Inclusive Leadership in the Midst of COVID-19

In the age of the coronavirus, people in leadership are being called to step up and navigate our institutions and organizations through uncertainty. In Arianna Huffington’s 2020 article “The Eye of the Hurricane: Leadership in the Age of COVID-19,” she cites survey results saying “people are craving strong leadership and clear communication” (Huffington). As we […]

AAPI Youth Leadership in the Context of Affirmative Action

Truthfully, I have been inspired by our youth who have recently spoken out in support of affirmative action and Black Lives Matter in various forums, open letters, and protests. Their courage and bravery – as well as their sophistication in utilizing technology and social media to organize and get their message across – has fueled […]

The Next Generation of Leaders Is Not Silent

2020 has laid bare the most striking inequalities and injustices in our system. We have seen how the pandemic has impacted the most marginalized and underprivileged in our society, and are now faced with the harsh truth that our system, which was built on the backs of Black Americans and the poor, comes at too […]

A Hmong American Finds His Way into Public Service

I serve as a Field Representative for Assemblymember Jim Frazier overseeing Contra Costa County, Sacramento County and the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta of AD11. As a previous Intern and current Board Member of the APAPA – Solano Chapter, I am honored to be mentored and help advocate for more civic engagement and API participation in my […]

Diversity: A Key Aspect in Healthcare and Policy

Racial and ethnic minorities receive lower-quality health care than white people–even when insurance status, income, age, and severity of conditions are comparable.1 Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color [BIPOC] are less likely to be given appropriate cardiac care, to receive kidney dialysis or transplants, and to receive the best treatments [than to white people].2 In […]