people don’t know about you.
Four years ago, I became the proud winner of two championships in Target Archery and Crossbow Archery!

What’s a recent film you watched or book you read?
Next to Tolkien, Guy Gavriel Kay is my most beloved author. Writing in a very Tolkien-esk universe, Kay's books highlight all the iconic features of a true high-fantasy novel. I would highly recommend his trilogy, "The Fionavar Tapestry". Next to novels, I've recently watched a film called "The Lobster" which is an absurdist dystopian black comedy that tells the tale of a world where single individuals are turned into animals for a second chance at a life full of romance.   

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