Howard Ou is honored to be joining the Office of Congresswoman Judy Chu, who represents the very first city in the United States Howard immigrated to from Taipei, Taiwan at the age of two – Alhambra, California.
Prior to becoming an APAICS fellow, Howard worked as a field representative for Congressman Scott Peters. In that capacity, Howard managed the AAPI, LGBT, Healthcare, Seniors Policy, International Relations, National Security (Cyber Security and Counter Human Trafficking), and Asian Pacific Foreign Affairs portfolios for the district. He was also responsible for Social Security, Department of Defense (Active Military), and Department of Justice congressional casework.
Howard is a Truman National Security Project Political Partner, recent graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy San Diego Chapter, and past California Democratic Party AAPI Field Organizer for the 2014 Congressional 52nd District Election. Howard was selected for the “Rising Star” award in 2015 by the Asian Pacific American Coalition, a non-profit with a mission to cultivate civic engagement to forward the voices of San Diego’s AAPI community. He previously served as Vice President for the National Association of Asian American Professionals San Diego Chapter, APAC Board Member, Asian Business Association Government Affairs Committee Member, and AAPI Democratic Club Board Member.
Howard is currently completing a Master of Science in Homeland Security from San Diego State University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Alliant International University, California School of Professional Psychology, where he served as the Commencement Speaker and Student Government Co-Chair.