los Angeles, CA
I focus on the intersection of policy and the AANHPI community, and advocate for issues that impact AANHPIs across the country.
Currently, I serve as Assistant Director for AAPI Data and the Center for Social Innovation at University of California, Riverside. Previously, I worked to engage and activate AANHPI voters at Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote). Prior to moving to D.C., I studied Sociology and Government at Wesleyan University, where I chaired the Asian American Student Collective and taught a course on Asian American history.
I'm proudly born and raised in the San Gabriel Valley outside of Los Angeles.
"It can perceived that politics may not be something that is a safe field to be engaging in, but the reality is that in order to advance the needs our communities and to help shape the future of this country, we have to get politically active."
"He wants his fellow classmates, and the students who come after him to better understand the stories of racism and discrimination woven in the fabric of Asian-American history."
"I believe our histories, while they may not always be as inclusive as they need to be, ground us in where we stand today and guide us as we look to the future. This is why Asian American history has been so important to the development of my racial and social consciousness."