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Embracing Authenticity: A Conversation on Navigating Connectedness and Identity

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This event has been postponed to a later date. Please reach out to to be included in the future updates!



Sponsored by Inter-Asian Alumni Alliance & Krieger School of Arts & Sciences

Please join us for a fireside chat on the intricate landscape of Asian American Identity with distinguished speaker and fellow Hopkins alumni, Dave Prakash, MD, MBA and moderated by alumni leader, Sara Abiusi. The conversation will offer a glimpse into Dave’s remarkable journey, spanning diverse domains, from medicine and aviation to technological leadership and provide insights into the challenges and triumphs along the way that shaped his understanding of Asian American Identity and his perception of self. 

Don't miss out on this opportunity to connect with fellow alums and friends and celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPI) over some delicious food and drinks at Hopkins new campus, the Bloomberg Center in DC!

The event welcomes all JHU students, alums and friends. *Interested students can contact for free registration.



Disclaimer: The perspectives and opinions expressed by the speaker(s) during this program are those of the speaker(s) and not, necessarily, those of Johns Hopkins University and the scheduling of any speaker at an alumni event or program does not constitute the University’s endorsement of the speaker’s perspectives and opinions.

A portion of this registration fee will serve as a donation in support of future programming and events.  If you wish to not have a portion of your registration support such initiatives, you may contact the Office of Annual Giving:     

While participating in off-campus events and meetings sponsored by the JHAA/JHM/JHHS participants must follow all public health guidelines mandated by the local jurisdiction and venue at the time of the event, including vaccination and masking and distancing guidance. Johns Hopkins strongly suggests that attendees who join in person be fully vaccinated. This is subject to change. 

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*Tickets should not be sold or transferred without JHAA approval 
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* The Alumni Association strives to make our alumni programming as inclusive and equitable as possible. Please reach out to if there are any barriers, monetary or otherwise, to your participation in this event, and we can register you on the back end. 

ABOUT Dave Prakash, A&S '97
Director, AI Governance

Dr. Dave Prakash is the Director of AI Governance at Booz Allen Hamilton where he focuses on delivering safe and responsible AI for the US government.  Previously, Dave worked on AI solutions for a tech company and a healthcare payor. His roles spanned product development, clinical validation, enterprise sales, and government relations.

Originally trained as a doctor, Dave joined the military to serve as a pilot after 9/11. He served 12 years on active duty to become an operational test pilot, and also a flight surgeon.

Dave left the military with a scholarship from the Pat Tillman Foundation to attend Stanford University where he studied business management and public policy. Today, Dave also advises startups and was recently appointed by the governor of Virginia to serve on the committee for renal disease as a living kidney donor.

ABOUT Sara Abiusi, Eng '96
Managing Director, Accenture Federal Services

Sara Abiusi is the Quality and Deputy Delivery lead for Accenture Federal Services.  In this role, she is responsible for the quality and delivery of all client-facing work for Accenture Federal Services.   Prior to that Sara spent 25 years supporting and delivering large complex technology modernization programs for Civilian and State and local clients. 

Ms. Abiusi holds various roles in Inclusion & Diversity: US Executive Sponsor of the Asian Pacific American Employee Resource Group and Accenture Federal Services Inclusion and Diversity council. She was awarded Consulting Magazine’s Women in Technology Leadership 2020 award, Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business 2018 award, and 2021 Women in Information Technology – CTO of the Year Finalists.  Ms. Abiusi leads Accenture’s relationship with Ascend, the largest Pan-Asian Professional Development organization in North America and serves on the Greater Washington Board of Advisors and is a member of the DC Corporate Executive Initiative.  In 2019, Ms. Abiusi was awarded the Washington Business Journal’s Minority Business Leader Award.

Ms. Abiusi graduated in 1996 from Johns Hopkins with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and served on the University’s elite Alumni Council for two terms.   In her personal life, Ms. Abiusi is married with two children: a sixteen-year-old daughter and a twelve-year-old son.  Ms. Abiusi is a National Park lover and a self-professed soccer mom. 

 Event Date
Wednesday, September 25, 2024
Start Time: 6:00pm EDT

JHU Bloomberg Center

555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001

Office of Alumni Relations
Salina Rai
Identity and Shared Interest
800-JHU-JHU1 (548-5481)

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This event has been currently postponed to a later date in Fall. The event page will be updated once the new date has been confirmed. Please reach out to for the new event date updates.