Joshua J.C Chit Tun
Joshua Chit Tun is a consultant, advisor, philanthropist, organiser and entrepreneur. He is the grandson of bodybuilder, movie star, major, politician, businessman, Dr. Walter Chit Tun, one of Burmaís First Great Myanmar. He was born in Yangon and is a Mon ethnic. In 1991, he and his mother moved to the United States of America in 1991 when he was 5 years old.
He studied Business Management in Pasadena City College and in 2015, he begins his journey in the political forum, he wants to better represent people whose voice and perspectives are not acknowledged. His experiences in media and discrimination provide him with a unique perspective and it motivates him to do more and unite the next generation. He is now trying to become a senator of U.S Parliament representing the Republican Party, California. When he was 18, he formed a student group with 700 students of multi ethnic, culture background with the initial intention of discussing student affairs and other difficulties of international students. Then his group becomes part of the student government, which is similar to student union in elsewhere. This is where he started his interest in politics.
Consequently, in 2009, Joshua Chit Tun and his peers from Multi Ethnic Cultural Association and International Multi Cultural Education Association expand their philanthropy into the fields of arts, multimedia, film, and music and develop programs such as MECA Entertainment and American Society for Arts. Further, they start coordinating afterschool programs and reaching out to local high schools.
In 2012 under his leadership, STUDENTdirect expands its departments to include STUDENTdirect International, STUDENTAdirect Productions, STUDENTdirect Publications, and STUDETNdirect Studios and further develops Multi Ethnic Cultural Association, MECA Entertainment, and Initiating Community Action (I.C.A) during the following 2 years.
In 2014, Joshua Chit Tun, age 28 becomes a cofounder of YoungNC.L.A, an online community where members build resumes, create media, develop brands.
He is also running Chit Tun Group and it has multi media studios, trainings for students and its primary objective is to make strategic investments in companies that improve the quality of living for those who reside in third world communities and to encourage innovation. When it comes to philanthropical efforts, the Chit Tun Group works closely with the Chit Tun Foundation where he has currently chaired.
He is very involved with community organisations as a volunteer. He collaborates with artists in the productions of new media, such as Gabriel Caste in the film, The Last Time I Saw Him. His family resides in Los Angeles, California.