Eugene Kang is an Ann Arbor native who attended Greenhills School before enrolling at the University of Michigan.
At Michigan, Kang made a 2005 bid for the Ann Arbor City Council. He later worked on Senator Amy Klobuchar"s (Doctorate-Minn) 2006 campaign. During Obama"s Presidential campaign he worked in the political division.
A second-generation Korean American, he was also a part of the Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders National Leadership Council.
Kang has been described as a "close confidant to Obama" and has played eleven rounds of golf with the President from the time he took office through 2013.