Multicultural Fellow, Strategic Learning and Evaluation
Why do you do what you do?
My parents’ journey as refugees from Vietnam has shaped my understanding of the world. From an early age, I have felt a deep sense of responsibility to serve and uplift my community. My commitment to social justice was crystallized after studying Ethnic Studies in college.
What drew you to the foundation?
After spending seven years fundraising for Asian American and immigrant communities, I wanted to work in philanthropy and mobilize resources to communities from the inside. I first heard about SFF while working at Asian Law Caucus. The foundation provided a seed grant in 1974 that helped the organization stay open and continue to provide critical legal services to Chinatown residents and immigrant clients. I was drawn to SFF because of its longstanding and explicit commitment to racial equity and economic inclusion.
How would you describe your role?
I support the Strategic Learning and Evaluation team in collecting data and surfacing learnings to help the foundation make informed and strategic decisions and ensure that it is making progress and impact toward its equity agenda.