Like many Californians, I am the daughter of immigrants. My parents were Vietnamese refugees who came to America with nothing, worked in fields and factories to support themselves, then found love and made a home in Sacramento, California. I am humbled by the journey my parents undertook to ensure that I was afforded the opportunity to succeed here. I have since dedicated my life to improving my community and serving as a champion for the underrepresented.
I became politically engaged as a student at Sacramento State University, when I served as Vice President of Communications of the College Dems at Sac State. During a non-election year, I fought with my peers to recruit young activists and become one of the largest college clubs in the state. I later became President of the club and drove our grassroots mobilization efforts, coordinating with local campaigns to ensure that there were always eager students canvassing to secure the election of local Democratic candidates during the Midterm elections. The work we did together earned us the California Young Democrats College Chapter of the Year award.
Since graduation, I have gone on to dedicate my time to political action and community outreach. In my current role with the California Asian & Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus, I represent and advocate for the interests of the diverse API communities throughout California. Previously, I served as a Field Representative for State Senator Dr. Richard Pan, which gave me the opportunity to work with a variety of community-based organizations.
I have continued to remain active in my community by serving as Fundraising Chair of the Sacramento Stonewall Democrats and as VP of Fundraising of the Sacramento County Young Democrats. I has also served as Secretary and currently serve as Parliamentarian of the California Young Democrats, the California Democratic Party's largest caucus.
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