Multicultural Fellow, People
Why do you do what you do?
My commitment to equity and justice stems from my experience growing up with multiple identities from different communities. As a queer, Black and Korean femme of immigrant parents from Los Angeles, I became aware of issues of race, gender, and economic justice at a young age. These experiences shaped my work and fueled my commitment to a justice that understands the importance of building system-impacted leaders, empowering marginalized communities, and generating a vision of social change that is long-term and sustainable.
What drew you to the foundation?
I was drawn to the foundation because of its racial equity agenda that aims to build strong, vibrant and well-resourced community organizations, and on-the-ground movements across the Bay Area.
How would you describe your role?
My role helps advance educational opportunity and economic security for low-income people of color in the Bay Area through grantmaking, community initiatives, and building strategic alliances across the region.
Are you involved in any volunteer activities?
I work with justice organizations that center system-impacted people, womyn, and children. I am also part of different healing collectives that focus on mental health and wellness among queer communities of color.