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Advocacy Program Coordinator – Sally Windisch

Born in Hong Kong and raised in Fremont, Sally is an advocate of equal access to exceptional and culturally sensitive health care, and is passionate about minimizing social health disparities in her community. As a child, she translated for her parents during many doctor appointments and sometimes made important health decisions on their behalf due to the language barriers. As an adult, she learned that this was a reality that many members in her community faced. With AACI, she hopes to work towards helping others reclaim their autonomy through cultural competency and bridge the gaps between the community and their access to quality health care.

 

Advocacy Intern (Winter/Spring) – Chris Nguyen 

Chris Nguyen’s PGPs (Preferred Gender Pronouns) are she/her/hers and they/them/theirs. A recent graduate from UC Santa Barbara, she is most interested in coalition building and intergenerational empowerment in communities. She has a BA in Asian American Studies, with a minor in LGBTQ Studies. Growing up in San Jose and going to school in the East Side Union High School District, she encountered cultural barriers to education, and noticed that this was a widespread issue that affected many other APIs as well. Through community organizing and artivism (art and activism), Chris hopes to help make many types of education accessible to others, no matter their age.  Currently, she is working to complete the Leadership and Social Change certificate through De Anza College.

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    Leaders for Education, Advocacy and Democracy (LEAD) is a program of Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI), a 501 (C)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan, community-based organization with a mission to advocate for civic engagement, health care access and social justice for the communities we serve.
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