In the 2018 election cycle, I led Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) outreach for the California Democratic Party, implementing a direct voter contact program that included calling thousands of AAPI voters in-language and translating key resources into Asian languages.
Previously, I served as the Assistant Director for AAPI Data, a data project that seeks to make demographic data and research on AAPIs more accessible, and simultaneously as Assistant Director for the Center for Social Innovation at the University of California, Riverside, which aims to provide a credible research voice that spurs civic leadership and policy innovation in Inland California.
I've also been a Policy Advisor for the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), coordinating Caucus press and working to ensure that policy issues facing AAPIs were addressed on Capitol Hill.
Prior to CAPAC, I managed communications and development for Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote), where I focused on engaging and mobilizing AAPIs in electoral and civic participation.
Based in the San Gabriel Valley in the Greater Los Angeles area, I studied sociology and government at Wesleyan University, where I taught a for-credit course on Asian American history.
I currently serve on the Board of Advisors for 18 Million Rising (18MR), and previously served as a Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for the Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL).